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GTX 570 or Radeon HD 7850 ?

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July 4, 2012 1:00:21 AM

I am building a PC primarily for video editing ( after effects, Premiere pro ), 3D work ( Maya, 3DS Max ) and almost all of Adobe's other products ( Flash, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, etc)

I plan on running 2-3 monitors, and I am stuck between these two cards. The 7850 runs more monitors and has better specs all across the board, but the GTX 570 is said to be more powerful as well as having CUDA cores, which are used to accelerate Adobe products. Does anyone know if OpenCL is just as supported, or any recommendations on which to buy ?

Thank you ! :) 

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a c 92 U Graphics card
July 4, 2012 2:23:40 AM

well, here it is, straight from adobe: OpenCL is supported for Premiere pro just short of a few things:
http://blogs.adobe.com/premiereprotraining/2012/05/open...

I couldn't find such detailed information on after effects aside from adobe saying CS6 after effects supports OpenCL.

as for Maya, most of the rendering etc is done by the CPU so it doesn't matter.

overall, I think if you have Adobe CS6, the 7850 is a better pick with better specs for your line of work and lower power consumption. if you have an older version of the software, I would definitely go with the 570
a c 186 U Graphics card
July 4, 2012 2:49:31 AM

it's a close call whichever one you get, but:

- the 7850 has more vram
- the 7850 will consume less power
- ther GTX 570 is faster
- the GTX 570 has CUDA, PhysX, and arguably better drivers
- depending on what games you play, one card or the other might be "better" for you
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a c 92 U Graphics card
July 4, 2012 3:53:50 AM

bigcyco1 said:
it's a close call whichever one you get, but:

- the 7850 has more vram
- the 7850 will consume less power
- ther GTX 570 is faster
- the GTX 570 has CUDA, PhysX, and arguably better drivers
- depending on what games you play, one card or the other might be "better" for you


but he's not playing games... :pfff: 
a c 186 U Graphics card
July 4, 2012 4:06:55 AM

vmem said:
but he's not playing games... :pfff: 
not playing games :ouch:  that's no good
July 4, 2012 6:04:39 AM

bigcyco1 said:
it's a close call whichever one you get, but:

- the 7850 has more vram
- the 7850 will consume less power
- ther GTX 570 is faster
- the GTX 570 has CUDA, PhysX, and arguably better drivers
- depending on what games you play, one card or the other might be "better" for you


Lol copy and paste for all the same the same answers. must be tired of getting the same questions
July 4, 2012 6:09:36 AM

Thanks for your input guys ! I will be doing some light gaming ( my brother plays starcraft and I play team fortress 2 from time to time but my laptop with integrated graphics can run both those games so I'm not worried )

Will OpenCL be supported more in the future, do you think? And what would you say in the VRAM vs Speed in the applications I am using ?

Thanks again !
July 4, 2012 7:33:38 AM

Not sure of your questions bro, but I suspect in the real world they are all very close.

I just picked up a Asus 570 during lunch as I have had bad experiences with ATI cards and had to take them all back the same day. Whatever you choose I have a feeling you will not really notice a performance difference.

If you still cant make up your mind here are some other criteria you could add just to make things more complicated :) 

1> Looks
2> Price
3> Brand support


a b U Graphics card
July 4, 2012 9:09:58 AM

The stuff that you mention (adobe,3d work, maya etc) will work better with NVIDIA card, 570 is still pretty strong card and well, CUDA does help you alot.
here is an example of CUDA rendering.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qOr4qjAv5w
July 4, 2012 11:43:33 PM

Thanks for everyone's help ! I think I'll be going with the 570
a c 92 U Graphics card
July 4, 2012 11:45:43 PM

great choice. good luck!
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