What speeds up STUDIO HD 15, and Photoshop, CPU, SDRAM, or GPU?

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What speeds up STUDIO HD 15, and Photoshop, CPU, SDRAM, or GPU?

Would getting a newer 1GB,700+ Core Clock Speed GPU be better than my existing 8600GT 512MB, 540MHz make Video editing easier and less taxing on Studio?
Pinnacle Studio 14HD Ultimate. (Always have to free up resources when Importing analog video) need to upgrade from XP to Win7 64Bit. I’m finding stidio files all over my drives and hard to locate files for re-burn to DVD. I have three drives, My boot drive is a 74GB WD Raptor for O.S., WD500GB Storage drive, and a 2TB WD Caviar green for Storage.
Even though the 74GB Raptor would be faster for apps and the O.S, would having the 500GB used for the O.S., and applications be better to use with studio14 or does it matter? Here, on Pinnacle Forum, someone said all the studio files should be on one drive. I just want to capture, edit and burn to DVD, OR save as video files on the External HDD for future burns.
What I presently have >
GPU –
Nvidia Geforce 8600GT 512 MB, Core clock speed 540MHz, GDDR2, 128 bit, Memory Speed 700 GHz.
CPU > INTEL Core2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz (4 cpu’s)
MOTHERBOARD> MSI P-35 (MS-7345) Platinum
OPERATING SYSTEM> Windows XP 32 Bit, soon to upgrade to Windows7 Pro 64, with a total 8GB DDR2 SDRAM (8GB DDR2 PC6400/800MHz)
MEMORY> At present, 4GB DDR2 / PC6400/800MHz.

 I exhaustively use Photoshop CS3, and Pinnacle Studio 15 HD Ultimate. I would like to get the MOST of what I have and wanted to know a few things.

  I talked to an IT guy at Staples who told me he does CAD, 3-D rendering, Photoshop, and told me it is the GPU with a fast CORE CLOCK SPEED that makes Photoshop and Video Editing work much faster. 
 Then I went to FRYS and a few (gamer) guys told me it’s the combination of both the [U]CPU and the SDRAM System memory[/U] that makes it work faster.
  I almost bought one of the (below listed) ASUS GPU’s, when yet another guy told me I would be fine with what I have. [B]Please tell me whose right. [/B]

When I startup Photoshop, it takes maybe three to four minutes to finish loading Preferences, which is ridiculous, I think. What would speed that up, memory or CPU, or GPU? And would that also benefit my Studio video editing?

I will most definitely be upgrading my motherboard in a few years…More ram, faster CPU, a new MOBO, etc., so I don’t want to waste any money now.

ASUS ENGTS450/DI/1GD5 GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Chipset Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Core Clock: 810MHz
Stream Processors: 192 Processor Cores
Effective Memory Clock: 3608MHz
Model #: ENGTS450/DI/1GD5
Item #: N82E16814121423

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ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP/2DI/768MD5 GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Chipset Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Core Clock: 700MHz
Shader Clock: 1400MHz
Stream Processors: 336 Processor Cores
Model #: ENGTX460 DirectCU T7
Item #: N82E16814121390


ASUS EAH6870 DC/2DI2S/1GD5 Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity


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If you go read benchmarks, you will see that for conversion, it is mostly CPU with slight dependency on memory. The new core i7 chips are amazing with video conversion. Capture depends upon whether you are capturing VIA usb, firewire, or what. At present, fieewire is fastest capture method, unless you have esata. Hdds make some difference as well. Ssd would be the fastest, but not too cost effective as far as large video files are concerned. Best video setup would be software on one hdd, and then files on another. Raid does help with video. Look on videoguys.com


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Thank you Harley.
Right now, I’m doing nothing but analog video capturing, using an old JVC camcorder plugged into the Pinnacle DV-100 USB, A/V, so no, I do not have firewire, e-Sata, or even usb3.

I don’t even own a HD Digital camera yet. My specs are about four years old, although I bought the $300.00 Intel Q6600 (4 cpu’s) thinking about keeping up with technology, that was when DDR2 was new.

The i7 Intel, DDR3, new GPU’s with fast core clock, and memory clock speeds with more card memory is what my next rig will do, but for now, I’m thinking about saving money, and getting a little oomph, by installing the Win7 64 bit, 8GB matched DDR2 Corsair, and not sure if there is any other choices for newer GPU that my MS-7345 P-35 Platinum can support, until i make the change. Thank you!


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[QUOTE=rivrbyte;2596149]I talked to an IT guy at Staples who told me he does CAD, 3-D rendering, Photoshop, and told me it is the GPU with a fast CORE CLOCK SPEED that makes Photoshop and Video Editing work much faster.
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ROTFLMAO. Ignorance at it’s finest :iagree:

A fast video card is handy for 3D rendering … of games … and of marginal use for CAD/ 3D-Rendering/Photoshop/Video-Editing.
Honestly, any non-chipset video card from the last 5 years (DX9) is sufficient for acceleration of rendering in the above, at least in the general consumer segment. Any onboard/chipset video from the last several years is probably also sufficient, although it will be stealing your system ram.

Fast CPU, Lots of Ram, fast Storage in that order :slight_smile:

Given that you already have a Q6600, which is quite speedy anyway, I’d concentrate on getting a few extra GB of Ram (so long as you have a 64b OS) and a shiny new 90-120GB SSD, and relegate your old HDD’s to storage devices, although even in Oz, you can pick up a pair of 1.5TB HDD’s for under $120. If you feel up to it, you can bump the default 266Mhz Front Side bus of your Q6600 upto 300, possibly even 333 (with some serious work though). Refer to “OVERCLOCKING” for the q6600. I remember I was running mine at about 3Ghz for a long time … it’s now been relegated to the server, so is underclocked/undervolted @ 1800Mhz (200FSB)…

Recommended is a decent 4 or 6 Core CPU, 6-8GB Ram (4 is probably pushing your luck for photoshop and 3D rendering), an SSD as your primary HDD for OS/Programs/caches & a separate secondary HDD of whatever you want/can afford - minimum 7200rpm - for input/output storage.

For video rendering only.-> If you want to go nuts, you can have two separate secondary storage devices, one input, one output.

There’s also always contention whether people would prefer fast ram timings or more ram … if you’re gaming, go for faster ram timings over capacity because you’re moving huge amounts of textures to/from the video card alot and need more bandwidth … for anything that chews up lots of ram and relies heavily on the processor rather than moving lots of textures, go with more ram over timings.