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The NVIDIA RTX 4090 is Amazing, and Photographers Should NOT Buy It

When NVIDIA reached out to ask if we wanted to try the new RTX 4090 GPU, we almost said "no." Most of our readers are photographers, and most photo editing simply doesn't require a top-tier GPU. But we did say "yes" because we wanted to answer a different, more relevant question: do photo editors need a GPU at all? And if so, how much do you need to spend to get top-notch photo editing performance?

Microsoft Unveils the Surface Book 3: Its ‘Most Powerful Laptop Ever’

Microsoft went on an announcement spree today, unveiling a new Surface Go, Surface Headphones, Surface Earbuds, and even a Surface Dock. But the coup de grâce, at least for photographers, is definitely the Surface Book 3: a powerful new high-end laptop targeted at designers and content creators.

NVIDIA Unveils New Studio Driver with Support for 10-bit Color for Creatives

NVIDIA has just released the latest version of its Studio Driver, and creatives who use the company's GPUS should take note. According to NVIDIA, the new driver, "delivers the best performance and reliability for creative applications via extensive testing of creator workflows" by adding support for 10-bit color for creatives who use programs like Adobe Photoshop and Premiere.

Why That $699 MacBook eGPU May Be a Waste for Photographers

Last week, Apple and Blackmagic unveiled a new $699 external GPU (eGPU) that brings "desktop-class" graphics performance to MacBook Pros. But if you were hoping that it would be a godsend for speeding up your sluggish Photoshop or Lightroom for post-processing photos, you may want to check out this new 16-minute review by photoshopCAFE.

Why Your Lightroom CC May Actually Be Slower with the New GPU Acceleration

When Adobe unveiled Lightroom CC/6 last month, one of the big features in the update was support for graphics processors (GPU) in order to speed things up in the Develop module. Adobe claimed that some users would see up to a 10x performance increase with the GPU helping the CPU out.

Unfortunately for some users who bought or upgraded to Lightroom CC/6, that hasn't been the case.