DIY – GPU
Picking the right graphics card for your NLE workstation
One of the most often asked questions we get asked on our tech support and sales lines (as well as in emails, online forums and user groups) is what is the best graphics card for NLE. The answer is actually pretty simple, once you understand why. It all depends on the NLE software you plan on running, what kind of video work you do and if you are also going to be using any additional hardware in your system.
Before we get into the specifics of which card is right for you, lets take a little history lesson on graphics cards and video editing.
Both nVidia and ATI make great graphic cards with very good Open GL support. These are the two top brands we recommend for video editing. OpenGL has become very important for video editing.