For video editing? AMD Athlon 64FX-55 or Athlon 64 X2 4400 ??

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Dear Colleagues,

I am in a bit of a quandry and ask for your guidance.

I am in the process of building myself a video editing box for use with
Adobe Premier.  The box itself is going to have 4 gigs of memory and a
mid-range, 256mb video card since I am told that video rendering occurs
mostly on the processor.

I am looking at the AMD Athlon 64 FX-55 2.6ghz or an Athlon 64 X2 4400
processor.  There is a significant difference in price, but thats not my
primary concern.

The bottom line, for video editing, I see that the FX-55 does not have a
dual-core processor while the Athlon 64X2 does.  Am I correct that I am
better off in terms of performance for my particular application with the
dual core. . .  or not?

Advice is greatly appreciated.

The Flying Dutchman

Re: For video editing? AMD Athlon 64FX-55 or Athlon 64 X2 4400 ??

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It was surprisingly hard to find a comparison of a single core
to a dual core:

The Pentium-M is a single core processor, and it is running at
2GHz, like the competition in the graph. It would appear that
for the exporting function at least, that a dual core can be
used to advantage.

I think your RAM choice could be improved. If you use 2x1GB
sticks, instead of four of them, you will be able to use
1T command rate setting, and obtain better memory subsystem
performance. If the extra memory is not being used, it will
be like a "boat anchor" for your performance. If you still
decide to buy all four sticks, then benchmark the system with
two sticks (properly adjusted), and see if the four sticks
are really worth it.

I tried another search for

   "video editing"  DIY

and found this article:

The fact that they have chosen dual core, says something.


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