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  • Which of these crap video cards will be better. Hehehe…

    Posted by Joshua Jackson on July 12, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    Hello…
    I’m building a new editing computer.
    I’ll have the Intel i7-6700 (not K) and so it will have some on-board video ability.
    My understanding is that the new core CPUs actually have decent hardware acceleration.
    My intention is to get a Radeon RX 480, but they are sold out.

    In my possession are as follows…
    Intel i7-6700 (Intel HD Graphics 530)
    GPU Clock: 300 MHz
    Boost Clock: 1050 MHz
    Memory Clock: System Shared
    Memory Size: System Shared
    Memory Type: System Shared
    Memory Bus: System Shared
    Bandwidth: System Dependent
    Shading Units: 192
    TMUs: 24
    ROPs: 3
    Pixel Rate: 900 MPixel/s
    Texture Rate: 7.20 GTexel/s
    Floating-point performance: 115.20 GFLOPS

    Radeon x1950 Crossfire Edition
    GPU Clock: 650 MHz
    Memory Clock: 1000 MHz / 2000 MHz effective
    Memory Size: 512 MB
    Memory Type: GDDR4
    Memory Bus: 256 bit
    Bandwidth: 64.0 GB/s
    Pixel Shaders: 48
    Vertex Shaders: 8
    TMUs: 16
    ROPs: 16
    Pixel Rate: 10.40 GPixel/s
    Vertex Rate: 1.300 GVertices/s
    Texture Rate: 10.40 GTexel/s

    Radeon HD 2400 Pro
    GPU Clock: 525 MHz
    Memory Clock: 400 MHz / 800 MHz effective
    Memory Size: 256 MB
    Memory Type: DDR2
    Memory Bus: 64 bit
    Bandwidth: 6.40 GB/s
    Shading Units: 40
    TMUs: 4
    ROPs: 4
    Compute Units: 2
    Pixel Rate: 2.100 GPixel/s
    Texture Rate: 2.100 GTexel/s
    Floating-point performance: 42.00 GFLOPS

    Radeon HD 3450
    GPU Clock: 600 MHz
    Memory Clock: 500 MHz / 1000 MHz effective
    Memory Size: 256 MB
    Memory Type: DDR2
    Memory Bus: 64 bit
    Bandwidth: 8.00 GB/s
    Shading Units: 40
    TMUs: 4
    ROPs: 4
    Compute Units: 2
    Pixel Rate: 2.400 GPixel/s
    Texture Rate: 2.400 GTexel/s
    Floating-point performance: 48.00 GFLOPS

    I’m going to assume that the on-board video will be the best (just judging by the GFLOPS numbers).
    Does that seem like the logical choice?
    JJ

    Aaron Star replied 7 years, 7 months ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • John Rofrano

    July 13, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    [Joshua Jackson] “I’m going to assume that the on-board video will be the best (just judging by the GFLOPS numbers).”

    You guessed correctly. Those video cards are absolutely anemic by today’s standard. It’s not even woth wasting a slot on one of them.

    Vegas Pro’s minimum requirement is for a GPU with 512MB memory so the Radeon HD 2400 Pro and Radeon HD 3450 don’t even meet minimum requirements (i.e., they are useless and won’t be recognized).

    ~jr

    http://www.johnrofrano.com
    http://www.vasstsoftware.com

  • Aaron Star

    July 13, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    Just use the onboard GPU if you are waiting on a 480. The RX480 is great on power usage, but not the top in calc speeds. If you want to just stick in a temp card to enable OpenCL/GPU benefits, there is always ebay. I would recommend the following in order:

    AMD:
    5770 (1360 gflops)
    r9-270x
    6970
    7970-ghz
    RX480
    r9-290x
    R9-390x
    R9-FuryX (8600 gflops)

    The i7-6700 is around 113 gflops, so if you do any blurs or other GPU effects adding a GPU will help even a modern CPU. If you are planning on running a 4K monitor, then use the onboard GPU, and the add on GPU for compute only. 7970 and above are the only cards to support 4k. There is a difference between display resolution ability and computational performance.

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