I apologize in advance if this question has been answered previously.
I just bought a Dell Inspiron 530 PC with a Core 2 Quad 8200 proc, 4 GB RAM and integrated graphics. I plan on using the PC for DV capture via Firewire from my camcorder and then editing the home movies and burning them to DVD. I'm not planning on playing a ton of games.
Do I need a dedicated graphics card for the PC if I'm not playing games? Would like GPU come into play in any of the video capture or editing tasks?
Thanks in advance for your advice.
No I dont think you need a seperate card, but i'm pretty sure integrated graphics are not as good as a seperate card. For what you need it for I think you should be ok, but if you did want to do demanding 3D stuff, then you would need something better. It depends on the integrated graphics you have too. I'm not 100% sure on this though, because i'm no expert.