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 Post subject: Best Video Card?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:32 pm 
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Hello! I need a suggestion regarding video card. What will be the best video card brand to buy in editing video and photos through computer?


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 Post subject: Re: Best Video Card?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:23 pm 
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that would depend on your budget and what software you are going to use for editing.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Video Card?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:50 pm 
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Well, even a moderate video card will immensely help in transcoding times, assuming the software supports OpenCL, DirectCompute, or CUDA.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Video Card?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:23 am 
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Best GPUs for the money. Simply match your unique needs to the thickness of your wallet.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Video Card?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:34 am 
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The software you use will have a QVL list of video cards to use running their program. I would check their website before buying a card.

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 Post subject: Re: Best Video Card?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:16 pm 
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Yours was first, but replied to this later...but it's the same sentiment.
viewtopic.php?f=27&t=141185

"Editing video" is far too generic to make any suggestion for you. You can cut up videos with 10yo hardware w/ no problems at all as most programs still really use the CPU through the entire process. Video cards are still rooted in giving you a picture and not processing the picture/frames, CUDA or not (CUDA is usually for showing the preview, not the render itself). I can still edit the best on an aged 8-threaded 920 and a sub $200 AMD GPU than I can on something like the 4-threaded 2500K and a GTX670 and all it's shaders. In intense renders I move over to a 12x2 threaded 2011 dually and the graphics card really just sits there.

I saw it mentioned, but the GPU really isn't the computational genius it's made out to be for the most part for creating media. Have to read the nitty-gritty about the software you use (or plan to use) in order to see what is really best to use. I default to Intel CPU and AMD GPU for the most part as a blanket statement. But if you're just chopping up video with an average (below $200) editing program, you'll be fine with anything as they just don't tap into these dedicated set of codes...doing so costs money.


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