I am looking to buy a new PC and the question is, weather a dedicated graphics card is useful or if the build-in will be enough.
What I use is mostly Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop and Illustrator. Also MS Office and obviously Windows and a Browser (Firefox). Most of my other Applications are related to programming and are not able to use the GPU. I also run Linux VMs with VirtualBox. Except for the linux window manager, the applications within the VM do not use the GPU.
So the question is, how big is the impact of a dedicated graphics card for such applications?
Are there other uses for the GPU (which I did not think of)?
My budget for the graphics card would be in the 250 € / 300 USD range.
I want to connect 2 monitors with an 2560 x 1440 resolution. I think any build-in GPU should be able to handle this.
Another thing is, that I want the PC to be very silent. How are current graphic cards when it comes to noise?
The rest of the PC will be a 6-8 Core-CPU, combined with 16-32 GB RAM and an M2 PCIe SSD. I have not decided yet on the exact CPU, especially since there are some without a graphics card.