Ive read in a couple of places that premiere CS4 will only benefit from a quad-gc despite CUDA acceleration. Wanted to clear this up, and then decide whether it is worthwhile spending 3x more for a fx1700 as opposed to a 9600 or 9800gt?
My editing is all 2d, with colour correction, opacity, text overlays etc
It's OGL based so it's not a question of hardware so much as locked/unlocked drivers.
Since there are nV cards that are soft-modable, I would consider looking at going that route to get the best of both worlds, also the resale value of a gaming card is higher initially (if you shop wisely to begin with).