Worth upgrading GPU for better video editing performance?

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  1. Azzan

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    I do very simple video editing(basically add some text to the original video and that's it) on Davinci Resolve and Shotcut.
    Do you think there'll be noticeable improvements on video rendering time if I upgrade GTX1060 to RTX20x0?

    RTX2070 is suppose be slightly faster than GTX1080Ti on Davinci Resolve.
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    But according to this review there's no difference between GTX1050Ti/1060/1080Ti.


    My Results
    20min 1080p .mkv to .mp4 (Shotcut)
    6:51 = i7 8809G with RX Vega M GH
    4:36 = i9 9900K with Intel UHD 630
    4:26 = i9 9900K with 6GB GTX1060

    20min 1080p .mp4 render (DaVinci)
    13:17 = i7 8809G with RX Vega M GH
    17:05 = i9 9900K with Intel UHD 630
    05:13 = i9 9900K with 6GB GTX1060
     
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    get a 64c threadripper
     
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    18c 9980XE & 32c 2990WX aren't that much faster than 9900K.
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    I'll probably get 10th gen 10900K later, but just looking to upgrade GPU atm if it's any faster.
     
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    No... No there won't be.

    It's like 5 min to render a 20min movie? How much faster do you really need it?
     
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    Faster the better oc, if it's noticeably faster on RTX20x0 then I'd upgrade it.
     
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    looks like you kind of answered your own questions with your own benchmark images.
     
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    If highest performance is important and you dont mind spending then faster GPU is only going to be a benefit.
     
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    No and that was the whole point of this post.. because if I was doing intense video rendering or working on 4K footage etc then yes most likely I'll see some noticeable improvements from faster GPU.
    But I don't, as I said on my first post all I do atm is just adding some text to the original video and that's it(in 1080p). So I might not gain ANY performance increase from having faster GPU just like the video link on my first post.

    So I won't really know unless I actually test it myself with a faster GPU.. maybe I'll look for a cheap used RTX2080 for test and just resell it if it doesn't improve the performance.
     
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    So if mosy the evidence is saying it won't increase... why are you bothering to buy a 2080?
     
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    umm cos I won't know for sure until I test it myself or get answer from someone in similar situation whos tested both GTX and RTX cards..

    That's why I made this thread bit earlier on WTB section(https://forums.overclockers.com.au/threads/rtx2070-rtx2080-or-rtx2060-27-samsung-chg70.1267467/).
    I'll def lose some money if I buy brand new RTX20x0 Super card and then sell it, but I shouldn't lose much money if I buy used RTX20x0 then resell it again.

    Even if it's only slightly faster, I'll probably just keep the RTX20x0 card but if it's identical speed(like YouTube video on first post) then I'll most likely resell the RTX20x0 since I don't really play any games(besides Diablo 3) :D

    anyway, hopefully I'll find out the answer sooon...
     
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  11. havabeer

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    There's better ways to waste money...
     
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    I think the answer depends on how much time do you spend doing this.

    If you spend a lot of time doing this, then yes it makes sense. If you're only doing 1-5 videos a day and already getting them done in 5 minutes, I don't think it matters.
     
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    Not really.. cos I can always resell the RTX if it doesn't offer ANY benefit, and I just bought 1440p 144Hz QLED today so I can def use better GPU.
    I'm also gonna get another 32GB RAM tomorrow, I think 32GB is supposed to be good enough for 1080p video editing but RAMs are really cheap now days so why not? :)

    True.. I've been super lazy and haven't uploaded any new contents since I upgraded to 9900K :D but mainly cos I got 3x copyright strikes on my previous uploads for some bs reason after I got 9900K.. ><
     
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    32 gig of ram is unnecessary for this...
     
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    Buy 2x2080 Tis im sure it will be faster.

    You need to run a test to see what is currently holding you back. All encoding uses a combination of memory, disk and CPU and if the software supports GPU offload then GPU.

    Find out which one is capping out and that will likely give you best performance gains.

    There is also the harder question which im not sure is answerable, what part of the GPU is used? Sometimes it is only specific cores that are suited to the task at hand. And some specific GPU instructions may not have seen much dev between card generations so the gain you get is the increase in cores or increase in clock speed.
     
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    At 5mins to render the video I wouldn't say anything is really holding him back.
     
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    5 minutes could be 4 minutes or 3 minutes. Things can always be faster, some people will pay for minutes. He could be doing 12 an hour saving 1 minute gain takes him to 15 an hour.

    Some people will pay good money for minutes, some people will pay crazy money for milliseconds (high speed traders)

    His goal to reduce starts with finding out where he is being held back.
     
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    Sorry the OP has stated in other threads he only does one every so often. I think its more of a "because I can" not for any actual productivity gains
     
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    well then maybe he gets paid thousands an hour and saving a minute means a lot to him, in which case lets not get in his way of upgrading and also put everything else on the tablr if his goal is to save a minutr here and there :)
     

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