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It is worth upgrading to a i7-4790 for video editing

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I'm running a i5-3470 on my pc with a gtx 1050 ti 4gb and 16gb of RAM.

Will upgrading the CPU to an i7-4790 help with faster video render times? Will it make that much of a difference?

Thank you.

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Just now, ApusDot said:

I'm running a i5-3470 on my pc with a gtx 1050 ti 4gb and 16gb of RAM.

Will upgrading the CPU to an i7-4790 help with faster video render times? Will it make that much of a difference?

Thank you.

Yes it will render faster.  Im assuming its the 4790k .. If so overclock it and you will be happy about performance.


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39 minutes ago, ApusDot said:

Will upgrading the CPU to an i7-4790 help with faster video render times?

Usually the price difference wouldn't be too far from much better up-to-date brand new builds from either Intel or AMD, ultimately if you can pay for the r5 3600 + b450 combo or since you're going to video edit you might have use to quicksync in this case at least an i7 9700 on a b365.

 

I'd only consider used older hardware as is if you're really saving a lot of money, because if you're going to spend plenty already why not just get the most "value" even if spending a little more.


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Some video editing/rendering apps depend more on the CPU (and among them some utilize all threads, others a reduced number of them...I believe Premiere uses effectively till 10 cores), others get the acceleration by GPU, so this counts, too. It's the CPU, for most. In general benchmarks the 3600 and 2700x are quite much better machines than older ones from so many years ago, for almost everything. For some , single core fastest clock is key, in others the threads count a bit more. It also depends on if you loose more time rendering (edit: seems you want faster rendering) or need the speed-up during editing. Is not the same Premiere than Final Cut, Davinci Resolve, Sony Vegas, etc. In  general the CPU is more important, but in Davinci Resolve is all about the GPU, so a gamer machine could be already a good bet till some point, for that one. The CPU and other components are yet very important in GPU accelerated software, anyway. Considering that in benchmarks, particularly multi threaded loads, the 7700k is left quite behind in comparison to both the 3600x and 2700x, the software being used (as each one seems to make a  somewhat different use of hardware) is a big factor, imo. The (having SSD disks) disk and RAM (After Effects uses a lot of ram in certain type of projects) has its influence, too. In theory one should go for 32GB...but I know, pricey...At least 16gb and 4gb in the v. card.  And at what resolution are you going to work (4k, etc), that's quite a factor (RAM, etc). For editing with Premiere only, maybe is a better road to get an i9 9900k. I just dislike the upgrade path...

 

 

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