As a hobbyist I've dabbled with video editing for a while and recently decided to get more serious by learning to use Davinci Resolve (free version). My i7 Windows machine with integrated graphics is seven years old. I can get by for now by sticking with 1080p or below, which may be all I'd eventually want to produce, but the program does get sluggish at times and timeline playback can get jumpy.
As I'm thinking my system will be due for an upgrade at some point soon anyhow, I've been looking around at what's available that would also allow reasonable performance of Resolve without breaking the bank. I've read many articles about minimum hardware for Resolve but of course it depends on the end use so in some cases the suggested rigs are quite powerful and expensive whereas I'm after something more modest in price and performance for non-professional use. So a few questions for a new i7 system:
o What is the relative advantage of more RAM vs. a better dedicated graphics card? What role does each of these play in the editing?
o What role does the SSD play? One system under consideration has a 512 GB M.2 PCLe NVMe SSD and I'm not sure what any of that means other the 512. Would such an SSD be limiting in any way?
o Would the NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 SUPER™, 4 GB GDDR6 and 16 GB RAM be a reasonable combination for my needs?
Any general guidance would be appreciated.