My problem is that when working with large (60 MB and more) files either with Photoshop or with Painter my system crashes regularly. I have a PIII 500 MHz (Intel), 512 MB RAM and plenty of disk-space for swapping. Anyway, I "just" have a Matrox G400 with 32 MB RAM and I think that this is the main reason for my instable system when working on graphics.
Most articles I have read on graphics card deal with their performance when gaming (especially 3d). Since I'm no gamer, I do not need this. Is anybody here who can tell me which benchmarks are important for my type of usage?