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05-09-2013 04:43 PM
I suppose I am looking at getting the most out of a Phoenix/GPU combo that will give it a long life in regards to the most demanding PC games, past and future. Although there may be only a few games that would have the capability to utilise the power the better GPU cards offer, that will no doubt change - and I will be ready...
In regard to video editing, does a GPU's extra RAM (4GB Vs 2GB) have advantages when working with high-res files?
05-09-2013 04:46 PM - edited 05-09-2013 04:47 PM
Unfortunately, I only have a cursory understanding of video editing (as opposed to gaming hardware) so thats one area where you would know as much or more than I do : /
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05-09-2013 05:21 PM
Some research on the 'net suggests that more VRAM allows some games to be a played at their higher/est settings allowing more textures (light effects, detail etc.) to be displayed. As you said, the 4GB unit is perhaps not worth the extra $$$ in itself.
However, my (brief) research also suggests Adobe Premiere can access and use up to 4GB of VRAM which would be an asset when I am using the PC for video editing.
Either way, I now know that the EVGA GTX-680 units can be accommodated successfully in the Phoenix.
Your help has been very valuable to me and I am sure there are other HP Phoenix owners out there who have been pondering similar questions. All things considered, the Phoenix has the other elements in place to give a long service without being outmoded over time.
Thanks again for the help.
06-06-2013 02:46 PM
I understand you have a question regarding the backplate for an EVGA video card. The backplate in this, based on image results, it looks like this is a plate that would cover the underside of the video card. I would imagine that something like this is pre-installed on the card itself.