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How important are GPUs in screen capture?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
December 4, 2012 4:37:03 PM

I was wondering if I would get better perfromance from my recording software (Bandicam) if I upgraded my graphics card (currently a ATI Radeon HD 5400 series)... I'm no sure how much of a part a GPU plays when it come to screen caputre - moreover, would it be better to upgrade my CPU instead (currently an AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2GHz)?

Thanks all,

Just to clarify, by "screen capture", I mean recording what's happening on screen (ie. while playing a game).. and I'm afraid i don't know if Bandicam is hardware accelerated :/ 
December 4, 2012 5:00:36 PM

You definetley could benefit by upgrading your GPU (cpu is pretty good for now) but just to be sure what games will you be recording?
December 5, 2012 4:57:54 PM

Mostly Minecraft, but occationally other games like Skyrim, XCom and Dishonored
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December 5, 2012 5:03:10 PM

Well if you would like to upgrade your GPU what is your price range?
December 5, 2012 5:52:30 PM

:| Haven't got a fortune to spend i'll be honest, but anything up to £150 ($241) is plausable.. at that price what would you recomend? Would you go AMD or NVidia at that price?
December 5, 2012 6:01:41 PM

Before I make any reccommendations could you post your full System Specifications please?