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Adobe Premiere CUDA GPU for under $200

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Last response: in Graphics Cards
March 27, 2012 5:48:58 PM

I am upgrading my video editing machine to a Core i7 2600k with 8GB RAM. I want a dual DVI out card that will work great for video editing. Since I use CS4 now (but plan to upgrade to Adobe CS5/6), I take it I can only pick from NVIDIA cards since they are the only cards that support CUDA.

Acoording to ppbm4 and the GTX family (specifically the 580, 480, and 2XX) do really well. So, just from browsing it seems like the $130 GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) would be a good buy.

Does anyone have any thoughts on this? I would like to spend $100 - $200 if possible and I do no plan on playing any games (or rather the games I play are from the '90s so no problem there).

I edit MOV H.264 1080p 24fps video from Canon cameras.

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a b Î Nvidia
March 27, 2012 6:33:09 PM

Don't buy GTX 550 Ti, it's bad performer for money. GTX 460 is faster by quite a bit, and is only $10/$20 more expensive (depending on the version).

192-bit bus version:
256-bit bus version:

The first one is considerably faster.

If you are willing to spend a little bit more, there's GTX 560, which is most powerful NVIDIA card under $200 mark.
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a b Î Nvidia
March 27, 2012 6:53:16 PM

xeoncross said:
I've heard reports that the 192-bit versions have trouble with higher resolutions than 1680 x 1050. I use 1080p when editing (to match my video) so is that only for games or also for preview rendering in applications?

Sorry, can't comment on that, but I doubt it. Though, all GTX 550 Ti's have 192-bit bus, so I guess you'd have to stay away from it as well. Guess that leaves you with 2 options:

GTX 460 for $150
GTX 560 for just below $200.

It all comes down to what you prefer: 20% performance or $50.
March 27, 2012 8:17:06 PM

I'm not worried about the 196bit pipeline, just thought I'd ask in case it was important. I personally would rather save the $50 since the GPU is only going to be offloading some of the previewing calculations and I can use that for more HD space.