I'm making plans for expenditures for a new build and I'm looking at whether to stick with nVidia or move to AMD for future releases of Vegas Pro. I'm also wondering about whether to stick with Intel processors or make the switch to Ryzen. From my initial research - it seems that there are little gains in performance gains in the latest hardware tech (If I'm mistaken, please correct me)
I'm totally confused by all the tech discussion and not sure if I should do another custom build or buy a pre-built desktop and laptop
For those who are more knowledgeable - what would you recommend? TBH, I've been very happy with my "ancient" x58 desktop and other than some mobo bandwidth limitations due to the tech of that time, it's been pretty rock solid (No m2 support, but I'm willing to upgrade/use faster SSD's). I'm willing to edit 4K with converted Cineform clips and proxies (Since VP14 will generate those UHD proxies in the background) so it really comes down to whether there's a marked improvement in timeline/rendering performance with newer tech.
GPU's are another matter - I understand VP15 has the ability to use nVidia NVENC and Intel QSV... Is this the future of Vegas Pro moving forward or should I consider an AMD card upgrade for future proofing? (Looking at AMD R390 8GB cards per @OldSmoke recommendation for VP14 use)
The main plugins I use within Vegas are: Neat Video, VisionColor LUT plugin and Magic Bullet Looks. I'd like to improve RT timeline playback especially when using the plugins without having to reduce resolution or disabling them while editing.
And last but not least - Vegas Pro 14 - other than the interface color, seems to be a marked improvement in features/performance/stability over VP13 - what say the more experienced technically inclined members?