New PC Specification

jonnypb wrote on 1/24/2020, 4:56 PM

Hi,

Have tried Movie Edit Pro as a trial and quite like it. I have a lot of GoPro videos to edit and put together so am thinking of building a new PC as my laptop struggles a bit.

Does MEP use the CPU and GPU for video editing? If it's reliant on the GPU as well then I may rethink the GPU that I get.

I've put together the following spec and wondered if this would be good enough?

CPU - AMD Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor
Motherboard - MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard
Memory - Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory
Storage - PNY XLR8 CS3030 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive
Video Card - Zotac GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4 GB Twin Fan Video Card

Thanks

 

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CubeAce wrote on 1/24/2020, 6:58 PM

If you go to my query page on this forum where I was asking similar questions about my own new build you will find a lot of answers within the first page of answers to the questions I asked other forum members here. Look for the German letter in particular about half way down.

Go to this topic.

https://www.magix.info/us/forum/any-problems-to-expect-if-upgrading-cpu-mb-and-operating-system--1230141/

Windows 10 Enterprise. Version 1909.OS Build 18363.836. Direct X 12. Bios version 1401 latest hardware updates for Western Digital hard drives. Page file space 4.75GB.

Asus ROG STRIX Z390-F Gaming motherboard Rev 1.xx with Supreme FX inboard audio using the S1220A code.

Intel i9900K Coffee Lake 3.6 to 5.1GHz CPU and Intel UHD Graphics 630 Ves 26.20.100.8141, with 32GB of 2133MHz Corsair DDR4 ram.

1000 watt EVGA modular power supply.

1 x 250GB SSD C: drive. 1 x 320gig Toshiba M2.1 drive. + x2 WD BLACK 2TB internal SATA 7,200rpm hard drives. Total 8TB. Three external WD drives for backup.

NVIDIA G Force GT 1030 Graphics clock 1252Mhz Memory data rate 6008Mhz. 384 CUDA cores with DCH Driver version 432.00. Memory interface 64bit Memory bandwidth 48.06 GB/s 2GB of dedicated video memory, shared system memory 9967MB PCi Express x4 Gen3.

Running MEP Premium 19.0.2.58.

M Audio Axiom AIR Mini MIDI keyboard Ver 5.10.0.3507

johnebaker wrote on 1/25/2020, 1:17 AM

@jonnypb

Hi

Movie Edit pro is designed to use Intel processors and integrated GPU for Hardware acceleration (HWA), the spec you have put together will not give you HWA and you will be disappointed in the performance of the AMD based system. See the system specification here.

You will see that there is no mention of NVidia or AMD graphics cards.

See my signature for what I have, this system works well with 4K video.

HTH

John EB

Forum Moderator

Lateral thinking can get things done!

VPX, MEP Premium, MEP 2016, and earlier versions, Music Maker Premium, Music Maker 2016, 2015.

Running Windows 10 64bit on Intel i7-8700K 3.2 GHz, 16Gb RAM, 1Tb + 2 x 2Tb internal HDD + 60Gb internal SSD, + 6 x 2Tb ext HDDs, Sony FDR-AX53 Video camera, Contour HD 1080 and Sony HDR-AS30V Sports cams.

pmikep wrote on 1/25/2020, 6:31 PM

I'm glad John warned you that you will not be happy with an AMD based system. I purposely bought a used Dell with an i3-8100 in it just so I could try MEP again. ($300 USD on Amazon.) The 8th gen CPU's have the same iGPU as the 9th gen, the UHD 630.

However, you will be happy with the GTX-1650 Super. It's the best deal going by far.

However, you might not be happy with the Zotac flavor.

I tried a Zotac version. The fans never shut off, always running at 35%. They are cheap fans and won't start from a stop. So they always have to be spinning. I could hear them howling all the time.

So I returned it and spent $10 USD more to buy the Windforce version by Gigabyte. After you install the Gigabyte tweaker for the GPU, you can set the fans to stop at idle. Now I can barely hear my "workstation" running.

As a bonus, I let the tweaker's Overclocker software set the card. A Blender benchmark dropped from 2:15 to 2:01.

And, I have found (and John has confirmed), MEP will sometimes use the Nvidia GPU when you have the Intel GPU too.

Last changed by pmikep on 1/25/2020, 6:51 PM, changed a total of 2 times.

Started with MEP 11, then 17, then MX, then MEP 2013, 2015, then 2016. Changed to the fast competitor after that which worked fine with my non-Intel hardware. Then bought a used Dell with an Intel GPU, just to play with MEP again. Installed MEP 2020 Plus in March 2020, even tho I don't like losing patches if I have to reinstall after a year.

Testing on a Dell Vostro, i3-8100, UHD 630, 16 GB 2400 DDR4 (CL15), Win10 Home, heavily NTLite'd. Now with GTX-1650 Super OC'd. Added a WD Blue M.2 for OS, Apps, Temps and Video-In. 2 Monitors.

jonnypb wrote on 1/26/2020, 3:27 AM

I'm glad John warned you that you will not be happy with an AMD based system. I purposely bought a used Dell with an i3-8100 in it just so I could try MEP again. ($300 USD on Amazon.) The 8th gen CPU's have the same iGPU as the 9th gen, the UHD 630.

However, you will be happy with the GTX-1650 Super. It's the best deal going by far.

However, you might not be happy with the Zotac flavor.

I tried a Zotac version. The fans never shut off, always running at 35%. They are cheap fans and won't start from a stop. So they always have to be spinning. I could hear them howling all the time.

So I returned it and spent $10 USD more to buy the Windforce version by Gigabyte. After you install the Gigabyte tweaker for the GPU, you can set the fans to stop at idle. Now I can barely hear my "workstation" running.

As a bonus, I let the tweaker's Overclocker software set the card. A Blender benchmark dropped from 2:15 to 2:01.

And, I have found (and John has confirmed), MEP will sometimes use the Nvidia GPU when you have the Intel GPU too.

I may look at picking up a 2nd hand Intel CPU build as I quite like this software. My i5 7200U CPU in my laptop struggles somewhat.

Interesting about the GPU. I've read quite a few reviews about the Zotac GPU and there are often references to how quiet it is. I shall delve a bit deeper into this and also have a look at the Windforce one as well. I really don't want a loud GPU!

Thanks