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The best graphic card for video/photo editing?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
October 7, 2012 4:54:12 AM

I am building a new system. I will mostly use it for video editing (Canon 7D camera) and photo editing. Sometimes I have to do the rendering of the video and the photo editing at the same time. Here is my system that I think to build:

1. Asus P9X79 WS
2. Intel Core I7-3930K
3. AMD Radeon HD 7970 or GeForce GTX 680 PCIE SC+ or NVIDIA Quadro 4000 GPU 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5

Any suggestions on which card should i chose? Should I have 2 or 1 card?
October 7, 2012 5:09:41 AM

Monitor resolution will be 2560 x 1600.
a b U Graphics card
October 7, 2012 5:18:43 AM

680 will do well vs the quadro 4000 and the 680 will game better.
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October 7, 2012 5:24:34 AM

I am looking for a faster and reliable system. No gaming.
a b U Graphics card
October 7, 2012 5:29:16 AM

The gtx 680 will be faster rendering.
a b U Graphics card
October 7, 2012 5:30:33 AM

Sadly the NVIDIA Quadro 4000 is old, I mean really its old. I would stick with the gtx 680 it will be faster. We use gtx 680's for cad at work I know its not the same but we see better performance.
October 7, 2012 5:46:31 AM

since I will have a high resolution monitor will I need 2 video cards or just one?
a b U Graphics card
October 7, 2012 5:49:09 AM

If you can afford it I would highly reccomend getting 2, but I know allot of programs will not support dual cards.