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Dexcon wrote on 8/9/2019, 5:58 AM

It would be helpful to give people on the forum some info about your computer's specs like, 'its a Dell/HP/other brand desktop, i3/5/7 [number] with x RAM, etc - and does it have a free PCIe slot? That sort of info, otherwise suggestions would be made 'in-the-dark'.

 

Diego_C. wrote on 8/9/2019, 7:34 AM

Sorry Dexcon!
Here is my desktop pc:

Windows 10 Home
MOTHERBOARD: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING + integrated Intel HD Graphics 530
PROCESSOR: Intel Core i7-6700K
RAM: 4 x 8Gb Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15
HD: 2 x 2 tb SSD + 1 SSD M.2 1 Tb
Samsung 32" 4K Monitor
FREE slot:
2 slot PCIe 3.0 x16 (Supported SLI/CFX)
1 slot PCIe 3.0 x16(@ x4 mode)

I use it mainly to edit audio.
Sometimes I edit some 4k music video.
I don't have too much money to invest in a graphic card, but want to understand if I can improve a little my PC.
And need a not too noisy card...


Thanks for your help.

 

Mohammed_Anis wrote on 8/9/2019, 7:51 AM

How much are you willing to pay?

Cheap is subjective. 300$? 500$? 700$?

 

Diego_C. wrote on 8/9/2019, 9:44 AM

not more than 300.

 

Howard-Vigorita wrote on 8/9/2019, 12:28 PM

@Diego_C. Cards near the top of your price point are Nvidia gtx1660ti and AMD rx590 based. Also noticed an interesting Sapphire Vega 56 on Amazon just over your limit by $10... which is a steal of a deal.

Laptop: Dell XPS15-9570; i7-8750h 32gb (integrated Intel UHD-630 & Nvidia GTX-1050Ti)
Road: Intel NUC i7 8809g 32gb (integrated AMD VegaM 4gb graphics and Intel HD630)
Workstation: i9 9900k 32 gb (Sapphire AMD Radeon VII 16gb graphics and integrated Intel UHD630)
Workstation2: e5 1650v4 128 gb (Sapphire Nitro+ RX580 8gb graphics)
Workstation3: i7-980X 24gb (Sapphire RX480 4gb graphics)
currently Vegas 16, testing Vegas 17

paul-marshall wrote on 8/11/2019, 6:02 AM

I just bought a GTX1060 6GB for £200. Hardly state of the art but it allows me to preview 4K with effects in full resolution on 3 x full HD monitors. That takes just 11% of the GPU for preview, double that when an effect is playing . Be sure to get the latest Nvidia Studio driver which Nvidia states is optimised for Vegas VP17. Thats with an i7-4790 and 16GB ram.

 

Mister Mahler wrote on 8/12/2019, 3:58 PM

I just bought a GTX1060 6GB for £200. Hardly state of the art but it allows me to preview 4K with effects in full resolution on 3 x full HD monitors. That takes just 11% of the GPU for preview, double that when an effect is playing . Be sure to get the latest Nvidia Studio driver which Nvidia states is optimised for Vegas VP17. Thats with an i7 and 16GB ram.

 

That is sure uplifting to hear, I got these parts:

Asus Z97A, i7 4790K, GTX1060 6GB, 32GB RAM, 256GB NVME system drive, 1TB SSD, 3TB WD Red

My screen is a 43" 4K Phillips ,... forgot the model

I consider upgrading an old V14 licens to V17 and start out with some video, totally rookie 😀

I take what you say as my system is a decent "beginner-solution" to get started, even with a little 4K ???

(foremost I guess it will be HD stuff from my Sony AZ1 helmet cam, and lumix FZ200, FZ82, and FZ1000)

 

fr0sty wrote on 8/12/2019, 5:42 PM

Your system is powerful enough for a little 4k, 1080p should be fine.

TheRhino wrote on 8/13/2019, 3:19 PM

@Diego_C. Cards near the top of your price point are Nvidia gtx1660ti and AMD rx590 based. Also noticed an interesting Sapphire Vega 56 on Amazon just over your limit by $10... which is a steal of a deal.

I agree that the AMD Vega 56/64 are good choices when you can find them in the $300 range. Newegg often has refurbished Vega 56 for <$250. I got my liquid cooled Vega 64 for $350 and it is the fastest GPU (for Vegas) in this price-range... It has comparable performance to the Radeon 7 for half the price...

Workstation D with $1,350 USD of upgrades in April, 2019
--$500 9900K @ 5.0ghz
--$140 Corsair i150i liquid cooling with 360mm radiator (3 fans)
--$200 open box Asus Z390 WS (PLX chip manages 4/5 PCIe slots)
--$160 32GB of G.Skill DDR4 3000
--$350 refurbished, but like-new Radeon Vega 64 LQ (liquid cooled)

Renders Vegas11 "Red Car Test" (QSV) in 13s-14s when clocked at 5.0 ghz
(note: BOTH onboard Intel & Vega64 show utilization during QSV renders...)

Source Video1 = 4TB RAID0--(2) 2TB M.2 on motherboard in RAID0
Source Video2 = 4TB RAID0--(2) 2TB M.2 (1) via U.2 adapter & (1) on separate PCIe card
Target Video1 = 32TB RAID0--(4) 8TB SATA hot-swap drives on PCIe RAID10 card

10G Network using cheap Mellanox2 Adapters
Copy of Work Files, Source & Output Video, OS Images on QNAP 653b NAS
Blackmagic Decklink PCie card for capturing from tape, etc.
(2) internal BR Burners connected via USB 3.0 to SATA adapters
Old Cooler Master CM Stacker ATX case with (13) 5.25" front drive-bays holds & cools everything.

Workstations A, B & C are 6-core 4.0ghz Xeon 5660 or I7 980x on Asus P6T6 motherboards.

Mister Mahler wrote on 8/13/2019, 4:52 PM

Your system is powerful enough for a little 4k, 1080p should be fine.

Thanks ,.. good to hear 😊