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GPU dilemma - AMD or Nvidia with these thoughts in mind...

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by bLaXe, Oct 26, 2019.

  1. bLaXe


    Joined: Aug 6, 2018

    Posts: 11


    Hoping some more opinions can help me end this weeks long GPU dilemma I've had. I'm building a new system for a variety of uses. What I know for sure is that it'll be a Ryzen 5 3600, with 16GB of RAM on an MSI Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard. I'm sticking with my Dell U2412M monitor for now. What I don't know about is the GPU. I'm coming from a system with a GTX 470.

    I'm torn between the RX5700 (Sapphire £350) and the RTX 2060 Super (Gigabyte £400ish).

    I understand that the RX 5700 (once overclocked) makes the most sense in value for money terms. However the reviews looking at Adobe Premiere and AE are not good - scrambled preview videos, lags, crashes etc. I don't do so much video editing nowadays but would like eventually to get back into it on this new system. In the immediate future I'll be using it for gaming, but am a little worried that Adobe support for AMD will not improve.

    So I guess my main concern is near future compatibility and future proofing.

    Any input on this would be great!
  2. Poneros


    Joined: Feb 18, 2015

    Posts: 3,293

    For Adobe the extra £ on Nvidia will be well spent, otherwise yeah, a 5700 would've been an easy decision to make.
  3. Nasher


    Joined: Nov 22, 2006

    Posts: 14,149

    AMD if you're using it for things besides gaming.
  4. Chrisc

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 29, 2016

    Posts: 1,013

    Location: Up Norf

    Aren’t the vega cards decent for video editing?
  5. MyBrains

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 30, 2012

    Posts: 2,234

    Location: Stoke On Trent

    I have Adobe Premiere Elements 2019 and my Vega 56 runs the preview nicely, my RX 480 wasnt so good in Elements 8 so i suppose AMD have better support now.
  6. LoadsaMoney


    Joined: Jul 8, 2003

    Posts: 27,754

    Location: In a house

  7. arc@css


    Joined: Nov 8, 2008

    Posts: 26,663

    Shame the Radeon VII isn't cheaper though, of course, you can see why.
  8. bLaXe


    Joined: Aug 6, 2018

    Posts: 11

    I hadn't even been considering a Vega as I'd been considering it a previous generation. I can't find many comparisons of the Vega against the Navi 5700 in editing. Guess the sensible decision would be to go with the 2060S at this point.
  9. LePhuronn


    Joined: Sep 26, 2010

    Posts: 4,323

    Location: Stoke-on-Trent

    After Effects is junk for GPU acceleration anyway. It only ever uses OpenGL to build in 3D space, all actual rendering for RAM previews and final output is still CPU.

    Premiere can use CUDA and OpenCL for editing, but unless you're doing multi layered 4K with a colour correction and a boat load of filters, you're still better off with pure CPU grunt. The only time I've ever used my Kepler GTX Titan for Premiere was to humiliate a friend's overpriced MacBook Pro who went on a "pros only use Macs" fanboi rant :p