I already read that. But still need some help decide. Thanks.
Either of those cards would work fine for what you are editing. I'd go with the least expensive.
You want the highest bit width. GPUs I have noticed from going from GTX 650 to GTX 970 in premiere CC 2014 is its only going to help with effects and transitions that use GPU assistance and timeline playback. You'll see GPU assist with rendering if you have effects and transitions that use GPU otherwise it'll sit idle. Now what I have also noticed is during playback I would have some hiccups with the 650 where the 970 just played right through them, so I think its how the program uses the memory is important so if you have a wider bus move data can get through faster and also the more bandwidth the faster the card will be so the 760 and the 770 will be much fast cards. The 960 would be better power efficient but personally I recommend the 970 over them all if not then those higher end 7xx. 960 will get you by but 760 and 770 will get you by faster.
Which one should be more - CUDA core or Memory bit?
GTX 960 - 1024 / 128 bit / 1127 MHz
GTX 760 - 1152 / 256 bit / 980 MHz
Both are almost the same price. I want the best.
Both video cards are serious overkill for your system. They will sit idle most of the time, because of the lack of hyper-threading and the very limited memory, not to mention the very limited disk setup. A very old GTX 650 would be more than enough with your specs.
I can understand that it will sit idle. But actually I'm thinking about future up gradation. I have plans for RAM and storage upgrades within 6 months. So then again I need to but a new graphic card. That is why I want to buy a powerful one which can support me in the long run.
My budget is within 300-320 USD.
Then priorities should be:
1. Upgrade CPU to i7 4-core with HT
2. Increase memory to 16+ GB
because they will be used all the time, not only for previewing accelerated effects, which is about the only area where the video card can help.
Thanks for guiding me. I will definitely keep them in mind. Now coming to the GPU can I proceed with purchasing ZOTAC NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 AMP Edition 2 GB Graphics Card which comes with
- 1150 MHz GPU Clock Speed
- 256-bit, 2 GB GDDR5 Memory with 7200 MHz
So is it the right decision ?
Finally made a total upgrade - atleast for Full HD editing.
Asus Maximus VII Ranger
2 X 8 GB Corsair 1600 DDR3
256 GB Samsung SSD Pro 850
2 TB Seagate Internal
Zotac GTX 770 AMP Edition (1156 CUDA Core - 2GB DDR5)
Smooth Full HD Editing with realtime color correction.
Smooth 4K Playback but some lagging during color correction and effects.
Extremely fast encoding. (Encoded 10 min 4K footage to Full HD in less than 5 minutes)
DaVinci Resolve works great.
Add 2 X 8 GB DDR3 RAM
Add 2 X 2 TB HDD for Raid 5
Purchase a Full HD Monitor
Forget about a future upgrade to raid5 on that platform. Software parity raid is extremely slow and there are no PCIe lanes for a hardware raid controller.
Ohh I see. Then it will be better to add another 512 GB SSD only and 2 TB for backups and footages. Are you sure there are no PCIe lanes? Because slots are there on the board.
Here's the problem with the LGA 1150 platform:
It has only 16 available PCI-e 3.0 lanes (out of 20 total - four of which are being used by the connection to the PCH, which supports only PCI-e 2.0 bandwidth). Normally, the primary GPU consumes all 16 of the CPU's available PCI-e 3.0 lanes. But adding a RAID card will either degrade the bandwidth of the primary PCI-e 3.0 slot that's used by the graphics card (from x16 down to x8) or be itself forced to run at only PCI-e 2.0 bandwidth (in fact, as slow as PCI-e 2.0 X1). Both of those will result in that system running significantly slower than the sum of its parts is capable of.