I am in search of a graphics card that makes video editing fast.
I think to buy an i5 cpu with a motherboard with quicksync (z68?) and an SSD.
Quicksync on cpu is only for transcoding (h.264 and mpeg2 as I understood).
I suppose that I need a discrete graphics cards with cuda to make faster the rest of video editing. I don't care about 3D games.
Ofcourse, I will use software that supports the technologies needed.
The differences among the various graphic cards currently are the number of cuda cores (eg 96), the memory size (eg 1GB), the memory-channel size (eg 128bit), the type of RAM (DDR3/DDR5) etc.
Up to what point, adding cuda cores, and more memory to the graphics helps would help my video editing process?
- Is it enough to buy a cheap cuda card (under $100)?
- Would buying an expensive card with more cuda cores, extra memory, bigger memory channel size, offer significant advantag over cheap cards?
- Could an expensive cuda card even offer no advantage at all, if there are other bottlennecks at the system?
- Does a system with i5, z68 motherboard and SSD disk, 8 GB ram, and windows 7 64 bit have any bottleneck for high-end cuda cards?