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illuzioner
radeon HD 4850 X2 video card?
on May 18, 2009 at 5:22:43 pm

hi,

need some experienced advice. i'm looking for a graphics card for my system and the fx 1700 is beyond my budget. editing and compositing represent about 20% of my time, so it's not the absolutely most important part of my system. i'm really trying to stay around the $250 or so range.

i saw this review on the radeon 4850 x2

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-geforce-gtx,2270-4.html

will this card work with avid MC even though avid won't officially support anything other than nvidia? the videoguys system recommendations mention ati cards by brand, but no specific models.

thnx for all,

lou


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Jcschild
Re: radeon HD 4850 X2 video card?
on May 20, 2009 at 3:50:10 pm

i would use nvidia 260/285
however with MC you will get an error that pops up about the card just ignore it as Avid as usual is way behind on updating device drivers.


Scott
ADK


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illuzioner
Re: radeon HD 4850 X2 video card?
on May 20, 2009 at 4:30:25 pm

Jcschild: i would use nvidia 260/285
however with MC you will get an error that pops up about the card just ignore it as Avid as usual is way behind on updating device drivers.


Scott
ADK


thank you! that's the only solid info i've gotten about non-quadro cards after asking in multiple forums, including avid's!

thanks again!


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Jcschild
Re: radeon HD 4850 X2 video card?
on May 21, 2009 at 2:19:18 pm

no prob, thats what forums are for.
even with the new quadro's you would get the error!
i have to laugh every time we build an Avid system and see that error.

also the nvidia 260 blows away the qaudro 1700 powerwise.
more power less money
Scott
ADK


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illuzioner
Re: radeon HD 4850 X2 video card?
on May 21, 2009 at 3:27:20 pm

Jcschild: no prob, thats what forums are for.
even with the new quadro's you would get the error!
i have to laugh every time we build an Avid system and see that error.

also the nvidia 260 blows away the qaudro 1700 powerwise.
more power less money
Scott
ADK


Jcschild, which card would you recommend for the me if I use avid and after effects about 20% of the time, and flash and photoshop 80% of the time:

GTX 260
GTX 285
new Quadro 580

thanks again, you've been a great help!


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Jcschild
Re: radeon HD 4850 X2 video card?
on May 21, 2009 at 10:01:28 pm

i would get the 285 only because of the AE/PS.
Avid does not do much in the way of offloading to the GPU.
with Photoshop the added memory will help thats on the 285.
and the open GL/raw gpu power ability will help AE.

the Quadro 580 is a very whimpy card. you would have to spend a good deal more on a quadro to get to the 285 power.
the 1800 is like the 260 where the 3800 is like the 280

Scott
ADK


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illuzioner
Re: radeon HD 4850 X2 video card?
on May 22, 2009 at 12:54:12 am

thanks again for all the info, you've been a big help!


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