Best Graphics Card for Lightroom 6

Best Graphics Card for Lightroom 6 – When configured (Preferences > Performance), Lightroom Classic can use a compatible graphics processor (also called a graphics card, video card, or GPU) to speed up tasks of displaying and adjusting images in the Develop module, the Library module’s Grid view, Loupe view, and Filmstrip. Enhance Details is also accelerated by the GPU. Using a compatible GPU can provide significant speed improvements on high-resolution displays, such as 4K and 5K monitors.

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1.ASUS Geforce GTX 1050 Ti

Pros & Cons

We generally recommend the RX 570 Strix 4GB or the low-end GTX 1060 instead, but with the recent cryptocurrency mining craze, those cards can be very difficult to find in stock. Right now, the price on this particular Strix model is unfortunately too high as well, but we’ve been told the price of this specific card will be dropping over the coming months.

Overall, 1050 Ti remains a viable budget option, but If you’re looking to save money by getting a 1050 Ti instead of a faster GPU, we recommend looking at one of the less expensive 1050 Ti cards, including Asus’s own 1050 Ti that’s currently on sale . It has a single fan, doesn’t need a 6-pin power connection, and is only clocked a bit lower (1290MHz vs. 1392MHz). It might not be as quiet or sexy, but for budget gamers, those items shouldn’t be at the top of your list.


Pros & Cons

The Phoenix OC and ROG STRIX GTX 1660 Ti cards from Asus are the perfect examples; the miniature card offers GTX 1070 performance for GTX 1060 money, while the STRIX is grinding up against the far superior RTX 2060 like some nightclub sex pest.

So yes, the 16-series has launched, we’ve even now got a non-Ti Nvidia GTX 1660 card too, and the GTX 1650 is there lower down the stack with its own GTX 1650 Super variant coming soon too. After the 20-series. With the GTX prefix instead of RTX. With this being the first in a new range of GeForce graphics cards it’s hard not to feel a little like GPU technology is in retrograde.


Pros & Cons

Although this current wave seemed to be cresting at the time of this late-August 2017 writing, would-be miners were still snatching up most midrange cards on the market, causing card prices to rise and reducing availability to essentially zero on certain classes of card for some stretches of time.

However, both the high-end and the low-end market have remained mostly unaffected, because they aren’t optimal mining cards; either too pricey for their calculation output, or too underpowered. The Asus Radeon RX 550 , which is the focus of this review, is at the low end, which makes it a crypto-dodger of sorts.

So if you’re looking for the perfect card for coin mining, you’ve come to the wrong place. This is a budget desktop graphics card that’s meant as an affordable upgrade over integrated graphics, or to replace an older budget card.

4.XFX Radeon RX 580 GTS XXX

Pros & Cons

Given that, and the fact that these are also based on Polaris chips (plus AMD’s history of, at times, rebadging existing silicon with a few minor tweaks and calling it a next-generation card), you might be thinking that that’s what’s going on here. But AMD insists that the Radeon RX 580 is based on a new Polaris graphics chip, dubbed “Polaris 20.”

Then again, we were also told in person by AMD reps that the Radeon RX 580 would be offered only with 8GB of GDDR5 memory, rather than the 4GB and 8GB options offered up with the previous-generation Radeon RX 480. Yet the night before launch, we were sent a list of cards by the company that cited five 4GB models of the Radeon RX 580. So we’re taking everything AMD says about these cards with a grain of salt.

5.EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

Pros & Cons

We are going to focus on the EVGA GTX 1050 Ti SC’s performance against our factory overclocked XFX RX 460 4GB card which we bought from Newegg last week and which now sells .  We are also going to compare the EVGA GTX 1050 TI SC against the two PNY GTX 1050 Tis that we already evaluated, for a total of nine competing cards to determine where it fits in terms of performance vs pricing.

Our testing platform is Windows 10 Home 64-bit, using an Intel Core i7-6700K at 4.00GHz which turbos to 4.4GHz for all cores as set in the ASRock Z7170 motherboard’s BIOS, and 16GB of Kingston DDR4 at 3333MHz. The settings and hardware are identical except for the drivers being tested.


Best Graphics Card for Lightroom 6 – A while ago, Adobe finally added Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) Acceleration to its Lightroom post-processing software. It was exciting news, as many photographers could not wait to take advantage of their fast GPU cards in order to speed up Lightroom, which was getting painfully slower with each new release. Unfortunately, GPU acceleration turned out to be a painful feature for many Lightroom users overtime, because they either saw no benefit at all, or saw very few improvements of it in their post-processing work. In this article, we will explore GPU acceleration in more detail and explain what it is used for and when it is of no use.