by Jim Prisby on Apr 21, 2012 at 4:30:11 pm
I'm looking to purchase an Nvidia (Cuda) graphics card for use with Sony Vegas Pro 11 and wondered if anyone has tried the new GTX680. I know that it is faster for games but how is it for previewing/rendering? I've read where it may not be that much faster for rendering than the GTX580. Since the GTX680 starts at $500 I would rather save money by purchasing the GTX570 or GTX580 if that's true. Also, is the GTX580 worth the extra money over the GTX570?
Re: Nvidia GTX680 by John Rofrano on Apr 21, 2012 at 6:54:56 pm
[Jim Prisby]"Since the GTX680 starts at $500 I would rather save money by purchasing the GTX570 or GTX580 if that's true."
If you are willing to spend that much you might want to soend a bit more and get an NVIDIA Quadro 4000 card instead of a game card. It may prove to be more stable with professional video applications (unless you need it to play games too).
Re: Nvidia GTX680 by Jim Prisby on Apr 21, 2012 at 8:39:02 pm
Thanks, John, but the NVIDIA Quadro 4000 looks to be about $750-$800+ which is way above my budget. The GTX570 is below $300 at some online stores and I expect it and the GTX580 to drop some more because of the GTX680 release. The GTX680 is really above my budget somewhat and I was hoping to hear that I would be just as well off with the GTX570/580. I don't play games so that doesn't matter. I'm still looking for the comparisons and recommendations.