I use CS5 for amateur editing and effects, mostly 720p and 1080p footage that I take, and also DVD quality video. (My kids also use it for stop action Lego film editing.) My editing PC has the following:
My question is about the graphics card. The editing PC currently has a GTX-460, with which I have been satisfied. But recently I got a nice deal on a GTX-560ti. The plan was to put the GTX-560ti into one of my other PCs that will be used for gaming.
But if the GTX-560ti will provide a significant benefit to my video editing and effects, I would consider putting it into my video editing PC, and moving the GTX-460 into the other gaming PC. What do you guys think, should I swap the GTX-560ti into my video editing PC, or just stick with the current GTX-460? Thanks for any advice.
The difference is marginal.
If your GTX 460 is the 1GB version and you have it working with the "MPE Hack", then I would agree with Harm.
If you however have the 768MB GTX 460, then the 560 Ti set up with the hack would bring significant gains.
On another note, if you have not put a good CPU cooler (Intel stock is lousy) on your i7-950 that along with some OC'ing would bring very significant gains to your work flow.