how much video card ram does he need??????????

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my friend is building a DEDICATED computer for video editing. he has
done a lot of research, and the two main components are top notch.
....a 3.4ghz cpu and an n-vidia 6800. he wants to get a video card with
256 ram. he will have 1 gig of system ram, 120gb sata HD(seagate,
7200)

if all he will be doing is video editing, and will NOT be
multi-tasking, does he need 256 ram? will 128 suffice?

is there a better configuration to get high performance WITHOUT
overclocking?
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  1. Archived from groups: rec.video.desktop (More info?)

    Actually pretty much any of the older cards with 32 Mb will do the job, as
    long as it supports overlay then thats about it.

    Even though I personally prefer Intel the AMD 64 bits CPU's are probably a
    better choice these days. A Gig of RAM, for video work less will be fine but
    with the FSB at 800Mhz these days you may as well go for as much as you can
    get, also better for Photoshop work of course.

    A couple of large HD's like the Barracuda's with another for system install
    and away you go.

    Oh yes and make sure you buy a premium motherboard and don't use raid unless
    you really have to.

    "b" <bruin70@mail.com> wrote in message
    news:95513a07.0410232111.3c9ae23d@posting.google.com...
    > my friend is building a DEDICATED computer for video editing. he has
    > done a lot of research, and the two main components are top notch.
    > ...a 3.4ghz cpu and an n-vidia 6800. he wants to get a video card with
    > 256 ram. he will have 1 gig of system ram, 120gb sata HD(seagate,
    > 7200)
    >
    > if all he will be doing is video editing, and will NOT be
    > multi-tasking, does he need 256 ram? will 128 suffice?
    >
    > is there a better configuration to get high performance WITHOUT
    > overclocking?
  2. Archived from groups: rec.video.desktop (More info?)

    "b" <bruin70@mail.com> wrote in message
    news:95513a07.0410232111.3c9ae23d@posting.google.com...
    > my friend is building a DEDICATED computer for video editing. he has
    > done a lot of research, and the two main components are top notch.
    > ...a 3.4ghz cpu and an n-vidia 6800. he wants to get a video card with
    > 256 ram. he will have 1 gig of system ram, 120gb sata HD(seagate,
    > 7200)
    >
    > if all he will be doing is video editing, and will NOT be
    > multi-tasking, does he need 256 ram? will 128 suffice?
    >
    > is there a better configuration to get high performance WITHOUT
    > overclocking?

    He doesn't need an n-vidia 6800.
    The 6800 is actually a bad choice, because it is a power hog, and a 3D card.
    You haven't specified which editing program he has chosen, but most use none
    of the 3D features.
    This means that he is burning 300 watts, and making a lot of fan noise, for
    nothing.

    As the other poster says, all he needs is something like a Matrox G550, with
    32 mb of ram, or an Nvidia 5200.

    The system is short on HD size.
    He should buy an inexpensive video card, and spend the money on a larger
    hard drive.
    Premier prefers 1.5 gb of ram.
    The system will be quieter, cooler, and more useful.
  3. Archived from groups: rec.video.desktop (More info?)

    Well said about the video card not being the limiting factor.
    Rendering is CPU. CPU, CPU intensive.

    On Sun, 24 Oct 2004 16:59:44 -0400, "Robert Morein"
    <nowhere@nowhere.com> wrote:

    >
    >"b" <bruin70@mail.com> wrote in message
    >news:95513a07.0410232111.3c9ae23d@posting.google.com...
    >> my friend is building a DEDICATED computer for video editing. he has
    >> done a lot of research, and the two main components are top notch.
    >> ...a 3.4ghz cpu and an n-vidia 6800. he wants to get a video card with
    >> 256 ram. he will have 1 gig of system ram, 120gb sata HD(seagate,
    >> 7200)
    >>
    >> if all he will be doing is video editing, and will NOT be
    >> multi-tasking, does he need 256 ram? will 128 suffice?
    >>
    >> is there a better configuration to get high performance WITHOUT
    >> overclocking?
    >
    >He doesn't need an n-vidia 6800.
    >The 6800 is actually a bad choice, because it is a power hog, and a 3D card.
    >You haven't specified which editing program he has chosen, but most use none
    >of the 3D features.
    >This means that he is burning 300 watts, and making a lot of fan noise, for
    >nothing.
    >
    >As the other poster says, all he needs is something like a Matrox G550, with
    >32 mb of ram, or an Nvidia 5200.
    >
    >The system is short on HD size.
    >He should buy an inexpensive video card, and spend the money on a larger
    >hard drive.
    >Premier prefers 1.5 gb of ram.
    >The system will be quieter, cooler, and more useful.
    >
  4. Archived from groups: rec.video.desktop (More info?)

    he will have both pinnacle liquid edition and adobe pp.
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    "Robert Morein" <nowhere@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    news:ouCdncfUltpciuHcRVn-qw@comcast.com...
    >
    > "b" <bruin70@mail.com> wrote in message
    > news:95513a07.0410232111.3c9ae23d@posting.google.com...
    >> my friend is building a DEDICATED computer for video editing. he has
    >> done a lot of research, and the two main components are top notch.
    >> ...a 3.4ghz cpu and an n-vidia 6800. he wants to get a video card with
    >> 256 ram. he will have 1 gig of system ram, 120gb sata HD(seagate,
    >> 7200)
    >>
    >> if all he will be doing is video editing, and will NOT be
    >> multi-tasking, does he need 256 ram? will 128 suffice?
    >>
    >> is there a better configuration to get high performance WITHOUT
    >> overclocking?
    >
    > He doesn't need an n-vidia 6800.
    > The 6800 is actually a bad choice, because it is a power hog, and a 3D
    > card.
    > You haven't specified which editing program he has chosen, but most use
    > none
    > of the 3D features.
    > This means that he is burning 300 watts, and making a lot of fan noise,
    > for
    > nothing.
    >
    > As the other poster says, all he needs is something like a Matrox G550,
    > with
    > 32 mb of ram, or an Nvidia 5200.
    >
    > The system is short on HD size.
    > He should buy an inexpensive video card, and spend the money on a larger
    > hard drive.
    > Premier prefers 1.5 gb of ram.
    > The system will be quieter, cooler, and more useful.

    Actually the 6800's are not power hogs and they are quiet, the 6800GT and
    Ultra are somewhat noisier and require more current, they do also give
    hardware acceleration to mpeg streams. Mine works rather well.
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    "b" <bruin70@mail.com> schreef in bericht
    news:95513a07.0410242305.be5b3dd@posting.google.com...
    > he will have both pinnacle liquid edition and adobe pp.

    With Liquid Edition the ram of the videocard will make a difference. LE uses
    the GPU for rendering the transitions and effects. So the more memory on the
    graphics-card the better.
  7. Archived from groups: rec.video.desktop (More info?)

    this guy is a net troll, he's using at least (6) other usernames,
    killfile him ASAP, below is his posting history

    http://groups-beta.google.com/groups?enc_author=aLo_UhMAAACqeZKH24Ly4UNtt449SfjFWMj6vob75xS36mXc24h6ww


    see the link above, he is using
    at least (10) other usernames on Usenet, they include


    MARCO R
    ROBERT J. KOLKER
    ROBERT MORIEN
    NEWPS
    ASK A DIFFERENT
    ROBERT KOLKER
    EARL KIOSTERUD
    therefore, he has no credibility- merely another net troll
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