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Experts Tell us the Best Video Card For Video Editing

This article showcases our top picks for the Best Video Card For Video Editing. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below).

We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

PNY Technologies Quadro RTX 4000 Graphics Card

This product was recommended by Jim Costa from Jim Costa Films

This card has been out for a year or so and still remains an excellent choice for a graphics card as it’s made for professional applications. The card is small enough to take up just one slot on your board. The GPU can boost up to 1,545MHz and is paired to 8GB of GDDR6 over a 256-bit interface yielding an effective data rate of 13Gbps. At that speed, the card offers up to 415GB/s of peak memory bandwidth. The Quadro RTX 4000 offers 2304 CUDA cores. It also has 288 Tensor cores and 36 RT cores as well. The outputs on the Quadro RTX 4000 consist of a trio of full-sized DisplayPorts (DP1.4) and a single USB-C type VitualLink connector, which offers a 4 lane HBR3 DisplayPort and USB 3.1 Gen 2 over a single connector.

ASUS EKWB GeForce RTX 3080 Graphics Card

This product was recommended by Jim Costa from Jim Costa Films

New to the market is the ASUS EKWB GeForce RTX 3080. It’s an excellent choice for video creators and games as well. It’s built with enhanced second-generation RT Cores and third generation Tensor Cores fir superior performance. It offers a PCI Express 4.0 bus, 10GB GDDR6X video memory, it clocks in at 1740 MHz boosted in OC mode with a base clock of 1440 MHz. The memory speed is 19Gbps and includes a 320-bit memory interface and max res of 7680 x 4320. The unit is just 8.5 x 5.36 x 0.78 inches (or 21.6 x 13.62 x1.98 centimeters) and takes up just a single slot.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080

This product was recommended by Arbab Muneeb from DSRPT

This video card comes at 3rd place for being extremely expensive as compared to the other cards that have somewhat similar features. Apart from that, it is exceptionally good in performance and still has a large number of buyers.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super

This product was recommended by Arbab Muneeb from DSRPT

Pros: Price of this video card is much lower than the other video cards of similar features. Cons: This video card ranks at 2nd place due to lower bandwidth rate of 336GB/s. Apart from that, the performance of this card is relatively lower in terms of processing speed.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti

This product was recommended by Arbab Muneeb from DSRPT

Pros: This video card has been a favourite of many video content creators due to its exceptional performance through the marvellous features such as high bandwidth rate of 448GB/s and high boost clock level of 1670MHz. Cons: The major con of this video card is the high price tag that goes up with the other variants of the product.

NVIDIA Titan RTX Graphics Card

This product was recommended by Kate Diaz from Swanky Den

If you have the budget for it, Titan RTX is an outstanding option with its 24GB of Ultra-speed GDDR6 memory. You can expect it to come in handy if you need to edit 8K videos or those with very high resolution. It can also handle complex special effects and 3D rendering with ease. On top of that, it comes with a higher clock frequency and more CUDA cores than other video cards, which improves its overall performance.

AMD RX 5500 XT

This product was recommended by Kate Diaz from Swanky Den

AMD RX 5500 XT is a great option for bot mid-range and entry-level, making it an excellent choice for video editing. This next-gen video/graphics card from AMD with its 8GB of GDDR6 memory, is capable of handling high-end transitions and effects you’re editing. If you’re looking to perform large-scale 3D renderings most of the time, it’s better to opt for something like the Nvidia Titan RTX. However, at under $200, this is already a remarkably excellent choice and easily exceeds some of the video cards on the same price point.

GeForce GTX 980 TI

This product was recommended by Yasir Shamim from PureVPN

It’s a 6GB card, newly released. It has blazing benchmark scores and takes advantage of NVIDIA’s CUDA technology for super-efficient rendering when it comes to video editing, video special effects, and coloring. I know I would definitely want to edit on a card like that.

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Written by Zak Parker

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