i5-2320 v i7-2600 (stock) for video editing

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  1. Joe Pineapples

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    Been trying to find some real world video editing/rendering benchmarks between the two, to see if its really worth the extra for the 2600, for someone I know buying an off the shelf tower. I know there are some editing programs that now favour a better GPU, but I think his is still more CPU dependant. (pinnacle studio 15 HD).

    Anyone come across any?

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    Video editing generally makes good use of extra cores & threads - the i7-2600 is a 4core/8thread CPU and so should eat its way through file compression/conversion a lot better than the 4core/4thread i5-2320 CPU. I doubt having double the threads will halve the times, but it should still be a noticable improvement IMO.

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    Posted the same question elsewhere and someone posted this link

    AnandTech - Bench - CPU

    As a rough idea, I think for his home/hobby level, I dont think its going to be worth the extra £130 or so (from the off-the-shelf products), and besides the money saved, the i5 system I have in mind will come with quite a bit better gfx card too.
     
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    HT boosts performance by no more than 40% compared to the same CPU without HT.

    Joe, it sounds as though he'll be better off going for the i5. An overclocked bundle with a 2500K would be a good middle ground though.
     
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    I'd agree Sniper, but tbh I've looked for him with the view of no hassle for me if things go wrong with it - let him have a counter to bang on at one of the places we love to hate. If it was for me, I'd be building it myself.
     
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    You can get pre-builts with overclocked CPUs or you could go for a motherboard bundle to give you some room to pick what's needed.
     
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    I would think that for video editing/ rendering you would be better off concentrating a bigger chunk of dough on the i/o subsystem eg get two fast SSD (one input, one output) rather than going for a better processor. HT, AFAIK, is likely to only give you a 15% uplift, if that. CCLonline and ARIA do pre-overclocked mobo/cpu/ram bundles.
     
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    It had to be an off-the-shelf system tbh, and a local shelf at that (his preference). Anyway, decided on advising him to get the i7 2600. He wont be upgrading for a very long time (if his last pc is any indication), so for the extra £120, its likely to serve him for longer.

    cheers
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