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I would advise Vista 64. CS4 works significantly better on this platform. I would also recommend 8GB (or more). haven't tried Core i7, but it surely takes advantage of Quad Core processors.
I am running premiere pro cs4 on vista 64 bit, I have intel q9400 and 8gbram,GP nx 260 and all runs just great...
Thanks for the info, that has made my mind up Vista64 it is - reason for the 6gb memory is that core i7 has a triple channel memory controller so - it's either 3Gb, 6Gb or 12Gb memory. i.e. 1gb, 2gb,4gb sticks.
Not entirely correct. Most mobo's with the 1366 socket have 6 memory slots, so you can have 3 or 6 slots populated. Currently only 1 and 2 GB sticks are available. I have not yet found any 4 GB DDR3 sticks. So you are limited to 12 GB max with 6 x 2 GB sticks. Given the low prices for memory I would opt for 12 GB memory.
Cheers for the info, one final question, for Premiere Pro CS4 is the GEFORCE 1024MB 9600GT PCI Express a good choice of card for this application?
It all depends on budget of course, but my favorite card would be an ATI 48xx card. The 9600 is somewhat older in design and rather power hungry.
>I have not yet found any 4 GB DDR3 sticks.
Not that you'd want to use those with an i7, but they do exist.
I built a new computer with a 2.66GHz i7 Processor overclocked to 3.2GHz. I also have 12GB of memory in mine as well. The one thing you will notice is that on the i7 processorces, they bring back HyperThreading and it makes the Quad Cores "appear" to be an 8 Core CPU.
Premier CS4 isn't exactly optimized for high bit rate h264 video. If doing processing or adding effects, I recommend downsizing the video to use as an intermediate before final rendering.
Final Rendering of video is pretty fast.
Great info here, I am thinking of building a new i7 or waiting for Mac to make a MacPro with the new chip any advice on what I should do. Is the wait and price worth it?
I read somewhere that the Core i7 has 4 processors WITH 8 seperate threads. Assuming this is good info ...
.... would I be better building a new Vista64 system with:
-a single Core i7 ?
-dual Core2 Quads ?
Dual Core2 Quads are Xeons with dual 771 sockets on a eATX mobo. Still faster than any i7 but also way more expensive. i7 gives you the best bang for the buck.