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Old 11-07-2010, 07:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Which of these cards would work best for media Transcoding?

/Topic - and this is assuming that the model of card has the highest amount of RAM available.

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GT 430

If it matters, It will be transcoding video on a home server. (probably on linux. Hopefully using CUDA.)

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Default Re: Which of these cards would work best for media Transcoding?

Almost all transcoding is done by the CPU. Grab a quad and you will be set. Intel has the advantage on this one and always has as their chips seem to handle this task faster.

I have read about CUDA being used for this, but I haven't seen it in action or know what programs use it. If you were to find out then you would want to get the 430, but a 450 or 460 would definitely be better for everything as the 430 is rather low end.

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