Do I need an exceptional graphics card if i convert video a lot?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by montblanc1, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. montblanc1 macrumors member

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    Will the low end 15" MBP has significant difference with the high end?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    The GPU is hardly used during video encodings, though even a Mac with NO dedicated graphic card will work.
     
  3. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    Video encoding is more CPU-intensive, not GPU-intensive.
     
  4. adnoh macrumors 6502a

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    I think you need a very strong CPU for whwt you are doing. go with the 13" i7
     
  5. snouter macrumors 6502a

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  6. leman macrumors 604

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    Thats hat you have OpenCL for... although, I have no idea if any converting software uses it (it should, though :) )
     
  7. snouter macrumors 6502a

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    Google "CUDA encoding." There is a lot of support for it on the PC side.

    EDIT: maybe that's all a little too theoretical. A good CPU is a sure thing with video encoding, no doubt.
     

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