i just spent about a grand to update my computer to the latest and greatest - no gaming just video production - i want to run high end video programs - assimilate, resolve, massive ect ect that REQUIRE cuda cores to run ... so the final pieces for me are to get the video cards up and goin ... heres the thing - im running old CRT monitors [which are fine they are in fact chroma neutral for color grading ] and they have VGA inputs [analog] ... buying another set of monitors as well as a new fairly expensive video card will put me over budget - i just cant do it ...
im running the monitors just fine at the moment on cards with vga outputs .. and since adapters that change digital to analog will add at a minimum of $100 [you cannot just buy an adapter at the dollar store]
question is there any solution to get the processing powers of GPA with cuda into my system and still use the existing monitors i have at least for now ... ? maybe some of you have ideas ive not thought of ....
heres what i have so far - a haswell processor with the corrisponding asus MB - comes with HD4600 onboard and an old ATI 2.0 pci-express 16 card so either one of those are no help at all ...
Gpus still come with at least 1 dvi-i for those few vga users and will usually come with an adapter. Since dvi-i has analog and digital, it just needs an adapter and not a converter.
Dp to vga converters can usually be found cheaper than hdmi or dvi-d to vga converters. Currently see them at $25 vs $30/40.
What's your budget for a gpu? We could help you pick one.
hmmm i really dint see anything out there with dvi-i ports on them ..... it had looked to me like they were all dvi-d .... ok so i can spend $250 -400 but would a 400 dollar card be justified to just spit out analog ??? anyway im lookin at a quadro K600 built by pny on new egg- with a display port and a dvi port .... says comes with dvi-i to vga adapter so i guess just from that im to assume that the dvi port is a dvi-i ..... $169 bucks not bad ...anyway theres my price range i welcome any suggestions
EDIT: question??? - is it possible to install a card with cuda on it .... use its GPU capabilities and just not plug in any monitor at all into that card and use 2 other sources [ onboard and card ] to power the displays ????
Even though the video signal to the monitor is analog, it makes no difference to the output file. I've never used those software so I don't know what exact functions the gpu does but just make sure the gpu you choose will work for it. Going with a more powerful card may give you more performance, especially if you wanted faster render times if that's what the gpu does.