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Recommendations for an AMD Graphic Card

Explorer ,
Nov 19, 2023 Nov 19, 2023

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My computer has a 570 AORUS MASTER motherboard with an AMD Ryen 7 5800X 8 core processor. It currently has an MIS AMD RX 580 Graphic Processor. Currently I’m still using Windows 10.

I’m having a problem with the GPU crashing when I use lightroom’s Denoise. I’ve tried uninstalling the card and software and reinstalling it again. It will come up and work until it was taxed by Denoise again.

I’ve been looking for another AMD Graphic card. I am not a gamer and I do not process any videos.

I would like to get a card that I can use with the latest versions of Lightroom, Photoshop, and Topaz. Currently. I’m also concerned about getting a card that will not only handle the processing that I do today but will still handle the AI growth of tomorrow. 

I have just started my search. Any recommendations would be appreciated.  I’ve been looking at the ASRock Radeon RX 6700 XT 12G. Does anyone have an opinion about the 6700? How about ASRock? Their card is somewhat less expensive than the MIS but is more aligned with what I can afford. 

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Community Expert ,
Nov 20, 2023 Nov 20, 2023

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I think the general consensus nowadays is that the Nvidia RTX series is better optimized for Adobe applications, and probably more sturdy and reliable.

 

But I would wait a little. At the moment, Photoshop has what appears to be a bug in v25.1, that causes GPU recognition to fail. These problems started all of a sudden about two weeks ago. The bug status is "investigating", and no firm answers yet.

 

Prior to this bug, the Nvidia RTX 30- and 40- series have been extremely stable and problem free, and RTX 3060 - 4060 perform very well in both Photoshop/ACR and Lightroom Classic.

 

You can watch this thread in Photoshop:

https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop-ecosystem-bugs/p-photoshop-25-0-graphics-processor-compatib... 

 

My own two RTX's, 3060 in one machine and 4060 Ti in another, are still rock solid. Most people don't have any issues, but just as a heads up.

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Explorer ,
Nov 20, 2023 Nov 20, 2023

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Thank you for responding. I've seen recommendations for the Nvidia, but I
was concerned about compatibility issues with an AMD processor. Should I
be?

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LEGEND ,
Nov 20, 2023 Nov 20, 2023

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Just FYI, I have the same card (an AMD RX 580) in my machine, and it's rock solid. Not the fastest card in the world, but it handles AI Denoise flawlessly.

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Community Expert ,
Nov 20, 2023 Nov 20, 2023

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Right, point taken. Second thoughts 😉 Never very smart to get into these "which brand is best" discussions and I probably shouldn't have. Of course it's not really about the logo, but the whole configuration.  What works well together. Maybe an AMD card works better with an AMD motherboard.

 

And the OP did specifically ask for recommendations for an AMD card.

 

Sorry about that. Can I take it back? 🙂

 

 

 

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Explorer ,
Nov 20, 2023 Nov 20, 2023

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Thanks for responding, that was my thinking as well. I've read where some
have had issues with their cards not being recognized. It seems that they
got them working but they weren't always plug and play. I would like to
keep this process as smooth as possible.

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LEGEND ,
Nov 21, 2023 Nov 21, 2023

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I'm just pointing out to the OP that "I need to replace my RX 580 with a different card because that's the problem..." might not be an accurate assessment of his situation. 

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Explorer ,
Nov 20, 2023 Nov 20, 2023

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Thank you, that is good to know. I purchased this card off of Facebook
Marketplace used back when they were so hard to find. It has had
intermittent problems before. It is just that the issue has finally has
become more consistent.

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Explorer ,
Nov 20, 2023 Nov 20, 2023

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Update...

I would like to thank each one who took the time to reach out to me. I do appreciate it. This is a huge purchase for me and I certainly want to get as much advice beforehand as I possibly can.

 

After reading your posts and researching GPUs, it seems that while the AMD RX 6700 XT is a great gaming GPU, there seems to be some disagreement on whether or not it is the best card for creative production. From what I can tell it seems that the issues or more with video than processing images. It is hard enough to find articles that address creative production instead of gaming. It is even harder to find ones that address image processing instead of video. However, from what I did find, the consensus is that Nvidia cards offer a better solution for this use. I was also able to find where several users have successfully used Nvidia cards with AMD machines, and they highly recommended doing so. Therefore, I’m also looking at the ASUS TUF Gaming NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GPU.

 

If you have any experience with either of these cards I would welcome your thoughts.

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Community Expert ,
Nov 21, 2023 Nov 21, 2023

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But again - since you say you're going to use Photoshop - be aware of the current Photoshop bug that I mentioned above, where the GPU is not being recognized. Here's an example with a Radeon RX 6800. Most of these threads concern Nvidia RTX, but that's because Nvidia RTX is by far the most commonly bought by Photoshop users nowadays. AMD GPUs are pretty far between in the Photoshop forum.

 

https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop-ecosystem-bugs/photoshop-2022-completely-broken-with-radeon... 

 

The point is that if it doesn't work it may not be the card itself. I'd wait until this is resolved.

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Explorer ,
Nov 21, 2023 Nov 21, 2023

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Between reading your comments in my email and on my phone, I may have read one or two out of sequence. I truly appreciate everyone’s comments, and I hope that I didn’t leave anyone hanging.  I did originally inquire about an AMD card, but this was not out of loyalty to AMD. I only wanted the best choice for my application. My thought was that since I had an AMD machine it might be best to stay with AMD.

 

The problem with my GPU isn’t a new issue but has been an intermittent one since I purchased the card used. The issue just happened to start again earlier this week. The other AMD user had a different problem. I’m afraid that I just purchased a bad card and I didn’t realize it until I used Denoise.

 

I’m looking at a couple of buying options now, and I feel much better about changing to Nvidia than I did before.

 

Thank you

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