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Old 03-24-17, 09:53 AM
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Sometimes I just hate being right

People are having to develop new testing methods for VR. There's a new one, FCAT, and it appears to be saying what I was thinking. By the time I actually buy VR, my expensive 1070 video card won't cut the mustard.

You need consistently high video performance to keep from puking. It's struggles with the Robo game at Ultra. By the time Oculus or Vive comes out with second generation units, it's prob not going to be enough.

However, it is a pretty good card. If I wuz youse, I'd wait for the new AMD cards, I didn't have that option.

http://www.roadtovr.com/vr-ready-gpu...x-480-fcat-vr/
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If you aren't a gamer (which the OP is) or CNC programmer it's likely you don't even need that xtra video card.
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I don't need whizbang video on senior citizen computers I built from donor junk. I can see Colsons and Shelbys A-OK.
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Very true.

But about half of America does, I'm talking to them. Granted, you can play old games, and I do.

But some of the new ones are also good, and I enjoy playing them.

I also play Go, which is thousands of years old. You don't need a computer for that, at all. You don't even need an abacus...

It's a lot older, and a lot harder than chess. It's also much better.



What I have been dancing around in my posts is that I prefer AMD video cards married to an Intel cpu..

Btw, I also got that video card so I can get a larger monitor with better resolution than 1080.

Which will make a lot of things look snazzier.

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All I know is that it takes about 2 hours for my computer to spit out the 10 minute MP4 I create from my bike camera after I'm finished editing. Not to mention the 20 minutes per 5 minute clip to "optimize" it when I'm loading them into VIRM for editing! I bet some some of video card would help that, right?
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I created every single video I have on You Tube with Windows Movie Maker on XP (user ID is steadfastcoward), even with no motion except for a few screen effects and the hardest parts were assembly and uploading. But if you look at them they tell a story and do it well enough to succeed at it. The soundtracks are mostly stuff I had on my word processor disc and are for presentations and such, I had to clear a thunderstorm sound after I found it was copyrighted to my chagrin (one of those 'free' sounds sites) and they excused it after I told them it was never going to be monetized (it's a HOBBY video and I don't like ads) plus I reported the site to them.


It turns out that this company seems to own half of everything, and it's not one you'd ever think of. But they will remain nameless here in gratitude...The Grey Bike Saga had to be told.
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All I know is that it takes about 2 hours for my computer to spit out the 10 minute MP4 I create from my bike camera after I'm finished editing. Not to mention the 20 minutes per 5 minute clip to "optimize" it when I'm loading them into VIRM for editing! I bet some some of video card would help that, right?
I have no idea, sorry. I've never done anything like that.

I googled it, and it seems like both the cpu and video card are important.
https://turbofuture.com/computers/Bu...oto-Editing-PC
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All I know is that it takes about 2 hours for my computer to spit out the 10 minute MP4 I create from my bike camera after I'm finished editing. Not to mention the 20 minutes per 5 minute clip to "optimize" it when I'm loading them into VIRM for editing! I bet some some of video card would help that, right?
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The more resolute your finished video, the longer will be your encoding time.

If that finished video were a Video CD MPG it would take you about 5 minutes. The bigger factor towards quality will be the quality of your source video.

If your encoding software is set for 2 passes, try setting for just one and see if the difference is worth the extra encoding time.

3d applications is where powerful video cards are needed.

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All I know is that it takes about 2 hours for my computer to spit out the 10 minute MP4 I create from my bike camera after I'm finished editing. Not to mention the 20 minutes per 5 minute clip to "optimize" it when I'm loading them into VIRM for editing! I bet some some of video card would help that, right?
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I have no idea, sorry. I've never done anything like that.

I googled it, and it seems like both the cpu and video card are important.
https://turbofuture.com/computers/Bu...oto-Editing-PC
I'm currently running an Intel i3-3220 @ 3.3 GHz processor on about a 4 year old 64 bit Dell with 8 gigs of RAM with an AMD Radeon HD 7000 video card which I added for CAD-CAM work before retiring. If I pull the card and encode something in a pretty resolute Cinepak AVI I get the same result in quality and encoding time as I do with the video card in.

Processors and memory seem to matter greatly. I'm not seeing that particular card as a factor until I start up MasterCam on it and then the card is nothing short of essential for that work.

But keep seeking other opinions as I know zilch about the differences between the powerful add on video cards and might be running an inappropriate card for the video rendering application. Maybe other cards would make the difference for all I know.

I've given up on fat server cases with the big (and heat producing) 700 W power supplies and fans everywhere. The better versions of the Dell mini towers are well designed to run pretty cool with Intel inside.The AMD CPU I once used in another built up PC just ran waaay too hot at video encoding. It's gotta be Intel for me.

I used to run 15000 RPM dual channel controller SCSI Hard drives but the IDE stuff transfers much faster nowadays than it used to do. I do prefer to encode from one drive to another and even external USB 3 drives have come of age for the purpose

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I'll bet Captain Video didn't care about that.
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I'll bet Captain Video didn't care about that.
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I was born in 1966...my brain was found on the internet.

I was born in '50 and don't even remember Captain Video. Soupy Sales is as far as my memory takes me.

It doesn't necassarilly mean that I didn't watch it though.

The internets has educated me lots in the way of yesterday's music. Lots of talent back there.....musicians.
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