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To GPU or to not GPU

Sooooo, I'm getting a editing pc at the end of the month 




I5 8400

Gtx 1050ti

16gb 2400mhz corsair vengeance (2x8gb)

Gigabyte b360n 

Samsung 970 evo m.2 250gb

Segate baracuda 2.5 2tb

Fractal node 202 mini itx (includes 450W psu)


The quistion is, do I need a gpu.


I'll be using adobe premier pro, illustrator and after effects 


Basic vid editing at 1080p 

Cutting clips together 

Adding text 

Adding sound 



Making logos 


After effects 

Animating logos 


Can I do without the gpu 



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I mean pretty much anything can technicly be done without a GPU, but that's not always the optimal way to procede.


Given that there are a lot of Effects in After Effects and Premiere Pro that make use of a GPU, I think it's pretty safe to say that those would benefit a lot from having a dedicated GPU.


Now even though I've never tested these things without a GPU in my system, I imagine they wouldn't be very pleasent to work with only using integrated graphics.


But in any case you can always try it out with your list of components and add in an additional GPU later if you aren't satisfied with the result.

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better keep the GPU. Premiere now works better with iGPU than GPU, but then there are always workloads that the iGPU cant do/can't do as well. No one can predict the future.

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1


Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: HP EX920 1TB PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + Crucial MX500 1TB 2.5" SATA SSD, 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally, 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172) left outside Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync


Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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ryzen 5 2600x > i5-8400 (unless your software is better much optimized for intel)

PC Build: R5-1600.  Scythe Mugen 5.  GTX 1060.  120 GB SSD.  1 TB HDD.  FDD Mini C.  8 GB RAM (3000 MHz).  Be Quiet Pure Wings 2.  Capstone-550.  Deepcool 350 RGB.

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Yh people say that premiere pro is better with Intel, otherwise I'd obviously go ryzen for the cores and threads, thx @minervx

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