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I realy have no idea how video editing works when it comes to graphic cards... i pretty sure its not the same as gaming
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post #2 of 10
The GPU is not doing a massive amount when video editing, essentially its just processing 2D frames to the screen.
More important features might me multiple monitor support, HDMI support etc
Choice of CPU will have more impact on performance in this field than GPU.
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Hmmmm, well that makes sense i guess

But what about all those £500 video editing graphic cards which have specs worse than geforce 7300's?
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post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by beanbagofdoom View Post
Hmmmm, well that makes sense i guess

But what about all those £500 video editing graphic cards which have specs worse than geforce 7300's?
Those are for 3D programs like 3DSMAX and Maya

In your case, you'd be fine even with a 2400PRO, as long as you have the HDMI adapter for the best quality =)
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post #5 of 10
Maybe quad Q6600 and ATi 3870X2
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post #6 of 10
you could get one if you do a lot of 3d effects in video editing or if you use adobe after effects, it would render them faster.
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post #7 of 10
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Thanks for all the advice but...
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Originally Posted by Zeag View Post
Those are for 3D programs like 3DSMAX and Maya
Its for my dad you see, and he uses those too?

I'm not looking for something too pricy, but would an 8800GT/GTS do the trick?
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post #8 of 10
If he does 3D, then it's a completely different thing...

Can you give us the specs of his current computer (Or what he's planning to get) and the list of programs he use? That would be a great help.
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post #9 of 10
Video editing is going to be CPU intensive. Pick yourself up a quality quad core CPU.
    
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post #10 of 10
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Ahh the build is already decided. And yeah it will have a q6600

Just trying to fill in holes in my knowledge when it comes to graphic cards and certain software.

Software:

Bryce
3dmax
photoshop
premiere
maya
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