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Video card decision

PostThu Nov 24, 2022 7:29 pm

Good evening.
I am building a new pc with Ryzen 9 7950X processor and I am undecided about Geforce RTX 3090 or RTX 3080 video card, this doubt came to me by seeing the published test on Puget System in which I don't see the huge difference for video editing, maybe I'm wrong?
Thanks for the advice
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Re: Video card decision

PostThu Nov 24, 2022 7:46 pm

FWIW, there are two other considerations:
- VRAM: The 3080 is only a 10 or 12GB card. This may not be enough VRAM for 4K or projects with effects.
- AV1: If you think you will need AV1 encoding in the near future you will need to look at the next gen cards (Nvidia 4xxx, Intel, and A770, AMD's new Dec Release cards)
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Re: Video card decision

PostThu Nov 24, 2022 7:59 pm

Thank you very much for the advice.
If I have to consider AV1 encoding, it is better to wait for the release of the new Amd cards to compare with Nvidia's 4080 or 4090 series.
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Re: Video card decision

PostThu Nov 24, 2022 11:41 pm

The 3080 is good for 4K and even 8K however you can never have too much RAM.
If you can get a 3090 for a good price (ie the difference between the 80 and 90 is not silly) and can afford it then get one.
If not the 3080 is unlikely to disappoint
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Re: Video card decision

PostFri Nov 25, 2022 7:13 am

Thank you.
I will also consider this idea, maybe with the unveiling of the new AMD models, there will be a small price drop on the RTX 3080/90 series (I hope).
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Re: Video card decision

PostFri Nov 25, 2022 3:22 pm

The three things that matter here are:

1. CUDA Cores
2. VRAM
3. Memory bus

Higher numbers are always better.
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Re: Video card decision

PostFri Nov 25, 2022 3:30 pm

Thank you.
I was thinking about an RTX 3090, as for AV1 encoding I don't think to use it, at least in the short term.
Also the 4K HDR movies I prefer to use the longer encoding, via x265 software, so I am preparing a new PC with Ryzen 9 7950X.

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