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Windows 7: Another Editing Rig: Graphics Card Dilemma?

28 Jul 2015   #1
kbronski

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Another Editing Rig: Graphics Card Dilemma?

I've recently started as the IT Assistant for a local media group, so rest assured: this is not a repeat thread about my own rig.

We have one editing guy, and one main editing rig. The HW configuration is as follows:

Corsair HX 850 Semi-Modular PSU
Asus Z97-PRO Mobo
Intel Core i7-4790k CPU
16GB DDR3 RAM (didn't bother looking at specifics, don't care right now)
Nvidia Quadro K2200 GPU
Intel SSD 500GB
2TB Seagate HDD
4TB Seagate HDD
All inside of a Fractal Design Define R4

Aaand that's it. It was built by a local tech company long before I was hired, and so after redoing some of their (horrendous, disgusting, oh-my-gosh-how-in-the-even) work inside the case, I found myself baffled that there was no secondary graphics card for cuda acceleration. This rig is being used to edit 4K footage in Premiere Pro, and I know the guy has experienced hiccups in his video performance before. So, my question is this (because I'm not as totally savvy as I sometimes like to think I am):

Would something like a GTX 970 (or 980, or whatever-have-you) make much of a difference in load spreading to more efficiently work with 4K footage? If so, what recommendations would you have as far as a good card to suit the build without spending an arm and a leg? Remember: lower costs make the boss happy, and more willing to listen to me when I say, "Hey, you really need this."


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28 Jul 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I believe any reference 980 4gb would be fine which are about 500.us :/
Either of the top 2 are good cards seeing as you have a asus board
asus 980 - Newegg.com
I guess this is the one you use now ?
PNY Quadro K2200 VCQK2200-PB 4GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Workstation Video Card - Newegg.com

This one has almost 4 times the cuda cores as the pny even though they both are 4gb cards
ASUS STRIX-GTX980-DC2OC-4GD5 GeForce GTX 980 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - Newegg.com

If too pricy there's the 970
ASUS STRIX-GTX970-DC2OC-4GD5 GeForce GTX 970 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready SLI Support G-SYNC Support Video Card - Newegg.com
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29 Jul 2015   #3
kbronski

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Boss was pressing for a budget-sensitive decision so I went with the 970. Thanks for the recommendations, though. The 980ti would have been my first choice.
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29 Jul 2015   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

With a budget in mind a 980ti is not in that line
Just getting one with 256 bit and a lot more cuda cores will suite
That 970 has gsync as well not sure your monitors do though ?

If no budget were in mine the titan line is a better choice for video and audio stuff
Titan x or titan z
But you'd be well over 1k for the x and 1500.00 for the z
EVGA - Products - Graphics - GeForce TITAN Series Family

I sent a Titan x hybrid back it was not in the cards I don't have a 4k monitor or t.v. to take advantage of the features and with the prices of them the titan would be obsolete before I did buy a 4k t.v.
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30 Jul 2015   #5
kbronski

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
With a budget in mind a 980ti is not in that line
Just getting one with 256 bit and a lot more cuda cores will suite
That 970 has gsync as well not sure your monitors do though ?

If no budget were in mine the titan line is a better choice for video and audio stuff
Titan x or titan z
But you'd be well over 1k for the x and 1500.00 for the z
EVGA - Products - Graphics - GeForce TITAN Series Family

I sent a Titan x hybrid back it was not in the cards I don't have a 4k monitor or t.v. to take advantage of the features and with the prices of them the titan would be obsolete before I did buy a 4k t.v.
Gsync is one of those things that I've heard of and heard talked about, but still don't really know what it is.
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03 Aug 2015   #6
countzero

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i've done that for 10years, dozens of builds in the 5000$ range.
hit me up, i can provide current blueprints for stable systems. avid & pro tools.
you don't need a big quadro and big render cards. it's either or.

if your boss wants to make money: avid media composer.
i churn out 1 minute of prime tv per hour on that.
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