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Whats a good processor for video editing

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December 24, 2011 7:00:46 PM

What would be the best computer for editing home videos and photos.

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a c 498 à CPUs
December 24, 2011 7:15:14 PM

If you want the best and are willing to spend above $300+ then it's either the Core i7-2600k or i7-2700k.

If you want to spend less, then you should be able to find an AMD Phenom II X6 1100T for around $200.

The Core i5-2500k (~$215) comes very close to the Phenom II X6 1100T, however since it does not have Hyper Threading it does not do as well as the Core i7-2600k for Photoshop batches and video encoding. The extra 2 cores in the X6 1100T helps.

I know that the Core i5-2500k is easily overclockable to 4.5GHz, but I'm not sure how high a Phenom II X6 1100T can be OC'ed. Therefore, the i5-2500k may be better than the X6 1100T if you are willing to OC.
January 3, 2012 12:35:27 PM

Thanks for the information. I have another question. When i go to Intels website and look up the i5 they have 2nd generation processors in the 2400 and 2500 series but don't clearly call out the i5-2500. Also on the HP and Dell website they call out using an optional 2320 quad core, what is the difference of this one to the 2500? Thanks, David
a c 85 à CPUs
January 4, 2012 10:00:45 AM

core i5 2320 has lower clockspeed compared to core i5 2500.
cpu - normal speed - max turbo
2320 - 3.1 ghz - 3.3 ghz
2500 - 3.3 - 3.7
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