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ericmci
09-16-08, 11:00 AM
Hi

I recently upgraded my mom's computer and was kind of stuck

for time on replacing the graphics card. SO I went to bestbuy

and picked up an 8500 GT thinking it would be more than enough

for photoshop and video watching her- main needs on the pc.

Anyone else want to confirm my impulse buy for me.

Based on the specs it seems like it should handle anything she throws at it - but I would welcome any other opinions-

Thanks for your time!

:afro:

EciDemon
09-18-08, 04:56 AM
that card should not pose any problems in photoshop, since it's cpu/ram dependant.

HD video on the other hand..
This is from Nvidia products page:
PureVideo HD support is currently only available on Microsoft Windows Vista for GeForce 8500 and 8600 graphics processors. Visit our drivers page for the latest information on upcoming Windows XP driver support.

You can read more about PureVideo HD here: http://www.nvidia.com/page/purevideo_hd.html

mhelin
09-22-08, 03:32 PM
that card should not pose any problems in photoshop, since it's cpu/ram dependant.

HD video on the other hand..
This is from Nvidia products page:


You can read more about PureVideo HD here: http://www.nvidia.com/page/purevideo_hd.html

I use 8500GT for HD video, no problems with XP drivers, everything is supported. The CPU in my PC is cheap Intel E2200, and the HW acceleration is working with all types of blu-ray content (MPEG2, H.264 and VC-1). Just be sure that your 8500GT supports HDCP (not all card with the 8500 GPU do it as an extra chip is required on the pcb).

Btw. The "new" 9400 GT cards is pretty much the same card, but more expensive.