You don't even need a GPU. Just roll with HD4000 via an Ivy proc.
But, he has an AM3 processor...
The only reason to get a high or mid level GPU is GAMING or 3D Content Creation. Your GPU does not handling any encoding work, all encoding is done on your CPU
, & even with Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 or newer, the GPU only handles the acceleration of certain effects. This will handle all your needs: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814130788
List of GPU accelerated effects in Premiere Pro CS5
Here is a list of the effects and transitions that can be accelerated by CUDA in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5, Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 (5.0.3) and Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 and later.
Black & White
Brightness & Contrast
Color Balance (RGB)
Color Pass (Windows only)
Eight-Point Garbage Matte
Fast Color Corrector
Four-Point Garbage Matte
Garbage Matte (4, 8, 16)
RGB Color Corrector
Sixteen-Point Garbage Matte
Three-way Color Corrector
Track Matte Key
Dip to Black
Dip to White
List of GPU accelerated effects in Premiere Pro CS5.5 and later
Here is a list of the additional effects and transitions that can be accelerated by CUDA in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 and later.