Video editing/Rendering Cpu

Hi guys,

I am looking for very good CPU for Video editing/Rendering and some heavy Photoshop work. Could you please suggest me some good CPU whether it's Intel 4tth gen i series or intel Xeon series.

Here are few cpu which fits in my budget and also based on some good reviews.

Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2420 v2 (15M Cache, 2.20 GHz)

Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2430 v2 (15M Cache, 2.50 GHz)


Intel® i7 Processor 4th generation.

Feel free to suggest me whichever cpu you would like for Video editing/Rendering work.

your help would be appreciated.
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  1. avikal2014,

    In my view, a 6 or 8 -core Xeon and having as high a clock speed and and memory bandwidth as possible- or a pair of them- are the ideal.

    The Xeon E5-2420 and 2430 v2';s mentioned are good CPU's but intended to act in pairs and at those speeds, better suited to server use.

    The 6-core, 2.5 / 3.0GHz E5-2430 V2 costs about $580 in the US (Newegg), but I would recommend instead the 6 -core, 3.5 / 3.9 GHz Xeon E5-1650 v2 >

    > Besides, the much higher clock speed, the 1650 v2 has a 59GB/s bandwidth as compared to the 38GB/s of the E5-2420 and 2430 and has the same price really as the E5-2430 v2 at $575.

    On Passmark Performance Test, the E5-2430 v2 is very new and does not yet have a rating, but the original 2.2GHz version is rated at No. 146 with an average score of 7288,while the E5-1650 v2 is No. 20 with a score of 12538.

    The E5-1650 v2 has one of the best cost /performance ratios of any workstation CPU I know. The faster speed Xeon E3's like the 1270 are very good too, but they have half the bandwidth and are limited to 4 -cores.

    Here's a motherboard. that would suit the E5-1650 v2 >

    ASUS Z9PA-U8 ATX Server Motherboard LGA 2011 DDR3 1600/1333/1066 > $288



    HP z420 (2014) > Xeon E5-1620 quad core @ 3.6 / 3.8GHz > 24GB ECC 1600 RAM > Quadro 4000 (2GB)> Samsung 840 SSD 250GB /Western Digital Black WD1003FZEX 1TB> M-Audio 192 sound card > AE3000 USB WiFi > HP 2711X, 27" 1920 X 1080 > Windows 7 Ultimate 64 >[Passmark system rating = 3923, 2D= 839 / 3D=2048]

    Dell Precision T5400 (2008) > 2X Xeon X5460 quad core @3.16GHz > 16GB ECC 667> Quadro FX 4800 (1.5GB) > WD RE4 500GB / Seagate Barracuda 500GB > M-Audio 2496 Sound Card / Linksys 600N WiFi > Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit >[Passmark system rating = 1859, 2D= 512 / 3D=1097]

    2D, 3D CAD, Image Processing, Rendering, Text > Architecture, industrial design, graphic design, written projects
  2. Thanks bambiboom

    Can I able to add Nvidia geforce gtx 660 graphics with this cpu.


    can i also link another Cpu with E5-1650 v2.
  3. avikal2014 said:
    Thanks bambiboom

    Can I able to add Nvidia geforce gtx 660 graphics with this cpu.


    can i also link another Cpu with E5-1650 v2.


    Yes, a GTX 660 will work with the E5-1650 v2.

    When you mention, "link another Cpu with E5-1650 v2", what do you mean?

    If you mean, what other GPU's are good for video editing, you might consider a GTX 580 (3GB) - and eventually a pair- as this is 384-bit and has a192GB/s bandwidth. If you have a healthy budget- $800 or so, consider a used Quadro 6000 (6GB)- also 384-bit and designed for extreme 3D modeling and video editing.

    The GPU is extremely important. Check first with the maker of the editing software you'll be using. Here' for example are the recommendations for Adobe CS:

    - notice the GTX 580 and Quadro 6000 on that list.


  4. I meant could we connect similar CPU? or does it support QPI like other CPU?
  5. avikal2014 said:
    I meant could we connect similar CPU? or does it support QPI like other CPU?


    Sorry, I probably still don't understand the question. My understanding of QPI or Quick Path Interconnect is that it makes the I/O connection between between CPU's and chipsets and also multiple CPU's. I think all CPU's - AMD and Intel- for 5 or 6 years use some form of QPIs.

    Of course, the CPU's that are made for multiple CPU's have a different form, so if you mean that you'd like to have multiple CPU's, then the E5-1650 can not be used- the CPU would have to be a Xeon 26XX series and with multiple CPU's all have to be the sam model.

    Still, with LGA2011, you could change the E5-1650 to an 8, 10, or 12 core single CPU's. However, the high core count Xeons when they also have decent clock speeds can be very expensive- $2,000+. Xeon E7's which can be used in up to 8-CPU systems, often cost over $4,000 each.

    What did you have in mind?


  6. Thanks BambiBoom you just answered my question. Thanks for your help i really appreciate it.

    I have one more question if you wanted to answer it.

    Can Intel E5-1650 v2 CPU perform well in software like Photoshop, aftereffect, Adobe premier, Flash & Maya?

    I am an artist by profession, I have very limited knowledge about computer world so sorry if i am using wrong technical term. I just need a good machine which can last long for my upcoming film project.
  7. Best answer

    I feel that the E5-1650 v2 is a good choice for any content creation as it's fast , has 6- cores /12 threads- good for rendering, and a good memory bandwidth- good for effects processing editing of large files like video. Best of all, it's relatively inexpensive. The E5-2643 v2 which is 6-core at 3.5 / 3.8GHz and only has teh advatages of a larger cache and can be used in a pair, costs $1,580 as compared to the six core 3.5 /3.9GHz E5-1650 v2 at $575.

    If computers are not a strong interest, you could make things a bit simpler by considering buying a use Dell Precision T7500 and upgrading it. Have a look at:

    > which is a completed listing for a T7500 at $1,050 with 2X Xeons X5677 which are 4-cores at 3.46 / 3.73Ghz CPU's (8 cores /16 threads) that together originally cost more than $3.200, plus there's 96GB RAM (they can use up to 192GB) and a Quadro FX 5800- a 4GB, 512-bit graphics card that cost $3,600 new and was designed for video editing. 1000W PSU. Add new and larger drives, and you're off and running. this saves, researching, ordering, assembling, configuring, and testing a new system. I did this with a T5400 in 2010- it was $500 and I spent $500 adding a a second CPU, an FX 4800, and 12GB of RAM, and two 500GB HD's and I think it's still worth nearly a $1,000 after 4 years off faultless use. Just an idea.


  8. thanks dude
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