AMD versus NVIDIA, OpenCL, and video editing.

Sep 8, 2018
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Hey folks,

I am starting a build project. I've been NVIDIA for two decades for no other reason than that's what my buddy an I have always done.

However, in recent years I have been using Sony Vegas for editing work. I've read that the OpenCL works better with AMD graphics cards than it does with NVIDIA. I'm not considering a workstation card since I also do a fair bit of gaming on the machine. To be honest, my last machine had an NVIDIA GTX 760, and the render times Sony Vegas were really a bit frustrating.

I have had a tough time trying to essentially compare the Ford Taurus to the Mercury Topaz, so to speak.

Every article I find walks right down the middle of the road and is non-committal as to which is better.

Price-wise I feel like its a wash, except that the high end Radeon seems to be above the NVIDIA price.

Anyone got a compass reading they can give me to get started on this research?

Thanks.
 

13thmonkey

Titan
Moderator
For consumer cards I don't even know what AMD are doing any more it's been that long since we heard anything from them. AMD have always held a lead on openCL, but that was before the 10XX's and maybe their higher core count tips the balance. The new cards have dedicated encode hardware which might make opencl a moot point.
 

13thmonkey

Titan
Moderator
For consumer cards I don't even know what AMD are doing any more it's been that long since we heard anything from them. AMD have always held a lead on openCL, but that was before the 10XX's and maybe their higher core count tips the balance. The new cards have dedicated encode hardware which might make opencl a moot point.
 

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