Adobe After effects video card

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Adobe After effects video card

Post by XstollieX » Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:40 am

I have a buddy in L.A. looking do build a machine for the exclusive use of Adobe After Effects. I am going to build the core of the system with an I7 and plenty of ram. I am not real familiar with Adobe After Effect and the system requirements are a bit lacking from Adobe.

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* 1.5GHz or faster processor*
* Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 2 (Service Pack 3 recommended) or Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1 (certified for 32-bit Windows XP and 32-bit and 64-bit Windows Vista)
* 2GB of RAM
* 1.3GB of available hard-disk space for installation, plus 2GB of space for optional content; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on flash-based storage devices)
* 1,280x900 display with OpenGL 2.0–compatible graphics card
* DVD-ROM drive
* QuickTime 7.4.5 software required to use QuickTime features
* Broadband Internet connection required for online services†

He is planning on running 2 24" hd monitors. Is a high end workstation card going to be a benifit to him or would he be alright with a pair of 4890's or gtx 285's?

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Re: Adobe After effects video card

Post by DMB2000uk » Sat Jul 11, 2009 10:45 am

Erm, regular cards will be fine. Not sure if there's a noticeable difference between ati and nvidia though.

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Re: Adobe After effects video card

Post by Athlonite » Sun Jul 12, 2009 5:49 am

I agree with dan any nVidia (88xx) or ATI (48xx) card made in the last two yrs would be perfectly suited to the job infact
my HD2600XT can quite easily do this 1,280x900 display with OpenGL 2.0–compatible graphics card
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Re: Adobe After effects video card

Post by XstollieX » Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:33 am

KK Thx. I figured those would work fine. Just not real familiar with graphics programs like that. I wasn't sure how demanding they would be on the gfx card.

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