*Notice: Please for once I don't want any 100% references to a "gaming computer", I have asked questions like this before and I always get "gaming frame rate would be..." Types of answers. If you post would you please regard this as a video rendering Rig 1st THEN any insight on gamin framerate, cons/pros, etc. is gladly welcome/encouraged: Thank you!*
So anytime I ask about the i7-2600(or 2700)k processor I always hear great things and I think i'm going to get one of them. However, I hear great things in terms of Framerate and gaming stuff. My GPU is a 7970 BTW so I know it can run any game on ultra w/ enhancements mods just fine with an i7-2600k. But never on the Video Rendering side.
How does it preform for rendering Hd videos?
Would it be good for say a 5 minute 1080p Hd video on After Effects? or take like 2 hours?
How much better would it be if I had a 3930k? since it's six cores instead of 4?
I hear adobe programs can render video's faster with a Nvidia GPU but I want a AMD 7970 since it's a good bit better than the GTX 580. And I figured you could use AMD since it's a leading graphics card brand with the Adobe GPU Acceleration technology in After Effects. <-- I dunno if any of this is true or just random ranting lol but any insight would be helpful.
Also how much Ram should I get for video rendering? I was planning on getting 8Gb but I hear people needing 16Gb or more? The 8Gb is the DDR-1866 or whatever not 1600, or 1366.
Please help, I'm trying to work around my $2050 budget including monitor, case, and everything and just balance everything accordingly.
I do not have a precise and knowledgeable information.
All I can say is that actual video associated to the processor are not worth my attention "yet", especially if I already have a OK graphic card.
The second point is that there is a new set of instruction on processor called AVX that would make you greatly benefit in worklow and perhaps speed rendering for at least 2D/3D application like After Effect from what I read in various articles; therefore AVX instruction on processor would be my targeting processor line if I were you.
Google and type Intel AVX, that should give you a better lead.