Would getting a newer 1GB,700+ Core Clock Speed GPU be better than my existing 8600GT 512MB, 540MHz make Video editing easier and less taxing on Studio?
Pinnacle Studio 14HD Ultimate. (Always have to free up resources when Importing analog video) need to upgrade from XP to Win7 64Bit. I'm finding studio files all over my drives and hard to locate files for re-burn to DVD. I have three drives, My boot drive is a 74GB WD Raptor for O.S., WD500GB Storage drive, and a 2TB WD Caviar green for Storage.
Even though the 74GB Raptor would be faster for apps and the O.S, would having the 500GB used for the O.S., and applications be better to use with studio14 or does it matter? Here, on Pinnacle Forum, someone said all the studio files should be on one drive. I just want to capture, edit and burn to DVD, OR save as video files on the External HDD for future burns.
What I presently have >
Nvidia Geforce 8600GT 512 MB, Core clock speed 540MHz, GDDR2, 128 bit, Memory Speed 700 GHz.
CPU > INTEL Core2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz (4 cpu’s)
MOTHERBOARD> MSI P-35 (MS-7345) Platinum
OPERATING SYSTEM> Windows XP 32 Bit, soon to upgrade to Windows7 Pro 64, with a total 8GB DDR2 SDRAM (8GB DDR2 PC6400/800MHz)
MEMORY> At present, 4GB DDR2 / PC6400/800MHz.
I exhaustively use Photoshop CS3, and Pinnacle Studio 15 HD Ultimate. I would like to get the MOST of what I have and wanted to know a few things.
I talked to an IT guy at Staples who told me he does CAD, 3-D rendering, Photoshop, and told me it is the GPU with a fast CORE CLOCK SPEED that makes Photoshop and Video Editing work much faster.
Then I went to FRYS and a few (gamer) guys told me it’s the combination of both the CPU and the SDRAM System memory that makes it work faster.
I almost bought one of the (below listed) ASUS GPU’s, when yet another guy told me I would be fine with what I have. Please tell me whose right.
When I start up Photoshop, it takes maybe three to four minutes to finish loading Preferences, which is ridiculous, I think. What would speed that up, memory or CPU, or GPU? And would that also benefit my Studio video editing?
I will most definitely be upgrading my motherboard in a few years…More ram, faster CPU, a new MOBO, etc., so I don’t want to waste any money now.
ASUS ENGTS450/DI/1GD5 GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Chipset Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Core Clock: 810MHz
Stream Processors: 192 Processor Cores
Effective Memory Clock: 3608MHz
Model #: ENGTS450/DI/1GD5
Item #: N82E16814121423
ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP/2DI/768MD5 GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Chipset Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Core Clock: 700MHz
Shader Clock: 1400MHz
Stream Processors: 336 Processor Cores
Model #: ENGTX460 DirectCU T7
Item #: N82E16814121390
ASUS EAH6870 DC/2DI2S/1GD5 Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity