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Graphics card for viewing and editing HD video

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June 22, 2009 9:57:56 AM

Hi,

I have recently gotten a cam which shoots in HD. Yee haa. =However my PC is dramatically underspecced to handle laying HD and editing it. I intend to upgrade to an i7 and wondered what graphics card would be best suited to use with it? How much power from the GPU do I need for viewing HD and editing it or is it all down to the CPU and memory. I don’t intend to game so don’t want to spend loads on a card which will not be needed?

Any help appreciated

Cheers
a b U Graphics card
June 22, 2009 11:33:01 AM

Get the ATI HD 4550...It can easily handle your requirement and is best suited for your needs...
a c 179 U Graphics card
June 22, 2009 12:00:44 PM

^^+1.
That card is plenty for your replay needs, but AFAIK the editing side is taken card of by the CPU/RAM so you might want to increase the system memory.
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