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Stephen Mann
Display Adapter List
on Jul 29, 2011 at 4:08:07 am

I am about to order the parts to build a new editing PC, and I went to the BorisFX web site to look at the recommended cards only to find the list pretty out of date. Some of the cards aren't even available any more.

So, what would the recommendation be? I am using Sony Vegas (which doesn't care what display adapter you use) and BCC7. I prefer a dual-head adapter to run two displays (actually, I will have two cards and four monitors).

Other than Photoshop, there won't be any other graphics programs on this workstation.


Steve Mann
MannMade Digital Video

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peter mcauley
Re: Display Adapter List
on Aug 1, 2011 at 1:42:30 pm

Hi Stephen,

Rather than provide you with a list of cards that I think would work, I've passed this request on to one of our engineers, who will review the request and provide a list for you. As soon as he passes that list back to me I'll post it here.



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Stewart Bourke
Re: Display Adapter List
on Aug 17, 2011 at 10:22:05 am


Any sign of the list yet - I too would be interested for exactly the same reason.

Thank you

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peter mcauley
Re: Display Adapter List
on Aug 17, 2011 at 1:25:47 pm


Apologies for the delay and herewith is the listing of supported video cards that I received from engineering:

NVIDIA Quadro FX 370/380/570/580/1500/1700/1800/3700/3800/4600/4800/5600/5800

NVIDIA GeForce 200 series

NVIDIA GeForce GT 100 series

ATI Radeon HD2000, HD3000, HD4000, and HD5000 series

ATI FireGL V5600–V8650

ATI FirePro models 3700 through 8750

If I were to recommend a card it would be the GeForce GTX 260/280.

For a recommendation the best Quadros are the Quadro FX x800 (1800, 3800, 4800, 5800).

Those on a budget might consider the NVIDIA Quadro FX 370/380/570/580.  Quadro FX 370/380 work but are slow. 

NVIDIA GeForce 200 series, specifically the GTX 260/280.

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Dave Haynie
Re: Display Adapter List
on Aug 25, 2011 at 3:06:35 pm

Do they have any recommendations for nVidia chips that are still in production? The GTX260/280 are from 2008, and were discontinued early last year. Current versions are the GTX 400 and 500 series. I've been sort of circling the idea of upgrading my old (8800GT) graphics card, but can't really figure out where performance can be optimized with respect to things useful for video.

Same with AMD.. the HD6000 (Northern Islands) series was out about a year ago, the HD5000 series (Evergreen) late in 2009; the HD 4000 series from 2009 is discontinued.

And yeah, I know these things get upgraded and replaced kind of on a daily basis, and it's important to list support for GPUs people already have in their systems. But I think there are a bunch of video heads around looking for recommendations on new hardware, too. And in particular, it's easy to find benchmarks for gaming on any non-pro-market GPU, but very little is published about even general video support.


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