TL;DR at bottom.
My girlfriend is studying art, design mostly, and she’s a bit of a rising star when it comes to graphic design, according to her professors.
Where I work, a lot of the design guys have Xeons and Quadros for Autodesk, Esprit, and their other drawing and modeling programs, and it kills me that she’s trying to run her stuff on a laptop i5. I was looking into building her a PC for her design, but I don’t know enough about the software to know which hardware is best to pair with it.
CPU or GPU, Intel or AMD, Nvidia or AMD, consumer or professional hardware?
These are some big questions I don’t know the answers to, and I was wondering if anyone with experience as a user or an admin had some knowledge to shed!
Thank you all!
TL;DR Girlfriend uses low power craptop for Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop and I want to build her a nice system so she can take advantage of hardware acceleration, but I don’t know what hardware will accelerate it the best.