Which is better for video editing

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by macrumorsMaster, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. macrumorsMaster macrumors 6502

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    old ati Radeon HD 2400 XT with 128MB of GDDR3 memory or new shared nvidia 9400m 256MB of DDR2 SDRAM ?

    I would think discrete is almost always better, but the nvidia is newer and I tested out an imac with the nvidia and motion seemed to work fine.

    Thanks. :D
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Video editing is not depending on the GPU, more on the CPU.
    So both will do fine.

    I once edited a DV encoded short film with my 12" iBook with a 32MB GPU, and it was not different to a better GPU. The CPU is used when rendering (if even necessary). Displaying video content is not hard to do for even a lower GPU.

    Effects software uses the GPU more.
     

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