Photoshop & Lightroom: How do I compare performance of tested GPU cards?

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"Tested video cards for Photoshop CS6
Adobe tested the following video cards before the release of Photoshop CS6 . This document lists the video card by series. The minimum amount of RAM supported on video cards for Photoshop CS6 is 256 MB.

Note: Adobe tested laptop and desktop versions of the following cards. Be sure to download the latest driver for your specific model. (Laptop and desktop versions have slightly different names.)

nVidia GeForce 8000, 9000, 100, 200, 300, 400, 500 series

nVidia Quadro 400, 600, 2000, 4000 (Mac & Win), CX, 5000, 6000

AMD/ATI Radeon 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000, 7000 series

AMD/ATI FirePro 3800, 4800, 5800, 7800, 8800, 9800, 3900, 4900, 5900, 7900

Intel Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics P3000, Intel HD Graphics P4000

Note: ATI X1000 series and nVidia 7000 series cards are no longer being tested and are not officially supported in Photoshop CS6, but some basic GL functionality may be available for both these cards."

Does anyone know where we can get a comparison of the performance of these cards for PS6? Contacted adobe and they say they don't have the data..........Didn't they test the cards?

They range in price from a few hundred dollars to over $10,000. There must be a level that will suit most professional small business photographers vs high end advertising professionals.

Which Geforce is comparable to what Qudro or why are they different pros n cons. etc etc

I am considering the nVidia Quadro 2000 which has 1Gb on board.
Wondering which cards are comparable price vs performance wise? Or what benefits this or others have to each other.
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I am not aware that Photoshop and Lightroom make a heavy demand of the GPU. Any recent GPU should do the trick. The Quadros are expensive but not necessarily faster.
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PS6 does make use of the GPU and has many functions that won't run without it. Even some PS5 will use the GPU

http://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/p...
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Yes, but testing for the purpose of making sure these functions work is very different than collecting and interpreting performance data. This statement is about the former, and likely no reliable performance data beyond "works in a timely manner" was collected.

Comparing an AMD vs. nVidia offering you will have to consider more than a single application. There are plenty of web sites that are dedicated to testing graphics adapters under different sorts of loads. "Tom's Hardware" springs to mind.

Likely you are going to have a budget in mind, and you can create a short-list based on that.
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The video card is hugely important when editing video with something like Premiere Pro. For photos, just make sure you have 1 Gig of video RAM and the latest drivers.
Take a look at this article for more info:

http://www.studio1productions.com/Art...