Graphics card improves PS filter and vid edit performance?

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  1. Jon'sLightBulbs macrumors 6502a

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  3. Jon'sLightBulbs thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I suspected as much. PS filters seem intuitively to be more processor- oriented tasks.

    Oh... and what about generally "snapiness" of redrawing 1920x1200 pixel desktops? I ask because I have the option of picking up a brand new 7800gt if it'l'l make a difference here =)
     
  4. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    Maybe. FCP 4.5 and 5 off load more work to the GPU so a better gfx card could improve performance in some areas (real time performance).


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  5. eXan macrumors 601

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    PS - no, vid - it depends on the app. If it is FCP/E or Motion, it does. Motion is generally vid.card intensive app (I checked Activity Monitor while Motion was playing some comlex projects and cpu was not 100% used, though video in Motion droped to 15ns FPS. I guess that the video card is working at 100% though)
     
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    Yep Motion really likes a very fast GPU (X800 XT, X850 XT, 6800 Ultra) and load of ram as it loads more to those assets than the CPU. :D
     
  7. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Magic Bullet Editors 2 takes advantage of the GPU for rendering.

    Here's to the Crazy Ones [​IMG]
     
  8. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    Yes, since OS X's eye candy & GUI are using the GPU more & more, just like the core/pro video apps are.

    But for PS alone, notta
    since it is strictly a 2D app! But more ram WILL help it alot though....
     
  9. Jon'sLightBulbs thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What about speed of redrawing desktops on XP? I need to justify a 7800! (To mollify the pangs of an empty bank account after Christmas.) :)
     
  10. Jigglelicious macrumors 6502

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    On Windows XP? Nope. But then again, the windows UI is already blazing fast, I can't imagine it being any more responsive than it already is.
     
  11. Jon'sLightBulbs thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, Jiggle. That's actually all I wanted to know. Good night, thread.
     

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