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Question Upgrades for 1080p / 4k video editing

_Mark_

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Hi guys, got a quick question about upgrading my PC for 1080p video editing. Premiere Pro can be slow both to preview and to render. Specs are:
  • i5 6500 @ 3.20GHz
  • 16GB RAM
  • no videocard currently
  • OS on an SSD, rest on HDD
I'm buying an SSD to store my footage but wondering what the bottleneck will then be. RAM, GPU, CPU? It seems my current motherboard is only compatible with Intel chips up to 7th gen.

My video editing always involves multiple videos from different sources at once (putting together music videos) so a decent amount of colour grading which I believe can be GPU accelerated. But I'm not sure it's worth getting a GPU if my CPU will still bottleneck.
 
Hi guys, got a quick question about upgrading my PC for 1080p video editing. Premiere Pro can be slow both to preview and to render. Specs are:
  • i5 6500 @ 3.20GHz
  • 16GB RAM
  • no videocard currently
  • OS on an SSD, rest on HDD
I'm buying an SSD to store my footage but wondering what the bottleneck will then be. RAM, GPU, CPU? It seems my current motherboard is only compatible with Intel chips up to 7th gen.

My video editing always involves multiple videos from different sources at once (putting together music videos) so a decent amount of colour grading which I believe can be GPU accelerated. But I'm not sure it's worth getting a GPU if my CPU will still bottleneck.
What are the full system specs? Please include PSU and RAM speed.
 

logainofhades

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This is about the cheapest you are going to get for a good upgrade with a quality PSU.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (£158.99 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: MSI B450M PRO-M2 MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£61.95 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 570 8 GB Video Card (£124.99 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (£69.98 @ Currys PC World Business)
Total: £415.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-06-02 17:20 BST+0100

Since you don't have a dGPU, that puts a damper on things. I would prefer to use a Mortar MAX motherboard, but that will take on 30 Quid.
 

logainofhades

Titan
Moderator
A little over the 400 mark. Adobe premiere has cuda acceleration, iirc.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (£158.99 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: MSI B450M PRO-M2 MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£61.95 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB MINI ITX OC Video Card (£135.83 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (£47.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £404.76
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-06-02 17:53 BST+0100
 

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