Virtually all video cards are made by either ATI or nVidia -- but stick with these two brands anyway.
Beyond that, the program is not terribly video card intensive. Even a 128 meg card is good enough.
Try to get a card that includes pixel shading, however. That way you can use some of the more advanced GPU effects and transitions in the program.
I also responded to this request at the end of another thread.
Basically, I said the same thing as Steve did, but he added the Pixel Shading aspect, that I had not thought about.
Good call Steve.
According to the Adobe information, I do not believe that a GPU with just Vertex Shader is going to work. Please read further.
I would offer the following into the mix if you are trying to use the GPU Effects in Premiere Elements 7 or 8, namely, Page Curl, Refraction, Ripple (Circular). Same considerations for Premiere Elements 7 and Premiere Elements 8.
GPU must support:
DirectX 9.x and
Pixel Shader (PS) 1.3 or later and
Vertex Shader (VS) 1.1 or later.
Refer to GPU Effects in Premiere Elements 7 or 8 Help PDF. A link to the version 8 Help PDF on the GPU Effects is posted below. Same as version 7.
Thank you for the reply's. But cac somebody give me some serie to look fot. such as ati 3450/4550/4670 . I dont know much about videocards and in the other topic you can see i have problems with a hd 3300. So if somebody has a card that works with no problems please tell me the productname, so i can buy it.
Wish that I could help, but one of my nVidias is on my laptop, GeForce 8800m GTX, and the others are high-end nVidia Quadros, for 3D work. These are far more card, and far more expensive, than what you need.
I hope that others can help you more directly.