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Old 03-31-2016, 11:13 AM
Media Man Media Man is offline
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Default Windows Graphics Card

I recently upgraded PT to 10 HD (and have the path to 12) on a refurbed Dell T5510. The refurb came bare bones and I have been using the basic generic graphics card that came with as I build and test the system. I also have only 8g of RAM.

Ironically, the new Avid website no longer calls for specific graphic cards in Windows PC, only "dedicated" graphics card recommended.

So now I have a real project and have noticed frequent freezes and crashes as I open help files, click on menus and such.

So I wonder if this is a result of the cheap graphics card or RAM. Any ideas? This is a very small track count with little processing required (mostly editing), but there is video. And while we are on the subject, any graphic card recommendations for Windows that have proven to work well with PT? I would like to have at least two outputs, perhaps three if I upgrade to a separate screen for video.

Thanks in advance.

Media Man
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Old 03-31-2016, 06:00 PM
JuanPC JuanPC is offline
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Default Re: Windows Graphics Card

Pny gt740 1gb
Is the absolute minimum if you plan to have UltraHD 4K some day in the future, without purchasing another video card...

Works well, driver version must be well selected...

Quadro k620 is a bit better, but needs a Dp to HDMI 4K adapter from startech.com does not have HDMI.

Medium price would be:

In Nvidia...

In AMD is another story...
Radeon r9 290x

High end range:
Gtx980ti, Titan X
Quadro M6000, M5000, M4000
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