ATI Radeon HD 5870 vs. nVidia GeForce GTS 240 for Video Editing

Hello,

I am trying to decide between the ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB GDDR5 and the nVidia GeForce GTS 240 1024MB. I am planning on gaming from time to time, but nothing serious. My primary focus is video editing. So, my question is: Which card is better for video editing?

Thanks for the help.
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  1. Good question both have excellent HD capability 1 costs 400 and change USD and is the best single chip gaming GPU to date. The other one GT240 is a new energy efficient upper low range card that costs 90 USD. I would say hands down for video editing based on price/performance GT240 (or was OP referring to GTS250 which is a 130USD)
  2. rolli59 said:
    Good question both have excellent HD capability 1 costs 400 and change USD and is the best single chip gaming GPU to date. The other one GT240 is a new energy efficient upper low range card that costs 90 USD. I would say hands down for video editing based on price/performance GT240 (or was OP referring to GTS250 which is a 130USD)


    Are you saying that I will not see any performance benefits while doing video encoding/editing using the ATI Radeon HD 5870?
  3. You will see a difference but is it worth the price difference!
  4. GTS240 is equal to a 9600GT in performance. It's weak and not worth $90.

    You can get a GTS250 for around $100, which will be significantly better

    GTS240 ~ 9600GT < 8800/9800GT ~ 4830 < 8800GTS 512 ~ 4770 < 9800GTX/GTS250 ~ 4850 < GTX260 ~ 4870 < GTX275 ~ 4890 < GTX285 </~ 5850 < 4870x2 ~ 5870 ~ GTX295 < 5970
  5. I have asked this same question elsewhere and was told that the GT 240 is a better choice because of CUDA, which makes sense.
  6. if u r thinking for buying gt240 then go for gt240 ddr5
    bt i u prefer to play some serious games and if u can spend
    then definitely go for 5870
  7. the 240 is more than enough for video editing, for gaming you will want something more powerful, not sure why you are comparing a Yugo to a Lambo.... You should be looking at the HD 5770 / HD 4870 / GTX 260 if you want the best of both worlds without breaking the bank....

    The 240 does have HD content playback and creation acceleration with new video processing features and 96 CUDA cores, but in high end-gaming it falls short...

    Bottom line, you cannot compare the 240 to the 5870, you need to look at the cards in between. Hope this helps.....
  8. OvrClkr said:
    the 240 is more than enough for video editing, for gaming you will want something more powerful, not sure why you are comparing a Yugo to a Lambo.... You should be looking at the HD 5770 / HD 4870 / GTX 260 if you want the best of both worlds without breaking the bank....

    The 240 does have HD content playback and creation acceleration with new video processing features and 96 CUDA cores, but in high end-gaming it falls short...

    Bottom line, you cannot compare the 240 to the 5870, you need to look at the cards in between. Hope this helps.....



    I think he is comparing the Yugo to the Lambo because those are the choices that Dell offers on its XPS 9000 systems. I am also building a system that will be for light gaming and video editing. Same issue. The options are the HD 4350 (512k), GTS 240 (1gb) and HD 5870 (1gb). The price difference right now is $200 between the 240 and 5870. I am considering the extra money for the 5870 to ensure that my graphics card is capable of handling any new software developments (or if I decide to do more gaming) over the next 2-3 years. However, if somebody told me that the GTS 240 is better for video editing, then I would go for it. Does anybody have any experience with consumer video editing on the GTS 240? (the GTS 240 is OEM only, you will not find it in the stores)
  9. The 240 is fine for video editing =)
  10. Is the GT240 card better than a GTS250?
    I ask you, because they are different generations and have different features (number of streamprocs., other highs & lows).
    For examaple a GT240 is DirectX 10.1 ready, the GTS250 only DX10.
  11. The GT 240 is a low power card that is good for HTPC and video editing.

    The HD 5870 card is for gaming and it can do video editing but why buy it mostly for that? It uses a lot of power and runs hotter than a GT 240 but is pretty good at lower power/heat for a powerful gaming card.

    If you want lower power and lower heat for the video editing and any HTPC duties, then the cheaper GT 240 is a no-brainer. The cards are for different purposes. You can do some basic gaming with the GT 240, I think, but nothing major.
  12. how about MSI GX640 that use HD5870 Vs Lenovo Y550P use GT 240

    In Thailand Lenovo is cheaper than gx640 about 150$ which one should i get???

    http://www.notebookspec.com/notebook/2366-Lenovo+IdeaPad+Y550P:Core+i7-720QM.html#comment41369

    http://www.notebookspec.com/web/newspec.php?id=2655&pagecm=1#comment40881

    can u choose for me?
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