I know this question has been asked before, but I have looked around, and haven't really found a good answer which fits my needs:
I am looking to upgrade my computer. I don't play games, but use it a lot for video encoding, using x264 as the encoding engine. A lot of graphic cards support CUDA, but x264 does not support CUDA. My question is: Will bying a high end graphic card like GeForce GTX 660 Ti or better make any significant improvement on video encoding speed compared to a cheaper card? I am planning to use an Intel i7 3930k as CPU for the job.
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If you are using x264 then it won't make the least bit of difference which graphics card you use.
An i7 3930k with x264 and very fast setting is as fast as any GPU encoder (not quite as fast as Intel Quick Sync) and still delivers better quality.
- With GPU enabled, the quality was little unbearable than the one encoded with CPU only (GPU disabled).
x264 is best but the resultant video has a lighting difference, i.e the brightness/contrast. I guess I need to adjust them using filters
h.264 encoder? What CPU were you using? You need a quad core or better for x264 to beat GPU encoding.
x264 is best but the resultant video has a lighting difference, i.e the brightness/contrast.