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best video card for editing?

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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
December 11, 2007 3:40:59 PM

I know that it would be better to buy something else, but I have option beetwen 512MB ATI MSI RX2600XT PCX DDR3
and ATI X1950pro to choice from...
Im doing some heavy video editing and if you guys can help me a little bit , to make up my mind...?
Whats the better choice?

Thanx in advance

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December 11, 2007 4:09:30 PM

I have experience editing with Premiere Pro, Pinnacle9, 10, 10.5, MyDVD, Video Studio 9.0 & Windows MMK. Here is my recommendations:

1. Any 256 card should be fine. NO Turbocache or Hypermemory. Either of the two you mentioned are overkill. Get a cheaper 256 card unless you have a high-res (over 1280x1024) monitor.
2. Max out your RAM. If you run a 32bit OS, you are limited to 4GB. Every MB makes a difference!
3. Shoot for a three HD setup: 1 OS drive. 1 Scatch disk Drive. 1 Data drive. Having a RAID 0 setup for the Data is even better.
4. If you aren't dual core, get that way ASAP! Quad is even better. The latest versions of each software suite I mentioned can utilize multicore CPUs.

Hope this helps!
December 11, 2007 5:44:48 PM

Both those cards are overkill for regular video editing. A 2600 PRO would be fine for you unless you want to do some gaming.
December 12, 2007 9:35:50 AM

Guys thanks A lot, you have no idea how much you help this way,I´m going buy the comp right now...
Giving my impressions later...