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Which CPU for HD video editing

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July 16, 2010 12:04:23 AM

Hi everybody!

I want to configure a PC for HD video editing of the clips of 90 minutes length. Normally I use CyberLink PowerDirector and Adobe Premiere Elements.

I have chosen:

SDD 160 for the OS
HDD 600 Gb 15 000 rpm as Disk 2 and HDD 2TB 2Gb 7200 RPM for data storage
24 GB DDR3-RAM (6x Kingston DIMM 4 GB PC3-8500 ECC Reg.)
NVidia Quadro FX3800 1024 MB GDDR3-RAM

To stay within my budget I can choose one of the following PCU options:


2 x Intel Xeon Processor X5650 (2,66 GHz, SixCore, 12MB Cache, 64Bit, HT, TB)
2 x Intel Xeon Processor E5640 (2,66 GHz, QuadCore, 12MB Cache, 64Bit, HT, TB)
Intel Xeon Processor W5590 (3,33 GHz, QuadCore, 12 MB Cache, 64Bit, HT, TB)
Intel Xeon Processor X5680 (3,33 GHz, SixCore, 12MB Cache, 64Bit, HT, TB)


Please help to choose PCU for my needs.

Three last variants are of more or less the same price but if 2 X5650 2,66 GHz give a serious gain in productivity I am ready to buy it.

Thanks in advance.

Alex

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a c 133 à CPUs
July 16, 2010 3:20:48 PM

Three last variants are of more or less the same price but if 2 X5650 2,66 GHz give a serious gain in productivity I am ready to buy it.
Then why would you consider the W5590 is the X5680 is more powerful at the same price? that eliminates one.

Now, for expandability, I recommend the X5680 because it is a single chip with higher clocks. The second or first option could perform better BUT if you get the X5680 now, you will have a less costly upgrade option by getting a second one in the future for even more performance than 2 E5640 or 2 X5650. That's my take, anyhow.

Personally, I think all are way overkill but I have little experience with HD video encoding so wait for someone else to either confirm or deny that suspicion.
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July 17, 2010 1:33:02 AM

Way way overkill IMO.
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a c 323 à CPUs
July 17, 2010 1:57:05 AM

premiere scales very well with core count, I'm not positive about the elements version but I don't see why not. I would go with the x5680 for the high speed and 6 HT threaded cores... If I had that kind of dough
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