What computer to easily process D800 files?

Started Jul 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
PhotoKaz Contributing Member • Posts: 526
Re: What computer to easily process D800 files?

hajagosb wrote:

Thanks, this is something i was looking into. I was thinking to save on the video card, as I'm not planning to run games on it. But I hope an entry level Ati or Nvidia with 2 gigs should do it.

My experience index is 6.7, because of the gfx. All the other numbers are around 7.5

I think my score on the video card was 5.9, everything else was basically pinned.  The video card I picked would be considered entry level, maybe mid-tier for gaming.  I haven't played video games for years so I don't really care.   However, the improvement in performance was instantly noticeable.  I'm happy overall, can't really see it getting any faster at this point as most operations are basically instant.  Of course, import and 1:1 rendering still takes some time, but for that I can just walk away and have a sandwich.  I only care about how fast things work while I'm actually editing photos.

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