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Old July 7th, 2010, 01:51 AM   #1
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hi guys, i am switching to full HD and my old pc core 2 duo 2.4 is not cutting it any more. I use premier cs4. What process do you guys recommended. AMD or i7. thx
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Old July 7th, 2010, 04:41 PM   #2
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Guys in Adobe section are all saying that you'll need i7-930 with 9-12GB Ram and powerful 1GB video card. Of course loads of hard drives in Raid mode (1+0 or 5).
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Old July 8th, 2010, 01:26 AM   #3
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Thanks lukas, how about the new AMD phenom. they look more bang for the buck
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Old July 8th, 2010, 04:55 PM   #4
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Guys in Adobe section are all saying that you'll need i7-930 with 9-12GB Ram and powerful 1GB video card.
Well, "need" is a bit strong of a term. Perhaps "want". I have a laptop with 6GB and an i7-720QM and it handles HDV and AVCHD just fine in Adobe.

Heck, my Q6600 quad-core desktop with 4GB is entirely usable with the same material.

Kiflom, just set your budget and buy the fastest machine you can. No sense drooling over a $6,000 workstation when you only have $2,000.

Oh yeah, and dollar-for-dollar, you'll get more value out of AMD. But I still gravitate toward Intel...
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Old July 11th, 2010, 12:37 AM   #5
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Thank you guys. i leaning towards intel i7 930
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Old July 11th, 2010, 07:44 AM   #6
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I'd like to ask a question related to this topic:

is there any hardware (i.e. video card) that allows to speed up rendering process? Or also helps CPU with real time preview of timeline?
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Old July 11th, 2010, 08:41 AM   #7
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Adobe has incorporated the CUDA technology that's available in most NVIDIA video cards into CS5. Not sure about anyone else.
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