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Windows 7: Soliciting advice on processor selection for video editing rig

05 Jun 2014   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I would go for the Haswell. It will also depend on the programs you are using because not all programs make use of all cores. For that reason alone a 6 core is questionable.


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05 Jun 2014   #12
TVeblen

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I understand that Avid Media Composer will use all the cores you give it.
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05 Jun 2014   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

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I do most of my video work with an i7-2600 of 3.4GHz. I am quite happy with it. A good test is the encoding phase of the Microsoft Expression Encoder 4. That is heavy duty work. This is a paid program but you can use it for free if your recordings are not longer than 10 minutes. That suits me for my tutorials. If I need more time, I paste the pieces together.

Here is a little tutorial I once made in case you want to try it.

Screen Capture and Video Editing in High Quality
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05 Jun 2014   #14
TVeblen

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Excellent. It would be nice to test it out before i turn it over. And installing Avid MC, even temporarily, is not an option due to licensing restrictions and activation.
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05 Jun 2014   #15
TVeblen

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The reason I posted this here is because, like you Jack, I went into this thinking that The LGA2011 platform was the obvious choice for maximum power.

However, given what I have learned on other forums and the tests I've looked at, the Haswell seemed worthy. That is why I posted here. Given the data and the opinions stated here I believe I must change my mind.

Here are some of the tests I looked at:


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05 Jun 2014   #16
TVeblen

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And just today Newegg sent a promo for 4790K pre-order. $295 with promo code.

Intel Core i7-4790 Haswell 3.6GHz LGA 1150 84W Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4600 BX80646I74790 - Newegg.com

Ah, crap. That is a 4790 - not a 4790K.
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05 Jun 2014   #17
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

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The i7-4790 is available now and would be a good choice since there will be no overclocking. Note that is the so-called "Haswell Refresh" and you'd need a Z97 board.
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05 Jun 2014   #18
TVeblen

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Why "Haswell Refresh"? What does refresh mean?
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05 Jun 2014   #19
Britton30
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the first Haswells have the Voltage Regulator Module (VRM) on the CPU die, this led to lots of heat if OCing. The refresh moves the VRM back on the motherboard.
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05 Jun 2014   #20
Layback Bear

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The Haswell refresh is try to solve the temp problem the old Haswell had. All of them didn't have the problem but enough did for a Intel update (refresh).
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