What computer to easily process D800 files?

Started Jul 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
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physguy88 Regular Member • Posts: 102
Re: It sounds like you're missing GPU acceleration

The 450 M is probably better than the base mode integrated GPUs, but it certainly has no where near the horse power of a stand alone desktop GPU. Also, as far as I know, many lap top GPU share the RAM with the CPU, and tend to have access to less RAM at lower throughput than the stand alone cards. With your Photoshop files so big, that might present a problem.

PS does quite a bit with GPU accelration in addition to displaying the file:

http://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/photoshop-cs6-gpu-faq.html

But the file display itself could be a big determinant of how snappy it feels.  I think it's not a bad idea to try editing some of your pictures on a computer with a faster video card that has lots of dedicated RAM.  Other than the GPU I really can't think of other hardware issues that could affect the performance of your setup.

PS - are you also using the 64 bit version of Photoshop?  I notice that my installation gives me the option of using either 32 or 64.

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