New image editing rig - help please! 10 bit graphics etc...

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New image editing rig - help please! 10 bit graphics etc...
Mar 27, 2013

Hello everybody! It is time to put together a new image editing rig.

How about:

  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770K, 4 x 3.50GHz, 77W, boxed
  • Processor Cooler: Thermalright True Spirit 120 Rev.A (BW)      
  • RAM: Kingston HyperX Genesis Special Edition Grey DIMM XMP Kit 8GB PC3-12800U CL9-9-9-27 (DDR3-1600) 4x8GB = 32GB
  • Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M, Z77

I have been eyeballing this card:

  • Graphics card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 OC, 2048MB

But will it support the 10 bit displays and calibration? I have not followed this 10-bit development recently but I would think that 10 bit LUTs and grapgics cards are now common? Please advice, I am at a loss here.

  • Win7 or Win8? I am open to all ideas and advice
  • Propably an Antec case and some suitable power source

I use a Spyder4 to profile and calibrate my display, a HP LP2475w.

Will I see an improvement in tonal gradations if I just add a "10-bit graphics card"? I will in the future buy a native 10-bit panel though.

I use LR4 and PS CS5.

All help is appreciated very much! Thanks!

Earthlight

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