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    Using Powerdirector 10, and haven't been able to get an answer on this on the Cyberlink forums, so hoping someone here can help.

    I'm about to buy a new laptop for my editing (I have reasons I need the mobility for my editing machine.) I have a choice of the newest high end AMD Radeon mobile GPU (the 7970m) or nVidia (675m.)

    For general 3Dmark and other benchmarks, the AMD is much faster, about 30-40%. But Powerdirector uses CUDA for hardware acceleration of rendering, etc. on the nVidia. It mentions that it can utilize hardware acceleration for video encoding on AMDs but needs a download and install of codecs via Avivo.

    I guess my general question is this: does anyone have experience in general with AMD vs. nVidia GPU hardware acceleration of video encoding ?

    Thanks
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    In this case, it's better off to follow the market leader, which is Intel. I don't trust ANY benchmark reports, gas mileage reports, energy savings, blah, blah, blah. Just my opinion.

    Hahaha, oops, meant "Intel/nVidia". Like what edDV says, below.
    Last edited by budwzr; 5th May 2012 at 20:03.
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    For GPU acceleration most apps will optimize Cuda (NVidia) first. ATI later.
    Recommends: Kiva.org - Loans that change lives.
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