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Dose graphics card make any difference in video editting?

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Im about to build a new pc with a Asus P5B with E6400 and 1GB of memory and was wondering if it is worth me speending lots of money on a very good graphics card or would a cheap card do the same thing ?

Ive looked at the Asus Extreme N7600GT 256MB for £101 or the Sapphire Technology Radeon X1600PRO 512MB for £75

What you think is best for what i do?

thanks
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if you are video editing ATi cards are better as they have higher image qaulity and better video playback. So four your uses the X1600 will be fine.
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Hmm... It does make some difference. For example, all the ultra-high-end graphics workstations use nVidia's Quadro cards or the FireGL cards from ATI. Some use cards from non-mainstream manufacturers, but those are the industry workhorses. The 7600 you pointed to will ultimately serve you better, as it is noticeably more powerful than that X1600.
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It makes no difference in video editing aside from what you see on the screen.

Video rendering, yes, but not editing. I personally would go with the 7600GT...or move to something even cheaper. (x1300?)
     
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