recommended video card

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Is there a recommended video card that is suggested?

I plan to use a HP probook w/ windows 10, 16 gb of RAM, Intel I7 processor, and would like to have something besides the on board video card.

What is everyone else using and have you had any issues?
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Posted 9 months ago

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Rick Stone

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I'm not sure if a second video card would even be possible in that case. Hearing "ProBook" seems to suggest a laptop. And your choices are awfully limited when it comes to laptops. Especially in this day and age where they try everything they can to make them compact. Even adding more memory to a laptop is often a nightmarish process.

Cheers... Rick :)
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I'm a dedicated Nvidia supporter.

A high end card is usually best. You need to be ordering the laptop with graphics card already installed to make sure it's compatible with the motherboard and all the components.
A lot of memory on the card is not always necessary. But it doesn't hurt to excess either.

Nvidia chat/help can help you make choices based on your needs.

Currently, Camtasia 2018 has some compatibility issues with Nvidia cards. Whereas Camtasia 9 does not.
You have to use the Microsoft basic driver in 2018 or some videos can appear washed out.My Nvidia card runs at around 50% efficiency on Microsoft drivers compared to the Nvidia drivers.
Heres 2 examples.
I'm sure TechSmith will get this straightened out one day.

You can use Camtasia 9 with a Camtasia 2018 key. And Camtasia 2018 is not that much different than Camtasia 9.So I wouldn't turn my back on Nvidia over this.

This doesn't effect .trec screen recordings. Just video from other sources.

This is from a Nikon D3300 Camcorder


This is from a recording using Shadow Play. A screen recorder utility for Nvidia graphics cards thats  free to download for 600 series or higher Nvidia cards.

Heres the support article associated with this issue.


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I got a little follow-up for you tonym,

I think you might find the HP Pavilion gaming laptops a little more to your liking. Customizable ones are more flexible in their options.

You can get higher end graphics cards and the screens are a bit larger. I would imagine being a gaming laptop they are built with higher durability in mind as well.

Starting price for the standard HP Pavilion looks about the same as a HP Pro book.

Anyway, food for thought.

Let us know what you end up doing. I suggest you call HP and talk to a salesman yourself.

Regards, Joe