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AMD vs Nvidia for Video Editing/Gaming OpenCL vs CUDA

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November 11, 2013 11:47:10 AM

I know youve probably seen this topic before but its not your usual AMD vs Nvidia fanboyism.

Im in a pretty huge pickle on what GPU i want to get for my rig. Heres what ill be doing.

Playing a lot of games, RECORDING those games and doing a lot of video editing. Now. This leads me to a topic which im not really too familiar with, and that is OpenCL vs Cuda.

The programs i use are After Effects CS6, Sony Vegas and 3DS max. In that order. AE mostly.

I know that in Vegas & Photoshop, which i would like to get into, OpenCL just destroys cuda, however in video editing its a different story. Then i hear things like CUDA is dying and OpenCL is the future and yadyada.

On the gaming side of things, if i were to go AMD, i would probably be going with the r9 290 (non x) when the non reference coolers come out, and hopefully itll get bundled with BF4 which i desperately want. If i go with Nvidia, i would go with a GTX 770, either Galaxy HOF or Gigabyte edition. Now Nvidia has Shadowplay, which i desperately want since i record 99% of the time. 60FPS 1080p, extremely small file sizes. Im talking 3GB for a 10 min vid.

TL;DR
Should i go with AMD for the better FPS, OpenCL, but then have to get a crappier software for recording other than shadowplay (im thinking mirillis action)

Or should i go with Nvidia for CUDA, Shadowplay, and i think 2 free games atm, and thats basically it..

This is the rest of my system if youre wondering.

i7 3770k
Asrock z77 Extreme4 Mobo
16GB RAM
250GB EVO SSD
3TB Seagate
XFX 750w PSU

The reason i ask is because i mostly do video editing, and thats where cuda "excels" at. But in the future people are saying OpenCL is going to take over and i was hoping you guys would know more about that than i could
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November 11, 2013 11:56:59 AM

I always think ATI have the edge over nVidia in the video/photography department.
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