What CPU for Video Production?

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What CPU for Video Production?

  1. Socket 478

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  2. Socket 775

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  3. Socket A

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  4. Socket 754

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  5. Socket 939

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  6. Socket 940

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  7. Other

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  8. Don't Know

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  1. NOD32 user

    NOD32 user Registered Member

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    For encoding and transcoding video, What CPU do you believe will offer the best performance?
    Obviously the faster the better, but aside from the clock speed issue what would you choose?
     
  2. Jimbob1989

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    When I worked for 'The Department for Education and Skills' in the UK last summer some of the work I did was video editing. They were using dual processor PC's and other components you wouldn't be able to buy in the shops without a reasonable amount of money.

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  3. Firecat

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    I'd say Socket 939 because CPUS on this are easily available, are high performing and have dual channel memory bus which will help your videos a lot...So AMD64 FX with Socket 939 will give you best performance for video encoding, except for DivX which is optimised for Intel...
     
  4. Infinity

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    yes correct but the FX's will cost easily 900$ for just the cpu at to that a mobo from over 150$ and a good graphic card (cause it is for videos and rendering) and you have easily a pc of 2000$

    however there are cheaper onces available like amd64 3400-3500 or intel 550-560 all +- 350$

    just my two cents
     
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    But he didn't say price was an issue...If price is considered then a Socket 939 AMD Athlon64 3400+ should be good..you'd need an excellent mobo based on nForce4 or VIA K8T890/K8T800 Pro chipset and a GeForce 6600 at least for doing such things...
     
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    Correct. But Dual-core CPUs will be upon us soon...Maybe he should consider NVIDIA Quadro or ATI FireGL as the graphics card...
     
  7. NOD32 user

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    I can see the though process... socket939 for bandwidth... and Dual-core CPUs are something else to consider....
    Also didn't realise divX was Intel optimised...leads me to the question What on earth is Windows Media Encode optimised for !!
    Maybe thats a seperate poll...!!
     
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