5 Replies Latest reply on Nov 15, 2017 9:46 PM by RjL190365

    Which is more important for editing, CPU or GPU?

    edwardv70747035 Level 1

      I am torn between buying an older i7 (3rd gen) with the intel 4000 graphics card, or buying an i5 (4th gen) with a basic Intel Iris graphics card. I am editing on a 1080p monitor, and doing some work with 4k footage... Both systems have 16gb ram, and similar specs all around. The multi-core performance on the i7 is twice as fast as the i5, even though it is 1 generation older.

       

      For editing in premiere is it more important to have more cores? Or is it ideal to sacrifice half of the computing power for a better gpu?

       

      Thank you!

       

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