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Advice sought on upgrading graphics card


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#1 bernieraffe

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 11:48 AM

Now that I'm editing 4k videos, rather than HD videos which I've previously edited, I'm finding my PC is struggling a bit to cope. It's stuttering quite badly while previewing my 4k clips.

 

The Windows i7 PC I have is 4 or 5 years old, quad core, 16gb RAM, plenty of storage, ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series graphics card. It was a pre-built MESH PC, purchased a couple of months before they went bust! I'm hoping that upgrading to a more powerful graphics card will solve the problem.

 

This card seems to be a good option:-

GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card 

 

but I have no idea if it's compatible with my PC (doh! I know, but I'm useless with hardware), or whether there are better options 

 

Thanks for any help, I've attached some screenshots showing my PC specs.

 

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#2 Planemaster2

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 11:59 AM

It should be but I'd go for a RX 480 8GB. They're cheaper, have 2GB more VRAM but only are 4% slower http://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GTX-1060-6GB-vs-AMD-RX-480/3639vs3634.

 

AMD cards tend to age better as they continue to be supported in driver updates. Nvidia doesn't do this unfortunately. 






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