What Photoshop video-display card do you recommend? PC-XP PCI LSMFT

Discussion in 'Printers, Monitors, and Color Management' started by PaulBennett, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. PaulBennett


    Apr 28, 2008
    I have a good Radeon AGP card in my Dell 4550 for identical Envision LCD dual monitors. Resulting in one color look up table to serve both monitors. Meanwhile I will calibrate only the primary.

    To calibrate both monitors I must add another PCI video card. No games or speed requirements, no extra motherboard busses.

    What video-display board are you happy with for Photoshop type work?

    Geeks in the computer stores think only in terms of $500 gaming display boards hence have useless recommendations.
  2. billg71


    May 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    I had an ATI Radeon 1300 AGP card in my last system and it handled dual monitors just fine. The current system has a Radeon 1950 PCIE card and it works with dual monitors as well.

    Most of the dual-output ATI cards have dual LUTs, have you checked your driver?

  3. Dr A

    Dr A

    Feb 2, 2008
    State College, PA
    Interesting question, but Photoshop doesn't care what video card you have. The cheapest one you can find will work just fine. It isn't graphics-intensive like games, so it doesn't matter. If all you do is photoshop, skip the high-end card and put that money into more RAM - it will server you better in the end.

    Rumor has it though that CS4 might care.
  4. PaulBennett


    Apr 28, 2008
    Thanks, found a new driver and everything is great now. Think last time I replaced my hard drive a generic driver got installed. I have now calibrated both monitors independantly with Spyder3 and the existing video card is performing wonderfully, obviating any need for a new card. Life is good.

    (tnx for the ram suggestion but my motherboard is maxed already)
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