I am building a new PC , mainly for working with After Effects, but I can't decide between the Nvidia GTX 750Ti and AMD Radeon HD 7970.
Ok, so the 750ti is newer, but it's much weaker that the HD 7970 ( it has less memory, less shading units, lower pixel rate, lower texture rate, etc. , etc. ) , but it also has a much lower power consumption (which really doesn't matter to me). But the huge plus is that it has Nvidia Cuda, which can work in After Effects.
So, my question is : How much does Cuda actually help? Is it better that a card is more powerful ( in terms of all the other stats that I wrote) , or is it better that it is less powerful , but has Cuda?
Thanks in advance.
(BTW, I currently have AMD Radeon HD 7770, and I have a really weak and old CPU, that I plan to upgrade after the GPU)
CUDA is almost completely irrelevant to After Effects. It is used by one obsolete feature that is being phased out.
details of how After Effects makes (minimal) use of the GPU:
Spend your money on RAM and CPU and SSDs before worrying about the GPU for After Effects.
Thanks , that answers my question. But since I have a really tight budget, could you please recommend me a nice CPU for AE , for less than 200e?