The best graphics cards for video editing

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Three of the best graphics cards for video editing

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1. Best overall: RTX 4070 Ti
2. Best budget: RTX 3050
3. Best premium: RTX 4090
4. Best AMD: RX 6900XT
5. Best value pro: RTX A4000
6. Best value AMD: RX 7800 XT
7. Pro AMD: Radeon Pro W6800
8. Best Apple: Mac mini M2 Pro
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The best graphics cards for video editing can make a big difference to the speed of your workflow, reducing the frustration caused by a setup struggling under the eight of demanding software. Editing and rendering video is one of the creative tasks that puts most strain on a computer, and it requires significant processing and graphical horsepower even if you're not working with 8K footage or 3D video. A discrete, powerful graphics card can greatly speed the process up.

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Rob Dwiar
Deputy Editor, TechRadar Gaming; Tech, hardware and games writer

Rob is the Deputy Editor at TechRadar Gaming, and a writer on games, gaming hardware, and tech, and also gardens and landscapes. He has been in the gaming and tech media industry for more than six years with bylines at the likes of Eurogamer, PCGamer, RockPaperShotgun, GamesRadar+, and more. Previously to being at TechRadar Gaming, he had a short but successful stint as Games Editor at WePC, and prior to that spent more than four years at GamesRadar+, building its hardware team up from scratch to great success. Elsewhere, he is merging his passion and expertise in both gardens and landscapes and video games by crowdfunding a book on video game landscapes that you can back and pre-order now.

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