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Best GTX 970 for Video Editing

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi All,

 

I'm looking to upgrade my GPU from the pitiful GT220 currently occupying the single PCIe 2.0 16x slot on my mobo (MSI Indio).

 

I do a lot of video editing and feel an upgraded GPU would improve the speed of my workflow. So, I have a couple of questions that I hope any tech savvy video editors out there may be able/willing to answer.

 

Due to the minimal amount of space available in the case I'm using (an upgraded HP p6235uk) the best card I can find that will fit is a GTX 970.

 

So, my question is, how do the Base & Boost Clock speeds on the cards available from different manufacturers affect things like render performance and playback response? Does a higher clock speed overall mean better performance?

 

Thanks,

 

Lloyd


CURRENT - Dell XPS 15 9550

 

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Hey,

I would pick the MSI 4G Gaming one. Quiet and small formfaktor plus zero fan modus at idle!

 

 


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A higher clockspeed will affect performance but not that much, go for what fits your case, is affordable and looks decent/cools decent.

How much clearance do you have?

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Methinks the CPU and RAM are much more important to rendering than the GPU and the difference along the manufacturers won't make a vast difference.  Get the one you like the best.


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The Galax HOF and MSI are quiet and overclock well, especially the Hall of Fame 970.


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2 minutes ago, ThatOneRussian said:

Wow that sarcasm :D

No rlly i think the 970 is better but thats personal prefs


|| CPU: I7 6950X @4.6 (1.35V) || Cooler: CUSTOM EK LOOP || Motherboard: ASUS RAMPAGE V EDITION 10

|| GPU: 2x Vega 64 Strix OC @1762 / 1100 MHz || Memory: 16GB G.Skill Royal RGB 3200 Mhz ||

HDD: Segate Barracuda 3TB || SSD: Samsung 970 Evo 512 GB || PSU: Corsair HX 1200 W || Case: Fractal Design Define R6 Gunmetal || Fans: Corsair HD120 (x4) / BeQuiet Silent Wings 3 (x4) || Monitor: ACER XF27HU ||

Second Monitor: BENQ RL2455HM || Mouse: Logitech G502 Pretus Core || Keyboard: Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum || Headphones: Sennheiser IE80 ||

 

                                                                                                          Buildlog expirience swapping to x99: 

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, joshuawi99 said:

Wow that sarcasm :D

No rlly i think the 970 is better but thats personal prefs

Unless you need the personal prefs just get a 390 although things like shadow play are really useful on the nVidia side. 


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1 minute ago, ThatOneRussian said:

Unless you need the personal prefs just get a 390 although things like shadow play are really useful on the nVidia side. 

And sli 970 scale better inmyop


|| CPU: I7 6950X @4.6 (1.35V) || Cooler: CUSTOM EK LOOP || Motherboard: ASUS RAMPAGE V EDITION 10

|| GPU: 2x Vega 64 Strix OC @1762 / 1100 MHz || Memory: 16GB G.Skill Royal RGB 3200 Mhz ||

HDD: Segate Barracuda 3TB || SSD: Samsung 970 Evo 512 GB || PSU: Corsair HX 1200 W || Case: Fractal Design Define R6 Gunmetal || Fans: Corsair HD120 (x4) / BeQuiet Silent Wings 3 (x4) || Monitor: ACER XF27HU ||

Second Monitor: BENQ RL2455HM || Mouse: Logitech G502 Pretus Core || Keyboard: Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum || Headphones: Sennheiser IE80 ||

 

                                                                                                          Buildlog expirience swapping to x99: 

 

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, ThatOneRussian said:

Unless you need the personal prefs just get a 390 although things like shadow play are really useful on the nVidia side. 

 

1 minute ago, joshuawi99 said:

And sli 970 scale better inmyop

 

I need to stick with the GTX 970 because Adobe doesn't play nice with AMD.


CURRENT - Dell XPS 15 9550

 

DECEASED - CPU - Core i7 870 @ 2.93GHz || Motherboard - MSI 7613 Ver. 1.0 || RAM - 2x8GB Corsair Vengeance @ 1333MHz || Graphics card - MSI GT 220 || Storage - 1x240GB SanDisk SSD Plus (Windows 7 SP1), 1x 960GB SanDisk Ultra II (Premiere/After Effects Projects, 1x 640GB WD Caviar Blue (Data Drive), 2x 4TB Seagate External USB 3.0 HDD

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