Is Intel Pentium Good for Video Editing?


We often get asked ‘Is Intel Pentium Good for Video Editing?’ Yes, provided its a 11th Generation (or later) Intel Core i5 or Core i7 Desktop Processor.

History of Intel Pentium

The Intel Pentium was released as the first CPU from the x86 family on March 22 nd , 1993. The term “Pentium” is a combination of Pennsylvania’s INT el R egional E xperimental L aboratory and -ium which means “small”. This line of processors were designed to work with MS-DOS operating systems. It had a clock speed of 60 MHz and an 8kB internal cache. These CPUs were capable of executing millions of instructions per second, which made them suitable for people using word processors, spreadsheet applications , and games. This specific line also used a superscalar architecture where its two ALUs (Arithmetic Logic Units) executed some instructions simultaneously.

The Intel Pentium MMX is the second generation of Pentium processors released on October 1 st , 1996 by the company, INTEL. It had double the amount of buffer size at 16kB L1 cache and support for new SIMD instructions which greatly boosted multimedia processing performance. Its clock speed kept the same starting from 66 MHz to 233 MHz . A notable difference with this processor was that it supported symmetric multiprocessing unlike its predecessor. Another thing about this processor is its integration on motherboards making it soldered instead of socketed . Also, changed their naming system by using numbers instead of letters so instead of P5 it is pentium MMX.

So are they any good for video editing?

The answer to this question cannot be given in a straight yes or no since it depends on various things . If the person wants to use the computer only to play some games , then they are very good processors, but if they want to handle some more complex tasks like video editing , some of them are not fit for this type of work. The difference between one model and another is that some have advanced circuitry that allows you to do heavy duty processing while others have not . The Pentiums made before 2005 may be obsolete when it comes to doing things like these due their lack of power. Although there are exceptions where this rule does not apply, as with any other product, it is best not to go with the cheapest model.

More core means more power

Another thing that you have to keep in mind about these processors is the number of cores they have. These are basically CPUs inside your CPU. Most modern computers come with multi-core processors, so if they are good enough for modern needs, they will most likely be more than enough for basic tasks as well. However, some old models skipped this tech, or just had one core which would not allow them to handle heavy duty processing . People who use their computer for video editing will require multi-core processors at least 2 GHz and should be compatible with 64 bit technology.

Why Intel Core i5 is beautifully balanced processor?

Intel Core i5 is a family of processors which provide good value for money. It offers the qualities one would expect from an expensive top-of-the -line processor while having a more reasonable price tag . These are multi-core CPUs, some with 6 cores some with 4. They are fast enough to handle most types of processing needs. This includes photo editing, movies, internet browsing, music and even gaming. The latest Intel Pentium Core i5 are good for video editing.

The fact that they are balanced within their own product line means that they have good all around performance without being too strong so as to get overwhelmed by tasks or not powerful enough to handle what you throw at them. Also, since they are part of the Intel Core series they offer great compatibility across various platforms , keeping users who update their hardware for years to come.

So if you are looking for a good processor to handle all your needs but don’t require the power of an i5 or above, or can’t afford one then this is definitely worth checking out.

So why not purchase or upgrade your PC to an Intel Core i5.

I am a computer engineer holding a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, complemented by a Master's in Business Administration from University of Strathclyde, Scotland. I currently work as a Senior IT Consultant in Melbourne, Australia. With over 15 years of...