4 yr old desktop need upgrade for LR & PS?

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Sep 05, 2022 Sep 05, 2022

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I ave a four year old desktop and running LR classic subscription, wondering if my desktop specs are still good for both LR & PS.

 

Operating System
Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
CPU
Intel Core i7 8700K @ 3.70GHz 
Coffee Lake 14nm Technology
RAM
32.0GB Dual-Channel DDR4 @ 1600MHz (22-22-22-52)
Motherboard
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. ROG MAXIMUS X HERO (WI-FI AC) (LGA1151) 
Graphics
BenQ SW2700 (2560x1440@59Hz)
4095MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (EVGA) 

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LEGEND ,
Sep 05, 2022 Sep 05, 2022

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Looks fine.

Make sure your GPU driver is up to date.

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Sep 05, 2022 Sep 05, 2022

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The specs looks ok. I would recommend a SSD drive for operating system anf the applications.

I've been using a GTX 1050 Ti and LR and PS run smooth.

As @GoldingD wrote yopu should make sure the you're using the actaul drivers for the GPU 

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LEGEND ,
Sep 05, 2022 Sep 05, 2022

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Why do you ask? Are you experiencing any particular problems with Lightroom Classic?? If so, please be specific.

 

I had an i7-8700K which worked fine for my purposes.

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Sep 05, 2022 Sep 05, 2022

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The reason I asked is that tech is changing rather quickly and also when using LR mask.  After making a mask and try to add or subtract from that mask very slow adding or subtracting.

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LEGEND ,
Sep 05, 2022 Sep 05, 2022

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Have you tried changing the settings to the "Use Graphics Processor" option in LrC, to see if one of them works better?

 

It could be as simple as that, with no computer upgrade needed.

 

 

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LEGEND ,
Sep 05, 2022 Sep 05, 2022

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  • Where do you keep your catalog, what drive, what type of drive
  • How much free space on the hard drive you keep your catalog on
  • Where do you keep your Camera RAW CACHE, as indicated in preferences.
  • How large do you allow the Camera RAW CACHE to get, as indicated in preferences
  • Is your GPU set for maximum performance with LrC. Newer NVIDIA drivers should support that by default. This is a NVIDIA setting, not LrC
  • Is your Windows set up for maximum performance, assuming a desktop, not some power saving setting. This in Power Mode.

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Catalog on internal SSD 414GB free, LR cache on another SSD – cache size 100GB, using Win 11

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