Windows Graphics Card upgrade advice
I'm about to upgrade my graphics card. The most likely case is a 12gb nVidia RTX3060. But it's just possible I might be able to stretch to an 8gb 3060 Ti (prices are a little in flux, but have been coming down). The latter would be a clear win for my gaming on a 2k monitor. But I may actually spend more time photo editing than gaming.
So the question is, which would benefit me most in terms of photo editing? A RTX3060 that's a bit slower but has 12gb of RAM? Or the faster Ti, which is only 8gb of RAM but about 15-20% faster?
I use RAW and (will soon) have a 40MP sensor (X-T5).
Thanks if you read this. :)
I have the RTX3060 and it works great. I wanted the 12 gig to avoid problems and swapping ram when doing multiple layers. If you intend to do layers, you might consider that. Also, every new version seems to have an increasing demand on hardware, I expect 12 gig to still be plenty of RAM even years from now.0
Yeah, I use ON1 to the max, so it very often involves layers. And masks - lots of masks. And local adjustments. :) That's why I was thinking that 12gb could be more "valuable" than an extra 15% speed. (My existing card gets a bit 'chuggy' at times, 6gb)1
If you upgrade your video card would you consider giving us your feedback on it? I think it's interesting to hear from users that really push the software and hardware. I presently run the 2060 6gb card, so I'm really hoping you give the "thumbs up".0
Hi, I've just ordered a new PC to replace a 10 year old one. I'm hoping to see a significant improvement in performance. Going from a 4GB 1650 card to a RTX 3060 12GB card and i5 3570K to an i7 13700K. My CPU just sat at 100% and program not responding far to many times so was getting increasingly frustrated. I did find 2023 a bit faster than 2022 however. Just need to wait a couple of weeks for delivery!0
Happy to, Sam. I'm monitoring prices at the moment, and hanging on for the Black Friday sales with crossed fingers!0
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