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Nadeem Akhtar
ATI Radeon HD 3200 VS NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
on Sep 8, 2009 at 3:56:33 am

i currently have the ATI Radeon but im thinking about getting a new laptop which has a 128mb GEForce 8400M GS on it. im planning on using it for AfterEffects Production. dont really have any interest in gaming. can someone let me know which card is better and if i can expect any significant change in render speed? at the moment i have a 2ghz dual core processor and 3gb ram but rendering is a nightmare. the new one will have 2.2ghz dual core and 4gb ram as well as the 8400m gs graphics card.


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Dave LaRonde
Re: ATI Radeon HD 3200 VS NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
on Sep 8, 2009 at 2:51:46 pm

[Nadeem Akhtar] "...can someone let me know which card is better and if i can expect any significant change in render speed?"

Having a hot card isn't nearly as important in AE as it might be for other applications. AE simply doesn't use it much... and in AE, Open GL is of VERY limited value. Here's what a guy from Adobe has to say on the topic:

http://forums.creativecow.net/readpost/2/963498


Dave LaRonde
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