I am currently looking at purchasing a new video editing workstation, and need a bit of advice on which video card to purchase.
The primary software being used is Sony Vegas Pro 11/12. Probably 11 right now because of plug-in support issues. I will also be doing a bit of 3D modeling and rendering.
The computer itself will be a Dell Precision T7600 with the following specs:
2xEight Core XEON (E5-2665, 2.4GHz, 20M, 8 GT/s,Turbo+) (unless there is a compelling reason to go 2687W)
64GB, DDR3 RDIMM Memory, 1600MHz, ECC (8 x 8GB DIMMs)
1x256GB SSD for OS
2x3TB Sata 7200k in Raid 0
Win 7 64-bit
My video card options are between:
Nvidia Quadro 5000
Nvidia Quadro 6000
Nvidia Quadro k5000
Single or Dual FirePro v7900s
The Quadro 6000 seems to be so overpriced for the performance that I have just written it off as an option, but would be open to hearing why I am wrong.
The k5000 would seemingly need a C2075 to go with it if my goal is to use GPU acceleration, which I am not even sure I need based on the CPUs being added.
So in the end, for the purposes of rendering and playback of video, would you choose the v7900s or a Quadro 5000, and would there be a reason in your mind to justify shelling out case for a k5000+C2075 or Quadro 6000?