Which hardware upgrade to make animations smoother?

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Hello, 
my PC is getting old so sometimes it is slower with Camtasia. I added a behavior to a text and the preview is lagging. It also happens on longer videos with several tracks. 

The CPU is an i5 3570k. RAM is 24GB (just upgraded). I think I would get the best bang for my buck by adding a discreet GPU. I am still using the integrated Intel graphics. 

I don't need a state of the art GPU. I only need to make Camtasia smoother. For now I only have one monitor.
Which model would you suggest?
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My grandson has a 3570K and I bought him an nVidia GTX 970. He loves flight simulators - and that transition to the 970 made a world of difference. If you are considering a computer upgrade in the next year or two, consider 1070 and 2070 series cards and their much faster DDR5 and DDR6 RAM respectively. I also installed an 8GB Ramdisk ($10.) to which he copies airport and terrain data. 
Others here would advise against a Ramdisk but I've been using them for over 10 years now and never lost a even 1 bit. And since version 1803, even MS has adapted "Memory Mapping" to the Windows 10 OS. (They' used it for Word-4-Windows  for the last 25 years).  
See:  http://www.radeonramdisk.com/software_downloads.php
You DON'T want the free version.

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Thank you. Did you notice any improvement with that card in Camtasia?
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Well I can't remember using Camtasia without a good GPU.  There are a couple other things I should mention. Do a user bench mark on your current video chip. If you see any hesitations in the graphics tests, we see none with this card. If you're interested in see test test being performed on his 3770K, I'll install Camtasia on it, record the tests and place a link to the video.
See:  https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Software   (download and run the tests.) Compare your results to my grandsons: 

UserBenchmarks (he has the i7 -3770K): 
Game 62%, Desk 64%, Work 49%
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K - 69.3%
GPU: Nvidia GTX 970 - 66.4%
SSD: Adata Premier SP550 480GB - 51%
HDD: Hitachi HUA723020ALA640 2TB - 70.9%
RAM: Unknown 1600 CL10 Series 2x8GB - 56.2%
MBD: Asus P8Z68-V PRO GEN3

While at the site, review a sampling of the newer systems and what they have. If you look hard enough you may be able to compare GTX-960,   GTX-970,  and GTX-980. You should also note each works better on newer systems. I have a 4790K: (with the exact same GTX 970.)

UserBenchmarks 4790K-I: 
Game 72%, Desk 110%, Work 76%       (5 years ago it was 99% (video card), 166% and 98% ) 
CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K - 86.9%
GPU: Nvidia GTX 970 - 68.4%
SSD: Intel 750 Series NVMe PCIe 400GB - 211.1%
SSD: WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB (2017) - 122.3%
HDD: Hitachi HUA722010CLA330 1TB - 68.5%
RAM: G.SKILL TridentX DDR3 2400 C10 4x8GB - 58.6%
MBD: Asus Z97-PRO

If money isn't an issue, newer nVidia cards:  GTX-1060,   GTX-1070,  and GTX-1080,  GTX-2060,   GTX-2070,  and GTX-2080 are 2 or 3 or 4 times faster although I've avoided them as these cards work best with systems that use DDR4 and DDR5 ram and when I spend that much money, I don't want to be disappointed!