Video Editing and Video Rendering used to be completely processor or CPU-dependent tasks, but nowadays with modern video editing software taking advantage of the latest GPU technologies, the role of the graphics card has become prominent in video editing/rendering. This means you cannot neglect the importance of a graphics card in this era when it comes to video editing, especially with top video editing software like Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Adobe After Effects CC, or other popular video editing software including Adobe Premiere Elements, Corel VideoStudio, Filmora, Pinnacle Studio.
For HD or Full HD video editing a good budget graphics card with 2GB VRAM is enough but for 4K video editing, you do need a decent mid-range to high-end graphics card having a minimum of 4GB Video Memory or VRAM. Modern video editing software like Adobe Premiere Pro CC supports GPGPU (General-purpose computing on graphics processing units) that allows them to use graphics cards for their various complex computational tasks along with CPU. This is known as GPU acceleration and it enables faster processing in video editing and video rendering. So, here in this post, I am going to list down only the best graphics cards for 1080p and 4K video editing from both Nvidia and AMD.
Nvidia or AMD GPU for Video Editing?
Most of the popular video editing software like Adobe Premiere Pro supports CUDA or OpenCL frameworks (or both) for GPU acceleration. CUDA is Nvidia’s proprietary parallel computing platform and programming model for Nvidia graphics cards. On the other hand, AMD uses OpenCL (Open Computing Language) which is an open-source parallel programming framework. Nvidia also supports OpenCL but it is not as good and efficient when it comes to OpenCL computations compared to AMD GPUs. So, if you are getting a graphics card for video editing purposes, especially for software like Adobe Premiere Pro, and After Effects then Nvidia Graphics Cards will perform a bit better than the AMD ones. However, for applications using only the OpenCL framework, AMD graphics cards may perform better than Nvidia ones.
Some examples of Video Editing, Photo Editing, and other Professional Graphics software that support the GPGPU framework (CUDA / OpenCL or both) are Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Adobe After Effects CC, Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe SpeedGrade CC, Autodesk Maya, Avid Media Composer, Avid Motion Graphics, Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve, Blender, RED REDCINE-X, RED Giant Magic Bullet Looks, SONY Vegas Pro, The Foundry HIERO, The Foundry NUKE & NUKEX, The Foundry Mari, Final Cut Pro X (Mac).
Note: You will require a powerful CPU, SSD, and lots of RAM (minimum 16GB) for 4K video editing. Workstation graphics cards do perform a bit better than gaming graphics cards in video editing or rendering but they are very expensive and not really worth the price you pay for video editing tasks. However, if you want the best quality (studio-quality work) then it is better to go for workstation graphics cards because Nvidia Quadro cards support 10-bit color while the GeForce ones support 8-bit color only.
H.264 / H.265 (HEVC) Encoding & Decoding support
All the below-mentioned Nvidia and AMD graphics cards support hardware-based H.264 and H.265 (HEVC) Encoding and Decoding, except for GT 1030 which only supports H.264 / H.265 (HEVC) Decoding only.
Best Budget Video Editing Graphics Cards [1080p]
Here are the best budget graphics cards from Nvidia and AMD for video editing. These graphics cards are capable for HD (720p) / Full HD (1080p) video editing and comes with 2GB VRAM (Video Memory).
Gigabyte GeForce GT 1030 OC 2G
GeForce GT 1030 is an entry-level graphics card in the GeForce 10 series from Nvidia. This is the best cheapest video editing graphics card that you get and it offers very good performance for the price. The card comes with 384 CUDA Cores and is based on the Pascal GPU architecture from Nvidia. It is available in both 2GB DDR4 and GDDR5 variants but the DDR4 variant is almost half as powerful as the GDDR5 one.
Here we have Gigabyte GeForce GT 1030 OC 2G which is an Overclocked or OC version of GT 1030 and comes with 2GB GDDR5 memory (64-bit). The card comes with a single 80mm fan for cooling and an aluminum heatsink beneath it. It is one of the best GT 1030 cards out there and is great for video editing, HTPC, and playing games on medium graphics settings at 900p or 1080p resolution. The card has lower power consumption as it does not require external power connectors and needs only a decent 300W power supply for its working. It includes DVI and HDMI ports on the rear for connectivity. You can get this graphics card under 100 dollars.
If you have a small form factor slim PC case and need a low-profile GT 1030 card then you can get Zotac GeForce GT 1030 2GB GDDR5. It is also a single slot GT 1030 card and comes with reference clock speeds of GeForce GT 1030. And if you want a passive graphics card then you can go for Gigabyte GeForce GT 1030 Silent Low Profile 2G.
Check out: Best GT 1030 Cards for Gaming & Video Editing
|Gigabyte GeForce GT 1030 OC 2G Specifications|
|GPU Clock||1290 / 1544 MHz (OC Mode)|
|Memory Clock||6008 MHz|
|Memory Size||2GB GDDR5|
|Bus Interface||PCI Express 3.0|
|Output Ports||DVI, HDMI|
Buy Gigabyte GeForce GT 1030 OC 2G
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1050 Mini
If you want to go a notch further up then GeForce GTX 1050 makes much better sense. It is a budget mid-range graphics card based on the Pascal GPU architecture and is much more powerful than the GT 1030. The card comes with 640 CUDA cores and 2GB GDDR5 memory having a 128-bit interface. It is a budget mid-range graphics card and is great for 1080p gaming at high settings, Video editing, and building a powerful HTPC. The card is powerful enough for 4K video editing on a budget but I would rather prefer 4GB of VRAM to be on the safer side.
Here we have ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1050 Mini which is a compact GTX 1050 card and can be used in small form factor mini-ITX cases. The card is only 145mm in length and can fit in almost 99% of computer cases. It comes with a single 90mm fan and aluminum heatsink for cooling. It runs on stock frequencies but you may overclock it further using good overclocking utilities. The card does not require PCIe power connectors and only a 300W PSU is needed for its working. It includes DVI, HDMI, and DisplayPort for connectivity. You can get this graphics card under 150 dollars.
|Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Mini Specifications|
|GPU Clock||1354 / 1455 MHz (Base/Boost)|
|Memory Clock||7 GHz|
|Memory Size||2GB GDDR5|
|Bus Interface||PCI Express 3.0|
|Output Ports||DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort|
Buy ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1050 Mini
Other GeForce GTX 1050 Recommendations:
Gigabyte Radeon RX 550 D5 2G
If you want a budget video editing graphics card from AMD then Radeon RX 550 fits the bill perfectly. RX 550 is an entry-level graphics card in the Polaris GPU lineup from AMD. The card comes with 512 Stream Processors and 2GB / 4GB GDDR5 video memory having a 128-bit interface. This is a pretty powerful budget graphics card and is great for eSports gaming, Video Editing, HTPC, and for setting up multiple monitors. It is a bit faster than the GeForce GT 1030 when it comes to gaming, and it also comes with AMD FreeSync technology to reduce screen tearing in games.
Here we have Gigabyte Radeon RX 550 D5 2G which is an OC variant of RX 550 and comes with 2GB GDDR5 memory. The card comes with a 90mm fan for cooling and has got dual-slot design. The card features one-clock overclocking via the AORUS Graphics Engine utility. The power consumption of this card is on the lower side as it does not require external power connectors from the PSU. The recommended power supply for this card is 400W. For connectivity, it includes all the major display connectors which are DVI, HDMI, and DisplayPort.
Check out: Best RX 550 Cards for Gaming & Video Editing
|AMD Radeon RX 550 D5 2G Specifications|
|GPU Clock||1195 MHz (OC Mode)|
|Memory Clock||7000 MHz|
|Memory Size||2 GB GDDR5|
|Bus Interface||PCI Express 3.0|
|Output Ports||DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort|
Buy Gigabyte Radeon RX 550 D5 2G
Radeon RX 550 Cards with 4GB GDDR5 Video Memory:
Best Budget 4K Video Editing Graphics Cards
Here are the best budget 4K video editing graphics cards and they come with 4GB of Video Memory.
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mini
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is probably the best budget 4K video editing graphics card. It is a mid-range graphics card based on the Pascal GPU architecture and is around 25% more powerful than the GTX 1050. It also comes with more CUDA cores and memory compared to the GTX 1050 and is thus more future-proof. The card comes with 768 CUDA Cores and 4GB GDDR5 video memory with a 128-bit memory interface. The card can run the latest games on high to very high graphics settings at 1080p resolution and is a great graphics card for building a budget 4K video editing PC.
Here we have ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mini which is an SFF card and can fit in any mini-ITX case or small form factor computer cases. It is only 145mm long which makes it an ideal card for use in PC cases that are compact and have less headroom to fit a longer graphics card. For cooling, the card comes with a 90mm fan and aluminum heatsink and runs on stock frequencies. However, you may overclock this card a bit further if you want to get the most out of it. It is a low-power card and it draws all its power from the PCIe x16 slot only. The card requires only a 300W power supply for its working. Connectivity options for this card include DVI, HDMI, and DisplayPort. You can get this graphics card under 200 dollars.
Check out: Best GTX 1050 Ti Graphics Cards for 1080p Gaming
|ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mini Specifications|
|GPU Clock||1303 / 1417 MHz|
|Memory Clock||7 GHz|
|Memory Size||2GB GDDR5|
|Bus Interface||PCI Express 3.0|
|Output Ports||DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort|
Buy ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mini
Other GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Recommendations:
- EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti SC GAMING
- PNY NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
- ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1050 Ti OC Edition
- ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Low Profile
MSI Radeon RX 560 AERO ITX 4G OC
If you want a budget AMD graphics card for 4K video editing the Radeon RX 560 is a perfect choice. It is not as powerful as the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti but it is cheaper and performs very well in both games and other applications. The card is based on the Polaris GPU architecture from AMD and comes with 1024 Stream Processors and 4GB GDDR5 RAM having 128-bit bus width. The card is capable of running the latest games on medium to high graphics settings at 1080p and for 4K video editing and rendering. It is also a great card for eSports gaming and for building a powerful HTPC.
The card here we have is MSI Radeon RX 560 AERO ITX 4G OC which is an OC and compact RX 560 card. It is only 155mm long and is perfect for use in small form factor builds. You can overclock, change or tweak various settings for this card using MSI Afterburner Overclocking Utility. The card has a maximum power consumption of 60W and requires a 400W PSU. It does not need any PCIe power connectors and for connectivity, it includes DVI, HDMI, and DisplayPort.
Check out: Best RX 560 Graphics Cards for eSports Gaming
|MSI Radeon RX 560 AERO ITX 4G OC Specifications|
|GPU Clock||1196 MHz|
|Memory Clock||7000 MHz|
|Memory Size||4GB GDDR5|
|Bus Interface||PCI Express 3.0|
|Output Ports||DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort|
Buy MSI Radeon RX 560 AERO ITX 4G OC
Other Radeon RX 560 Recommendations:
Best Graphics Cards for 4K Video Editing
Here are the best graphics cards for 4K video editing. These video cards come with 6GB to 8GB of Video memory.
EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC GAMING [6GB GDDR5]
GeForce GTX 1060 is a powerful mid-range graphics card that is built on the Pascal GPU architecture from Nvidia. The card comes in 3GB and 6GB GDDR5 variants. The 6GB one is more powerful as it comes with 1280 CUDA cores while the 3GB one has only 1152 CUDA Cores. However, both these variants are very powerful but getting the 6GB model makes much more sense because of the extra video memory and more CUDA cores. The card is powerful enough to run the latest games on very high graphics settings at 1440p and 1080p with comfortable frame rates. For 4K Video Editing and Rendering purposes also, this is a great card and can produce faster results in software such as Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, etc.
Here we have EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC GAMING which is an overclocked version of GTX 1060 and comes with 6GB Video Memory with a 192-bit interface. It is a pretty compact GTX 1060 card and comes with a single fan and aluminum heatsink with heatpipes for cooling. The card has got a dual-slot design and requires a single 6-pin PCI-E power connector for its working. The power consumption of this card stands at 120 Watts and recommended PSU for it is 400W. Connectivity options at the rear included one DVI, two HDMI, and two DisplayPort. Overall, a great card that offers great performance for the value.
Check out: Best GTX 1060 Cards for 1080p & 1440p Gaming
|EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC GAMING Specifications|
|GPU Clock||1607 / 1835 MHz|
|Memory Clock||8008 MHz|
|Memory Size||6GB GDDR5|
|Bus Interface||PCI Express 3.0|
|Output Ports||DVI, HDMI x 2, DisplayPort x 2|
Buy EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC GAMING
Other GeForce GTX 1060 Recommendations:
- PNY GeForce GTX 1060 XLR8 Gaming OC
- ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1060 Mini
- ASUS GeForce GTX 1060 6GB Dual-fan OC Edition
ZOTAC GAMING GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB GDDR6
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is a mid-range graphics card from Nvidia based on Turing GPU architecture. This is the first graphics card in the newly launched GTX 16 series. The card comes with 1536 CUDA Cores and 6GB GDDR6 memory having a 192-bit interface. This card is around 1.5x faster than GTX 1060 and its performance is comparable to that of GTX 1070. The card comes with a new Turing NVENC, which is the same NVIDIA Encoder found on RTX 20-Series GPUs. It is a great card for 4K video editing and rendering because of newer advanced Turing GPU architecture, fast GDDR6 memory, and offers better performance in hardware-based H.264 / H.265 (HEVC) Encoding & Decoding.
Here we have ZOTAC GAMING GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB GDDR6, which is a compact GTX 1660 Ti graphics card. This card is only 173.4mm long and can fit in any small form factor or mini-ITX case (except low profile slim cases). For cooling, the card has got dual fans and a heatsink with copper heatpipes that do a great job in keeping the card cool, even under full load. It does require one 8-pin PCI-E power connector and has the same power consumption as that of a GTX 1060, which is 120W. The card needs a 450W PSU for its working, and display connectivity options at the rear include three DisplayPort and one HDMI port.
Note: If you want to spend a little less, then you can get a lesser expensive GeForce GTX 1660 or GTX 1660 SUPER card. They come with the same features and encoder as in GTX 1660 Ti, and offer almost the same level of performance in video editing in rendering. You can check them out from the links below.
- Best GTX 1660 Cards for Video Editing and Gaming
- Best GTX 1660 SUPER Cards for Video Editing & Gaming
|ZOTAC GAMING GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB GDDR6 Specifications|
|GPU Clock||1770 MHz (Boost)|
|Memory Clock||12000 MHz|
|Memory Size||6GB GDDR6|
|Bus Interface||PCI Express 3.0|
|PCI-E Power Connector||8-Pin x 1|
|Output Ports||DisplayPort 1.4 x 3, HDMI 2.0b x 1|
Buy ZOTAC GAMING GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB GDDR6
XFX Radeon RX 580 GTS XXX Edition
Radeon RX 580 is the most powerful gaming graphics card based on the Polaris GPU architecture. It is a direct competitor of GeForce GTX 1060 and offers similar or better performance in some cases. However, it consumes a bit more power than the GTX 1060. Radeon RX 580 comes with 2304 Stream Processors and 8GB GDDR5 memory having a 256-bit interface. It can run the latest games on very high graphics settings at 1440p with 40 – 60 FPS and is a great card for cryptocurrency mining and 4K video editing/rendering. The card can surely give you a tremendous performance boost in video editing or graphics applications using the OpenCL framework.
Here we have XFX Radeon RX 580 GTS XXX Edition which is overclocked and a high-performance edition RX 580 graphics card from XFX. The card comes with dual fans and a heatsink equipped with copper heat pipes for better dissipation of heat. The back of the card has got aluminum backplate that keeps the card strong and gives it rigidity. This is a VR-ready graphics card and supports FreeSync 2 which is the latest version of the screen tearing prevention technology for gaming. The card is solidly built and supports CrossFire multi-GPU configuration. This RX 580 card requires one 8-pin PCI-E external power connector for its working and a 500W PSU. It has got multiple display connectivity options that include one DVI, one HDMI, and three DisplayPort.
Check out: Best RX 580 Graphics Cards for Gaming and Mining
|XFX Radeon RX 580 GTS XXX Edition Specifications|
|GPU Clock||1386 MHz (OC)|
|Memory Clock||8100 MHz (OC)|
|Memory Size||8 GB GDDR5|
|Bus Interface||PCI Express 3.0|
|Output Ports||DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort x 3|
Buy XFX Radeon RX 580 GTS XXX Edition
Other Radeon RX 580 Recommendations:
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1070 Mini
If you want something more powerful than GTX 1060 and RX 580 then you should get GeForce GTX 1070. It is a high-end graphics card in the Pascal GPU family and it comes with 1920 CUDA Cores and 8GB GDDR5 video memory with a 256-bit interface. The card can run the latest games on max or ultra-graphics settings at 1440p with playable frame rates. Also, if you are building a VR or 4K video editing PC then you will be amazed by the performance of this card.
Here we have ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1070 Mini which is a small form factor and compact GTX 1070 graphics card. It comes with dual fans and a heatsink with copper heat pipes for better cooling. Due to its smaller size, it can be used in mini-ITX builds too. The card supports SLI multi-GPU setup and G-Sync. It has a power consumption of 150W and requires one 8-pin PCI-E power connector from the PSU. The recommended power supply to run this card is 500W. Connectivity options include one DVI, two HDMI, and two DisplayPort.
|ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1070 Mini Specifications|
|GPU Clock||1518 / 1708 MHz|
|Memory Clock||8000 GHz|
|Memory Size||8 GB GDDR5|
|Bus Interface||PCI Express 3.0|
|Output Ports||DVI, HDMI x 2, DisplayPort x 2|
Other GeForce GTX 1070 Recommendations:
Other High-end Graphics Cards for Video Editing at 4K and higher
There are some more powerful graphics cards too above GeForce GTX 1070 but according to me, they are not worth getting especially for video editing purposes as the above-mentioned cards are enough for your requirements and needs. You can instead save money and buy a powerful processor rather than buying a top-end flagship card that is more powerful than GTX 1070. Graphics Cards that are more powerful than GTX 1070 are GeForce GTX 1080, GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, Radeon RX Vega 64, GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER, GeForce RTX 2070, GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER, GeForce RTX 2080, Radeon RX 5700 and Radeon RX 5700 XT.
Read also: Best Processors for Video Editing and Productivity
In the end, I would like to say that video editing/rendering is still much of a CPU-bound task but a decent graphics card can really contribute in some cases and make it faster. There is really no point in getting a super expensive graphics card for video editing as a good mid-range graphics card would be sufficient even for 4K video editing. The cards that I have listed above for video editing and video rendering will provide you with very good performance in CUDA and OpenCL frameworks. If you have any doubts regarding which graphics card to get for your video editing needs then please ask me your queries by leaving a comment below.
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how about filmora graphic card requirement? does 1030 good enough?
Yes, GT 1030 is enough for it.
“Best Graphics Card for Video Editing & Rendering in 2018 [4K & 1080p]” GT1030 and RX550 not h.264/h.265 rendering for Adobe Premier and Adobe Media Encoder. 🙂
Nvidia GT1030 only decode support. It’s not video editing graphic card.
Yes it is not a full fledged video editing card and is just a viable option for users on budget. It is better to have something than nothing.
where is the place for rx 570 / 580 / 590 ?
RX 570 has its place above GTX 1050 Ti while RX 580 and RX 590 sits a bit above with GTX 1060.
Great article, I’ve been looking for someone to layout the differences between the cards and their best uses. Now that I have the video card questions mostly answered I’m leaning toward the GTX 1060. What are your thoughts on processors? I’m leaning towards an AMD and want to do 4K editing.
Thanks in advance!
AMD is really a great way to go for processors, particularly for video editing and workstation tasks. I suggest you to go for Ryzen 7 2700X and if you are on budget then you cannot get anything better than Ryzen 5 2600.
Thanks for the quick response! I was looking into the 2700 series so that makes me feel good knowing I was heading in the right direction. Great website too, I plan on bookmarking this for future projects!
I wouldn’t recommend AMD, but that’s based on past knowledge.
What about old radeon R9 390?
Not as good as the Polaris and Vega ones because i think it lacks HEVC hardware support.
Ok tnx. Which is better radeon R9 390 or radeon rx580? Tnx
Definitely Radeon RX 580.
It is also better for video editing no matter it is 4gb of vram?
Yes it is better but i would suggest you to get a 8GB one.
Problem is I can only choose between rx580 4gb and r9. I know 4gb of vram is in the middle for editing.
Even then i would prefer RX 580.
Ok. Tnx a lot for help. 🙂
Rx 580 8gb our Gtx 1060 6gb?
effects in Premiere would work with amd video cards, and in after efects, photoshop, and ligthroom too?
GTX 1060 6GB performs better in Adobe softwares like Premiere, After effects, Photoshop etc. because of its CUDA platform support. So, I would suggest that you should go with GTX 1060 6GB only.
Hi Akshat. Can you explain 1060 192-bit vs rx 580 256-bit. Is there going to be big of a difference in performing, and i’m going to use premier pro cc, resolve and Lightroom should i go with 1060 or 580 🙂 thanks.
Well, the total memory bandwidth offered by GTX 1060 is 192 GB/s and for RX 580 it is 256 GB/s. This means RX 580 will perform a bit better in memory intensive tasks. However, GTX 1060 does perform better in Adobe Premiere Pro because of CUDA support, while in DaVinci Resolve RX 580 can lead ahead because of 8GB VRAM which is a bit faster too. In general these softwares work better with Nvidia cards because of better CUDA optimization and driver support. Well, at the end of the day, you cannot go wrong with either of these cards but if i had to choose between them, then i would certainly prefer GTX 1060 (6GB) for video editing work.
I am struggling with long render times 8-10 hours for Premiere Pro timelines that are about 60 minutes in duration. The clips in the timeline are film transfers that have heavy Neato video noise filtering, sharpening, etc. I am running a I7 8-core processor with a Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 with 32 Ram on board. What can I buy that will maximize my rendering and encoding times?
Is your GPU being for used for rendering and other tasks? You can check this monitoring your GPU usage during rendering & other running tasks.
Great article. I scanned through the comments and some curiousities I have were addressed. But I would like to ask a direct question. I am looking to build a computer. I work on Premiere Pro so that will be the main reason for the build, 4K editing. I think building a computer around the graphics card might be the most efficient. I read that you recommend the GTX 1060 (6GB). Please confirm. Is there any other advice you can offer?
Thanks Rodney for the appreciation. Yes, there is a better option available now which is GTX 1660 Ti. It comes with better encoder and is around 40% faster than GTX 1060 at almost the same price. Here are some of the best GTX 1660 Ti cards: https://graphicscardhub.com/best-gtx-1660-ti/
excellent article.. i must say i am confused by the nature of video cards vs graphics cards.. im about to replace my old dying desktop computer and am stuck with a few questions – namely around the graphics/card – im a semi professional photography who also does videography currently only in HD (although mavic air can do 4K). I use lightroom/photoshop/premier pro.
my choices come down to
1 a hp with R5-2600 processor/16GB RAM/2TB HDD and a 128SSD with AMD Radeon GFX RX580-8GB GPU for $2000 (Australia)
2 a dell with i7-8700 Processor/16GB RAM/256GB SSD + 2TB with NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 6GB for $1920
3 a dell i7-8700 Processor/16GB RAM/256GB SSD + 2TB with NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 8GB for $2400
4 a dell i7-9700K processer/16BG RAM/512GB SSD+2TB with NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 8GB for $3200
price is a major factor but so is quality and longevity as I have managed to get just over 4 years out of my AMD A6 dual core with 16GB RAM and NVIDIA GeForce GT 705 1GB.. but it isn’t up to what I need any more..Would love your feedback.
The second option (i7 8700 with GTX 1060) offers the best performance for the money. Core i7 8700 is faster than Ryzen 5 2600, and GTX 1060 is a powerful mid-range card, which is enough for your video editing (up to 4K) and even 1080p/1440p gaming needs. GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 would be an overkill unless you are into high-end 1440p & 4K gaming. Also, Nvidia cards perform better in Adobe softwares such as Premiere, Lightroom etc. because of CUDA support. 16GB RAM is enough for now with 256GB SSD (for Windows OS) and 2TB HDD (for storage). Hope this helps !
Oh that more than helps. Thank you so much. I have been going back and forth for over week now trying to figure out what my options are as I continually fight with my current computer. Then discovered your article and I have to say it is the best I have seen on the topic – showed it to a very tech savvy friend of mine who also really liked it.
You are most welcome and thanks for the appreciation.
Hi, I’ve got an Alienware 15R3 and I use Filmora… I’m frustated because Filmora cannot use my GTX 1060 / 6GB !!! Then I will probably sell my Alienware but what other laptop can I choose to get the graphic optimisation of Filmora ?
Hoping this is not out of subject…
I think it is the issue on the software side, because GTX 1060 is more than capable for Fimora. I have heard that it has issues with relatively newer graphics cards and the cards that are officially supported by them is in the list here https://www.wondershare.com/topic/gpu-optimization.html. Also, make sure you have your video card drivers updated, and try contacting their support for clarification regarding GTX 1060.
Thank you Akshat
I have some options for upgrade my video editing PC (used card), please advice me which one is the best choose:
– RX570 4GB D5 Asus Strix: 70$
– 1050Ti 4GB D5 Gigabyte 2 Fan: 105$
– 1060 3GB D5 Asus 1 Fan: 105$
I use this PC mostly for video edit and render After Effect and Proshow Gold. No gaming.
You should totally go with the first option i.e. RX570 4GB D5 Asus Strix: 70$. It will enough for your needs and at $70, it is a steal.
Many thanks Akshat!
Hi there i was wondering about a 5 Year old Computer. I have a 2014 intel i5 and 16 gb of ram. I want to upgrade the NVIDIA GT 660 for a newer card. I use it for some gaming, video editing, after effects and watching movies as a htpc. I found a deal for a AMD Phantom Gaming D Radeon RX570 8G OC and i was wondering if its worth the difference in performance. Given that its a quite old machine will it perform better in all aspects? Thanks a lot!!
You will notice a huge performance in gaming and good amount of gain in video editing too. If you are getting a good deal, then it is worth upgrading to a much better graphics card.
Thanks for answering! Actually im getting that card for around 140 dollars in my country for that card -which is almost the same price than the US. The 1050ti is around 220 dollars in my country so thats the thing. However the card im getting as a deal is an Asrock model of the RX570 8gb OC. Is it good?
It is a great deal because RX 570 is around 60% faster than GTX 1050 Ti on average. Yes ASRock model is good to go.
I’m looking for a good graphics card for my Plex box. I have several criteria for consideration
1 – The graphics will be used to do hw acceleration for h.264/h.265 video. I have lots of friends on this box so if the hw is available the Plex uses it. My CPU is E5-2650L.
2 – I use Staxrip. Many video I have on the 10bit hdr side is ginormous. I run stax-rip to re-render some of these insane size down. (I resample most of my 10bit/hdr stuff at 12000 bit..same for my h.264 stuff to keep storage down.) So i need a card that can do this task fast.
3 – Power. The server is on all the time. So low power is always good,
The E5-2650L I have is burning 65W with 14 cores @ 1.7. I’m currently running a 1050Ti. That is drawing 75w.
Im curiuos if going to a 1660 will get me any benefits with staxrip. As i do dual pass on these 10bit hdr and getting about 1.05~1.36 fps during processing.
My consideration factor is… if i spend more power on a card …how many more fps i will get … how much faster wiil i get the re-rendering task done… 🙂 is the 1050Ti my best bang for the buck or is there something better?
I have read that Staxrip is not optimized for newer nvidia graphics cards for now, especially Turing based ones (RTX & GTX 16 series), so for now sticking with GTX 1050 Ti is a good idea.
Hi Akshat! I just found your blog. I am running a MacBook pro 2013 and moving forward Apple will no longer support Nvidia. My built in graphics card is slow too (GT 750) it was great for its day now i need to upgrade. What’s a good laptop which can do video editing (4k plus effects in after effects for example) for around the price point of a MacBook pro? $2500 +
I was looking at the ROG or even the razor Blade but I don’t know much about the PC market any more.
I would suggest Razer Blade 15 (Intel Core i7-8750H 6 Core, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q,16GB RAM, 256GB SSD + 2TB HDD) or ASUS ROG Strix Scar Edition Gaming Laptop GL703GM-DS74 (Core i7-8750H Processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB, 16GB DDR4, 256GB PCIe SSD + 1TB FireCuda) or ASUS ROG Strix Scar II Gaming Laptop GL704GW-DS76 (Core i7-8750H Processor, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD + 1TB SSHD). They are very powerful and will cost you less than $2500.
You’re my hero. Thanks. That helps out. I’m not big on gaming but Are the 20xx series video cards overkill then?
32 gigs of ram be a big help?
For video editing, yes they are an overkill to similarly priced GTX 10 series cards, especially for adobe premiere pro. Also, more RAM will help in 4K video editing. However, if you want to go the RTX route then there are some good options available too under $2500, but the thing is they lack HDD, and comes with SSD only, which can limit your storage capability. They are:
1. ASUS ROG Strix Hero II Gaming Laptop (15.6” 144Hz IPS Type Full HD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060, Intel Core i7-8750H, 16GB DDR4, 512GB PCIe Nvme SSD)
2. Razer Blade 15 RTX (15.6″ 144Hz Full HD Thin Bezel – 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H 6 Core – NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 – 16GB RAM – 512GB SSD)
Great article Akshat!
I’ve been researching for the past 6 months or so. Finally, I bought a 10 core 9900X cpu, 2 SSD nvme 1tb each, 64Gb (16×4) gskill ripjaws Ram, and im Just torn by the graphic card.
My work is mainly post production, high end photography as well as 4k videoeditng in Premiere and as soon as I finish this build I want to start using Davinci Resolve, and working with Raw footage more often, maybe even 6k, depending on the material this pc will let me handle.
I really need to output 10 bit from the graphic card, I also bought a Benq sw3200 4k photovue monitor for the same reason, so i need this color accuracy cause its part of what i do.. So ive been waiting for the quadro rtx 4000 to hit the market. But im kind of indecisive, cause i also want to game in this. So I almost hit the trigger with a 2080 ti. But that would imply no 10 bit in photoshop or premiere. At least until i get a Blackmagic declink which means more money to invest, plus a second monitor.
Any advice of the capabilities of the quadro rtx 4000 gaming capabilities (or non existence if so) at least decent frame rate at 1440p and 4k with low frame rate?
Ii it the quadro equivalent to the 2070 geforce rtx?
And how does this card handles 4k raw footage ?
Is it worth it?
Or should I pull the trigger on a 2080 ti?
I would suggest you to stick with Quadro RTX 4000 only because it will fulfill all your professional requirements. It is basically a workstation or Quadro variant of the GeForce RTX 2070. Yes, you can game on Quadro RTX 4000 at 1440p comfortably with more than decent frame rates, and even at 4K with 40 to 50 FPS on average at ultra settings. Also, these new Quadro RTX cards with Turing architecture are the best at handling 4K raw file format.
This is a really nice discussion since I have been running around google to find article like this especially about video editing.
I plan to build PC with ryzen 5 2600. and now I am confused to decide the graphic card.
Please help me to convince my choice
there are 3 in my list
1. MSI RX 570 Armor 8GB OC
2. Galax GTX 1050TI 4GB DDR5 EXOC
3. Zotax GTX 1050TI 4GB DDR5 OC
pleaseee help mee to find my way. which one should I buy for better video Editing?
*bit gaming. very bit.
Among these three, I would suggest MSI RX 570 Armor 8GB OC as it is faster, has more RAM & bandwidth and more future proof than GTX 1050 Ti.
wowwwwww, i dont believe that you reply this so fast
I red from the first comment until the last and I saw you replied it at the same day. it makes me start hoping to get the fast answer as well from you and it happens
Thank you very much for your help. it guides me to the right way.
Regard from me
I am about to build my first pc. Ryzen 7 2700 is moreless locked but will probably wait until ryzen 3000 series. Thinking about ryzen 5 3600. But nevertheless: i can not decide between rx 580 8gb and gtx 1060 6gb. I read all your previous comments and know you prefer 1060. Can you help me with my problem? “Amd” board with gtx or rx?
I want to:
4k edit / relative fast export
Full hd gaming
Good quality/budget solution
Nvidia cards will give a slight performance boost with Adobe or other applications that include the support for CUDA, but the difference is not much though. Also, the prices of Radeon RX 580 have been slashed to a great extent lately, so it is better to go with RX 580 for now. But if you want an Nvidia card then you should consider GTX 1660, which is faster than GTX 1060 and costs almost the same. Check out them at https://graphicscardhub.com/best-gtx-1660/
Greeting ! I am wondering if the configuration of the i5 6600k processor, the Gigabyte Radeon AORUS RX 570 256bit 4GB DDR5, 12gb ram, will be enough to work in DaVinci Resolve? I would produce clips in the duration of 5-10 min in full HD. I would add more RAM later. It would be the last DaVinci 15.3.
Now DaVinci is reporting the error “DaVinci Resolve could not find any OpenCL capable GPUs. Would you like to review and update your DaVinci Resolve Hardware Configuration?” I currently have integrated Intel HD graphics from the i5 6600K processor.
RX 570 does support OpenCL and you can fix it by following this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_rGzRGiBjU.
Thank you for your prompt response ! So the existing configuration would be enough? Graphics is ok? I do not need to get up for the desired job?
Yes but i think it is better to go for RX 580 for better performance as their prices have been slashed lately.
Regardless of the latest version of DaVinci…
I’m debating on my next PC build and have a few questions… Ryzen 2700X, i7 8700k, i9 9900k or wait on the Ryzen 3000?
GTX1660 ti or RTX2070?
Usage is primarily for content creation with some gaming. I’m not a professional videographer, but I will be doing 4k editing/rendering and photoshop/Luminar photo editing.
The price spread between the Ryzen 2700X with a 1660ti and i9 9900K with a RTX2070 is over $600… So it seems the Ryzen might be the best price to performance. Would you agree?
Yes, I also think that Ryzen 7 2700X with a GTX 1660 Ti has the best price to performance ratio and will do the job for you.
what would be a dream card for vegas 15 or 16?
GTX 1060 6GB should be enough for it.
good god, that was fast… actually that is what I am using.. I tried a RTX 2080 and could not tell any difference on the same machine other than more fan noise. Any suggestion for perhaps a better non subscription video editing software that would be a little smoother in previewing time line and a little less crash prone?
Try VSDC Free Video Editor.
Thanks will give it a shot, I have been using Vegas 15 for about 9 months doing you tube videos, it is a hobby but I do not spending on the hardware and software, just don’t like monthly subscriptions, will give it a shot..thanks for the help. will be taking the 2080 back or give it to my wife “the diehard gamer” where it will be much loved..
Will the gtx 1660 TI be better than the gtx 1060?
GTX 1660 Ti is better than GTX 1060 in every aspect.
I am looking for a new graphics card. The main reason I need it is for work with programs for rendering and photo editing in general ( auto-cad, 3ds max, photoshop etc) But also for some games. At this moment I own the nvidia quadro k620. Is the geforce gtx 1660 ti 6gb a good solution? I don’t mind for the cost but maybe I need something less expensive or not. Or maybe I don’t even need to change it? The gpu is intel core i7 4790 3,6ghz. Sorry for my English and thank you in advance.
I think GTX 1660 Ti would be a worthy upgrade over your older quadro K620, both in gaming and workstation tasks. Here are some of the best GTX 1660 Ti cards https://graphicscardhub.com/best-gtx-1660-ti/
Hi i am little bit confused of choosing the card …I used too play gaming as well as video editing can i go for asus rx570 oc or i need to go for a 1050ti oc ….
Is rx 570 heats more??
And i am from india so the climate is also the factor right?
Radeon RX 570 is way more powerful than GTX 1050 Ti, and should be your preferred choice. Yes, it does heat up more than GTX 1050 Ti, but there is nothing major to worry about as the dual fan cooler on asus card is capable to prevent it from overheating.
Thank you so much that’s really fast 👍
Is it compatible with Asus ex A320M gaming motherboard?
Yes it is. Don’t worry about it.
First, awesome site with allot of great info!
I am a newbie when it comes to video editing and I have terrible render times on my computer. I just got a 2018 Mac mini (3.2ghz 6core i7 with 32gb ddr4) which is pretty good overall but apparently has the worst graphics card in the world (intel uhd 630).
So, I would like to create an EGPU with a rx580. Is this a good choice for editing 4K video from a GoPro Fusion 360? I am using the GoPro fusion studio app and Final Cut Pro.
Thanks for the appreciation, and RX 580 is a good choice for Gopro and Final Cut Pro for 4K video editing.
Awesome! Thank you! Based on availability it was the 580 or the Nvidia 1080-ti but I think it’s massively more expensive.
I´m just wondering if all of these cards..
are they compatible with AMD Athlon II X2 270 ?
Yes but this processor would be a serious bottleneck to them.
So I guess the best selection is this medium graffity card Radeon Rx 560 Oc 4g just to run the video editor..
Akshat…. Thanks for the update on video cards. I have PC that I build 5 years ago. Since that time I have ventured into producing training videos. I use Premiere Pro-After Effects- Motion Graphic Templates….etc. I’d like to upgrade the video card if it makes sense on this 5 year old PC. My build has a i7-4770K @3.5Hz, 4 cores…. 16 GB of Ram…and a Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 card. I do not do games but I would like to get faster rendering times and possibly start using 4K media.
Which cards would give me a practical boost in performance?
I suggest you to go for GTX 1660 Ti.
I recently had to go overseas for an assignment and couldn’t (don’t want to) bring my PC with me for video editing. I’m in the market for a laptop that is powerful enough to edit the 4K 60 fps video I shoot. I’m looking at Cyberpower PC and see some options there. I will traveling home soon and need to pull the trigger fast because I won’t be there long so I need to order so it will get there before I have to return for work. I’m fortunate that my budget is not a problem, but I don’t want to get the most expensive machine if it doesn’t add any value. What would you recommend for me from their catalog?
I would recommend https://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Tracer-III-15R-Slim-VR-700. It is fast with all the latest components, and not that expensive either.
Thank you sir, for both your advice and also for your well written and informative article!
You are welcome.
Hi Akshat, nice article, thank you, please help me out on this, I am planning to get MSI GTX 1070 8GB + i7 9600, I am a pro video editor (4K and full HD), I will use Adobe suite mostle like AE,PR,PS etc… also want to play games like battlefield, far cry 5 etc.., in 1080P, so is it a good choice, and I guess MSI GTX(even all GTX) is nvidia cheap right?, also if you have any suggestion then please let me know, Thanks in advance
Hello, there is no core i7 9600 processor. It is either core i5 9600k or core i7 9700k. So, which processor are your talking about? For graphics card GTX 1070 is good enough for 4K video editing, but i think it would be better if you go for RTX 2060, which is a newer card and is better & cheaper than GTX 1070. Here are some of the best RTX 1060 cards https://graphicscardhub.com/rtx-2060-vs-rtx-2070/.
Hey ! Opss I misplaced, I was talking about i5 9600k, and Okay I will try to grab a RTX 2060 though I had to get GTX 1070 somehow, Thank you for your reply, but if I have to get 1070, it is gonna be well enough right ? and another thing, RX 580 or GTX 1060(for another reason) ?
GTX 1070 is perfectly fine too, and between RX 580 and GTX 1060, I would suggest RX 580. Also, it is much better to go for AMD Ryzen 7 2700X because it is better than Core i5 9600K in terms of productivity and workstation tasks and costs nearly the same.
Great Article. Needed some help, I am looking to build a PC for Graphic Designing and Basic Video Editing Tasks (Photoshop, Illustrator and Premiere Pro).
I have bought ryzen 5 2600.
Which Graphic Card should I buy?
1. Asus Rog Strix Rx 570 4gb – INR 13,500
2. Asus Dual Fan GTX 1060 3gb – INR 13,500
3. Sapphire RX 580 Pulse 4gb – INR 15,500
For Video Editing and for Photoshop, Illustrator and Premiere Pro softwares, GTX 1060 is better because of CUDA support by these Adobe softwares.
I’m using a dell precision t3500 workstation which I plan to upgrade it’s graphic card to enable me do some hi end fhd and 4k video editing.. Please which graphic card should I go for n I don’t know which one will work well with my computer because it’s a dell workstation…. Thanks
You should go for GTX 1660 Ti. I suggest ZOTAC GAMING GeForce GTX 1660 Ti because of its compact form factor https://graphicscardhub.com/best-gtx-1660-ti/
You did a great job on this article! I am building a video editing PC and am going with a AMD Threadstripper 2950X and have been torn between graphics cards. I am editing 90% of the time on DaVinci Resolve with 4K files and some on Hitfilm Pro and Power Director. Before reading this article I thought I needed crazy spec’d cards, but now I am looking at the 1660ti and the RX 580. I have the budget to move up a little (i.e. AMD Radeon VII or RTX 2080), but am looking at the best bang for my buck. What is your advice?
First of all thanks for the appreciation. I suggest you to go for RTX 2070 as it fulfills your requirements and offers best price to performance ratio. Here are some of the best RTX 2070 cards https://graphicscardhub.com/best-rtx-2070/
I have an intel i7-2700k running on Asrock Z68 Pro3 Gen3 and 32GB DDR3 RAM (Kingston Hyper Fury 8GB DDR3 1866MHZ x 4 sticks), Sandisk Ultra 3D SSD 500GB 560mb/s Solid State Drive and GIGABYTE NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 . which graphic card to be upgraded to enhance the video editing for adobe premiere rendering time?
You need to upgrade your processor as your graphics card is quite okay.
alright, will upgrade the processor to AMD Ryzen 2700x, 16gb or 32GB DDR4 3000MHz ram. will the NVMe M.2 ssd will help in rendering?
AMD Ryzen 2700X with 16GB 3000MHz (32GB if budget allows you) is a great choice and for SSD, NVMe would not make any difference except for loading times, and it is better to stick with 2.5″ SATA SSD only (Samsung 860 Evo 1TB).
Which should i going for video editing adobe premier pro
i5 9600k or Ryzen 2700?
Definitely Ryzen 7 2700 for content creation.
Is there any heating issu like old one
And how about the reliability after years..?
No heating issues as such, and the stock cooker is sufficient if you do not plan on overclocking it. Moreover, you can always buy a good aftermarket CPU Cooler for better cooling.
Where is the chart?
Maybe comparison of video cards which you overview. Graphic chart. I have Intel I5 2500K, and now i am wonder to make upgrade. I know that CPU is too slow, but now I am looking for GPU card. For example I see on site newegg Radeon RX570 (8Gb) only for 130$ what do you think about it? I read that it is not quite videocard. Can You suggest me more silent and not big (slim) videocard?
Hello, the newegg link is showing product not found. What card was it? RX 570 (8GB) for 130 bucks is a great deal and i think you should go for it. ASUS ROG Strix RX570 OC edition is pretty silent and not very big.
Hi Akshat, Great to see your responses. I am building a Ryzen 1700 PC with a B450 Motherboard. Could you pls suggest a good RX580 8G card and Storage Configuration (M2, Sata and HDD). Primary Purpose: Editing Independent Documentary in Davinci Resolve – with decent grading and little to no graphics work. No Gaming, No Adobe, nothing else. Thanks
Hello, here are my suggestions:
Graphics card -> Any RX580 8GB card from any brand would do. Go for the best deal. Gigabyte, Sapphire, MSI and Asus are good brands for Radeon cards.
SSD -> Samsung 860 Evo 1TB, both for M.2 & 2.5: SATA SSD
HDD -> Seagate Barracuda (1TB or 2TB)
RAM -> Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB 2400MHz
Sorry, Forgot to add – I am also confused about selecting the right and compatible RAM Kit. Should it be 16GB or 32GB ? 2400 or 2666 or 3000 Mhz. Most of the dual 16GBs kit are overpriced or unavailable here.
Thanks a lot for your suggestions – really appreciate a prompt response. Just one last thing: You suggested 16GB RAM (8gb*2) – You think this would cover a 2+ hrs Resolve Timeline as my work is of feature length documentaries. Thanks
Then I think going for 32GB is better.
Ok. 32 GB/16*2 – 2400 Mhz CL15 seems good ..Many Thanks
Many thanks for this article! I am building a workstation for heavy video editing, color grading, after effects and use of general Adobe programmes (photoshop/illustrator etc..). My budget can accommodate Geforce rtx 2080 ti or alternatively a quadro rtx 4000 (unfortunately not higher for a quadro).
I am not sure which of the two to choose, since, as I understand, Geforce rtx 2080 11gb ti will perform much better with heavy rendering, but the quadro rtx 4000 8gb offers 10-bit color depth, which is a plus… (I don’t know if there are any other pluses for the quadro rtx 4000 other than this??)..
Would it be an option that I combine Geforce rtx 2080 ti and a cheap quadro card (for instance p400), as a solution to the 8-bit limit of the geforce? Otherwise, are there any suggestions for what the best option is for my needs? (ps. I do not care for gaming). Many Thanks!!
If 10-bit color depth is much needed then you have to go for the Quadro RTX 4000 or higher, and if you can live with 8-bit color only then RTX 2080 Ti would be better. Also, I don’t think using RTX 2080 Ti with Quadro P400 in dual mode will work with Adobe.
Um, what about the quadros? Completely destroys these cards when it comes down to video editing? A card from 2010, the quadro 5000 completely out classes a 1660ti when it comes to video editing. I have tested multiple times with 2 1660ti and noticed the quadro was each time faster. Never assume a company would offer the same performance in a pro card in an inexpensive consumer card.
No doubt quadros are great as they are professional workstation graphics cards, but this post only focuses on consumer level graphics cards, especially for budget conscious users.
But the quadro p2000 is affordable sitting at $600 CAD or even a p620 which is $265, but the p620 will be basically same as the more expensive gaming cards or even better
I am planing to build pc for 4k editing and little bit for video gaming but highly for 4K editing.
For 4k editing i putchased lG 4K 43inch TV model uk6780pti is that good choice?. Let me know about this.
For edditing i read many of comments and your answers on that commnet i am planing to go for ryzen 7 2700 series.
And graphic card 1660 Ti 6GB
And my pc build other option i selected
1. crosair 16 GB ram.
2. 2 TB WD HDD
3. 250GB WD SSD
4. 550W PSU and other accessories.
But i am confused about Motherboard, and i came on conclusion for x470 series motherboard.
Now please suggest and help me to
Pick up perfect motherboard for my pc build.
Budget for motherboard is around ₹15000,
And also suggest me your best option for pc build as per mine mentioned criteria.
Overall is good or not.?
Let me know
Waiting for your responce
For motherboard, I would suggest MSI X470 GAMING PLUS Motherboard. You should go with the Seagate Barracuda 2TB HDD because it is 7200RPM one, whereas WD 2TB is a 5400 RPM HDD. Also, for SSD I would recommend Samsung 860 Evo 256GB instead. Other than that, you build looks fine and please do not cheap out on PSU and get a branded one. Hope it helps!
Thanx for fast replay.
I appreciate your suggestions but i have doubt about the MSI brand.
What about Gigabyte x470 Aorus Gaming 5 wifi Motherboard?.
And does 4K tv is good for editing?.
Because of first i thought about LG 27inch 4k Gaming monitor but then after i purchased LG 43 Inch 4k tv…
So suggest me for this thing too.
Gigabyte x470 Aorus Gaming 5 wifi is a good board too. Well, I think video editing on a TV is not a good idea because of the color calibration and accuracy issues.
You have given lots of useful information on graphic card.I am a graphic designer and
I am doing video editing in FCP and for special effects I am using After effects and Premier.Right now I working on MAC book pro with 8 gb Ram.It take long hours for rendering and editing in After effects.So I am planning to buy GTX 1060 6 GB as suggested by you and install on my I 5 desktop (5 year old) with 8 GB
RAM upgradable to 32 gb. So please advice me whether my desktop will support this card or I have to buy I 7 8750 H with intel motherboard.
I will also buy external ssd hard disk.
GTX 1060 and GTX 1050 Ti will work with your motherboard and processor, given that your motherboard has PCI-E x16 slot. However, for video editing you do need a better processor (core i7 or Ryzen 7) and more RAM (16GB preferably).
My motherboard is showing PCI e × 16 Gen 2.x = 1
Motherboard support DDR 3 and
Gtx 1050 ti is DDR 4
Will this motherboard support 1050 Ti
CPU. Is. 3330 I5. 3.2 mhz
GTX 1050 Ti only comes with GDDR5 memory and it is compatible with your motherboard having PCI-E 2.0 x16 slot. Graphics card memory has nothing to do with motherboard’s RAM in terms of compatibility.
Will my I 5 3330 CPU @ 3.00 GHZ with 16 GB RAM Support ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mini
Or I have to buy new I 5 8 generation Cpu or I 7 8750 H is a must for my video editing jobs in after effect and Adobe premier.
Please suggest best on budget
Thank you for all the super helpful info and tips! I’m ready for a new build and after much (probably too much) research here’s what i’m considering:
X470 MSI Gaming Plus Motherboard
32G GSkill Trident 3000Mz RAM
GTX 1660ti or GTX 1660
240-512 Gb SSD
2-3 Tb HDD
800W Power Supply
Some RGB lights to make it look cool 🙂
I am most skeptical about the Motherboard, but I’m still trying to get the biggest performance/$ ratio. I’ve checked out the most expensive MBs and some of them have worse reviews than the less pricey ones. Also, I want to avoid bottlenecks and get the most out of the system meaning I want to be able to use all of the components together without them limiting each other – like the MB limiting the RAM speed or the processor bottlenecking the graphics card.
I would mainly use it for video editing, streaming, and heavy multitasking as I do enjoy doing so many things at once 😀 I’ll play a game or two, but certainly not a priority for my purposes.
Do you think these are decent specs and likely to give me the killer speed & performance/$ I’m looking for? Any suggestions otherwise?
I think I derailed a bit from just the Graphics card. Any advise you have I appreciate, thanks.
You system looks pretty good including the motherboard. However, here are some suggestions from my side:
1. Go for the 512GB SSD and I recommend Samsung 860 Evo 2.5-inch SSD.
2. 800W PSU is an overkill for this system, so I think you should better opt for a good 650W one, which also is more than sufficient. I recommend CORSAIR RM650x or EVGA 650 B3, 80 Plus BRONZE 650W.
3. For graphics card, I think GTX 1650 Ti makes more sense.
Hope it helps!
Thanks Akshat! First off, you replied insanely fast and your insight is really helpful. Real quick, would it be worth grabbing the GeForce RTX 2060 6GB Turing over the GeForce GTX 1660ti 6GB Turing for an $80 price difference?
I think you are better off with GTX 1660 Ti, and I don’t think upgrading to RTX 2060 would make much of a difference to your work, including gaming.
You’re awesome, thank you!
Hi Akshat, I am editing my 4K videos in DaVinci Resolve and some special effects in Fusion. What are your thoughts on this system;
Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
Motherboard: ASRock X470 TAICHI ULTIMATE AM4 ATX (WiFi)
Memory: 32GB (16GBx2) DDR4/3000MHz Dual Channel Memory
Video Card: AMD Radeon™ VII
PSU: 850 Watts – Corsair TX-M Series TX850M 80 PLUS GOLD
Primary HD: 1TB WD Black™ SN750 Series PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
Monitor: Dell P2415Q 24″ UHD 4K Monitor
It is at the top of my budget, but is there anything you would change out? I am trying to build a system that I could upgrade easily in the future without breaking the bank.
Great job as always and thanks for your advice!
Everything looks great, but i think for motherboard Gigabyte AORUS X470 Gaming 7 WiFi would be better. Also, you can get it a bit cheaper too.
Akshat, Thanks a million for your advice! Have a great week!
Good afternoon, I wanted to ask you if for the following team:
mother H61M-HVGS (pci E 2.0 * 16)
intel I7 2nd generation
memory: 16 gb ddr3 1300 Mhz
ssd 480 gb
600 watts real source
It is compatible (that is to say it would render 100%) the rx 570 8gb OC video card (256 bits memory bus), to edit video in 4k and play 1080p or I must refer to previous models with 64 or 128 bit memory bus . ?
In other words, there would be a bottleneck between the mother and the video card?
From already thank you very much.
RX 570 8GB would be perfect for your system as you can game on 1080p and can do basic 4k video editing too.
I’m back with new build specs. After some thought and research it seems like RX 580 8GB would be fine for my needs (not a serious gamer) and 16GB RAM should do the trick to start (can always upgrade if I’m not happy with performance and read that 32GB is not a huge performance difference over 16) Thought maybe I’ll save some $ and still get killer performance. Primary needs – content creation, 4k editing, music production, fairly heavy multitasking. I considered TR1950X, but decided to go for a more cost-effective platform that will set me up for Ryzen 3000 series if I feel it’s necessary. Here’s the new build. Do you think it will fit my needs? Please share any advice/suggestions for changes if needed. Thanks!:
X470 MSI Gaming Plus Motherboard
16GB Adata XPG Z1 3000MHz Dual Channel
RX 580 8GB
512 GB SSD (Intel® 660P SERIES PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD)
3 Tb HDD 7200MHz
Corsair RM650 Power Supply
Yes, RX 580 8GB should be good enough and you can always upgrade the RAM in the future. Better to get a single 16GB stick. I think you should go with Asus X470 motherboard because right now only Asus, Asrock and Biostar have announced the support for Ryzen 3000 CPUs on their older 300 & 400 series chipset motherboards. So, it would be a gamble to go with MSI motherboard if you want to upgrade to Ryzen 3000 series CPU in the future.
hi this is shivam kushwaha
i am planning buy to 4K video editing
2. ASUS ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming Motherboard(WIfi) or
GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI MOTHERBOARD
3. gskill trident z rgb 3200 8×2(Suggest if better then this)
4. 250gb SSD M.2
5. 2TB HDD WD 5400RPM
6. SMPS 600 Watt
7. for cooling : Air cooler A)cooler master hyper h410r or
: Liquid cooler B)cooler master masterliquid 240 or
C)cooler master masterliquid-ML360
8.GPU 2070 or 1060 or Rx580
i am so confused about Gpu. should i go for 6gb or 8 gb?
please suggest me best overclocking graphic card for 4K editing and Modeling.
3 of them mentioned above or better then this by your experience.
waiting to your reply
Here are suggestions from my side:
GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI MOTHERBOARD
Corsair Hydro Series H150i PRO 360mm Liquid CPU Cooler (can opt for 280mm too)
32GB RAM would be better
512 or 1TB SSD (Samsung 860 Evo)
RTX 2070 Graphics Card [ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 2070 AMP Extreme]
Corsair RM750X SMPS
should i go for it or you mentioned (Corsair Hydro Series H150i PRO 360mm )
please check and suggest me.
Yes Corsair Hydro Series H150i PRO 360mm is one of the best coolers for i9 9900K. If budget is not an issue then you must get this only.
My system consists of an Asus P8Z77-V Deluxe MB, 16 gb Ram, 1TB SSD, 2TB data drive. I am using the on-board CPU for graphics.
I use Photoshop, Lightroom 6, and On1 software for editing my photos. The On1 software is extremely slow. I now realize that I need an ad-on graphics card with a minimum of 2 gb VRAM to improve performance. I don’t play games or do video editing at this time. What would be your recommendations?
I recommend you to get Radeon RX 570 4GB/8GB or GTX 1650.
Thank you for the recommendations. Those cards look like they are low profile. Do they come with adapter for full height case?
No they are not low profile cards. They are regular sized cards but are in small form category because of shorter length.
Thank you for this great article! The best one I have found!
My current system is a Dell 8900 with:
6th Generation Intel Core i7-6700K Processor (8M Cache, up to 4.2 GHz)
32GB Dual Channel DDR4 2133MHz (8GB x 4)
2TB 7.2k HDD + 256GB M.2 SSD
It currently has a NV GTX 960 2G DDR5.
I edit 4k videos in Premiere and AE. The computer can get quite slow when working in these programs. I do not do any gaming.
Would you recommend that I upgrade to a GTX 1070 or GTX 1660 ti?
Or is there other components that would be more useful to upgrade for my purposes?
Thank you in advance!
Well, I think more than the graphics card, your processor is holding you back because for 4K editing, a 6 core processor is preferred to begin with (8 core recommended). However, you can still speed up the things by going for a higher capacity SSD for your video editing files (I suggest 1TB Samsung 860 Evo), and for graphics card, you can go for GTX 1660 Ti or even GTX 1660 which is sufficient too. Hope it helps!
Thank you so much for the quick response!
I was afraid you were going to say that, lol. Guess it’s time to start saving and learning how to install these upgrades myself.
I really appreciate it!
Hello sir,great article, please I need ur help am on a budget and a novice, I have a budget computer,
Intel 4th generation i5,mother board is Asus B85-plus R2.0.16gb ram.please what specific graphics card should I get that will be most compatible with my system.I use premiere pro cc and Davinci resolve. Help a brother please. Thanks.
For graphics card I would recommend Radeon RX 570. Here are some good ones https://graphicscardhub.com/best-rx-570/
In addition to my comment, please will u recommend I upgrade the system if yes what an what should I upgrade,or will u recommend a new build if yes what what are the items needed for a decent budget build.
Here is my present system spec
Motherboard Asus B85-plus R2.0
Intel 4th generation i5
HD hard drive.
How much is you budget for the whole upgrade? Also, you should get a SSD and i suggest 1TB Samsung 860 Evo.
Hello and thank you for all the great info. I am probably on overload but perhaps you can just clarify and offer an opinion. I will be on the road and limited to a laptop Vs PC. My primary is video edit with 4K capabilities — I would say Pro-Sumer is the level I will be working at. I don’t need gaming. After Reading, I was pretty fixated on the gtx 1660ti and most laptops pair that with AMD Ryzen 3750h or Intel i7 9750h. What is the laptop equivalent for the AMD Ryzen 2700x? I see a couple MSI and ASUS laptops in a1200$ range but question the Ryzen 3750h specs as enough or optimal. Example here. It will also be used for small business tasks xcel,quicken, basic compute.
Any thoughts are appreciated.
The goal would be to keep it under 1400$ on sale.
Intel Core i7-9750H clearly offers way more performance over Ryzen 7 3750H, so you should go with the Core i7-9750H for heavy duty tasks and 4K editing, but for normal basic tasks and some editing, Ryzen 7 3750H should be enough.
Hey, I am using processor i5-6402p with GPU Radeon HD 5800. I am thinking of upgrade it to RX580 or GTX1070. Mostly using it for video editing and some gaming. Any suggestion? Thank you.
GTX 1070 is a faster card here (30% faster on average), but RX 580 offers great value for the money and is quite powerful too. For i5-6402p, RX 580 (8GB one) is a better match and you can also play latest games on it at very high settings @1080p comfortably.
Is it recommend to buy any used graphic card?
Depends on the card’s condition and the price.
OOOH… just the kinda post I needed !!
I’m trying to build my own PC especially for Premiere Pro purposes, but I’ve been really struggling with a variety of options and things to take into consideration.
Can you pleeeeease help me out here by recommending some gear for me I’m kinda lost 🙁
My budget is around $700-$800, I would love to hear what you might suggest for a price-range like that…
And my last PC had both AMD CPU/GPU (mid-range hardware) and honestly was my 1st time trying AMD gear and I was really happy with the performance compared to my earlier Intel/Nvidia PCs, but I’m reading through some reviews (including this) that Nvidia is more compatible with APP !
Can’t wait to hear what you’ve got in mind 😉
Honestly leaning more towards AMD ONLY because of my last and only experience with a full-AMD PC but I would take your expertise anytime to be honest xD
Here is what I have in mind for you:
AMD Ryzen 7 2700 Processor
16 GB DDR4 RAM (Corsair Vengeance LPX)
MSI B450 TOMAHAWK Motherboard
Radeon RX 580 8GB Graphics Card (Sapphire Radeon Pulse RX 580)
Samsung 860 QVO SSD 1TB
Seagate Barracuda 2TB HDD (optional for storing raw or bulk data)
EVGA 500 W1, 80+ WHITE 500W PSU
Corsair Carbide Spec-05 Case
Hope this helps!
Appreciate your time and advice, I’ll definitely take a look at these and see what I can find.
Keep up the good work 👍
You are welcome and feel free to ask your queries any time.
I found this site and it’s very helpful. I am adding a USB/HDMI capture box to my computer and would like some advice. My unit is a home theater PC used to store videos I playback via a Plex media server. I won’t be editing videos but will be doing a lot of video processing due to the nature of my setup. I plan on using the capture box to record some 30 minute shows sourced via a Roku box. I also use a program called MCE Buddy that transcodes (using H.265) over the air shows I record as well as another program that rips the videos recorded by my TV tuner. My HTPC is currently is a Ryzen 7-1700 with 16GB ram and a Gt 730 video card. I’ve looked at Nvidia’s chart for compatibility for H.265 and my GT 730 has none. I’m wondering if it would make sense to upgrade to a newer video card that can encode H.265? If so, on the below chart the older Nvidia cards such as the 1050/1060 do not have B frame support, while the 1660 does. Is that something applicable to my situation? Thank you.
Nvidia Video Encode and Decode GPU Support Matrix- https://developer.nvidia.com/video-encode-decode-gpu-support-matrix
You could benefit from the GPU hardware acceleration if the application supports it, which in this case MCE Buddy does (https://discussion.mcebuddy2x.com/t/gpu-hardware-encoding-acceleration-faqs/63). The performance may vary depending on the card and the task. Also, it is better to go for GTX 1660 that has new NVENC encoder for better performance.
Thank you for the advice.
So I’m guessing this will cost me around $800
Adding another $100 or so to get Windows 10
Might be a little bit more expensive than I thought…
Was wondering if there were some areas I could downgrade and still keep it a decent machine for editing… Ryzen 2600 instead maybe?
I’d love to have your insight on this subject in case I hit a roadblock financially, If I eventually had to cut down on like $100-$150
(around $700-$650 total budget), you think could make the cut while maintaining decent video editing performance?
keeping in mind that I’m not looking for high end 4K quality stuff obviously with that kinda budget but still feeling like I have enough leeway to mess around with most plug-ins
Yes you can cut down to Ryzen 5 2600X, which is also a very good processor and offers great value for the money. Other components will remain the same.
Mr. Akshaaaaaat help 😆
So I’ve finally put all the pieces together except one….well the most important actually !
The -Sapphire Radeon Pulse RX 580- GPU of all things, I found the -RX 580 ARMOR 8G OC-
They both seem VERY similar in terms of price and specifications but I wasn’t sure really about how much of a difference is there between both of them, plus I’m not about to go ahead with the purchase before consulting you honestly….
So what do you think about the ARMOR fitting into the build we discussed? or you’ve got other options within budget even If they were Nvidia GPUs although I don’t see that happening considering their price-tags 😵
Go with the Sapphire Radeon Pulse RX 580 because it has better build quality, better cooling and is shorter in length too at 230mm vs 269mm (for MSI).
I use OBS Studio to capture & record (not stream) video, I’m currently limited to H.264 due to an older GPU, I can later convert it to H265 using handbrake, but that eats up my CPU. I don’t use my PC for any high-def games. I’d like to use a budget card that will support H.265 in OBS. Assuming they will do this, I can buy a used 1050ti for under $100, a used RX580 8GB for around $115, a 1660 is still over $200 and a 1660ti is around $265. Do you think it is worth the extra money for the 1660 series cards for what I need to do?
I think it is better to get a Nvidia card for OBS because of better support (Nvidia’s CUDA). A GTX 1050 Ti should do the job, but I think GTX 1660 is worth the extra money because it is much faster and it comes with Nvidia’s new NVEC Encoder that delivers 15% improved efficiency over previous generation Nvidia graphics cards.
Hello Mr. Verma,
I am customizing a new computer whose most difficult task will be video editing with Corel Video Studio. The video editing I do is mostly with 720P or 1080P—no 4K yet, but my footage gets chopped up into small pieces—each of which gets edited. I have read a number of articles on what components to choose, some of which put more emphasis on the video card than you do (although they are probably in the minority.) I am vacillating between two CPU / GPU pairings: 1) Intel i9-9900K processor and an NVIDIA RTX 2070 with 8GB GDDR6 ; 2) AMD Threadripper 2950X / NVIDIA GTX 1660. My question is do you think option 2 will be significantly faster than 1 and which pairing do you think makes more sense?
I would say option 2 (AMD Threadripper 2950X / NVIDIA GTX 1660) would be better and faster for video editing and rendering.
Thank you, Mr. Verma: I can’t believe how fast you replied!
hi Sr Verma! I have this pc:
– AMD Ryzen 7 2700
– B450M DS3H Mother GIGABYTE
– Ram 8Gb 3200 Ddr4 Crucial Ballistix Sport Red X 2
– 1Tb Seagate Sata III 64Mb 3.5″ BarraCuda
– SSD M2 Crucial MX 500 256Gb
I need a GPU, they offered me:
– Gigabyte Windforce GTX 1060 OC 6Gb
– Gigabyte GTX1650 OC 4Gb
what do you recommend?
Hello, GTX 1060 6GB is much faster and will offer you better performance. Also, the extra 2GB VRAM will come in very handy in modern games. So, if the price difference is not much then go with the GTX 1060 6GB only.
Thk! I’m going to use it for Premiere and After Effects.
In case you do not get GTX 1060 6Gb, between the GTX 1060 3Gb and GTX 1650 4Gb which I choose?
I would say GTX 1060 3GB
Hi. Does Ryzen 7 and R9 Fury X is good choice for 4K video editing in Magix vegas pro 15?
Yes it is good enough for 4K editing in Magix vegas pro 15.
What you think about GTX 1070 instead R9 fury x? GTX has 8 gb ram vs 4 gb in R9 fury. More ram is good for 4k but vegas working better on AMD. Which one will be better?
Definitely GTX 1070 will be better.
Thank you for fast replied
By reading you i really surprised by your knowledge about the It peripherals & components. I requesting that i building 1 video Editing desktop. Dell has various Desktop range PC. i have been thinking about Dell Optiplex New 7060 & recently the have launched 7070 which has processor i9 series. my budget is approx 1500 – 1600 USD. Mainly i want to run Adobe premier pro cc/ Adobe photo shop & some photographic software. I am more confused between AMD or NVIDIA Graphic Card. kindly suggest me a configuration please if you can. I wiil be realy thank full. !!!
Are you okay with AMD processor?
Yes sure !!!
Here is the config for you:
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Processor
MSI X470 GAMING PLUS Motherboard
32GB DDR4 RAM (Corsair Vengeance LPX)
Noctua NH-U12S CPU Cooler (2019 model with AM4 support)
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Ti OC Graphics Card
Samsung 860 QVO SSD 1TB
Seagate Barracuda 2TB HDD
EVGA 650 Bq, 80+ Bronze 650W, Semi Modular PSU
Corsair Obsidian 450D Mid-Tower PC Case (you can choose other too)
P.S. Nvidia graphics cards work better with Adobe products because of CUDA support (better optimized).
Thanks for this config. looks better & pro machine.But can you give any genuine PC builder/hardware computer engineer /technician from Mumbai, from i can build my PC for. Can you pls. guide me, whom should go for my PC build.
Hello, I don’t know anyone in mumbai but have heard good things about Prime ABGB computer store at Simlim Square, 106-109, 1st Floor, D.B. Marg, Lamington Road, Grant Road East, Mumbai.
Hi, Mr.Verma! I have one, gigabyte h67m-d2-b3, i7 2600, gtx 560, 4gb RAM DDr3. Can you update something to have a decent video editing PC? What do you recommend?
You have to upgrade your RAM to 16GB.
Thk! Forget to mention that I have a disk sata 2. On the other hand will it be necessary to update the gpu?
GPU is fine for now, but do get a SSD (Samsung Evo 860 512GB/1TB).
I continue with this case, if I update the configuration for motherboard (b450, b350, A320), Ryzen 5 1600 and 8gb RAM. Will the gtx 560 GPU still be useful? or will I have a bottleneck? Thanks.
Bottleneck in what?
between GPU and CPU
Here your CPU is faster and you should be fine.
Thank you for your time Mr.Verma!
I will work with video editing (premiere, after effects)
Which is better to update CPU or GPU first?
Example: Should I keep the i7 2600 configuration and add a 1650 gtx until I can replace the motherboard and i7 for something better? Or should I upgrade to Ryzen 5 1600 now to maintain GTX 560 until I can change the gpu for a better one?
Where I live there is little price difference between (motherboard + Ryzen 5 1600 + RAM) and GTX 1650 so my doubt that replace first.
For video editing, it is better to upgrade the CPU first. Ryzen 5 1600 is certainly better than the older i7 2600 and will give your better performance in video editing. So, upgrading your CPU to Ryzen 5 1600 (with B450 motherboard) is a wise choice and you can upgrade the graphics card later to a better one. Also, make sure to have at least 16GB RAM. Hope this helps.
Hi, Mr. Verma. Thank you on good advices you gave us on this subject.
I’m planning to buy a video-editing PC:
What’s your opinion on this PC conf.:
1) MB: Gigabyte LGA1151 Z390 Gaming X or MSI LGA1151 MSI Z390-A PRO
2) CPU: Intel i7-9700K
3) DDR: Kingston HyperX Fury CL18 2x16GB 3200 MHz
4) SSD: M.2 Intel 660p NVMe 1500/1000 MB/s or Samsung 860 EVO-V-NAND 500GB SATA3 550/520 MB/s
5) HDD: WD Black SATA3 7200 1TB 64MB
6) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
7) GPU: GeForce GTX 1660 MSI ARMOR 6GB GDDR5 or GTX1660 Zotac Gaming AMP 6GB GDDR5 or ASUS STRIX Advanced Series (is it much better for video editing)
8) Case: MS Industrial CYCLOPS IV
9) PSU: 700W Cooler Master Watt Lite 80 PlusBronze or 700W Raidmax Cobra RX-700AE-B
10) Fans – two in front of case one on back
Thank you in advance,
Hello, Everything looks good except for couple of components. I would suggest:
SSD: Samsung 860 Evo 512GB/1TB SSD (2.5-inch)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S or Scythe Mugen 5 Rev.B CPU Cooler
GPU: GTX 1660 Zotac Gaming AMP 6GB GDDR5
PSU: 700W Cooler Master Watt Lite 80 Plus Bronze
Hello, first of all – thank you for answering quickly 🙂
Opinion for this Gigabyte or MSI – Gigabyte LGA1151 Z390 Gaming X or MSI LGA1151 MSI Z390-A PRO ?
I’m little confused about this – Samsung 860 Evo 512GB/1TB SSD (2.5-inch) isn’t this same as – Samsung 860 EVO-V-NAND 500GB SATA3 550/520 MB/s ?
Both motherboards are good but I am slightly inclined towards Gigabyte Z390 GAMING X. And yes, both are the same SSDs, which is Samsung 860 EVO.
i m going for
Z800 – E5 5650 x2, 32gb Ram, 512gb 850evo SSD, with 960GTX 4gb CARD. GT120 For apple output
4TB HDD x2 – HackinTosh
is it a good machine for heavy duty Preimer Timeline editing and heavy duty Aftereffect usage
Please guide if i should change anything in to upgrade or should go for somthig else in this budget
I think it is a pretty good machine and should be decent enough for your requirements.
Hi sir Akshat,
Im planning to build a pc for 3d rendering like Sketchup, 3dsmax and lumion… but also im quite fun for video editing sofwares like Adobe premiere, photoshop and lightroom.
Please help me to check this specs. Thanks.
Amd ryzen 7 2700
16gb ddr4 hyperX 2x8gb
1tb sata hdd
Gtx 1070 8gb
600w deepcool psu
Pretty good specs. However, I do suggest in getting 512GB SSD (Samsung 860 Evo) if budget is not an issue.
Im building my first PC and i have some questions
Mostly it will be used for video editing in Hd/2k/4k in Adobe Premiere, After Effects. And it will be used for ArchiCAD for 3D large projects like Hospitals.
What do you think about this build?
Ryzen 5 3600x
Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 OC – 6GB ? Budget is limited
Gigabyte X470 Aorus Gaming 5 WiFi
G.Skill Trident Z RGB DDR4 32GB Kit (2 x 16GB) 2933MHz CL14
Samsung 970 PRO NVMe M.2 – 1TB
WD Blue – 3.5″ SATA 6Gb/s – 4TB
Corsair Hydro Series H150i PRO RGB ? or should i stay with stock cooler?
Be quiet! Straight Power 11 – 750W
Looks good, but here are some suggestions from my side:
1. Go with the more powerful Ryzen 7 3700X and stick with the stock cooler for the time being to save money. You can upgrade the cooler in the future.
2. For graphics card, GTX 1660 Ti should be enough, but RTX 2060 is a little better. Here are some of the best GTX 1660 Ti cards https://graphicscardhub.com/best-gtx-1660-ti/
Thank you for this helpful article. I finally bought RX590 for 4k video editing.
Congrats and you are very welcome.
I have a pc with AMD FX-9370 , Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 motherboard , Ram 16gb , Samsung 850 Pro 256GB , Hdd 4Tb and R9 270x 2gb , power supply corsair cx 750watt and water cooling system. Ι’m using this for video editing in Hd 1080p with pinnacle studio 22 ultimate ,but when i put an effect in a clip (slow motion or fix colors), the preview have many stucks and it’s hard to work that way. I decided to buy the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. Ιs it worth changing? Will I see a difference? I can not change the cpu now. Thanks a lot and sorry for my poor English.
Hello, I think you are pretty much limited by your CPU and adding a better graphics card with this CPU won’t make any considerable difference.
Thank you very much for the immediate answer. Obviously I have to change cpu but at this moment it is difficult. Thanks again and keep up the good work.
Thanks for the appreciation and you are most welcome.
Hi Akshat! I am wanting to do video editing using Adobe Premiere Pro on a Windows 10 laptop, in up to DCI 4K. Most will be at UHD 4K. My concern is that the laptop (new 2019 Dell XPS 15 7590) has only a 4GB GPU (Nvidia GTX 1650 4GB GDDR5). This is a good card, but the 4GB concerns me for 4K. By the way, I’d be pairing this with at least an i7-9750H CPU (or an i9-9980HK), and 32GB of RAM. I want to be sure that not only the editing end goes smoothly, and that the rendering times are reasonable. Do you think that this described laptop system will be enough to not drag me down, or should I go for a 6-8GB GPU, The Dell I mentioned only offers the GTX 1650 4GB. Thanks much for your help! 🙂
Hello, I think you should go for a laptop with a better card with 6GB or 8GB VRAM. I would suggest getting a laptop with GTX 1660 / GTX 1660 Ti or higher. The processor core i9-9980HK is pretty good along with 32GB of RAM. Hope this helps!
Thanks for very good and Informative Article about Graphic cards
If I want to build a PC for 4 K Editing with new Ryzen 3700x/3900X and new X570 Motherboards,
which Graphic Cards and Motherboard should I buy?
Do you have any Recommendation let me know please
How much is your budget for graphics card and motherboard?
Between 600 to 700 euros for both
Here is my recommendation:
Graphics Card -> Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Ti OC 6G
Motherboard -> MSI MEG X570 ACE Motherboard
Thanks for your respond and recommendation🙏👍👍👍
Hello! You have a great article.
tell me, I work in Adobe Premiere сс 2019, and my video slows down a lot when I watch the video on the timeline, the cpu is 80-100 percent loaded.(cude is worked) I bought myself gtx1060 nothing has changed, but when I open the Davinchi Desolve 15 everything works well. The processor does not load and the preview does not slow down. Tell me what could be the problem?
Intel i7-6700, 16 ram, gtx1060 6gb. Thanks!
Have you enabled CUDA acceleration in adobe premiere pro?
If I do not confuse anything. then yes, I have chosen in the settings: Video Rendering and playbakck – Mercury playbask engine Gpu acceleration (CUDA)
What GPU drivers are you using. I suggest you to try with the latest Creator Ready Drivers https://graphicscardhub.com/grd-vs-crd/
I downloaded the latest driver from the official site, now I will try to install them. Maybe the program itself is not working correctly? It seems that I only have a cpu responsible for everything in Adobe Premiere
It could be an issue with the program itself too.
Thanks. but, There are no other solutions to the problem? should my computer work normally in adobe prime? or is it all the same maybe i need to add something?
Well may be your processor is letting you down because the video card is enough for this task.
Ok. Thank you again!)
You are most welcome.
your recommendation for 4K pc with Ryzen 3700X was Gigabyte Geforce GTX 1660TI
what about Radeon RX 5700 and which one is better?
GTX 1660 Ti is much better but RX 5700 is also good if you are on budget.
In Germany the price for:
Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 8G is about 370€ eurors and
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Ti WindForce OC 6GB GDDR6 300 €.
Shocking! Then get the GTX 1660 Ti only.
i want to graphics card for 4K video Editing like a Premiere pro ,after effects , Edius ,…which card is better for this…1660, 1660 Ti,1060 ..
Go for the best, which is the GTX 1660 Ti.
my Pc Config..
Intel i7 8700K
Corsair 8Gbx2 3000 Mhz
SSD 250 GB samsung 860 Evo
Corsair H45 Liquid Cooler
GTX 1660 Ti will be great for your PC.
which brand u suggest for this??
I suggest Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Ti OC 6G or ZOTAC GAMING GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB. You can check them here https://graphicscardhub.com/best-gtx-1660-ti/
Video editing for a desktop. $150-200.
My daughter is now film editor in high school for the next three years and for some you tuber gamer. What do you suggest?
I suggest Radeon RX 570 8GB. The specific models that I would like to recommend are XFX Radeon RX 570 RS XXX Edition 8GB and SAPPHIRE PULSE Radeon RX 580 8GB GDDR5. You can get them at under 200 bucks easily. Hope this helps!
I am glad I found your website while building my pc.
I am building my pc for gaming and video editing, well a sort of all around pc
I also read that a R7 2700 is a good one in mix for the RX 580 for budget.
Here’s some question while fully reading all of the content and comments but I still don’t have the answers to this questions.
1) Is it better to have the X version or stick with the non X version of R7 2700?
2) I see that you favor sapphire products for the RX 580 but in my country the available RX580 i can buy is this one “ROG-STRIX-RX580-T8G-GAMING” there is a sapphire/XFX gpu but it is RX590 and around $50.00 more than RX580 which is almost like a 1660TI. What is the best option for the GPU? Thanks!
Thanks for the appreciation.
1) Well, if the price difference between the two is marginal then getting a Ryzen 2700X will give you slight performance boost, especially in video editing and rendering. However, If the price gap is around $50 or more then you are better off with the non X variant only, which is Ryzen 7 2700.
2) Yes, you can go with ROG-STRIX-RX580-T8G-GAMING as it is from a well reputed brand Asus. I think you should be good with RX 580 with Ryzen 7 2700, and there is no need to pay more for the RX 590 or GTX 1660 Ti.
Thank you so much!
I am back again,
So while checking on where I can buy RX 580 ( the Asus RX 580 is out of stock ) I stumbled and checked the 1660TI Zotac, and I see here that there are 2 version the 1660TI version and the AMP version, is there any difference or advantage in buying the AMP version over the normal one? Thanks!
The AMP variant comes pre-overclocked from the factory. Here the AMP version of Zotac GTX 1660 Ti has GPU Boost clock speed of 1860 MHz while the non AMP one has 1770 MHz. Also,the AMP one has slightly better cooler, is longer and comes with a metal backplate. In my opinion, it is not worth getting the AMP one because you can overclock the non AMP one to higher speeds if you want to. Also, there is no point of paying extra for the AMP one unless you don’t have budget issues. So, I think you are better off with the normal non-AMP variant of GTX 1660 Ti.
Hello! You have a great article.
I am looking for the best choice: price / quality. Where is the best choice and good quality? I do not want to throw away extra money. (Adobe Premiere сс 2019, Sony Vegas Pro 16, i7 8700K) Games don’t interest me at all.
GTX 1050 Ti 4 Gb ~ $145;
GTX 1660 6 Gb ~ $225;
GTX 1660 ti 6 Gb ~ $265;
GTX 1070 8 Gb ~ $335;
GTX 1070 ti 8 Gb ~ $395;
GTX 1080 8 Gb ~ $585;
GTX 1080 ti 8 Gb ~ $945;
I would say GTX 1660 Ti. It is as fast as the GTX 1070 and will not disappoint you at all.
RX 580 8Gb ~ $195 would not be the best choice?
You may find it at around $180 too but at your price, it is still a good enough deal.
Hello Akshat G
I am planning to build this pc for editing and gaming here are the specs:
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
Motherboard: Asus Tuf X570 Plus Gaming
Ram: 3200mhz OC 16GB x1 (I will increase another 16gb later and so on)
Os & Programs only: SSD M.2 Crucial P1 500GB
PSU: Corsair RM850X
GPU: AMD RX Vega 56 8GB or GTX 1660ti 6GB Or RX 580 8GB
OS: Windows 10 Pro x64
So my questions are:
Q1>as I heard Nvidia cards do better in Premiere Pro and AMD cards don’t get utilized on the same, is it true?
Q2>So Vega 56 any good for Premiere Pro and After Effects?
Q3>What would you prefer for Premiere Pro + After Effects + (sometimes Cinema 4D) and Gaming (A)AMD RX Vega 56 8GB, (B)GTX 1660ti 6GB or (C)RX 580 8GB
(not being rude but Please suggest cards from these three options only as I don’t have a bigger budget)
Hello Mr. Pallab
Yes, Nvidia cards do have edge in Adobe Softwares because of CUDA support and its better optimization. Here, I would get the GTX 1660 Ti because of its newer Turing architecture, better driver support, lower power consumption and it is as fast as the Vega 56. Hope this helps!
Akshat, you are so incredibly helpful. Thanks for the great article. I have read through all the comments to check for my situation, so I don’t waste you time but didn’t find anything. I’m editing 360 video (from the insta 360 pro II camera shot in 8k). What card do you recommend? I have a i7 6800k with 64gb ram. I appreciate your time and recommendations. Thank you in advance.
Thanks for the kind words. Can you please tell me the budget for the card?
Hopefully 1k, but if more is needed then I can wait and save for it.
I suggest GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER. Here are some of the best ones to choose from https://graphicscardhub.com/best-rtx-2070-super/
Thank you very much Akshat. I appreciate your suggestion. I don’t think I would have found this card on my own. Very much appreciated.
You are most welcome.
Thanks for the website Akshat and I got general idea on what i will be needing but I have a tight budget for these builds or suggested gpu, I can have a Ryzen 5 2600 and a RX 570 for the build with a MSI mortar plus MOBO(Still looking for a better one), will this be a good build for editing and gaming( please include a bit of streaming too) and also I read that a AMD cpu needs to have a 3200Mhz of RAM, is this true? Thank you for the answers.
Ryzen 5 2600 paired with a RX 570 is a pretty good budget build for editing & gaming. For Ryzen 5 2600, just get the 3000 MHz RAM because it is the maximum speed supported by it.
How many years do you think this build will last will last?
Well, that really depends upon your requirements, but a general idea would be 3 years.
Tell me, which option would you choose for yourself?
1) i7 8700K + 1660 ti;
2) R7 2700X + 1660 ti.
Why would your choice be so? We will not consider the price, only the quality of the system. Thanks for your reply in advance!
I would certainly go with Ryzen 7 2700X + 1660 Ti because of its much better performance in productivity or workstation applications (video editing, 3d modelling etc.). Also, it comes with CPU cooler out of the box. The only area in which Core i7 8700K leads is the gaming department and that too at 1080p, because at 1440p gaming, both Ryzen 2700X and i7 8700K performs nearly the same.
I do only 4K editing and no gaming. Sometimes I take like 6 hours of 4K video on vacation and then edit it down using adobe premier elements. My current pc is super slow at this so I am going to put together a new pc and was looking at:
Asus tuf 570x motherboard
32 gigs of ram
2x Sambrent rocket NVMe drives 1TB and 2TB, one for OS one for video
My question are
1. Will I ever utilize more than 32 gigs of ram for 4K 60FPS editing?
2. Is the 1660ti necessary for just premiere elements even though I am not doing any gaming?
3. Anything else to change? I won’t cheap out on the power supply 😉 I’m tempted to grab the 3900x but it is out of stock right now.
1. If you are working with complex effects or larger videos then 32GB comes in very handy. For 4K editing, I would suggest 32GB RAM if budget is not an issue.
2. Well, you can go with the GTX 1660 too, but GTX 1660 Ti has faster memory and thus offers higher bandwidth which does help a bit more in such tasks.
3. Your rig looks great and Ryzen 7 3700X is a wonderful choice for productivity.
Hey there Akshat!!
I have the RX 7 2700 and 1660ti , this build is awesome, it can let me game on what i like unlike my old pc, but I am wondering what would be a good/the best subscription free video editor for this kind of build that you can recommend to me?, I am not amateur and I am not a pro just in the middle kind of editor I want to use those Adobe programs but my pocket is at its limit right now. Thanks!
I would suggest Blender and DaVinci Resolve for advanced level and Lightworks for mid-level.
Hi im Dehnis..ive read through the comment section and its really enlighing
Bt let me ask this please im on budget and i am trying to get a laptop for video editing with the following spec i7- 5th gen, 8gb 1000gb, nnvida GTX 950-4gb
Please how good is this .for video editing
I think it is good enough for 1080p video editing.
Thanks a much… I’m reliefed….but on adobe website the recommended GFX card list there does not have the gtx 950..should I be worried about that?
No need to worry.
Thanks a bunch!?
Thanks for the article.
I’m using Magix Vegas Pro 16, and will soon be upgrading to 17.
My current system specs.
CPU: Intel Core I7 5930K Haswell 6-Core 12-Thread running at 4.1 MHz (stock is 3.5MHz)
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB
Mainboard: ASUS X99-Deluxe Socket 2011 LGA
RAM: 32GB DDR4
Storage: (3) Samsung SSD’s
My question: I’m not sure how my current system stacks up with all the latest? I think my GPU is OK, but not sure about my CPU? It would be nice to improve my 4K render times. Changing my CPU means changing the mainborad, basically a new build. What is the next step, would it be worth it? Or would this be marginal gains and maybe not worth the expense?
What do you think?
I think your CPU should be fine for Vegas Pro 17 too. The graphics card (GTX 1080) is more than capable and also the RAM is sufficient too. I think you can delay the CPU upgrade for sometime as for it you have to change the motherboard too. If you want to upgrade your CPU then I would suggest Ryzen 9 3900X with a X570 motherboard.
Thanks Akshat, I appreciate your reply and information.
Hi Akshat, Great to see your responses.
I have read many of the comments. And it’s really helpful.
I am a YouTuber.
I’m building a Windows pc for 2-d animation & video editing (1080p). And would like to do some 4K videos in future. I make 10-15 min longer videos.
Here are some examples for the kind of videos i’d make.
2-d animation: https://youtu.be/8qRZcXIODNU
1080 Videos: https://youtu.be/Thj5jI2E_Yg
Right now I only use:
Wondershare Filmora, Adobe Animate & Photoshop
This year, I am taking classes for:
1. Adobe Illustrator
2. After Effects
3. Adobe Premier Pro / DaVinci Resolve
I want to make a system which can handle all these software and SMOOTH SCRUBBING THROUGH TIMELINE.
Here’s my idea for the build:
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600
Mobo: MSI B450 Tomahawk MAX
GPU: Gigabyte 1660 6gb OC
Memory: 16gb (8gb x 2) DDR4 3200
PSU: Corsair RMX 650W 80+ Gold
Storage (OS): 500 GB Samsung EVO SSD
Storage (Files): 1 TB Intel 660p M.2
Is 1660 enough or should i go for 1660 ti? ($60 difference)
Is 16 Gb RAM enough initially?
Is this a balanced build or an overkill or under-powered for my needs?
I’ve kind of hit my budget here. But if need be, i can spend $80-$100 more.
Sorry for such a long query!
This is a pretty good build for 1080p video editing and also for basic to some mid level 4K video editing. Yes, GTX 1660 and 16GB RAM is sufficient for the task. You can always upgrade the RAM in the future but for now it is enough.
Thank you very much, Akshat. I appreciate your suggestion.
I am using i57400 kaby lake Processor 8gb ram . I don’t have any gpu . which one will be better for after effects and Adobe Premiere pro .My choices is
1.Gigabyte Radeon RX 570 Gaming 8G MI GDDR5
2.XFX RX 580 GTS XXX Edition 8GB DDR5 &
3. XFX AMD Radeon RX 570 RS 8GB XXX Edit
which one will be better for faster video rendering.
Sorry for my bad English.
thanks in advance
I suggest you to go for the fastest one which is XFX RX 580 GTS XXX Edition 8GB DDR5. If price difference is much between RX 570 and RX 580 then go with the XFX AMD Radeon RX 570 RS 8GB XXX Edition.
Thanks For the Reply. My motherboard is Gigabyte GA-H110M S2PH-DDR4. Can My Motherboard support this XFX RX 580 GTS XXX Edition 8GB DDR5 and XFX AMD Radeon RX 570 RS 8GB XXX Edition.
Yes it will support both the cards but just make sure that you have at least 500W PSU.
Should I increase my ram ? And One Last think I don’t know that can I run two ram 8gb + 16gb DDR4 2400 bus. I Haven’t desktop Before that why I am don’t know anything desktop component.
Thanks For the Help
Yes you should upgrade to 16GB at least, and yes you can run 8GB+16GB RAM @ 2400MHz.
Thank You Akshat Verma , I am really happy now I searching For those Answer a week ago .
Nice to see your review on each question. I am very confused in buying laptop for video editing, 4K and Full HD. I don’t play games and this laptop will specific for video edit only. I opt to go for Adobe premiere pro first. Here are some of choices that I have under 50k INR. Should I go for intel or AMD processor? NVidia or AMD graphics? Do help me out
1st: ASUS TUF FX505DY-BQ002T 15.6-inch FHD Gaming Laptop (AMD Ryzen 5-3550H/8GB/1TB HDD/Windows 10/Radeon RX 560X 4GB Graphics/2.20 Kg)
2nd: Acer Nitro 5 AN515-52 15.6-inch Laptop (8th Gen Intel Core i5-8300H/8GB/1TB/Windows 10 Home 64-bit/4GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Graphics)
3rd: ASUS X507 Core i5 – 8th Gen 15.6″ FHD Thin and Light Laptop (8GB/1TB HDD/Windows 10/2GB MX130/Icicle Gold/1.6 kg), X507UF- EJ101T
4th: Lenovo Ideapad 330 Intel Core i5 8th gen 15.6-inch HD Laptop (8GB RAM/1TB HDD/Windows 10 Home/2GB Nvidia MX 150 Graphics/Onyx Black), 81DE01K0IN
You can suggest best laptop under 50k INR apart from this
Thanks in advance
For laptops, I still prefer Intel processor if the specs are almost the same. Between these, I suggest Acer Nitro 5 AN515-52 as it is powerful of the lot (Core i5-8300H + GTX 1050 Ti), has IPS display and also comes with SSD installed for boot drive.
This Acer model doesn’t have SSD with it…
I have 2 more models In wish list…if these are not satisfying plz suggest from your side…max budget 55k
5th: HP Pavilion AMD Ryzen R5 15.6-inch FHD Laptop (8GB/128GB SSD/1TB HDD/Windows 10 Home/Vega 8 Graphics/Mineral Silver/1.8 kg), 15-cw0027au
6th/7th: lenovo idea pad 330s AMD Ryzen 3500 or intel i5 8250 14 inch FHD Laptop (8GB/256GB SSD/1TB HDD/Windows 10 Home/Vega 8 Graphics)
Is it possible to stretch your budget to 60K?
Yes.. I can…I want product to run longer so better all should be latest…you can suggest
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-52 with 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8300H/8GB/1TB + 256GB SSD/Windows 10 Home 64-bit/4GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Graphics is available at 53k on amazon right now. Just check it out.
Thats very nice of you to help…but I have doubt regarding the product that u mentioning…as I can see 2 different prices for same model so I am confused its renewed or refurbished? How they offer such huge discount?
Check the link I am sending you
1. Acer Nitro AN515-52 Core i5 8th Gen 15.6-inch FHD Gaming Laptop (8GB/1TB HDD +128GB SSD/Windows 10 Home/4GB Graphics/Black/2.7kg) https://www.amazon.in/dp/B07GYJSTJL/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_82cEDbQQJF4M9
2. Acer Nitro 5 AN515-52 15.6-inch Laptop (8th Gen Intel Core i5-8300H/8GB/1TB + 256GB SSD/Windows 10 Home 64-bit/4GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti Graphics), Shale Black https://www.amazon.in/dp/B07W6H3FM3/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_L5cEDb6GW3YC6
The difference is in the sellers. The discounted one that I have suggested looks good and is from a trusted seller which is Appario Retail. Some big sellers do offer high discount to clear out their stock. Now, the decision is up to you. Hope this helps!
Thank you on the artical! i have computer 5 years old, working with premier and after and photoshop.indesign. esspecially need it for strong graphic card for premier pro cc and AF.
it’s now very slow prefformence the rendering and also the work itself .
i have : PSU A.pfc 80 650W + processor i7 4790 3.6Ghz 8mb core i7 1150 quad+
mother board z97A 1150 asus+ 16gb ddr3 1600MHZ ram ( i understand that if i want 4k i need to upgrade everything so if can you please tell me what the best graphic card option?
How much is your budget for the card?
up to 400$-500 thank you
I suggest GeForce RTX 2060 Super. Here are some of the good ones https://graphicscardhub.com/best-rtx-2060-super/.
Thank you.!very much!…i thought about the 1660ti is ot also ok?
Yes GTX 1660 Ti will do the job too.
Thank you again for the fast reply!if you don’t mind can you also tell me what is the best monitor to fit the card and videos editing/adobe work? i was thinking about ultra sharp dell 27″ 4k but after i seen couple reviews it’s not as good as they sell it (for the price you pay) i’m not sure about it. it will help a lot
LG 27UK850-W 27″ 4K UHD IPS Monitor is a good monitor for professionals.
I have the following build if you have time to check it.
I’m looking for high-end gaming, streaming, and Full HD video editing (possibly 4k also)
Is there any change you would suggest on this build, for performance and/or economy.
Motherboard: ASUS PRIME X399-A
Procesor: AMD RYZEN Threadripper 2920X
Graphic card: ASUS ROG Radeon RX 5700 O8G
Memory: HyperX 32GB KIT 2400MHz DDR4 CL12 (4x 8GB)
Power Supply: Corsair RM850x (2018)
Box: Phanteks Enthoo Pro Black (ATX)
Procesor cooler: Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML360 RGB TR4 Edition
Monitor: 32″ AOC C32G1 (LCD)
If possible, recommend an m2 SSD compatible for this motherboard.
Thank you in advance.
It is powerful build for workstation and a decent one for gaming. If you want better gaming performance then you can go for the Radeon RX 5700 graphics card (https://graphicscardhub.com/best-rx-5700-aib-cards/). The M.2 NVMe SSD that I would suggest is Samsung 960 Evo.
Thanks for your reply, really appreciated.
I have something in my mind to change for a few hundred more dollars , can you recommend a motherboard and Graphic card with better specs than those in the list if I buy this processor instead:
AMD RYZ 9 3900X
Your recommendation can be up to 150 more dollars for Graphic card and up to 200 more dollars for motherboard.
Thank you again for the time you spent on my request.
The best graphics card that you can have at 150 dollars is Radeon RX 570 only. For motherboard I would suggest MSI MPG X570 Gaming Edge WiFi, which can cost a little above 200 bucks but is worth it.
I’m sorry that I miss-phrased it.
I meant up to 150$ more than ASUS ROG Radeon RX 5700 8G
and up to 200$ more than ASUS PRIME X399-A.
Is this change something you would recommend for me, or should I stick with my original build that I wrote?
Motherboard: ASUS PRIME X399-A
Procesor: AMD RYZEN Threadripper 2920X
Graphic card: ASUS ROG Radeon RX 5700 O8G
No problem! I think you should go with the Ryzen 9 3900X as it is a newer product based on 7nm process, offers better performance (both in gaming & workstation tasks) and also consumes less power compared to Ryzen Threadripper 2920X. The graphics card and motherboard that I would like to suggest here is MSI MEG X570 ACE Motherboard and Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Windforce OC 6G graphics card.
Thank you very much Akshat.
Really appreciated it !!!!
Hope you have a nice day 🙂
You are most welcome.
One last mention:
I checked this on:
and it seems the previous graphic card is much more powerful in most of the specs for it.
Oh sorry.. I misread it as RX 570. Yes RX 5700 is more powerful than GTX 1660 Ti and is a great card for 1080p & 1440p gaming.
And RTX 2070 is even better if it fits in your budget.
I would like to ask for help, Im in need of upgrade for Adobe apps purposes (premiere, photoshop, etc..) Here are my specs:
Motherboard: Gigabyte H310M S2H
CPU: Intel Core i5-8400 (2.8Ghz)
Memory Ram: 8GB
VCARD: Nvidia GeForce GT 710 6GB
Video Card Memory: 6GB
DAC Type: Integrated RAMDAC
Can you suggest the BEST memory upgrade and video card upgrade?
For memory I would suggest Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB GDDR4, and for graphics card I would like to recommend ZOTAC GAMING GeForce GTX 1660 6GB GDDR5.
Would that be compatible with my motherboard and CPU? I looked into the web about my motherboard, it only shows compatibility with GTX 1050 Ti & GTX1060 6GB.
Also my current memory is at 8GB too, will that LPX make difference? Thanks.
Yes it will work fine. What speed and brand of RAM do you currently have?
I currently dont know the brand and speed of the memory, but probably its Kingston, this is because the unit im trying to upgrade is for my co-worker, our Graphic Artist. i’ll get back to you on this once I’ve opened up the unit to look at the brand physically. Anyways, cant I make it double? I mean make it 16GB RAM with same brand?
You don’t need to open your computer to know RAM speed and brand. Just use this small utility CPU-Z https://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html to find out. Yes you can double up your RAM to 16GB even with different brands.
Oh, I tried it here in the laptop that i am using right now, so my memory is found at SPD tab I can see the Module Size and Module Manuf. where can I find its speed?
In Max Bandwidth and Frequency box.
Mine is PC3-12800 (800 MHz) what does it mean?
It is DDR3 1600 MHz RAM.
1600 MHz? I can see here only 800 MHz. But i do have two slots, both PC3-12800 (800 MHz) ..
In DDR RAM the base clock speed doubles up.
Oh Okay thank you, so by the way,
what is your best recommendation for me? given the specs. are you sure that ZOTAC GAMING GeForce GTX 1660 6GB GDDR5 is compatible with my Gigabyte H310M S2H motherboard? Thank you.
The same recommendation that I have suggest earlier. Yes the card is compatible as long as you have a PCIe x16 slot.
Thank you Akshat, i’ll look into this GTX. And yes It does have PCIe x16 slot.
in my rx590
max only 5% for render premiere pro
it’s not usable
i need some help here!!
i need a recomdendation for a gpu.
my cpu will be a ryzen 5 2600 with a mobo b450m hs3
16gb ram (2×8)
sdd and a hdd.
i´m tryin to buy something for video editing (premiere pro, after effects)
can you recomend me something cheap?
a budget gpu.
Thanks a lot!!!!
greetings from mexico!!
I suggest Zotac GeForce GTX 1650.
First , Thanks a lot for all these very clear and usefull technical documentation.
I am using Intel Core i5-4460 /8 GB DDR3/Intel HD graphics 4600 .I use Adobe Premier Pro cc2019 for only family video edition .I know i am just below the minimum spec requirement from Adobe but working with 720 p media is « possible « …except i see processor ; memory and GPU touching the 100 % and sometime i need to stop/restart premierpro .exe … .
I am not a gamer and i dont do editing video often and i have a limited budget . Do you thing if i install Nvdia GTX 1650 graphics i would be more « confortable » ? Or what graphics card around 200 $ you suggest ?
Adding a decent discrete graphics card will help through GPU acceleration as it will reduce render time and improve playback performance (*varies and dependent on the effects/tasks). For 200 bucks, GTX 1650 is a good choice. Also, I suggest you to increase the RAM to 16GB, if your budget allows you. Hope this helps!
Many thanks .i will add also 8 Go.
i read that Nvdia GTX 1650 Ti should be “available” end of october (around same price as GTX1650 ) .It is better if i can wait ?
Well, if you don’t need it that badly then it might be a good idea to wait and watch and see what GTX 1650 Ti has to offer extra.
Thanks .I will wait your comment on this new graphic card .
Finding information about video cards outside of their abilities to play games is difficult which is why I like this site. I used My PC for productivity and enjoy watching movies with all the picture advances in HDR and 4K. I am building a new system right now and have purchased a professional monitor ProArt PA32UC with true 10 bit color depth, HDR10, 1000:1 Contrast, and 1000 nits of brightness. I am looking for a card that can provide true 10 bit color depth driver support and 4k resolution to get the best out of this monitor possible. I have been looking at 2060 super, 2070 super, but your advice is I can get by with less. If so, what can you recommend that will meet these specific needs. Thank you in advance for your assistance.
P.S Are there any video cards capable of providing dolby vision support yet?
I think RTX 2070 Super would be a good choice for your needs.
Thank you very much for your advice.
I’m planning to build a new workstation for 4k video editing. Do you think gtx1080 8GB will enough?
In case of editing and exporting video in 4k h265 I saw that on my previous platform those GPU was not used above 50%. I think I need more horse power on CPU side and good amount of memory. This card will be also good for 8k editing ?
What is your opinion ?
GTX 1080 is enough for 4K video editing, but for 8K you may need something more powerful, probably RTX 2080 or RTX 2080 Ti. Yes, getting a powerful multi-core CPU is more important along with plenty of RAM for 4K video editing and higher. For CPU I recommend Ryzen 9 3900X.
thanks for sharing the info and a great article. I currently have a lenovo x1 carbon 5th Gen with i7-7500U. I would like to run video editing by adding an eGPU (also for future updates!) and was thinking of going for Razer Core X + EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC GAMING 6GB GDDR5. As a software I would like to use DaVinci resolve Free edition which supports CUDA. Are you aware of any issue with this setup? Eventually could you suggest something else? Thanks a lot for your assistance
For eGPU, you need to have Thunderbolt 3 port which your laptop seems to have. I think it is a pretty good setup for 1080p projects and can cope up with some 4K ones too. However, if your work involves a lot of 4K projects then you need a better card with 8GB or more VRAM, such as GTX 1070, GTX 1080, GTX 1080 Ti or the latest RTX 2060 SUPER, RTX 2070, RTX 2080.
Thanks a lot Akshat for the info and the quick reply.
You are most welcome.
Need your advise..
I am looking to buy a laptop for editing videos and have shortlisted an alienware laptop.
NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2060 6GB GDDR6 (OC Ready)
16GB, 2x8GB, DDR4, 2666MHz
256GB PCIe M.2 SSD + 1TB (+8GB SSHD) Hybrid Drive
Is this good enough?
Seems pretty good. What is the processor?
First , thanks a lot for all these very clear and usefull technical documentation. (best I’ve seen)
I have the following build if you have time to check it.
I’m looking for 4K video editing, 3D animation, high-end gaming and streaming.
Is there any change you would suggest on this build, for performance and/or economy (without sacrificing performance)
Motherboard: ASRock X399 Taichung ATX TR4.
Procesor: AMD RYZEN Threadripper 2950X or Threadripper 2900x
Graphic card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.
Memory: 2 sets of Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2x 16GB) DDR4-3200 (total 64GB).
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 1000 w 80+ Gold Certified.
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C TG Lt.
SSD: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1TB M.2-2280 NVME
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i Pro low noise 240mm RGB liquid cooler.
Monitor: 27” Acer Predator XB273K UHD (3840×2160) 144Hz.
Thank you in advance for your attention to this request.
The build looks great, but here are my suggestions for some parts:
1. For CPU I suggest AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X.
2. Go for the proper TR4 socket CPU Cooler that covers the entire Die for better heat dissipation. For CPU cooler I recommend Noctua NH-U14S TR4-SP3.
Thank you very much Akshat!!
And between the AMD ryzen 3900X (Sadly Out of stock ) and the threadripper 2950X wich one would be better for my request?
For productivity Threadripper 2950X is slightly better than Ryzen 3900X but in gaming and single core performance 3900X is better. It is unfortunate that 3900X is running out of stock because it is great processor (for both gaming and workstation), has lower power consumption and is built on the new 7nm process.
I’m here hopefully to clear up some questions.
1. can I achieve 10bit color with a Adobe RGB
2. Will this setup render 4k+
3. Fully support all Adobe cc programs
I think the GPU and Monitor do not support 10-bit color. Yes this build can render up 4k and will support Abode CC programs.
Any suggestions to achieve 10bit? Budget thanks
I am sorry there is no budget workaround as 10-bit hardware (GPU, Monitor) is on the expensive side.
This is the config of my PC which i use to edit and color grade (using DaVinci Resolve) 4K footage.
Gigabyte B450M DS3H – MotherBoard
AMD RyzenTM 7 2700X Processor
16GB (2 x 8GB) 3200Mhz – RAM
GIGABYTE GTX 1050 OC 2G Dual fan – Graphic Cards
There’s no issue in Editing (Adobe Premiere 2018), but DaVinci gives “GPU memory full” error when working with heavy grading.
I am planing to replace my GTX 1050 with a MSI Radeon RX570 ARMOR 8GB GDDR 5 card. Do you think that’a a good option? Would that fix my problem.
I know this is a bit old model. But I am in a kinda tight budget.
What is your opinion?
GTX 1050 has only 2GB memory which is not enough for 4K especially in DaVinci. Moving to RX 570 8GB is a nice idea and I think you can even go for RX 580 which costs almost the same as RX 570.
Would you please read this article by nividia. And possibly pick the best budget card for 4k rendering and 10bit display based of this article.
!New update, driver’s for 10bit channels!
I know about this. How much is your budget?
Total (Not Yet Purchased): CPU tr4, case
Total (Purchased): aio tr4, Mobo, 850w power, 32ram
Reference I hand picked:
Building: tr4, 4k rendering, 10bit
Left to pick is the GPU and Monitor
Budget total @ or Around 1500$ us
I mean budget for the card only.
Well I suggest you to spend around 30 bucks more and get the GTX 1660 which is a very good card.
Thank you. Any suggestions on a compatible monitor?
Please have a look at ViewSonic VP2468.
Hello akshat, your knowledge is awesome, Really. I think now I have arrived to a right platform.
You are the only person I found whose words cleared that pc configuration for video editing and gaming differs.
Pls suggest me a pc build for editing 4K and RAW video of up to 02-03 hrs in timeline. Budget is not an issue, but I need a value for money PC build ( not an over killed), also suggest me a color accurate 24 & 27 inch monitor. as well as a decent mouse and a keyboard.
Thanks in advance.
Thanks for the appreciation. Can you please specify me your budget for the PC (including monitor).
I can invest More than a lakh rupee , any budget will work, money isn’t any issue, but yes , pc must be a value for money, not over killed . I m not interested in gaming at all. Softwares I will be using are Adobe premiere, after effects, photoshop, davinci resolve, fusion, maya as well. Thanks
Here is the configuration:
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Processor
Asus PRIME-X570-P/CSM Motherboard
16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 RAM (3000 MHz)
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB SSD
Seagate 1TB HDD
ZOTAC GAMING GeForce GTX 1660 6GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
Corsair VS650 PSU
Corsair SPEC 05 Case
Monitor -> Dell P2419H (24-inch) / Dell P2719H (27-inch)
Mouse -> Logitech G304
Keyboard -> Cooler Master MasterKeys Pro L Mechanical Keyboard (Cherry MX Brown Switches)
Amazing article, love what you do. I have the following build if you have time to check it and give me some help
Motherboard: ASUS P8 z77-v PRO
Processor: Intel Core i7 3770K 3.5GHz Socket 1155
Graphic card: Nvidia EVGA GTX570 (failed)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 2000MHz XMS3
Power Supply: OCZ ZX Series 850W 80+ GOLD PSU Fully Modular
Monitor: 2 Dell dual Screens – U2713H (2k) U2515H (2k)
My Graphics card has failed, it keeps turning off my screens, I have proved this by connecting to my motherboard card. What graphics card do you recommend? I am doing mainly 1080p video editing with some 4k Editing, no gaming. Would you recommend the GTX1660 TI or the base model 1660? Which specific model would you recommend or it doesn’t make too much difference? Do I need to update elsewhere, memory?
First of all thanks for the appreciation. For 1080p video editing and basic 4K editing, GTX 1660 is enough. The specific model that I would like to suggest is the Zotac Gaming GeForce GTX 1660 6GB GDDR5. Also, I suggest you to increase your RAM to 16GB for better overall performance, especially in video editing and workstation tasks.
thanks for the reply. I know RAM may not be your field, is there something you recommend or get the same?
Get the single 8GB stick of the same Corsair XMS3 DDR3 RAM.
If I end up doing more 4k editing, is this graphics card still future proof?
Yes it will be fine for basic to medium 4K projects.
Thanks. With regards to ram I purchased Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 2000MHz XMS3 Memory Kit, however, no one sells the 2000MHZ if I get 1600MHZ is that ok?
Well it is ok but then every RAM will run at lower speed which is 1600 MHz. You can go for some other brand too in 2000MHz, such as Kingston or Hynix.
sorry to keep messaging. is it the following
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 AMP Graphics Card or without AMP
This one is AMP version https://www.zotac.com/product/graphics_card/zotac-gaming-geforce-gtx-1660-amp-6gb-gddr5
and the one that I suggest in the non AMP version which is https://www.zotac.com/product/graphics_card/zotac-gaming-geforce-gtx-1660-6gb-gddr5
Thanks for all your help. I’ll got more ram and purchased the graphics card. Just to test the system and benchmark it do you recommend a software?
There are various benchmarking softwares available such as cinebench, aida64 etc.
Hello! Can you help me in this: I have a Ryzen 7 2700x, and I want to upgrade my graphics card. Nvidia Gforce GTX 1060ti or Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX590? I edit 4k footage on Premiere CC. Thank you 🙂
Are you referring to GTX 1060 or GTX 1660 Ti because there is no GTX 1060 Ti card.
Sorry, it’s early in the morning here! :)) GTX 1660Ti.
I would suggest GTX 1660 Ti because it is faster than RX 590 and Adobe programs deliver much better performance with Nvidia Cards because of better optimization (CUDA support).
Thank you for your suggestion! 😊
Hi, i am using MacBook pro 2012 and planning to upgrade. I am using davinci resolve mainly for FHD video, will do 4k in the future( just for hobby) and no gaming. I have few options to choose to purchase and hope you could give me some ideas.
1. Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED,15.6″, i7-9750H, 8GB (1×8)RAM, GTX 1660Ti, 256GB SSD
2. Dell G7 17, 17″, i7-9750H, 16GB (2×8) RAM, RTX 2060(6GB), 256GB SSD+ 1TB 5400rpm SATA
3. HP Omen, 17″, i7-9750H, 16GB (1×16) RAM, RTX 2070(8GB), 512GB SSD
tend to get number 1 because of the UHD screen, all RAM and SSD can be upgraded for all options
All of them come with the same Core i7-9750H processor, so there is no point discussing that. Clearly, Gigabyte Aero 15 has got the best display, which is very important in video editing tasks. It lacks on RAM and HDD, which can be upgraded easily. Also, the GTX 1660 Ti card is enough for 1080p editing and will not face issues with basic to mod-level 4K editing. Dell G7 comes with RTX 2060 which is slightly faster than GTX 1660 Ti, while the RTX 2070 on HP Omen 17 is a lot powerful but is an overkill for your requirements. So, I think going with Gigabyte Aero 15 makes more sense because of its better display and it packs all the power that you need.
Thanks for your super quick reply. Appreciated.
On the other side, how do u think about this iMac :
3.0GHz 6-core eighth-generation Intel Core i5 processor OR 3.2 GHz 6-core eighth-generation Intel Core i7processor
8GB of 2666MHz DDR4 memory, configurable up to 32GB
1TB Fusion Drive1
Radeon Pro 560X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory
Or Radeon Pro Vega 20 with 4GB of HBM2
4096-by-2304 P3 Retina 4K display
Is this iMac capable to edit 4K video ? Thanks
Core i7 with Radeon Pro Vega 20 should do fine but RAM is on the lower side. Better to have 16GB for 4K editing.
Hello again! For my 4k editing process with Premiere CC I have the next PC configuration:
– AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7GHz
– Asus TUF B450-PLUS GAMING
– Corsair Vengeance LPX Black 2x16GB DDR4 3200MHz CL16
– SSD Samsung 970 EVO 250GB PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 NVMe (for the OS and other programs)
– GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1660Ti OC 6GB GDDR6 192-bit
– 1TB Samsung SSD (working drive)
Can you please tell me if I can play the 4k video smoothly in the timeline (with no drop frames), some basic transitions and effects and Lumetri applied)?
Thank you for your attention! 😊
I think it should do fine.
Hi, sorry, I have another question. I am choosing the CPU between i7 8750H and i7 9750H. For sure the 9th is newer. I want to ask if the 8750H is enough to handle Davinci resolve in FHD and little 4K editing. Thanks again!!!
Both are basically the same CPUs. i7 9750H has just higher clocks (+400MHz for both base & boost) over 8750H, and yes 8750H would do fine.
Thanks for your quick reply. You are the champion!!!
Hi Akshat, what you think about MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Gaming Trio 8GB for 4K video editing. I am planning to buy this card to use it in Alienware Graphic Amplifier with my Alienware X51, D3 PC. Thank you
It is a great card but I don’t think that it will fit in the Alienware Graphics Amplifier. You have to use reference or founders edition card with it.
Hello Akshat, Thank you for your prompt response. I was about to purchase this card. I checked with Dell today and they confirmed that it will fit in the AGA. May i ask your view why do you think that it will not fit in the AGA.
Secondly, please recommend some latest cards that i can buy and use it for 4K video editing and 4K gaming on my PC. Thank you again
Mainly because the card is very wide and I have seen people having issues with even a MSI GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING X in this eGPU enclosure. Also, the card’s slot design and length may interfere too. You can get the founders edition RTX 2080 or RTX 2070 Super card for it.
Thanks mate 🙂
Hello again, what about NVIDIA RTX2080 Super / RTX2080 Super cards. do you think they will fit in AGA and work smoothly without any issues. Thank you
The Founders Edition / Reference model of RTX 2080 Super will fit nicely.
Thank you Akshat, decided. I go with GEFORCE RTX 2080 SUPER.
Hello Akshat, I decided to buy MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Super Ventus XS OC 8GB to be used in Alienware Graphics Amplifier. Do you recommend this card for AGA? Secondly, any feedback on this card. Thanks
As I have said before, the card is good but I think it will not fit in the Alienware Graphics Amplifier. Now, the choice is yours.
Hi, I understand that Nvidia cards have better performance with Adobe Premiere. But, what happens if we compare a rx570 vs 1050ti? which one would give better performance?
My budget pc:
Ryzen 5 2600
16 GB 2×8 3000Mghz
RX 570 is clearly a faster card and has more memory (8GB version) and higher bus width (256-bit), and will likely perform better than the GTX 1050 Ti.
This is a nice article! I’ve seen you’re the best author to response all questions. My first and foremost question is:
Which are the most important PC parts we need to to boost or speed up video editing and rendering? Are they CPU, GPU, RAM and SSD?
The order would be CPU, RAM, GPU and then SSD.
Thanks for quick response. Are there any cards beside these four components to speed up? For example, motherboard or other etc.
The last one question: how to check those 4 components are compatible each other?
No these are the major components. To find compatibility, you have to look into the specifications.
wich one will perform better in video editing? gtx 1660 6gb vs Asrock Rx590 8gb gaming?
Thanks for your help!!
I would prefer GTX 1660, especially for Adobe applications like premiere pro etc.
32gb ddr4 3200mhz
is enough or too much for video editing on filmora wondershare?
It is great for 4K video editing. The graphics card is a bit of overkill for video editing but not for gaming.
I would like to build a good budget that can handle these softwares without lagging:
video editing: 1080p, little bit of 4k.
– Premiere Pro.
– After Effects.
– Cinema 4D
I have chosen ryzen 5 1600
32 GB Ram
but I dont know what GPU to use. I dont have much money to buy a high end GPU card.
but I dont want this pc to be slow expecially in these applications like the current pc I have.
can you help me?
How much budget do you have for the graphics card?
Really helpful and informative article.
I have a quick question,
I am building pc for 4k video editing and graphics work,
The CPU i have chosen is AMD Ryzen 7 3700x
And i am confused wheather i should go with GTX 1660ti or RTX 2060 super for GPU ? .
I do effects heavy editing most of the time .
I think GTX 1660 Ti should be enough.
i am looking at a choice of 2 laptops. Mostly for photo editing but will occasionally be video editing in 4k
one has GeForce 1060 6BG and the other a Nvidia P620 6GB
would one be better than the other
GTX 1060 6GB would be better. Also, what processor do they have?
i7 7700HQ with the GeForce 1060
i7 9750H for the P620
Then I think better go with the Core i7 9750H because it is a much better processor and it matters more in such tasks. Also, Quadro P620 would still be sufficient.
I’ve never seen so many questions answered in the comments section !!
So, I have to order a pc for video editing for an office (for a local news station – i dont’t think they’ ll be editing 4k). Unfortunately i know little, so after weeks of searching i came up with this scheme:
asus tuf gaming x570 plus wifi
gigabyte geforce gtx 1660 oc 6g
corsair vengeance lpx dimm 16gb – 3200
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe M.2 250 GB
I can’t tell if this is too much for video editing or not. I’m not sure about mobo, ram or gpu.
Looks good and all parts are compatible with each other. This is quiet a powerful PC for video editing (up to 4K) and will serve you well.
Works perfectly well! Thank you very much mate!
I’ m thinking of BenQ PD2700U or LG 27UK850-W for pc monitor. What’s your opinion?
Almost forgot.. Are they compatible with the gigabyte geforce gtx 1660 oc 6g? Is there a problem with 4k or should i go for 1440p?
Both are good monitors but I would prefer LG 27UK850-W. Also, they will work fine with the gigabyte geforce gtx 1660 oc 6g at 4K.
hey I have a laptop with rtx 2070maxq ,how much time will it take for rendering a 3min animated video in maya .
can’t really say.
Hi Akshat, fantastic Q&A – thank you.
Your current recommendations for future-proof laptops for 10 bit 4k video editing? I’d love 10 bit playback and uncertain which GPU is the entry point, if any of the new GeForce cards allow this or which Quadro RTX Is suitable. Thanks!
Well, now you can have 10-bit color with GeForce series cards too using Nvidia Studio Drivers (https://petapixel.com/2019/07/29/nvidia-unveils-new-studio-driver-with-support-for-10-bit-color-for-creatives/). For 4K video editing, I would suggest going with GeForce RTX GPUs and I recommend RTX 2070 (https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2019/07/23/rtx-studio-laptops-performance/). Hope this helps!
Forgot to say, for editing in DaVinci Resolve 16…
Thanks for clarifying 🙂
Any particular laptops you’d suggest looking at?
Some of the better value ones that I can find are:
Prostar P970RF (Core i7 9750H, RTX 2070, 32GB 2666Mhz DDR4, 500GB NVMe SSD, 1TB SSHD, 17″ Screen)
Asus ROG Strix Scar II (Core i7-8750H Processor, 16GB DDR4 RAM, RTX 2070, 512GB PCIe SSD + 1TB SSHD, 17″ Screen)
Sager NP8957 (Core i7 9750H, RTX 2070, 6GB DDR4 RAM, 500GB NVMe SSD, 15″ screen)
Basically any laptop with Core i7 9750H (preferred) or Core i7-8750H with RTX 2070, 16 GB RAM, 500GB SSD and possibly a 1TB HDD (at least).
Thanks Akshat, you’re a huge help!
You are most welcome.
Hope you are doing well. I went through your article and comments section. You are too good in this topic. So, I need your help. I talked with different people and got different opinions regarding Video Editing PC. The result is not concluded. Previously in our office, we used Power Mac G5 but its not used it right now. That’s why, I am looking for a workstation or PC compatible for 4k Video Editing, 2D & 3D (optional – depend on budget) graphics and I want to use it for next 5 years or more. Adobe Premier Pro, After Effects will be used in that setup. Please recommend me which one is good for that? Budget would be 1000-2000 USD (within 1500 would be good but if need more budget then go till 2000). Another question which would be better for video editing, workstation or modified PC. It would be better if you give full details including CPU Cooler, Casing, Power Supply etc.
Thanks in advance
A workstation grade PC with workstation processor and graphics card will cost you way more. Nowadays, you can get great performance with a standard custom built PC with consumer level components in much lesser budget. Here is the configuration for your needs:
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X (CPU Cooler included)
GIGABYTE X570 AORUS Ultra Motherboard
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 RAM 3200 MHz (can upgrade to 32GB if budget allows you)
Samsung 860 Evo SSD 500GB
Seagate BarraCuda 2TB HDD
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC 6G Graphics Card
Corsair CX650 PSU
Corsair Spec 05 Case
This is a powerful PC for 4K video editing and for gaming as well. It will cost you at or slightly under $1500.
Thanks for your reply and sorry for my late reply as I was looking for those products which were advised by you. I got all products except 2. One, motherboard and graphics card. For motherboard, you suggested me to go for Gigabyte X570 AORUS Ultra, but here in Bangladesh I got Elite, Pro Wifi and Master of Gigabyte X570 Aorus. And for Graphics Card, I didn’t get the Super OC of GIgabyte Geforce GTX 1660 but found OC, Gaming, Gaming OC, Ti OC, Ti Windforce OC, Ti Gaming OC. So, what you would suggest me in this matter?
Btw, which one would be better GTX 1660 or RTX 2060? I won’t use game much in this PC. Only Audio, Visual (including 4K) Editing and CG.
For motherboard, go with the Master and for graphics card, go with the GTX 1660 Ti as it is almost as fast as the RTX 2060 and costs way less.
Which graphic card would be batter for after effect cc rx570 or gtx1650?
I would prefer GTX 1650 because of better drivers and CUDA support.
Rx 570 4gb is batter then gtx 1650 4gb (same price range) when it comes to gaming .. I am so confused.. I want to buy a graphic card today..
For Aftereffect and gaming.. I have a tight budget for graphic card… And Under rs. 12000 range these two cards r best… But which one to pick..
Yes, in gaming RX 570 is better than GTX 1650. Well, if you want an overall package for both gaming and professional applications then it is better to go for the RX 570.
Yes I have already decided to go for rx570 I hope it ll renders faster then gtx 750ti in after effect cc 18
Im a video editor and Im editing in PP looking to update my GPU/ graphics card. I am editing on an 2017 iMac running on 4.2 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7, Radeon Pro 575 4 GB, and 40g of RAM. I do have a thunderbolt 3 available so I am wanting to run egpu tb3 and am looking at the radeon graphics card because I know it will work. Right now, I and looking at the Radeon RX 5700 along with the RazerX to run it . Will this be enough for editing 4K60 clips? Appreciate advice and feedback .
Yes, Radeon RX 5700 should be enough.
Truly appreciate the fast response!
I am also considering the RX Vega 56 Air Boost 8G OC. Out of the two, which one do you prefer? Sorry, last question LOL
I would prefer RX 5700.
I’m using a Radeon RX 580 card, someone advised to get it replaced with NV GTX 1050 ..should i . Which one would you prefer working with Adobe premiere 2019 CC
That would be a major downgrade. I think you should stay with the RX 580 only.
Hello, now I have 8700k 32gb ram and gtx 780 Ti 3gb, which should be next graphic card for 4k edit in Premiere pro and AE? Should I change procesor also or only card to feel more performance?
How much is your budget for the graphics card? I think your processor is fine for now.
about 400 euro
I suggest the newly launched GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER. Here are some of the best ones out there in the market https://graphicscardhub.com/best-gtx-1660-super/
Does change of my graphic card for 1660 SUPER is worth that money? Should I feel significant speed up?
You will see a performance difference but I don’t think it will too much.
MSI GTX GTX 1070 ARMOR 8G OC or MSI GTX 1660 SUPER VENTUS XS 6G OC? For Video Editing.
If the price difference between them is negligible then get the GTX 1070, otherwise GTX 1660 SUPER should be enough too.
Is ASUS Prime Z390-A Motherboard LGA1151 Intel 8th and 9th Gen ATX DDR4 DP HDMI M.2 motherboard, Intel i9 9900kprocessor, 64gb Corsair Vengeance LPX RAM good for 4K video editing? What graphic card would you recommend with this set up?
Yes it is good for 4K video editing. The graphics card that I would recommend for this setup is GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER.
Hello Akshat, thank you for all the work you do and the help you provide us!
I am planning a build in the next two weeks. It will be for general use, a lot of multitasking, and some Adobe photo, video, and audio editing. I don’t plan on gaming very much. I would like to stay with Intel, and my budget is 2000 – 2500 USD at the moment. Here is what I’m thinking so far…
I9-9900k – (Might OC to 5.0 but might not)
Gigabyte Aorus Master – (Or Asus Max XI Hero)
Corsair H115i 280mm – (Or the H150i 360mm)
G-Skill Trident Z – 32 Gigs of 3200 Cas 14
MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
970 Evo Plus 1 TB – (OS / Programs)
970 Evo 1 TB – Second M.2 slot
970 Evo 1 TB – Third M.2 slot
EVGA G3 850 W 80+ Gold – (Maybe 1000 W)
Lian Li O-11 Dynamic – (Or the O-11D XL)
As of today this prices around 2400 USD.
I want to build strong now for future proofing. The only thing I went light on was the video card, in order to keep the budget down. Wanted to go 2080, but don’t plan on gaming much. So, what do you think? Anything I am overlooking anything?
Your thoughts on Aorus vs Hero? I was thinking Aorus for the stronger VRM, although I like the look and BIOS of Asus better. Would it matter as much if I didn’t OC?
Thoughts on cooling? Would you say 280 mm with lower fan speeds or 360 mm with more surface area? And would it matter if I don’t OC?
And thoughts on the video card? Will the 1660 Ti meet my needs with regards to editing, even at 4k?
Lastly, I feel partial to Samsung for storage. I got two 1 TB drives instead of a 2 TB because it was cheaper that way. I prefer to use M.2 to avoid more cables. But if I add more storage later I will go with the 860.
Thank you so much for your time and feedback! I really do appreciate your advice!
Hello Dayne, thanks for the appreciation.
1. GTX 1660 Ti is good enough for 4K video editing but if you want extra oomph and more video RAM then I would highly recommend RTX 2060 SUPER.
2. I would prefer Gigabyte Aorus Ultra over the HERO because of better VRMs for OC.
3. If you don’t plan on overclocking then Corsair H115i 280mm should be enough. If you are looking for a high performance 280mm AIO that you can also overclock on then it is EVGA CLC 280mm AIO (https://graphicscardhub.com/best-cpu-cooler-i9-9900k/)
Thanks so much for getting back to me!
Per your advice, I will research the 2060 Super. Thank you! I think I can accommodate that in my budget. But just to be sure, do you think that is the sweet spot? Or would moving up just be unnecessary?
As for the Mobo, thank you for confirming about the VRM. I probably won’t OC, but it’s there if I want to try it. Did you prefer the Ultra to the Master?
And for cooling, I will definitely research the CLC you mentioned. Sounds good. Still confused if a 360 mm would be any better.
Also note, since the Lian Li case doesn’t come with fans, I was planning on going with all Noctua fans to help cooling. Hopefully that will help with temps also.
Thank you again! Have a great weekend.
Oh… One final question… What are your thoughts on buying a 9900k now versus waiting for Intel’s new releases in Q1 2020 to see if prices drop? Thanks!
RTX 2060 SUPER will cost you around 400 bucks which is 120 to 130 dollars more than GTX 1660 Ti. For motherboard, I would stay with Ultra. Yes Noctua fans are great as they deliver great performance remain quiet too. We can expect the drop in price of 9900K especially with the recent launch of Ryzen 9 3950X and also because of upcoming 10th gen Intel processors.
I want to know which one would be better between gtx 1050ti and gtx 1650 for 4k video rendering?
My main use lies in softwares like Adobe PremierPro CC, Lightroom, Photoshop, Filmora and all. Please guide me for the same.
GTX 1650 would be slightly better.
Thank you. That was a really quick reply. But above you have mentioned 1050 ti is better. If you could elabborate a bit, it would be really helpful.
I am confused between following 2 laptops:
Acer Nitro 7 – 9300H
Base clock speed – 2.4 ghz upgrade 4.2
Graphics card – 4gb 1650
8GB DDR4, 1TB Hdd + 256GB ssd
Acer Nitro 5- 8300H
Base clock speed – 2.3 ghz upgrade to 4.2
GC – 4gb 1050ti
8GB DDR4, 1TB Hdd + 256GB ssd
GTX 1650 is based on newer Turing GPU architecture and also packs more CUDA Cores. It also includes better Volta Nvidia Encoder (NVENC) compared to Pascal NVEMC in GTX 1050 Ti. Between these two laptops, better go with one with Core i5 9300H. However, you need to upgrade the RAM to 16GB by adding another 8GB DDR4 stick for much better performance with these softwares, especially in Windows 10. I have the same processor (Core i5 9300H) in my laptop and its performance is really good but it does heat up a bit faster.
Thank You Akshat for such a quick response. Really appreciate your efforts. Great blog out there. 🙂
Hi Akshat, I have a 6 year old PC and want to edit 4k video using Adobe Prem and Divinci Rresolve I also use the latest Power Director.
MB Gigabyte GA-H61M-USB3
CPU Intel i5-3570k 3.40ghz
Nividia QUADRO P400
my current set up is slow and want to know if which card would be best to upgrade to
Geforce RTX 2060 SUPER, GeForce GTX 1660Ti, or the Radeon RX 580 8GB?
I think GTX 1660 Ti should be enough for you.
Hi Akshat, nice too see that you are helping people! So, i have also a question about graphic Card. I will buy new desktop for video editing. This is what i already choose:
Amd ryzen 9 3900x
Asus prime x570 pro
Ballistix Sport LT – DDR4 3200 32gb
Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500gb (software)
Samsung 860 Evo 1t for files, scratch
Graphic card? 1660 ti or 2060
Sometimes i read that rtx2060 is a problem in Adobe premiere pro….
What do you think of the setup? Greetings Dominiek
I think GTX 1660 Ti should be enough for your setup. It is as fast as the RTX 2060 and costs less. However, if you need more firepower then I would suggest RTX 2060 (at a little extra price) SUPER instead of RTX 2060.
First of all, thanks for the post. Really interesting.
I have problems starting Windows 10 Proffesional 64bit and I suspect the problem is the gaphic card.
I have ASUS. GTX550TI DIRECTCU 1GB GDDR5 192BIT PCI with following:
-CPU: INTEL CORE I7-960 3,20GHZ 1366 BOX
-Motherboard: ASUS SABERTOOTH X58 ATX S1366 6XDDR3-24GB US1
-Power: TACENS VALEO III 80 PLUS 600W ODBA
-RAM: KINGSTON. DDRIII 4GB 1600MHZ CL9 HYP (x4= 16GB)
-Toshiba SSD 249GB
I would like to upgrade to a similar one but with x2 HDMI output.
What I do mainly is video Editing in FullHD (some 4k) (with Adobe Premiere) and Audio Editing in AVID Protools.
Thank you so much for helping.
How much is your budget for the card?
I suggest Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 OC 6GD as it would be great for your system for up to 4K video editing. It comes with three DisplayPort and one HDMI port. If you need more HDMI ports then you can use DisplayPort Male to HDMI Female Adapter Cable. If you want a cheaper card then you can opt for Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 OC 4G. It should be enough for 1080p video editing and basic 4K video editing. It comes with two HDMI ports and one DisplayPort.
Thank you for your help Akshat. I really apreciate it.
Cheers from Spain,
You are most welcome.
Thanks for comment, i will go for rtx 2060 super, there are different one, is MSI GeForce RTX 2060 Super Gaming X 8GB a good one? Greetings Dominiek
Yes it is a very good card. It is quiet and has a great cooler that keeps the temperature well within limit.
GTX 1080 vs RTX Quadro 4000 for NVENC encoding in handbrake? Cant seem to find much information on this subject, but i guess comparisons between these two cards ins’t exactly common lol. I guess it comes down to 2 older NVENC Engines on the 1080 vs one newer one on the Quadro?
I think Quadro will be more stable.
Do you know how much % is RGB color space in HP Omen 17 inch IPS displey fhd 1080p WITH GTX 1660 TI AND RTX 2060/70
I think it covers 104% of the sRGB color gamut.
Thank you. This is enough. You are god even if is 100% sRGB.
Some writing say that gtx1660 TI is good for entry level Davinchi Resolve 16 some say is not enough and RTX 2070 is entry Level only In HP Omen 17 cpu 9750 and 8750 . What is your opinion?
For 1080p projects GTX 1660 Ti is enough but for 4K, you need a good card with 8GB VRAM.
i mean for Fusion tab and Color tab -color grading and correction. in Davinchi resolve 16.
FOR 4K- 8 BIT GTX 2070 IS enough? not for 10 bit 4k.
RTX cards now support 10-bit color too using Nvidia Studio Drivers and it should be fine.
Ok. Thanks a lot . But i want to confirm that gtx 1660ti is not enough for 4k -8bit. Can you confirm? Thanks.
For 4K, I think it is not enough.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND MARY CHRISTMAS! YOU ARE MY REAL GURU!
Thanks for the appreciation and merry christmas to you too.
I would like to buy a laptop for youtube channel video editing. Can you suggest the best configuration or best budget model?
How much is your budget for the laptop?
As I am a beginner to this field, I am looking for something in the range 30K – 40K if possible. Ofcourse, the machine should be good enough to handle video processing.
To get a decent machine, you need to expand your budget to up to 50K at least. Are you OK with it?
If it is necessary, I am fine with it.
I would suggest ASUS TUF FX505DY-BQ002T. It comes with AMD Ryzen 5-3550H Processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB HDD, Windows 10, Radeon RX 560X 4GB Graphics Card and 15-inch FHD IPS Display. You can get it at under 50K INR.
My question is, which processor would you recomend for video editing 4k, AMD Ryzen 9 3900x or de new AMD Ryzen 9 3950x ?
I would suggest Ryzen 9 3900X as it is enough for 4K video editing.
Hi, thanks for the article. I got the Radeon RX 580 8gb MSI…24 gb ddr4 and a Ryzen5 2600:
I am very disappointed with premiere previews, the exporting I am happy to wait for hours. However I can see 1080 with same FPS even at 1/4. I can never see the GPU go higher that 15%, compute 0 seems to get a lot of action. CPU is on 100% when trying to preview or exporting.
I have tried with with Premiere 18, 19 and 20. Updated, removed and installed GPU drivers. I even tried a Gefore 1050 ti 4gb card to see the same performance.
I can only think that I need a faster CPU…even though I thought I would be flying through 1080…
Please help, I might have to switch to Mac and edit in Final Cut.
Are your CPU temps normal and Is there anything else running in the background that is consuming CPU?
Thank you for making such an informative page. I would like your expertise, please.
I just bought my first laptop after a break for 3 years. I previously used MacBooks. I am looking for a machine which will be fast and efficient for me to use for writing and web design but also for more intensive tasks such as editing photos and also videos including 4K footage from my drone and other camera.
Here are the specs of the Lenovo laptop that I have bought for $950 Canadian dollars:
15.6-inch Full HD display
• Intel Core i7-9750H
• 8GB memory/512GB SSD + 1TB HDD
• NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
Is this one good enough for what I need? Or should I pay more to get a similar spec Lenovo laptop but with a NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2060 6GB GPU. I’m not sure how what I would ordered will cope with 4K editing.
For almost $500 more I could get something like this but I’m not sure if I need it or if it’s worth it:
This is a pretty good configuration for the price. The Core i7-9750H processor is great for productivity and gaming and can handle heavy duty intensive tasks comfortably. The graphics card is a bit on the mainstream side but is powerful enough for 1080p editing and basic to mid level 4K editing unless you use softwares like davinci resolve that requires a GPU with 8GB VRAM for 4K editing. You must have to upgrade the RAM to 16GB by adding another 8GB stick as 8GB RAM is not at all enough. So, I think this laptop is sufficient for you and the only thing to upgrade is the RAM only.
Ok Akshat, thank you for the advice. So there would be no real benefit in me spending more money to get a GTX 1660 TI or RTX 2060? I will like use Adobe Premiere Elements 2019, or possibly Premiere Pro but Elements is probably good enough for me.
I think I’ll just upgrade the RAM then if that is the case. I could do 2 x 16GB with the money saved from not spending this on a same model laptop with a higher GPU.
For work I really don’t see any real benefits and even GTX 1650 is more than enough for Premiere Pro and Elements. Also, it would be great if you can upgrade the RAM to 32GB which will come in very useful rather than getting a higher GPU.
Ah, ok that’s great! Some friends had told me the GPU was important for 4K but I trust your knowledge. Cheers Akshat!
Can you please give me advice for the following setup?
For video editing:
ASUS Strix X470-F
Dark Rock Pro 4
970EVO Plus SSD 1TB
Kingston HyperX Predator 32GB
Case Fractal Design Meshify C
EVGA SuperNOVA 650 G3 650W 80 Plus Gold
I think it is a pretty good setup and will serve you good for video editing, gaming and in other productivity tasks. Just get an internal 2TB Hard drive too (Seagate Barracuda).
I am looking for your advice on my video editing/productivity build. My price tag is getting high and I still need a monitor. What do you recommend for a graphics card as I was recommended the eVGA 2070 super xc but I would rather save some money towards a decent monitor. After reading your article I feel like I could possibly save myself $300-$400. I want to be able to seamlessly edit 4K video in Premiere Pro CC, After Effects, PS, LR and illustrator at times. I would also like to use the computer for some gaming from time to time but the main focus is on the video editing aspect and being able to easily edit 4K video and possibly higher resolution in the future.
So Far my Setup:
-NZXT H700i – ATX Mid-Tower Case
-Seasonic Power Supply SSR-750px
-Ryzen 3900x CPU
-Intel 660p 1TB NvMe SSD
-64 GB Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 3200mHz DDR4 DRAM
-MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS Motherboard
I still need a Monitor and Video card. What do you suggest?
For graphics card, I think GTX 1660 Ti will be good enough for your requirements. For monitor, I would suggest LG 27UK850-W 27″ 4K UHD IPS Monitor.
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mother board gigabyte z390 arous pro wifi
32 gb ram
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i want over clock my cpu at 5gh
Refer this guide https://www.tweaktown.com/guides/9225/intel-core-i9-9900k-kf-overclocking-guide/index.html
how to update gigabyte z390 arous pro wifi BIOS and setting
Why do you want to update the BIOS. It is a fairly simple process using a USB drive. You can check the motherboard’s manual for proper instructions.
I am going to build a PC for Adobe software like Premiere Pro, Illustrator, Animate etc. and these are on my mind ( budget is tight)
1. R5 3600
2. Graphic card is where im confusing the most
will rx 570 or 560? or any other?
3. Ram Corsair 3000mhz 8×2
4. PSU Corsair 550
5. storage 240 ssd and 1TB hdd
6. Mobo b450 (with updated bios)
(will this build will serve me for 5-6years?)
It is a decent configuration and can serve you up to 5 years. For graphics card, I would suggest GTX 1650 SUPER because Nvidia cards work better with Adobe softwares like Premiere Pro, Illustrator etc.
Thank you very much for your help.
Hi. Thank you for your article.
I’m about to buy a new laptop with an i9-9980HK processor and an RTX 3000 graphics card.
Do you think the RTX 3000 will be good enough for 4K video editing? Is it worth upgrading to the RTX 4000? The RTX 5000 is outside my budget.
RTX 3000 is enough for 4K video editing.
I have 6gb ddr5 zotac gtx 1060 in desktop(with 16gb ram, core i5 and 5tb hard) and my work requires me to travel so i m looking for a laptop that can handle atleast 4k editing at 60 fps for videos of long durations as in like 1-3 hours long 4 k footage. can my desktop handle it and what are the recommended specs for a a laptop that should be able to handle this much rendering
What Core i5 processor is this? For laptop, I would suggest going for a one with Core i7-9750H and GTX 1050 Ti or higher graphics card.
Hello Akshat, may I ask your opinion please?
This is what I have so far :
X570 Aorus Master
32 GB Trident-Z 3600 / 16
Evo Plus storage drives
Supernova G3 850 W
Trying to decide which video card. Probably no gaming, but only 1440 if I did. Mostly content creation, general editing, and heavy multitasking.
I was thinking an MSI 2080 Super Gaming X Trio for future proofing. But I’m not sure I really need the 2080 since I’m not gaming much. Do you feel a 2060 Super would be more appropriate for my needs?
Would it have enough Cuda Cores for any editing I do even at 4K, light gaming, and be somewhat future-proof? And which 2060 Super would you recommend? I’m feeling a little overwhelmed trying to decide. Thank you!
RTX 2080 SUPER or even RTX 2080 is going to be an overkill for your requirements. I think RTX 2060 SUPER is going to be enough for your work and 1440p gaming needs. The specific RTX 2060 SUPER models that I would like to suggest are Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 Super Windforce OC 8G or ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER AMP.
Hi and thank you for the article !
I am an archviz artist currently shopping for a GPU for the following configuration :
MBP 15” 2019
2,6 GHz Intel Core i7
32 Go RAM 2400 MHz DDR4
Blender 2,8 rendering with EEVEE and RadeonProRender
My idea was to get the Razor Core X and the PowerColor Red Devil Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB.
Considering my processor, is it worth it or can I get a Vega 64 instead ? I know I want at least 8GB of memory on the GPU
Please enlighten me ! 🙂
What Core i7 model is this?
Thanks for the quick reply! 🙏
That’s all I know….
I think you should get the RX 5700 XT but the one with original reference design because some custom cards may have problem fitting in the Razor Core X.
I definitely heard you. But…. Mhmmm looks like I’m gonna go with the AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100. Talked today with an AMD guy and he confirmed what the website said. For architecture and VR and for my budget, this is the most indicated gpu from AMD. And it seems to work great with the 2019 MBPs. Thank you very much for your time and this page! Cheers
Hi. I’m working in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Premiere (4k videos). What GPU would you suggest to buy for better performance:
1. $200 – Sapphire RX 580 NITRO+ Special Edition 8GB
2. $240 – Sapphire RX 590 NITRO+ Special Edition 8GB
3. $240 – Palit GeForce GTX 1660 Dual OC 6GB
The approx config I want to buy right now:
CPU: $140 – AMD Ryzen 5 2600
MB: $110 – MSI B450M MORTAR MAX (only need microATX)
RAM: $160 – Crucial DDR4 32GB (2x16GB) 3200Mhz Ballistix Sport Gray
SSD: $53 – GoodRAM CL100 TLC 480GB 2.5″
HDD: $65 – Seagate Barracuda 2TB 256MB 7200RPM 3.5″
POWER: $60 – CHIEFTEC Proton 600W
I also would like to hear your thoughts about this config.
I suggest you to go for Palit GeForce GTX 1660 Dual OC 6GB because it is faster, has lower power consumption and nvidia cards work better with adobe softwares because of CUDA support and better drivers. Regarding the config, it is quite good.
I have a strange requirement: A graphics card with 2 HDMI port. I would primarily be doing 1080 editing maybe 4K in the future. Premier Pro, After Effects – maybe will try Da Vinci Resolve in the future as its cheaper.
I am putting most of my budget on the processor I9-9990k, RAM (32GB) and SSD cards.
Graphics card I am confused between:
Sapphire Nitro+ Asus RX-580 (8GB) – $250
Asus 1660Ti (6GB) – $325
By the way thanks for such a fantastic article. Hardly any other article on the net from a video editing perspective. Keep up the good work.
The thing is that the GTX 1660 Ti is a faster and more efficient card here. Also, Nvidia cards work better with adobe softwares like Premier Pro, After Effects because of CUDA support and better drivers. The advantages that RX 580 8GB have is that it is cheaper and is better suited for Davinci (4K editing) because it recommends 8GB VRAM for 4K editing and is slightly better optimized for it. I think GTX 1660 Ti is a better choice overall.
I am looking for building a video editing PC. Below are my options:
Processor: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
Motherboard: MSI MPG X570 Gaming Edge WiFi Motherboard
Graphics card: GALAX GeForce RTX 2060 Super EX (1-Click OC) 8GB GDDR6
Corsair 16×2 GB RGB 3600 MHz=32 GB memory
I am confused between two 4k monitors:
BenQ PD2700U 4k UHD or LG 27UK850-W 27″? Please suggest best one for video and photo editing (Premier pro CC, Davinci Resolve, photoshop, lightroom) and moderate gaming or if you have any other 27″ monitors with 4k display?
Both are very good monitors and have almost similar specs and features, but I would prefer LG 27UK850-W.
Which generation of GPU Cards is supported by Premiere pro cc 2020 ? is gt 730 or amd r7 260x supported on 2020 ?
They may work but are too weak for it.
Which CPU, GPU and Motherboard suitable for (Adobe Premier pro, Avid Media Composer and Da Vinchi Resolve) video editing with cinema RAW video format 4k and 6k footage?
What is your budget for CPU, GPU and Motherboard or for the whole PC (excluding monitor)?
Hi. I found your Site here. Great! Thanx! Excuse me my english please.
One Question please. I have an apple mac mini(Late 2018) I7 Hexacore, 32GRam, 512 SSD and very fast ssd extern. I want to make a long movie(a one and half hour… or a little bit longer), some effects, Color graiding etc.
I have a Razor Core X Egpu. Now I want to by me a graphic Card. For 4k Editing.
I hope I say it right… I want to work in 4K… but rendering out… only in HD!? I hope you unterstand what I mean? My Film footage is 4k… so I can better work with zoom in or so. And in the Post Production I only need a lower resolution.
Is an RX 580 8GB enough to do this job… or is an Vega 64 or RX5700 compellingly necessery? I only want a good workflow. Without stop effects in the Playback. Thats is all I need.
I work with premiere pro CC 2020 and the card is NOT for gaming!
Thank you very much if you can help me for a decision.
I think RX 580 8GB should be able to do the job well.
Hey Akshat, first and foremost let me thank you for helping folks who are seeking your advice regarding the selection of a nice GPU card. I want to buy a PC on which I’m going to do video editing using Adobe Premier pro (4K & 1080p). My build is going to be i9-9900, 32gb RAM (16+16), 2 PCIe NVME drives each 1TB. Now I’m thinking of going with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 4GB. Will this be fine for my work flow? Already I went through lot of your comments 🙂 Feel free to suggest me an other graphic card if Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 4GB is not gonna work fine. Thank you in advance.
Thanks for the appreciation. GTX 1650 should be enough for 1080p and even for basic 4K editing in Adobe Premier Pro. However, I would still suggest you to get GTX 1660 SUPER to be on the safer side and future-proof.
Can a Radeon rx560x of Acer Nitro Ryzen 5 laptop do 4k video editing or 1080p?
1080p should be completely fine. You can do some basic 4K video editing depending on the software you are using.
Which is better GTX 1050 ti or Radeon rx560x? In video editing.
GTX 1050 Ti is better because of CUDA support and better drivers.
Is radeon rx560x good enough for rendering?
What software are you using?
Filmora Wondershare 9 and Adobe Premiere Pro. I will try 4k editing.
Ok..For adobe premiere pro it is better to go for a nvidia graphics card (gtx 1050 or higher). RX560X may not work that well.
Can you recomend a card for Hitfilm express, currently looking at RX580/570 8gb if it will fit in my case. The GTX cards dont appear to be such good value? Budget under £200 as I expect have to increase my power supply as currently 350w.
What case do you have?
I think my case is pretty standard 41h x 60d x 18w.
I’ve measured the space in my case and I have appox 24cm up to an HDD (which can be moved) and 30cm up to the chassis. So I think both the RX570 and RX580 will fit but I will also have to buy a better power supply and pay someone to fit it.
I’ve also been looking at smaller alternatives including the GTX1650 SUPER and I wouldn’t have to upgrade my power supply but it only has 1 DP (not sure if this matters). Or the GTX1660 which has 3DP but I think I would have to upgrade my power to 450 watts.
I run 2 screens 28′ AOC U2879G6 & 24′ Iiyama PL2483H so was looking to connect via 2 DPorts. I’m not sure if its best to use the same connections but appreciate I have different screens.
Hitfilm is my first editing software (as it was free) and use it to edit GoPro 7 Hero footage as a hobby but may change in the future. I mainly shoot in 2k.
Below is my current spec;
Processor (CPU) Intel® Core™i5 Quad Core Processor i5-6400 (2.7GHz) 6MB Cache
Motherboard ASUS® Z170-P: ATX, LG1151, USB 3.0, SATA 6GBs
Memory (RAM) 8GB HyperX SAVAGE DDR4 2666MHz (2 x 4GB) + Corsair CMK8GX4M1D3000C16 Vengeance LPX 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4 3000 MHz C16
Graphics Card 1GB NVIDIA GEFORCE 710 – DVI, HDMI, VGA
1st Storage Drive 240GB BiWIN 2.5″ SSD, SATA 6 Gb/s (upto 559MB/sR | 514MB/sW)
2nd Storage Drive 1TB SATA-III 3.5″ HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 32MB CACHE
Power Supply CORSAIR 350W VS SERIES™ VS-350 POWER SUPPLY
Most GPU sites concentrate on gaming so this site is a great find and very useful.
I’m open to all suggestions.
I would suggest you to get the MSI GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER GAMING X. It comes with 3 DisplayPort, 1 HDMI port and requires 350W PSU only. It should be enough for your needs. You can check out this card at https://graphicscardhub.com/best-gtx-1650-super/ and https://www.msi.com/Graphics-card/GeForce-GTX-1650-SUPER-GAMING-X.
I”m building PC mainly for video editing using Adobe premier pro and Photoshop, what CPU & Video card you do recommend? after reading all above couldn’t make up my mind..can you specify some combination of CPU & Video card that i can buy? considering moderate budget.
is it the same HW will do for Adobe After effects?
Here is the combination in both Intel & AMD
1. Intel Core i5 9600K + GTX 1660 SUPER
2. AMD Ryzen 5 3600 + GTX 1660 SUPER
You rock – this is the only place where we can ask these sometimes esoteric questions. Great job and thanks.
I currently have a relatively new AMD 3700X, 32GB memory, RX580, and plenty of SSD. I am wondering if it is going to be worthwhile upgrading my video card (or doing anything else) to goose the configuration, especially with the price of the RTX 2060’s coming down. I am finding that rendering time is slower than I would like. If the benefit is not going to be substantive, it is not worth it.
The rig is primarily used for video editing using Powerdirector, and secondarily for photo work using Affinity, On1 and Topazlabs.
Thanks so much for your thoughts and wisdom!
Thanks for the appreciation and your kind words. I think it is worth upgrading to RTX 2060 especially when its price is dropping. Also, Powerdirector does support Nvidia’s CUDA and it can improve the performance using hardware acceleration much better compared to OpenCL for AMD.
hi, Akshat you are doing great work!!
i am building pc for 4k video editing, no any gaming. confused so plz guide me.
1. CPU – AMD R5 3600 OR R7 2700 ?
2. MB- MSI B450 PRO OR GIGABYTE B450 AORUS ELITE
3. RAM-Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) 3000MHz C16 DDR4
4. SSD- Samsung 970 EVO Plus 250 GB NVMe M.2 PCIe OR 860 EVO
5. HDD- Western Digital WD10EZEX 2TB
6.SMPS – COARSAIR 550,600 0R 650 , DOES bronze, gold standerd matters ?
7. graphics- Gigabyte Geforce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB GDDR5 PCI-E or any better?
8. moniter -LG 24 inch Borderless Monitor, ips
plz guide me , thanks alot !!
Here are my recommendation:
1. Ryzen 7 2700 (faster in video editing because of more cores)
2. GIGABYTE B450 AORUS ELITE Motherboard (better built and feature rich)
3. RAM is OK
4. I think Samsung 860 EVO is enough but get 500GB
5. Seagate Barracuda 2TB (faster because it is 7200 RPM drive compared to WD)
6. Corsair VS550 should be enough
7. for graphics card get GTX 1660
8. Get a 24-inch IPS monitor with good color accuracy (I would suggest Dell P2419H)
Thanks for your Great help !
Many thanks for your help in advance. I would like to upgrade my display card which is able to support 4K H.265(HEVC) 8 bits or 10 bits encoding and decoding. Is GTX 1660 super good enough for this? My budget is around $350.
1. CPU i7- 7800X 6 core
2. ASUS MB Prime X299-Deluxe
3. RAM 32GB DDR4
GTX 1660 SUPER would be perfectly fine as it supports 4K H.265 (HEVC) encoding and decoding. Here are some of the best ones https://graphicscardhub.com/best-gtx-1660-super/
thanks for your great help
Quick question, RTX 2060 vs GTX 1660 Ti , which one is better to handle 4K 60 FPS?
Many thanks & best regards,
Neither. However, they are decent enough for 1440p 60FPS. RTX 2060 is around 12% faster than GTX 1660 Ti on average. For 4K 60FPS, you need to get at least RTX 2070 SUPER.
Frankly, AMD FX 8350 will be a bit of a bottleneck with RX 580 or even RX 570. However, you can still get decent amount of performance and can play most of the games at 1080p high settings.
Yes you can use a PCIe 3.0 GPU in a PCIe 4.0 motherboard without any issues.
Hi, Akshat – really great work and helpfull article!
I have question about “budget” laptop for editing photography (Photoshop) and videos (mainly davinci but not only). Video for now mainly fhd but probably near future i will start make 4k also…
Few choices i can have:
1. dell m6800 17” quadro k5100 i7 4900mq 32GB DDR3 + SSD harddrive (similar price to 3). )
2. 15” or 17” gaming laptop with gtx 1060 or 1070 and 32GB DDR4 (a little more expensive but not so much – usually additional $100-$200)
3. ROG Strix GL702ZC AMD Ryzen 5 1600 6 cores, 17” , Radeon RX 580 4GB
4. Asus Rog gl502vs gz287, 15” , I7-7700HQ, Gtx 1070 8gb gddr5 (about 170$ more expensive then 1 or 3)
Can you comment these laptop/choices, sort from best to worst option for such needs
Last question sli 2×1070 – will it help for photoshop, video editing or no?
I would suggest Asus Rog gl502vs gz287 because it is quite a powerful laptop for 4K editing, especially for davinci resolve because it requires 8GB VRAM for 4K editing. I think SLI 2×1070 would be an overkill and most applications don’t gain any advantage from SLI. So, my recommendation would be a Core i7 (8th gen or higher) + 16GB RAM + GTX 1070 or higher + SSD for you.
Hey! Very informative and interesting article on graphic card!
Do you think a “ASUS Radeon RX 5500 XT DUAL EVO 8GB” graphic card works well for 4K video/film editing? Especially for longer projects over 15 min?
Kind regards from Sweden, Kristofer
What software do you use for video editing?
Premiere Pro CS6 and maybe Adobe Creative Cloud soon.
For Adobe applications like Premiere Pro CS6, I would suggest getting a GTX 1650 SUPER instead.
Ok thanks 🙂 Will that also work well with DaVinci?
It will be enough for 1080p in davinci but for 4k davinci requires a card with 8GB VRAM.
Okay. Can you recommend a card with 8GB VRAM? thanks.
I would suggest RX 5700 or RTX 2060 SUPER.
I am very happy that I came across your article because I am in a process of upgrading my desktop computer and because you are fast to respond to any question posted here so thank you for that!
I am looking to upgrade my 8-9 years old desktop. I am doing mostly photo editing in Lightroom and Photoshop (I am not interested in gaming and I don’t do video editing as of now, but maybe in the future) . Also I want to mention that my raw files from the camera are large in size, over 50MB each before any editing.
After some research I have come up with below configuration (I was trying to stay within a budget of $1500 CAD before taxes but it looks like I would have to stretch a couple hundred dollars more):
– CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X ($420)
– CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 ($100)
Q#1 – Is this cooler an overkill or for the price it is good?
Q#2 – This cooler is available in 2 models, regular (NH-D15 which I believe comes with a free adapter for AMD) and AMD specific (NH-D15 SE-AM4). Should I get the regular model for flexibility to reuse in the future or get the AMD specific?
– Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ($245)
– RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2x16GB) 3200MHz DDR4 Or Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 32GB (2x16GB) 3200 MHz DDR4 CL16 (~$200)
Q#4 – Both cost almost the same, any preference?
– Storage: I currently have Sumsung Evo 860 500GB that I plan to reuse and Seagate 4TB external drive which I use to store pictures.
Q#5 – Should I install windows on Evo 860 and buy NVMe for working on photos? Or should I install windows on NVMe drive and use Evo 860 for working on photos?
1TB Sumsung 970/Plus/Pro cost a bit much right now ($256/$302/$426)
500GB is more manageable with the build budget ($140/$164/$208) so I was thinking to get the 500GB Plus model or should I save and go for 1TB? Any other suggestions on how to configure the storage? (Maybe stay with only Evo 860 and save some money for later upgrade?)
Q#6 – Please suggest internal drive, at least 4TB, which is not too expensive to store pictures.
Q#7 – I am having hard time to decide if I should get GTX 1660 / 1660 Super / 1660 Ti and which brand..
1660 costs around $280-290
1660 Super costs around $310-320
1660 Ti costs around $360-370
Q#8 – Should I save money on GPU (get the cheaper 1660) and put this money into NVMe drive instead? Or should I get a 1660 Ti card?
– PSU: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ($145)
Q#9 – I have no idea which way to go here, there are so many options and they are all very confusing. I think mid ATX is better due to the smaller size and I probably would want to spend ~$100. Main requirement is to have a good ventilation (front panel should be a mesh with good fans behind it). I still need a bay for CD but I guess I can get external CD drive for $30 so this is not a deal breaker. Any suggestions here?
Monitor: For now I am going to keep using my Dell U2410.
Sorry for the long post and thank you in advance for your advise!
Ryzen 7 3700X comes with Wraith Prism Cooler which is a very good cooler and enough for this processor. So, I suggest to stick with it only and this way you can save some money too.
Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS motherboard is good.
For RAM, I would prefer Corsair Vengeance LPX but Crucial Ballistix Sport LT is good too.
I think Samsung Evo 860 500GB would be enough for Windows and work. No need to invest in a NVMe SSD for now. For internal hard drive, I would suggest Seagate Barracuda 4TB.
Go with the GTX 1660 SUPER for the graphics card. Here are some of the best ones https://graphicscardhub.com/best-gtx-1660-super/
Corsair RM (2019) 750W is an overkill for this system but do get this only because the price difference between 650w and 750W models is not much.
For case, get a mid-tower one. I would suggest Corsair Carbide 200R Compact ATX Case (comes with 5.25-inch bay). Some other good options are at https://graphicscardhub.com/pc-case-5-25-bay/. An internal DVD drive is way better than an external DVD drive.
Dell U2410 monitor is OK.
ello , wondering if you can help me select a video card for editing video and not break the bank
Currently I do Multicam editing 4 cams simultaneously at 1920×1080 using cyberlink power director 17
I need a new video card due to lag. I like to get 4k card for future use though.
My computer is an HP z420
Processor intel xeon(r) cpu E5 1603 0 @ 2.8 GHz
32 gig of Ram
64 bit OS x64 processor
I would suggest GTX 1660 SUPER and here are some of the best models to choose from https://graphicscardhub.com/best-gtx-1660-super/
Hi Mr. Verma,
Thank you so much for all the support and for sharing your master knowledge to me.
I want to update my Mac Pro (2010)
macOS High Sierra 10.13.6
Processor 2 × 3.33GHz 6-Core Intel Zeon
Memory 32 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
Startup Disk Mac SSD 860
Graphics ATI Radeon HD 5770 1024 MB
I read all your comments and suggestions but still confusing what I should do. What will be the best option for my editing bay working with 4K footage and using primarily Premiere, AE, Photoshop, etc.?
I have all my footage on External HD 10 TB.
Should I invest in video card 590 / 1660 or 1660ti? How about increasing the RAM to 64gb? Also, would you recommend getting an AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Processor?
I am very grateful and looking forward to hearing from a very competent expert like you.
I think it would be better to upgrade to a new graphics card. I would suggest RX 580 because RX 590 and GTX 1660 / 1660 Ti are not supported on Sierra 10.13.6.
Hi Mr. Verma,
Thank you so much for your quick response and input. I am very grateful.
I don’t need AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Processor?
I think you are better off with the current processor as it is quite enough. Also, if you upgrade to Ryzen 7 2700X then you have to change the motherboard and RAM too.
This is the right one?
SAPPHIRE Radeon PULSE RX 580 8GB GDDR5
Yes, it will work.
Thank you so much for your response and ongoing support.
I want to clarify myself before making my final decision. I plan to update my macOS to Morave 14.0.
What would be your recommendation in terms of update graphic card?
RX 590 and GTX 1660 / 1660 Ti or something else. I want a fast GC to edit and rendering 4k/6k/8k footage. I want to spend less about $275.
Please forgive me for keeping bothering you.
I would still suggest RX 580 (8GB version) as Nvidia cards are not supported.
Hi, i can buy cheap Asus GL702ZC Strix with Ryzen 7 1700, AMD RX580 (4GB) – i will add fast ssd nvme, 32GB ram, probably change display. Will it work for photoshop, video editing or i should stay away from rx580?
Yes it can work but how can you change the display?
Could you please tell me which is the AMD card with minimum requirements for a smooth 4k video playback (including Netflix 4K videos ) ?!
Are 2GB enough ?
I think Radeon RX 550 4GB should be sufficient. 2GB cards are not going to enough for Netflix 4K videos.
Good day Sir Akshat Verma.
First of all Thank you so much in your articles. My son bought a PC.. My son do drawings (wacom) he do 4k video rendering and photo editing now a days using premier pro. with some games.
1. AB350M-HD3 (M.board)
2. GEForce GT 1030
3. RYZEN 3
Sir. Can you enlighten us on what to do to? To address his existing hobbies.. he complains of vid. H.264/H.265 rendering lag and offline GTA v lags.
Hoping for your brilliant and kind respond.
I would suggest upgrading to a better CPU and graphics card. I would suggest Ryzen 5 2600 and GTX 1650 SUPER as upgrade options. Also, make sure you have 16GB of RAM installed.
Noted sir.. Thank you again for your time. Been reading and following your articles for quite sometime now. Thank you and keep up the good work.
You are most welcome.
I purchased the card you recommended, however when editing 4k the playback in premiere pro 2020 is juddery? was the card you recommended for use with proxies?
You recommended me to get ZOTAC GAMING GeForce GTX 1660 6GB GDDR5
Well, premiere pro is more CPU dependent. Are you using Nvidia Studio Drivers?
Hi, nope I tried installing it but the version of the current GeForce experience drive does not let me and it says it’s not compatible with the system…
CPU is as follows
Processor: Intel Core i7 3770K 3.5GHz Socket 1155
Remove/Uninstall the GeForce Experience as it is not needed. Download the drivers manually from https://www.nvidia.in/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-in
Hi Akshat, I am getting a gtx 1650 for basic 1080p video editing in Davinci Resolve. Is it enough?
For Davinci Resolve, I think it is not enough. I suggest to go for RX 580 8GB as it will cost nearly the same.
Okay, thank you.
I need your help. My PC Configuration is as follows:
CPU: i7 4790
RAM: 16gb (2 x 8gb ddr3 corsair vengeance)
MOTHERBOARD: Gigabyte h97-d3h
I want to purchase a new graphics card for video editing & 3d rendering. My budget is 20k. Please suggest me best graphics card which i can use for at least 3 to 5 years. Waiting for you suggestion.
I would suggest ZOTAC GAMING GeForce GTX 1660 6GB GDDR5. It will cost you at around 18k.
Hello Akshat, I’ve been scrolling all the comments to find out whether any of them will answer my questions but seems like it didn’t, so I hope that you can help with my confusion huhu.
I’m a videographer and video editor. I’m working on Adobe products such as PP, AE, PS, XD, Illustrator, Audition, partially on Cinema 4D and mostly on Davinci Resolve for all my color grading, and I’m working with 4k videos so I need my PC will perform at its best. So my current confusion is, my CPU is i9-9900K, and I don’t know whether I should get…
MOBO: GIGABYTE AORUS ULTRA or GIGABYTE AORUS PRO WIFI
*MAIN REASON I WANNA ASK YOU* = GPU: NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1080 Ti or 1660 Ti or 1660 SUPER
RAM: CORSAIR VENGEANCE 32GB or G.SKILLZ TRIDENT Z 32GB
POWER SUPPLY UNIT: 600++ W or 800++ W or 1200 W
Thank you so much brother.
If you want to go with Intel then Core-i9 9900K is a great choice for both video editing and gaming. However, if you want to change the platform then AMD Ryzen 9 3900X is much better in productivity.
For motherboard, both are very good. I would get the Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO WiFi only as it is cheaper and will do the job as good as the ultra.
For RAM, I would prefer Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (3000 MHz) but G.SKILLZ TRIDENT Z is good too.
For Graphics Card, get the GTX 1080 Ti, because Davinci Resolve requires a powerful GPU with 8GB VRAM for 4K video editing.
Now for Power Supply, a good 750W PSU should be enough. I suggest Corsair RM750x.
Hope this helps!
Why? Should I change the processor? The i9-9990K couldn’t perform better and fully utilize compared to Ryzen 9? I know these 2 was quite debatable choices. Thanks for the quick respond by the way.
Well, if you can then going with the Ryzen 9 3900X is a better decision because Core i9-9900K cannot compete with it in terms of productivity or content creation. You can pair it with the ASUS TUF GAMING X570-PLUS motherboard.
Hello brother, okay one last question. There’s a slight problem regarding the GPU — GTX 1080 Ti since NVIDIA has stopped producing the 1080 Ti so it’s kinda hard for me to get them in my country. And I know RTX 2080 Ti simply surpassed the 1080 Ti but RTX 2080 Ti it’s a little bit pricey for me, so what I wanna ask you is how about if I only get the RTX 2080? Is it better than 1080 Ti or kinda similar? Thank you so much, you’re so helpful.
RTX 2080 would be even better as it is slightly faster than GTX 1080 Ti and also comes with RT Cores (for Ray Tracing) and Tensor Cores (for AI processing).
finally the comments that related to me!
hi mr. akshat, it seems like you really give a helping hand to everybody that asking questions here, so i wanted to ask you some opinions for my pc specifications;
i’m a video editor as well, and i’m exactly like this guy up here working with davinci, premiere pro and other adobe products as him mentioned above, but my budget not quite big, so i was planning to go a lil bit lower and i need your guide, tqsm!
1. should i go with AMD Ryzen 7 3700X or Intel i7-9700K? (i was so puzzled with this one since some people on the web said go for ryzen 7 for editing but the benchmark showing that i7 was good for premiere pro and other stuffs…)
2. and for motherboard, i wanted an aorus brand too but should i go with x570? pro wifi?
3. does ryzen 7 or intel i7 or the x570 motherboard itself supports the 32gb quad channel and 3600ghz of RAM?
4. lastly, the graphic card, i was planning for rtx 2070 super, is that good and best enough for all my task that i have stated above?
thanks a lot, akshat.
1. Ryzen 7 3700X is way ahead of Core i7 9700K in productivity tasks and content creation(even in premiere pro). The only area in which Core i7 9700K is better is gaming and that too by a mediocre margin.
2. For motherboard, you can go with the Gigabyte X570 AORUS PRO WiFi but I would suggest a cheaper and better alternative which is ASUS TUF GAMING X570-PLUS.
3. Both of them support dual channel memory only and I would suggest to go for 3200MHz only.
4. RTX 2070 SUPER is a great choice and is enough for you, particularly for davinci resolve that requires a good GPU with 8GB VRAM for 4K editing.
Good day sir Akshat Verma.
Sir few weeks now i message you here infact am so glad that you gave me solution options sir.
Since i dont have any background when it comes to computer set up. And too many choices that i do not know how. Sir Akshat Verma can you pls gave me the exact parts of my sons HB350 Mboars sir? His doing 4k video/photo editing ang play offline games like gta 5 and sniper 3
Whats is the best 1 step ahead set up for HB350? For 4k vid editing & video games The best and cheaper.
1. Graphics card?
2. What ryzen?
3. 16gb ram card (timing)
Hoping for your kind responce regarding this matter.
Here are the parts:
1. ZOTAC GAMING GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER Twin Fan graphics card
2. AMD Ryzen 5 2600 processor
3. Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4 3000MHz RAM
Thank you so much sir. Now we know what to buy specifically… let you know so soon if we have the set-up already sir..
You are welcome.
which one is better than between in gtx1660 and gtx1660ti
GTX 1660 Ti is around 10% to 15% faster than GTX 1660.
What is the differences between NVIDIA Graphic Card “Founders Edition” and the “Regular / Partner” such as EVGA, MSI, AORUS etc? Which one is better?
You can find the answer at https://graphicscardhub.com/reference-vs-non-reference-graphics-cards/
Thanks! Already read it. It really helps! But as for yourself, is it worth it or is it necessary to overclocking for video editing especially 4k video res? What do you think personally?
Well, I am not a fan of Founder’s edition cards, especially the ones with blower style fan. However, the new founders edition cards with dual fan open air cooler in the RTX 20 series are pretty good. I don’t think it is necessary to overclock the card for video editing.
Oh okay, noted. Thank you so much for helping me out!
I wanted build pc for graphics designing, video editing, web site development and also for gaming. Is Rx 580 will be wise choice?
What software you will be using?
My budget is 1000$ for pc include monitor.
I’m not sure about what software i will use.
Can you suggest me a good configuration?
Quite a tight budget. I would suggest:
Intel Core i5 9400F processor
ASUS TUF-B365M-PLUS-GAMING motherboard
Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR4 RAM 3000MHz
Samsung 860 Evo 250GB SSD
2TB Hard drive
Radeon RX 580 8GB graphics card
Corsair VS650 PSU
Thank you so much
Hey Akshat, I’m looking to upgrade my Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 590 Special Edition to (maybe) the SAPPHIRE Radeon RX Vega 64. I’m editing 4-8k 360 VR footage via Premiere Pro and the render times / export times are literally around 78 hours for a 12 min clip. 🙁 Is the SAPPHIRE Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB the next best card for me or is there something better I can use? Need METAL compatible card and using a MAC PRO 5’1 – 12 core Intel Xeon processor (dual 3.46GHz) / 128gb 1333 MHz memory with external power mod so I’m good to go as far as power supply. I’ve been searching online / comparing all cards and this seems to be the best but then I read my 590 has a faster speed? I’m confused now. Thank you for your help. 🙂
Or do you suggest I dish out the cash and get the Sapphire Radeon VII HBM2 16G? I just want to be able to edit 360 VR footage / 8k / apply effects / render & export without having to wait literally 4 days for a render. :-/
I think RX Vega 64 is not going to help that much and it is a better move to go towards Radeon VII.
Hey Akshat, I’m looking at getting a graphics card predominantly for photoshop. As 10 bit colour is important for me I was going to get the quadro p2000 but then I was told that Nvidia has released new “Studio Drivers” that means there Geforce RTX cards now support 10 bit. However I have been able to find very little information about it online. Do you know of anyone using them?
May be this thread can help https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4413683
Thanks for your response. So that is a yes, the Geforce RTX cards now support 10 bit with this update. Good news.
suggest me best graphic card for 4k video editing
i have build with 9900k and z390 arous pro wifi
How much is your budget?
I would suggest GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER.
Hello, Akshat (and everyone else)!
Thank you for your informative article!
I have a chance to buy a used (but still on warranty) MSI GeForce GTX 1060 ARMOR 6G graphics card for a good price.
Will it work well with Cyberlink PowerDirector 365?
I am currently using this SW for full HD video (1920 x 1080) rendering of home movies but would like to get a card with the future in mind — i.e. to eventually ‘upgrade’ to 4K videos.
Thank you for any suggestions and/or advice.
GTX 1060 is enough for Cyberlink PowerDirector 365.
Hello, first off great article. But, I have question about it that I couldn’t find answer to. I recently upgraded to a Ryzen 3909x on a Strix X570-e board. I am using my old 979 GTX video card. I am considering buying a new card as well. You article states that there is no need to buy the more expensive RTX cards (I don’t game), but I have heard elsewhere that the RTX cards now support 10bit! My display is a Benq SW271 which as you probably know is true 10bit panel. I shoot in 10bit D-log. Given this context, should I spend the extra for an RTX card as I was looking at a 2060 RTX Super?
Thanks in advance.