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GTS 250 vs GTX 470 - For Premiere CS4/CS5 Editing

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July 5, 2010 1:30:29 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week.
BUDGET RANGE: $150 - $350 After Rebates
USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Video Editing/Encoding to MP4 in Adobe Premiere CS4 or CS5
CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: I'm building a new system from scratch with an i7 CPU
OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: New system with i7 930, Gigabyte X58A-UD3R, 12 GB Ram etc.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Doesn't matter.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada
PARTS PREFERENCES: Prefer NVidia
OVERCLOCKING: No
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:
I'm looking at these two cards - the GTS 250 or the GTX 470 for a new system build for video editing in CS4/CS5.

The GTS 250 has 128 CUDA cores and the GTX 470 has 448. Any idea how much of a performance boost this would be to video editing / encoding?

Is it worth the ~$200 price difference, or is my money better spent on upgrading something else?

My system build I'm thinking of buying is this:

CPU: Intel Core i7 930 Quad Core Processor LGA1366 2.8GHZ 8MB L3 Cache 130W 45NM Retail Box ( x1 )
Motherboard: Gigabyte X58A-UD3R ATX LGA1366 X58 DDR3 4PCI-E SATA3 USB3.0 Sound GLAN CrossFireX SLI Motherboard ( x1 )
Memory: Corsair XMS3 TR3X6G1600C9 6GB DDR3 3X2GB DDR3-1600 CL 9-9-9-24 Core i7 Memory Kit ( x2 )
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 470 Fermi 607MHZ 1280MB 3348MHZ GDDR5 PCI-E Dual DVI-I MINI-HDMI Video Card ( x1 )
Or the GTS 250
Hard Drive: Western Digital WD1001FALS Caviar Black 1TB SATA2 7200RPM 4.2MS 32MB 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM ( x2 )
or
Western Digital WD10EARS Caviar Green 1TB SATA 64MB Cache 3.5IN Hard Drive OEM ( x2 )
or
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM ( x2 )

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Edition 64BIT DVD OEM ( x1 )
Case / PS: Antec Sonata III Black ATX 16IN Mid Tower Quiet Case 3X5.25 2X3.5 4X3.5IN 500W 120MM Fan ( Something like this but maybe with bigger PS if needed)

-Paul
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July 5, 2010 4:15:21 AM

Nice info, jyjjy... :) 
July 5, 2010 4:46:19 AM

@Jyjjy: Thanks. I already checked out that page before. It's good info for making you GPU an "authorized" card for Premiere.

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