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I5 or i7 for movie editing?

My mom moved up from her old celeron desktop to my sister's old laptop that is some dual core intel processor, but she has not noticed any improvement with her video editing. So she wants a new computer, that can run video editing programs, such as pinnacle, good. Although I can not decide between a i5 or an i7 for the video editing. Mainly the choice is between the intel core i5 3570k and the intel core i7 3770k. Will there be much of a difference for the extra 100 bucks? And also two more things: Is 7,200 rpm hardrive sufficient for video editing? And Is the intel hd 4000 graphics good enough for video editing, or should I buy a discrete graphics card such as a gt 620(60$) or something? Thanks
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  1. for video editing save the money and get a AMD FX-8320 will outperform a i5 in video editing and sometimes outperform the i7
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    The i7 is better for that, if the program doesn't support GPU accelerated encoding, but if the program does support GPU accelerated encoding, either one would be fine, due to being able to use Quick Sync with the HD 4000 iGPU.

    When encoding, HD 4000 is much faster than anything a cheap discreet card can do.

    But to answer your last question completely, no, you don't need to buy a discreet GPU. The only ones that would even come close to the HD 4000's encoding speed are very high end.
  3. gamerkila57 said:
    for video editing save the money and get a AMD FX-8320 will outperform a i5 in video editing and sometimes outperform the i7


    Not really the i7, and Quick Sync would destroy the 8320/50 in encoding speed anyway.
  4. DJDeCiBeL said:
    Not really the i7, and Quick Sync would destroy the 8320/50 in encoding speed anyway.







  5. The 8350 in Handbrake (Pure CPU, no GPU accelerated encoding).



    If the 8350 can't beat the 3770K, a 8320 won't. Granted, the difference is small, but again, that's the 8350.
  6. gamerkila57 said:


    That's still pretty much irrelevant, though, if the program can use GPU accelerated encoding. Quick Sync would be much faster.
  7. gamerkila57 said:
    for video editing save the money and get a AMD FX-8320 will outperform a i5 in video editing and sometimes outperform the i7

    But do the amd processors have integrated graphics? Sorry if stupid question
  8. stevems said:
    But do the amd processors have integrated graphics? Sorry if stupid question


    Nope.
  9. DJDeCiBeL said:
    The 8350 in Handbrake (Pure CPU, no GPU accelerated encoding).

    http://media.bestofmicro.com/Y/3/357627/original/handbrake.png

    If the 8350 can't beat the 3770K, a 8320 won't. Granted, the difference is small, but again, that's the 8350.

    small difference by .04 and a big price difference
  10. stevems said:
    But do the amd processors have integrated graphics? Sorry if stupid question

    nope
  11. Does Cyberlink Powerdirector support hd graphics encoding? It's number 1 here http://video-editing-software-review.toptenreviews.com/
  12. stevems said:
    Does Cyberlink Powerdirector support hd graphics encoding? It's number 1 here http://video-editing-software-review.toptenreviews.com/


    It does, but like most programs that support GPU acceleration, not for all formats. That's the only drawback to GPU accelerated encoding.

    It works for H.264 though, and that's what she should be using anyway.
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