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  • What is the best Graphics card I can use to run Motion smoothly!?

    Posted by Jonathan Eagan on April 13, 2005 at 3:38 am

    Is the ATI RADEON 9800 Pro (@ either 128 or 256) the way to go? I’m running the stock card now so anything will improve my situation, but I’ve heard lately that the x800 card is cheaper and actually better. Please help, I want to get this right the first time as it is quite a lot of money.

    George Loch replied 19 years, 1 month ago 4 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Noah Kadner

    April 13, 2005 at 4:38 am
  • Brian Charles

    April 14, 2005 at 2:26 pm

    I can’t speak the the speed of the x800 but the 9800 Pro is very noisy. I’m happy with the performance of this card but the GPU fan runs constantly, I’m looking into an alternative method of cooling it the noise is distracting and annoying when editing audio.

    The graphics card is just one part of Motion / speed equation. RAM may be more important, I’d suggest you add as much as you can afford. I increased mine from 1.5 GB to 3GB and Motion was much happier.

  • Noah Kadner

    April 14, 2005 at 6:40 pm

    RAM and Processor speed is crucial but the GPU is where all of the heavy lifting is done. It has the greatest effect on Motion’s performance.


  • George Loch

    April 16, 2005 at 5:55 am

    I think the message is “Video, CPU and RAM….pick any three”.

    I have found this to be true to have Motion play along in a way that resembles what we all saw in the demos.

    gl<-assuming this will be even more important after Sunday night 🙂

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