Hey guys, this question is a bit specific but here we go:
I just built a new machine with a Asus Strix Z370-G and a i7 8700K CPU.
Great machine, very happy with it. Its main purpose would be for photo editing (Lightroom + Photoshop + a bunch of CPU intensive apps, not so much GPU)
Since I am not a gamer, I didn't buy any fancy GPU to go with it and I currently have 3 options because of parts lying around:
- An HD7970 (runs hot and probably don't need all that)
- An HD6670
- Using no GPU and using what's built in the CPU.
Now, my main goals are to try and keep things running cool (so would tent to avoid the big HD7970, but could be wrong) and having as much CPU power as possible.
Also, less temperature means I can probably push the CPU a bit further (OC)
What would you do?
I guess having no dedicated GPU means the CPU is also being used to handle all the graphics stuff and has therefore less time to spend on other processes. Or am I wrong?
In that case, it means that having a dedicated GPU would be preferable, provided that it's a small-ish one (again, no gaming) that uses little power and generates only little heat?
Anything I am missing?
Thanks in Advance