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Old 04-03-2007, 02:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I compared 3 video cards and have a question on what the following terms mean:

Core clock, PixelPipelines, Memory Clock, Memory Size, Memory Interface, RoHS Compliant, Dual-Link DVI Supported,

I need a video card in hopes to improve:
  1. (Maya)
  2. Photoshop
  3. Adobe Premiere Video Editing

Then of course I could probably use some special effects and video games. I was actually thinking of buying Vista but I don't really need it. But production is mainly the reason.


Here is the link to the comparison to which video card should I pick:
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Also I currently have $145 to spare.

Which one would be more useful?

Buying ONE 512mb video card above
buy a 256mb video card with Dual DVI with a 1gb memory ram
Buy a 500gb harddrive
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Old 04-03-2007, 05:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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For editing you need more Ram so the video card doesn't really matter get 4x1gb (2xdual channel) wait for vista to release the service pack mid-autumn before buying. If you need the hdd space then you need the space make sure you get Seagate barracuda 7200.10.

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Old 04-03-2007, 10:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Any of those vc you picked will do great for what you want. Those programs do not put that high of a demand on your vc.
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I see.

The maximum memory my comp can handle is 2gb.
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Of those you listed, go with the XFX.

RAM will be your friend as far as those programs are concerned. The more the better.
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acually for editing your gonna wanna a work startion card, cheapest those come is like $1k a pair. So ram it is
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You don't need a workstation card....you can use a high-end gaming it's just that rendering will take more time.
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I see. So if I buy the workstation card my video will render faster? I might buy it in the future and just stick to the video card right now.
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Yes workstation cards are made for it so yes it will render quite a bit faster. If you are a serious video editor then you should look into the Quadro series.
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out of the cards that you listed the xfx should be good.
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