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Stable Diffusion — Which Graphics Card to Choose

Running’s Stable Diffusion Locally?

What are the best GPUs to use?

Which GPU should you choose for Stable Diffusion? There are lots of things to consider – VRAM, computing power, personal use cases, support. Should you wait for prices to go down? Can you really get ANYTHING done with an 8GB graphics card?

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The best card for Stable Diffusion is the Nvidia RTX 4090 which is one of the most powerful cards on the market

Second best for performance is the Nvidia RTX 4080

Entry level – the recent Nvidia RTX 4060 Ti has two variants – choose the 16GB variant which comes in later this year.

Others to consider – the much older and less energy efficient RTX 3060 – choose the 12GB variant ALWAYS

and also consider upgrading to either RTX 4070 or 4070 Ti

Advice on Nvidia Partner brands – there are many Nvidia GPU manufacturers – MSI, Zotac, Gigabyte, Nvidia themselves and others – which should you go for?



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Graphics card – Nvidia RTX 3070
CPU – AMD Ryzen mid range

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