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computer specs for running adobe Photoshop cs6


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#1 bechelle

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 12:13 PM

What would be the ideal computer to run this software? I'm considering an Asus i7 with 8RAM. But I had a Toshiba that ran slow on 12RAM. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 12:30 PM

Any computer with 12 GB of RAM shouldn't run slowly unless it has a virus. The Asus should be OK if it also has a good GPU. :)


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Posted 29 July 2015 - 12:45 PM

Its not about the brand and RAM. Could you give us the exact processor and GPU model? And are we talking about desktops here?


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Posted 29 July 2015 - 12:46 PM

I'm not saying specifically that Asus is good, but that the Asus they mentioned should be OK.


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Posted 29 July 2015 - 01:03 PM

Thanks gigawert!

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 01:06 PM

N00bBuilder. I figured out what CPU is. Still not sure about GPU. I am looking at laptops.

The specs are in the link below. Thanks!

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-2-in-1-15-6-touch-screen-laptop-intel-core-i7-8gb-memory-1tb-hard-drive-black/3466017.p?id=1219582884796&skuId=3466017

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 01:59 PM

It says GT840M graphics. That should be good enough.

 

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EDIT: The CPU is more than adequate for photoshop (which is a good thing).


Edited by gigawert, 29 July 2015 - 02:00 PM.

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 02:09 PM

You should have a Desktop for better working.

Intel i5 and 8GB Ram is fine.

For Graphic Card(GPU) Nvidia Quadro is fine.


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Posted 31 July 2015 - 11:42 AM

According to the system requirements for photoshop, you actually don't need a super powerful GPU like a Quadro to run it. I just wouldn't recommend anything below a high-end i3 for a CPU.


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Posted 31 July 2015 - 03:04 PM

Those are Photoshop's minimum system requirement but if you want to work very smoothly then need those specs.

i3 is just fine because Photoshop doesn't use CPU much.

Why 8 GB ram? - If you ever have to create a Large document (E.g. Big Banners/Posters) or you working with many layers which result in GBs of ram usage, then you need it.(in addition you will be able to run multiple Apps smoothly while working in photoshop)

Why Quadro? - If you want to do 3D work in photoshop then you need it.

1GB GPU will be good enough.

 

Besides you will also able to play good games :P


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Posted 01 August 2015 - 08:16 PM

Thanks to each and every one of you for answering. I decided on an Asus i7 intel quad with 2G nvidio ddr3 GPU 64 bit 8 RAM can upgrade to 16 RAM. I used too many layers on my last photoshop project and I work in real time creating my own work besides editing photos.

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Posted 02 August 2015 - 05:49 AM

Nice specs   :thumbup2:


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Posted 26 August 2015 - 01:56 PM

Don't know why everybody keeps talking about high-end video cards for Photoshop. PS has never needed a video card. Now, due to it's 3D features, it does. However, a quadro/firegl would be a waste. Any decent enough gaming card is plenty for Photoshop. It all depends on what 3D stuff you are doing. If it is character texturing/painting maybe get a mid-range video card. But, I doubt it will matter.



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Posted 26 August 2015 - 08:54 PM

Don't know why everybody keeps talking about high-end video cards for Photoshop. PS has never needed a video card. Now, due to it's 3D features, it does. However, a quadro/firegl would be a waste. Any decent enough gaming card is plenty for Photoshop. It all depends on what 3D stuff you are doing. If it is character texturing/painting maybe get a mid-range video card. But, I doubt it will matter.

Its not just because of 3D work.

No graphic program can work properly without GPU.But we able run common graphic programs because CPU chip has inbuilt GPU.

If there is no GPU available then CPU will have to do it work which will lower the performance.

 

And there some features that require compatible video card(The reason why you have to choose proper GPU Card).

Mercury Graphics Engine

The Mercury Graphics Engine (MGE) represents features that use video card, or GPU, acceleration. In Photoshop CS6, this new engine delivers near-instant results when editing with key tools such as Liquify, Warp, Lighting Effects and the Oil Paint filter. The new MGE delivers unprecedented responsiveness for a fluid feel as you work.

MGE is new to Photoshop CS6, and uses both the OpenGL and OpenCL frameworks. It does not use the proprietary CUDA framework from nVidia. 

Read more: What PhotoShop features use the GPU?


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Posted 27 August 2015 - 11:19 AM

 

Don't know why everybody keeps talking about high-end video cards for Photoshop. PS has never needed a video card. Now, due to it's 3D features, it does. However, a quadro/firegl would be a waste. Any decent enough gaming card is plenty for Photoshop. It all depends on what 3D stuff you are doing. If it is character texturing/painting maybe get a mid-range video card. But, I doubt it will matter.

Its not just because of 3D work.

No graphic program can work properly without GPU.But we able run common graphic programs because CPU chip has inbuilt GPU.

If there is no GPU available then CPU will have to do it work which will lower the performance.

Read more: What PhotoShop features use the GPU?

 

 

Except for that time I used Photoshop/Illustrator/Kid Pix/Etc with 0 video cards. Not every feature uses the GPU. Most everything Photoshop does uses the CPU. As the years have gone by Adobe have improved some of Photoshop's features, such as filters, to use the GPU. Today the program has become somewhat dependent on GPU, but it has not been a requirement.






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