I know my next card will be a Nvidia card.
I was thinking about ATI but not now.
With the Preview of the Mercury Playback Engine CUDA is the way to go.
Im waiting for CS5 but it wont be SLI from what Denis has said so far.
Of course in the demo he is using the FX4800
Why do you need 2 graphics cards.
Both cards are Dual Monitor.
Do you have more than 2 ?
At least from the video the FX4800 and HIS SYSTEM Z800 with dual quad cores kick butt.
AVCHD will be great once CS5 his here.
The Cuda cards on "the list" all have at least 2 monitor out ports. You dont need two cards to run two monitors.
I have 4 monitors so that's why I wanted two video cards. Since I'll be running two I was thinking of going SLI for extra power only when doing video editing. I mainly work with 1080 high def files.
This is my setup.
Windows 7 Ultimate
Two 120GB SSD RAID 0
Five 2TB WD HDs RAID 10
There have been some, who have had issues with either SLI, or Crossfire, setups with Adobe programs. You might want to do a search for "SLI" in this forum and the Hardware sub-forum, and read through the replies.
I believe there is already a statement on here that the mercury playback will not support SLI.
Might Cheaper and less complex to get bigger monitors rather than 4 monitors and two cards; btw. I thought two monitors was cool till I started using a single 30". Much easier to work with.
Yeah, but think of TWO 30" monitors and then your NTSC monitor hanging from the ceiling! I am feeling very deficient with my dual 21" Hitachis and the little Sony. Oh well, all I need is a room-stretcher.
Sorry, but with CS4 neither of those boards will speed up rendering without third party software. Stay with what you have until CS5 is released, then you will see GPU speed up with CUDA technology and find out what boards Adobe will be supporting. I have benchmarked four different boards with CS4 and found no significant differences.
If you have a CUDA-enabled NVIDIA card, you can use several plug-ins which are currently available that will speed up the decoding/encoding of AVCHD/
h.264 source material. Off the top of my head, there is the "GPU Decoder" plugin by Divide Frame which does a nice job. I personally use a Panasonic AG-HMC150 and a Canon 7D and the plugin works really well with my NVIDIA Quadro FX1700.
from now on,SLI only Speed up the Games..i hope CS5 support SLI setup...my pc is SLI GFORCE 280+..8g ram..haha
Sorry, but no SLI support