Video Card / Sony Vegas Pro 13
Been looking into updating my graphics card for sometime now, I have read many posts on SVP supported GPU cards, which most are no longer available or getting hard to find, especially here in Australia. I am not to keen on buying hardware second-hand and prefer to buy new stock.
I have set a spend limit of $400 AUD for the new card. Obviously the cheaper the better.
System config is:
I have been looking at the following cards:
Since I have seen the R9 mentioned as GPU supported in many threads, would this particular card be supported?
Which, if any, of these cards would provide me with a good degree of performance increase?
I am also planning on doing 4K work in the near future, thus another reason why I am looking to upgrade.
From what I understand rendering is a CPU intensive process and is not effected by the GPU, is this correct or will the GPU have some bearing on rendering times and rendered file sizes?
Any thoughts or ideas would be greatly appreciated.
On another track, long-term I am planning on building a dedicated video production computer with dual CPU's, would I be better going with Intel (i7 or the latest CPU at the time) or AMD CPU?
You would want to max your "Compute Units" on the device you choose. For instance, the 390X has 44 compute units, while the RX480 only has 33. The 390X is 5900 GFLOPs vs 5100 GFLOPs. The 480 is however the latest chipset with the most contemporary feature set that other apps or future apps may take advantage of.
For Vegas I would rank stats on a GPU in this order:
Dual CPU motherboards would be Xeon CPU class systems only these days. There used to be AMD boards with this capability, but Xeon compute power is far superior and more stable. The AMD x370-1800X might be something to investigate, as well as the x99-5960x/6960X. Good Xeon Chips are very expensive, and the cheaper ones in dual mode are likely not faster than say a 5960 single. Compare GLFOPs on processors, that will offer a general rule of thumb for performance.
Thanks for your response, much appreciated. Fair bit to take on board here.
I appreciate your thoughts on the video cards, as this will be the first improvement I will be making. Would the 390X card improve rendering times?