Hello, amateur and home user here.

I am trying to figure out whether workstation video cards are good for video editing, or are they really only good for 3D applications or CAD as I've read? I haven't really found a definitive answer yet.

I'm referring to personal video editing programs for home use, like Premiere Elements or Pinnacle Studio, not the professional ones, so my system is going to be a more run of the mill PC (ie. quad-core processor and 4 GB ram)

That being said, I do play some games (like WoW, and maybe Diablo 3 or Battlefield 3 in the future) so a gaming card would certainly be welcome.

Anyone with experience in this area would be greatly appreciated!