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    Cool Graphics card advice sought

    Hi.. My current Geforce GT630 card is at least 6 years old and Photoshop is telling me it's insufficient for my needs. I'm unable to install updated drivers... I have downloaded them from the Nvidia site but for some reason they won't install and I'm getting error messages which are frankly gobbledegook. So.. It's new card time I think.
    But I wasn't prepared for the massive choice available. I use Photoshop and MS Office in the main and the only gaming I do is some very unsuccessful Flight Sim stuff. Now I don't want to over-spend on a card that is too highly specced for my needs and have had a look on ebay and there are a few 4GB cards for around £70 or so. Advice sought.... Would this sort of thing be OK? Grateful for your thoughts.
    Rob

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    In your position I'd probably buy a GTX1080/1080ti. just over £100 via eBay and basically the same performance as you can get from a 3060. They're bargains in my view, I'm still using one for gaming at 1440p

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    When you think you’ve made your choice, specifically check with Adobe for compatibility with whatever version of PS your running (and preferably any newer versions). One of the reasons I bought a new MBP recently was that I was losing key PS functionality due to the age of my then laptop’s GPU.

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    Photoshop is actually telling you that it's overpriced bloatware.

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    Thanks, all. Just about there with this but I donít want to buy anything too highly specced. I have been told that any quality recent 2GB card should be fine for stills photography work - I have no interest in video. I have sourced an MSI Geforce GT710 2GB for £30 which is I am told is a slight upgrade on my current card. Grateful for any thoughts before I pull the trigger...
    Rob

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