Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

4K video viewing and editing upgrade required!


  • Please log in to reply
9 replies to this topic

#1 cornflakes2

cornflakes2

  • Members
  • 228 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:07:46 PM

Posted 13 February 2017 - 07:40 AM

I hope this is the proper section. 

 

So, now that everything is moving into 4K and 8K soon, the requirements on our GPU and CPU now seem to be enormous.

I have to upgrade everything in order to be able to view, edit, process 4K level videos.

 

It's been a long time since I needed to upgrade so I'm out of the loop when it comes to what the pricing is nowadays.

 

Can anyone suggest what sort of of computer performance specs I would require in order to comfortably view, edit, process

4K videos?  For example, CPU, ram, graphics card, and general price point.

 

Would you recommend nothing lower than an i7 cpu processor?

 

Is the price of a computer in that range around $1200, $1500, or are we talking about at least 2 grand?

 

Thanks.  It will be nice to take a look at some sample computers with links so I can see what I'm working with here.



BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 The_Librarian

The_Librarian

  • Members
  • 3 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Norway
  • Local time:01:46 AM

Posted 13 February 2017 - 12:55 PM

I am driving a Philips 40"/4K + and ASUS 27"/1080.

My setup is build around an 1/ 5820K and a GPU - MSI GTX980 4K (to use 4k/60HZ Dp port must be used, the card has three of them)

 

I can tell you I am throwing anything to the card and does not even blink-- Thius setup was build two years ago and i used a bit more than 2000Euros, the prices has gone down a good bunch since them, you can get better cards today for less that i paid in the day for the one i have (which i am very, very much satified)

 

 

My Specs -

ASUS X99DeLuxe -i7 5820K 3'3Ghz -

Ballistix 16G DDR4 2400 -

PSU (very important) Corsair HX 1000i -

GPU MSI 980 GTX 4G Gaming -

SSD/250 system dedicated - SSD/250 games and heavy apps (Unreal Engine4, Photoshop.. etc) Strorage 1Seagate/3T 7400 and 1 WD 4T - 7400

Corsair H105 Water Cooling solution

Corsair Graphite 780T full tower case

Philips 40"/60HZ monitor

AUS 27"/1080p monitor


Edited by The_Librarian, 13 February 2017 - 12:56 PM.


#3 Drillingmachine

Drillingmachine

  • Members
  • 2,401 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:12:46 PM

Posted 13 February 2017 - 01:46 PM

For CPU, upcoming AMD Ryzen 8C16T sounds like just fine. Launch early march.



#4 Kilroy

Kilroy

  • BC Advisor
  • 3,391 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Launderdale, MN
  • Local time:04:46 AM

Posted 13 February 2017 - 03:07 PM

cornflakes2, I think you're probably looking closer to $2,000.  If you can get away with less that's great, but I wouldn't count on it.  Partly because in addition to a video card that supports 4K you're going to want a decent amount of RAM.



#5 cornflakes2

cornflakes2
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 228 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:07:46 PM

Posted 14 February 2017 - 03:16 AM

Thanks for the replies.  If there are any more, that would be great.  Yes, it seems like around 2k is what I should be looking at.

So minimum i7 cpu?  How much ram exactly should the minimum be? 8gb enough or recommend 16?



#6 Drillingmachine

Drillingmachine

  • Members
  • 2,401 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:12:46 PM

Posted 14 February 2017 - 11:05 AM

Thanks for the replies.  If there are any more, that would be great.  Yes, it seems like around 2k is what I should be looking at.

So minimum i7 cpu?  How much ram exactly should the minimum be? 8gb enough or recommend 16?

 

I'd recommend 32GB and "i7" covers huge amount of models. Better to say 8 core CPU and with 2K budget, forget i7 and get AMD Ryzen.



#7 cornflakes2

cornflakes2
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 228 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:07:46 PM

Posted 16 February 2017 - 11:15 AM

thanks...the ones i'm eyeing all seem to have this setup: i7-7700 (or 7700K), 16 gb ddr4 corsair vengeance, 1070 or 1080 gtx, 250 gb ssd+1 or 2 TB hdd 7200rpm, 500-700W PS..... is this a decent setup? I know it's not the top of the line, but it seems to be a middle range for top end models....pricing was around 1500-1800 bucks.


Edited by cornflakes2, 16 February 2017 - 11:15 AM.


#8 Drillingmachine

Drillingmachine

  • Members
  • 2,401 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:12:46 PM

Posted 16 February 2017 - 02:05 PM

As said, I recommend at least hexa core CPU, preferably octa core.

 

And as AMD launches new models 2. March, it's very ultra extremely highly recommended to wait until that day.



#9 Planemaster2

Planemaster2

  • Members
  • 362 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:09:46 AM

Posted 17 February 2017 - 04:28 AM

I'd say a GTX 1080 and one of the new Ryzen CPU's launching this March. We've already seen some of the $500 Ryzen CPU's beating the $1000 Intel CPU's. It's best to wait for them to be released (just be patient for a little less than 2 weeks).



#10 cornflakes2

cornflakes2
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 228 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:07:46 PM

Posted 18 February 2017 - 10:45 AM

thanks! I'll wait and see what the new release looks like and does to the rest of the market!






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users