HD Video (Editing) - Possible on this?

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Jun 9, 2012
  1. ZenZero
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    Hey guys,
    Not sure if theres anyone on here who could help me with this, but thought I'd ask just in case.


    Processor (CPU)
    Intel® Celeron® Dual Core Processor B840 (1.90 GHz) 2MB Cache
    Memory (RAM)
    8GB SAMSUNG 1333MHz SODIMM DDR3 MEMORY (2 x 4GB)
    Graphics Card
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 630M - 1GB DDR3 Video RAM - DirectX® 11

    Would the above specs be able to view/edit HD Video?

    I've never really been knowledgeable of PC Hardware, so thought I'd better ask..

    If you need any more info, just let me know.

    Thanks guys ;)

    Zero
     
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    Well, the processor isn't that good, but the graphics card(most important) and the RAM memory are good. You should be able to view/edit HD videos.
     
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    It has a Sandy Bridge B8xx processor (dual core, no HyperThreading or TurboBoost, reduced cache but it has integrated graphics) and a GT 630M. The GPU itself is strong enough to video edit, of that I have no doubt. The issue lies in the actual strength of the CPU/GPU. The more demanding the video is (decided by resolution against complexity), the slower everything will get. It can do the job, but much slower than a mid-ranged modern desktop would do it.

    Video editing is mostly dependant on RAM size, VRAM size and strength of the GPU (measured in FLOPS iirc). Also the more it has to render at the end (done by the GPU), the longer it'll take. Likewise the greater the compression when encoding (done by the CPU) the longer it'll take. Keep that in mind if you'll be doing large projects - it may take a day or two to finish rendering and encoding everything into a common video format (e.g. MPEG4).
     
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    And uh no, that setup wouldn't be optimal for HD video-editing. The GPU is fine but I have concerns with that processor.

    You got it backwards. The CPU is more important for video editing than the GPU.
     
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    Yeah it's gaming where the GPU is the key factor.

    Not to say the GPU's not important at all in other situations, but in this one the CPU/RAM is the primary killer (and while this has 8GB of RAM, it's got a weaker CPU).
     
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    The CPU is the main problem here. I recommend upgrading to something like the Intel i3, or even a AMD Phenom II.
    Otherwise, the demanding power of the HD Video/edit will be too much for the poor processor.
     
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    RAM is good so is GPU. CPU is far from ideal. You want soemthing closer to at least 2.4Ghz. Since it has integrated grahpics use that for your display. Use your GPU for rendering only. With that CPU expect renders to take awhile. Multiple cores helps alot. For editing you'll do fine. Its only renders thatll take forever with that CPU.
     
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    Thanks for your help guys :)
    How much improvement would come from a Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Mobile Processor i7-3610QM (2.30GHz) 6MB instead?
     
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    Now THAT will be of much improvement.
     
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    Huge improvement definitely. You should be able to do everything stably with that. If you are something complex I'd recommend to upgrading your memory to 16GB
     
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    You reckon 16 gigs is going to make a big difference to video editing (even HD).... granted that is now big enough to stick a decent sized ramdrive on (maybe even for lossless capture/sources) which would increase speed quite a bit (for the most part I still see most limits being hard drive rather than CPU or ram) but I do not see it.
     
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    I've seen the difference 8gb makes over 4. As for 16 over 8, I think that depends on the complexity and resolution of the project.
     
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    Yeah I think 8 will be fine.
     
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    Nice one :)
    Thanks again..
     
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    Processor (CPU)
    Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Mobile Processor i7-3610QM (2.30GHz) 6MB
    Memory (RAM)
    8GB SAMSUNG 1333MHz SODIMM DDR3 MEMORY (2 x 4GB)
    Graphics Card
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 630M - 1GB DDR3 Video RAM - DirectX® 11

    I hate to bump a month old thread, but I should be (finally) purchasing the laptop next week when I get paid, and was just wondering if people could comment on how good the specs would be for gaming? Ta :)
     
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    Not bad, not great. Games will run, but don't expect any anti aliasing.
     
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    Games will run...just not well.

    Prepare to have to set settings to low and not even bother with anti-aliasing (maybe FXAA).
     

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