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Rick Wise
Adding graphics card - need advice
on Dec 31, 2016 at 6:33:30 pm

I have a Dell i5 computer with built-in graphics. So it is sloooooow processing Photoshop/Topaz filters on my photos. I have very limited funds. I would appreciate any suggestions as to upgrading to add a graphics card to this computer. Or is doing so a waste of money?

Many thanks for any help!

Rick Wise
Cinematographer
MFA/BFA Lighting and Camera Instructor Academy of Art University
San Francisco Bay Area
http://www.RickWiseDP.com


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andy patterson
Re: Adding graphics card - need advice
on Jan 1, 2017 at 8:23:12 pm

The GTX 1060 3GB version and the GTX 1050 are not that expensive and they have the newer technology. It would probably be money well spent.


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Rick Wise
Re: Adding graphics card - need advice
on Jan 1, 2017 at 9:38:21 pm

Many thanks! In the mean time I've discovered that my Dell Inspiron 660 has only a 220 watt power supply. The card your recommend needs 400 watts. Another similar one I found needs 300 w. Looks like I'm stopped dead until I can buy a better computer -- probably not worth it to both change the power supply and add a graphics card. Grrr....

Rick Wise
Cinematographer
MFA/BFA Lighting and Camera Instructor Academy of Art University
San Francisco Bay Area
http://www.RickWiseDP.com


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