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Do I need a discrete graphics card for editing?

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March 26, 2014 9:25:38 PM

Im going to edit videos for youtube with camtasia studio, sony vegas, and videopad, do these programs need a discrete graphics card? if they do, what graphics card would you recomend?.

Btw, how much ram should I have?.

Thank you for any help you can provide.

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March 26, 2014 9:41:33 PM

When I used videopad, it hit my CPU pretty hard. Rendering the videos takes up a huge chunk of processors that dont have hyperthreading. I think the most I ever used was 4GB of RAM and 80% of my CPU. I don't think my GPU got hit very hard at all.
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