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Video card for video editing. 5570 / 5670 / 5770

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March 15, 2012 11:28:04 PM

I would like to use the least expensive card that would work well for video editing, no gaming.
all cards are 1gb and are listed from lowest cost to highest cost.
hd 5570
hd 5670
hd 5770

the system would be an i5-2400 on a gigabyte z68ma-d2h-b3 motherboard.

I need to use only these components, because the are what i have now, and i am not interested in spending money if these will work.

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I meant video rendering, not video editing.
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March 15, 2012 11:33:33 PM

5770 is the best one on your list... if that helps. not sure about AMD and video editing.
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March 15, 2012 11:39:25 PM

yes the power of each card is higher going down the list as is the cost.
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March 15, 2012 11:55:05 PM

Honestly, most of the standard video editing applications on the market (like, Adobe Premiere Pro) have optimizations for nVidia's CUDA GPGPU technology. Nobody uses AMD cards for video editing. As far as gaming goes, they're extremely competitive, but for video, it's a much better plan to use nVidia.

Additionally, video RAM isn't the biggest consideration when editing video. texture fill performance generally correlates to GPGPU performance, which is a better indicator of accelerated video editing performance.

I suggest you look in to a GeForce 460. They're about the price of the (rather antique) cards you listed, and you can (with the help of an edited text configuration file) enable it to do CUDA acceleration in Premiere Pro, etc. The 460 is roughly equivalent to a Radeon 6790, and they're about $125 right now on the egg.

Just caught your edit. I'm assuming you're talking about video encoding or transcoding when you talk about video "rendering" The advice above as far as CUDA is concerned still applies. there are many more nVidia aware GPGPU applications at the moment.
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March 16, 2012 1:45:36 AM

looks like the client wants to use Adobe After Effects to do super slow motion videos using a program called Twixtor.
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