The best graphics cards for video editing in 2024

In this guide

Selection of the best graphics cards for video editing photographed on a green background

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The quick list ↩
1. Best value: AMD RX 7800 XT
2. For 3D: Nvidia RTX 4070 Super
3. Best premium: Nvidia RTX 4090
4. Best cheap: Nvidia RTX 3050
5. Best beginner: GTX 1660 Super
7. Most reliable: Nvidia RTX A4000
How to choose
How we test

The best graphics cards for video editing can make a huge difference to the speed of your workflow. They play a vital role in allowing your computer to cope with the graphical demands of VFX, animation and colour grading and in ensuring efficient rendering. The problem is that top-of-the-range options don't come cheap, and it can be hard to know which to choose.

Why you can trust Digital Camera World Our expert reviewers spend hours testing and comparing products and services so you can choose the best for you. Find out how we test.

Ben Andrews

Ben is the Imaging Labs manager, responsible for all the testing on Digital Camera World and across the entire photography portfolio at Future. Whether he's in the lab testing the sharpness of new lenses, the resolution of the latest image sensors, the zoom range of monster bridge cameras or even the latest camera phones, Ben is our go-to guy for technical insight. He's also the team's man-at-arms when it comes to camera bags, filters, memory cards, and all manner of camera accessories – his lab is a bit like the Batcave of photography! With years of experience trialling and testing kit, he's a human encyclopedia of benchmarks when it comes to recommending the best buys. 

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