System spec advice ~£2000

System spec advice ~£2000

Postby zaphodikus » Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:00 pm

Still deciding on my budget, but time to upgrade from my i5-4690 to a DDR4 machine. I'm not doing a lot of video editing at all, but found the render times just a bit too much a barrier even with 32GB or ram. I only do 2K renders, but I love to multi-track and often my 10 minute clips take most of an hour. I don't use the audio filters, I do all my audio layout in Audacity. Been going through this thread https://forum.corel.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=67217 for hints on how to optimise system spend, so far I have:
> Obviously i9 or equivalent AMD Rysen, happy to ditch my love of Intel at this stage.
> Do I need to spend big on graphics card? what budget cards "deliver" with the "hardware acceleration" rendering turned on? I mean I play a lot of games, but not enough to want to spend £500 on a graphics card. Is the nvidia 1060 good enough for editing?
> NVMe SSD stick. I'm going to also obviously spec out a motherboard supporting these.
> 20Gb or so of DDR4

Basically my main ask, what budget graphics cards have worked best for hardware accelerated renders?
Do most folk recommend to go for AMD Ryzen?
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Re: System spec advice ~£2000

Postby asik1 » Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:23 am

Save your £ for your i12 or Rysen8xxx,
VS hardly uses the GPU for render.
Once you decide to move else were , than it can make a change.
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Re: System spec advice ~£2000

Postby zaphodikus » Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:02 pm

Will definitely spend the graphics card money on a reliable NVMe, good to know.

I can afford a 16 core processor, and although VS renders using all 4 cores now, am I safe to assume that 16 cores will be almost 4x fastererer, even before you take into account the slight improvement on clock speed and memory bandwidth? Do people with more cores get significant benefit?
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motherboard: Asus Z97-P
processor: i5-4690K 3.5Ghz 4 core
ram: 32BG
Video Card: GeForce GTX 750 Ti
Hard_Drive_Capacity: SSD 500GB
Monitor/Display Make & Model: dual (letterbox LED and 19"LED)
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