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I'm looking at building a new PC, but I don't know how much to spend on each part. I'll be using Adobe Premiere to edit.

So if I buy a graphics card for the computer and use it when editing video does the card need to be on the list of cards that support GPU acceleration or whatever for the GPU to even be used at all when editing video?

asked Nov 10 '10 at 17:59

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Liam Quade

The actual video processing is very CPU dependant. While actually editing the video some fast RAM will also come in very useful.

The GPU has very little to do with the video editing in comparison to the CPU

answered Nov 10 '10 at 18:02

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Thank you very much.

(Nov 10 '10 at 18:18) Liam Quade Liam%20Quade's gravatar image

You're very welcome

(Nov 10 '10 at 18:21) DazOwen DazOwen's gravatar image

It really depends what sort of GPU you have. If you have the right one(s) and the right software, the GPUs will do a significant amount of the grunt work.

(Nov 10 '10 at 20:35) Seb Seb's gravatar image

Seb, like say a MacBook Pro, perhaps? ;-)

(Nov 10 '10 at 21:03) djmoore711 djmoore711's gravatar image

With the right software, that's a good example. Correct, djmoore711.

(Nov 10 '10 at 22:23) Seb Seb's gravatar image

Both. Mainly CPU but both is useful. GPU is more useful if you are doing 3D work. RAM is really what you need.

answered Nov 10 '10 at 18:11

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