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Hardware Vs. Software Rendering


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What exactly does this do?

 

Logically, the rendering is done via software running on the hardware, so what does this setting do?

 

I would assume hardware would be the option you want if you have an amazing GPU, but doesn't the rendering get done on it anyways since the software (presumbly) uses the GPU?

 

Or does it normally use the CPU, and the hardware setting uses the GPU? Are there any bugs or other info I should know relating to this?

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What exactly does this do?

 

Logically, the rendering is done via software running on the hardware, so what does this setting do?

 

I would assume hardware would be the option you want if you have an amazing GPU, but doesn't the rendering get done on it anyways since the software (presumbly) uses the GPU?

 

Or does it normally use the CPU, and the hardware setting uses the GPU? Are there any bugs or other info I should know relating to this?

 

With Software setting all graphics related instructions are handled within the CPU. With the Hardware setting most graphics instructions are handled by the GPU. Many laptop GPUs are not capable of hardware rendering and so you have to switch to software. In some cases, even though the GPU is capable of handling the instructions, the render quality is better via software

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With Software setting all graphics related instructions are handled within the CPU. With the Hardware setting most graphics instructions are handled by the GPU. Many laptop GPUs are not capable of hardware rendering and so you have to switch to software. In so,e cases even though the GPU is capable of handling the instructions the render quality is better via software

 

Ah, I thought that may be it.

 

So, I read somewhere using hardware can cause a ghosting effect in videowave, is this true?

 

At what point can I say I know my GPU is better than my CPU at rendering without testing it out with both? Would you be able to tell me if I told you my CPU and GPU?

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Ah, I thought that may be it.

 

So, I read somewhere using hardware can cause a ghosting effect in videowave, is this true?

 

At what point can I say I know my GPU is better than my CPU at rendering without testing it out with both? Would you be able to tell me if I told you my CPU and GPU?

Try it and see???

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Try it and see???

 

Ah, but that takes time and effort, the former I do not have, the latter I run out of by the time I get home :P

 

I'll test it out, but it would be a lot easier if you could guess based on my hardware, will post that later.

 

I will say my desktop has a radeon 6870, but I don't recall the CPU, or the GPU and CPU on my laptop.

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A "Yes" or "No" takes seconds, recording a video, then rendering it twice takes hours. :lol:

 

You want spoon feed predigested information rather than the revolutionary pleasure of thinking for yourself..

 

My system is not the same as yours.

 

Your laptop has a onboard video chip and laptops do video poorly.

 

Do a short test using both on your systems that won't take hours.

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