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yes, but probably not as much as you’d think…
1 or 2 good processor along with 1 or 2 good 512 graphics cards will do the trick….
if you have an extra $2000-$4000, 1 or 2 1.5GB graphics cards will really do the trick.
It will be at least 4 times faster, probably closer to 10 times faster, and the graphics card won’t make that much difference 😉
Any 512mb graphics card that supports GPU effects and transitions will work just fine.
As an example:
Last year I bought a new computer:
Old computer is a Dell Dimension 8400, P4 3.0ghz with HT, 256 nVidia Graphics card, 2.5gb of RAM.
New computer is a Dell Precision 490, two dual core Zeon 3.0ghz processors and a 512mb nVidia graphics card, 4gb of RAM
Not much difference in video or RAM, mainly the processor which is what Premiere Elements uses mostly for rendering and encoding.
My render and encoding times were as much as 10 times faster depending on the effects and transitions used. It’s all in the CPU when it comes to video. Yes the graphics card will make some difference, between 128mb and 512mb video there would be a noticeable difference, after 512mb probably not much if any noticeable difference. RAM will also matter, 1GB is not enough, these days 2GB is probably not enough. 3 or 4 should be just fine.
Here is a article on recommended system specs for video editing
“graphics card won’t make that much difference”
Depends what card you get and how many….Graphics cards will reduce the workload of the CPU thus increasing the effieciency of your processor(s) exponentially….I will admit, premium graphics cards/GPU’sare more improtant when working with motion graphics, animations, or 3D modeling.