Video Card Suggestions for Occasional CloneBD Use

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by BuddyFunJet, Oct 21, 2020.

  1. BuddyFunJet

    BuddyFunJet Active Member

    In the past, I mainly worked with DVD on older movies and TV shows but have started with a few BluRays and the rip to MKV took four hours.

    To get the time down, I am thinking a video card upgrade is in order to get hardware acceleration. I’m looking at cards that sell for about $200us used like a GTX 1070.

    Is the GTX 1070 a good choice in this price range or is there a better option? What rip time should I expect with the 1070?

    Gaming performance is not a consideration. This machine is only for conversions that are then loaded on a separate Plex server. The CPU is an old i7-2660, I think.

    thanks for the help.
     
  2. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    I'd go for at least the more recent 1650 or 1660 if you can find them. Or a 2070 super if it's within budget. Although the 1000 series is still good they are becoming 'old'

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  3. BuddyFunJet

    BuddyFunJet Active Member

  4. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    Not with that particular card no. However my current 1080A (soon to be replaced by 3090 OC), does a FULL BD50 to BD25 in around 15 minutes, main movie only (depending on the settings used) rarely takes more than 10 minutes on my system.
     
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  5. BuddyFunJet

    BuddyFunJet Active Member

    My goal is to get the time to go from a BD to MKV main movie down to about an hour from the current four hours. I know my CPU is also a limitation but hoped a decent GPU could do the heavy lifting with the hardware acceleration.
     
  6. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    That's precisely what CloneBD can do for you, when available, it will use the GPU and it's not going to take anywhere near half an hour. Even with that old a cpu ;)
     
  7. BuddyFunJet

    BuddyFunJet Active Member

    Your help is appreciated. I ordered a new GTX 1660 for $209 USD.
     
  8. coopervid

    coopervid Well-Known Member

    Good choice!! I have a 1050 which was the minimum at that time but the 1660 is the best bang for the buck right now for your purpose.
     
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  9. BuddyFunJet

    BuddyFunJet Active Member

    Thanks. Confirmation on something I don't know much about helps relieve the sinking feeling that I made the wrong choice after clicking the purchase button.
     
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  10. coopervid

    coopervid Well-Known Member

    Thanks again. I hope this feedback gives you a "warm and fuzzy feeling" about your choice. Excellent choice and you received also excellent advice.
     
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  11. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    Glad I could help, let's hope it won't take so long for yours to arrive as it will for my 3090 :p

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  12. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Moderator

    I did try to warn you about that 3090 of yours. Lol You'll be lucky to see it be December.

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  13. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    Oh I have time, I was prepared for a wait. I don't care if it takes January too, bit I WILL get that card

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  14. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Moderator

    I've given up the search for now. Which is why the op buying a gtx 16xx card is not a bad decision for their usage scenario. A full rtx card could be overkill and overpriced right now and ampere is still a pipe dream until sometime next year. I'll try again for my bday next year. I badly want a 3080 but they are only on ebay. Lol

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  15. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    Yup I didn't recommend a 3000 series from the start as they're way over OP's budget.

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