Installed CS5 (Full Paid Version) yesterday. Shaking it down today.
Everything is working at light speed except.....
I do not get any GPU Acceleration or MPE benefit from the QUADRO FX3800 (or PPRO).
As soon as I apply any GPU accelerated effect (eg Ultra, Levels etc...) .
or Scale down a P in P - I get a RED RENDER BAR
This is a minimal sequence with Vid 1 :color bars, Vid 2: mxf 720p green screen scene, Vid 3: 720p mxf for PNP
Thought it was the Driver - updated to latest (NVIDIA 22.214.171.12459 - 16/4/2010)
Did not resolve it!
Flicked between Hardware and Software acceleration - no difference.
Any suggestions from the team ?
Intel Core I7 930 2.8 GHz - Socket 1366 (8MB L3 cache)
Asus P6T Deluxe V2 1366 DDR3 - Sata II Raid Express Gate SLI +CrossfireX 2xGB Lan 8 Channel Sound 2 x 1394a ATX Motherboard
Corsair1600 6GB Triple Channel Kit (6x2GB) 12GB
LEADTEK FX3800 NVIDIA QUADRO graphics card
Western Digital 300GB SATA2 Velociraptor HD (10,000rpm) - system drive
plus 3 x 1 TB HDDS - space for 5 more internals
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WOOP WOOP WOOP...back up the bus.
The color bars had a non GPU Accelerated effect on it. Now this was fine until I put the mxf above it and applied the fx.
Then the RED haze dropped over my eyes.
Now running 5 vid layers absolutely smoothly in playback without any red bar
three mxfs (with Ultra Key on each and two oth them are PnP)
I was just trying to dup the problem. I was wondering if there might be a bug with the synthetic clips. After I failed to duplicate it I saw you found the problem. Thats good news. Hey if you get bored of that system; Ill take it off your hands. Mine needs upgrading!
Which card are you running?
These show different:
I can see three outputs on it like mine ( LeadTek)
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I was the one who posted it because that is what our Nvidia rep said. He said the Quadro 3800 would have the same
3 layer limit as the 285GTX due to the 1GB ram on both cards. If that is incorrect then the information they gave me was incorrect.
BTW I will forward them this thread and ask them why they informed me otherwise. Thank you for the heads up.
Oh one last thing. Nvidia and Adobe stated the limiter was put in place because of the 1GB Frame buffer size limited performance in CS5 and they could only ensure performance with effect for 3 layers. If the Quadro FX 3800 is unlimited then that is completely false. Since the Quadro FX 3800 has a 260GPU in it and has 1/3 the ram bandwidth of a 285GTX then how does 1GB on the 285GTX require the limiter but the 1 GB Quadro card does not. This means Adobe is completely working with Nvidia to sell more Quadro FX cards and the limiter is a completely dishonest way to do it.
Note - After checking my email and speaking with my Adobe rep I changed the post. It was only our Nvidia rep that reported the limiter on both.
Since I can't post what I have discovered in regards to the limiter or what I have been told, I can ask a question. People who have the 285GTX, please comment on your experiences or feedback with the limiter positive or negative. I will forward them to the appropriate parties.
Please post your responses in a new thread I created
The quadro 3800 can only utilise 2 out of the 3 ports at the same time. So if you want to run two monitors for the program and a third for a preview monitor then you need two 3800s installed, unless there is another solution. Especially now that firewire preview isn't working with MPE yet....
I have two quadro 3800s installed and can preview off the second card.
Not exactly sure how you are getting two video cards to run (considering no SLI Support) but...whats the chance you could mis-match a set of cards together and get a result such as you are experiencing?
eg An FX3800 and an FX1700
Not sure if that would work, i would imagine that two different cards would cause a problem, worth a try if you can borrow one... I have an sli connector connecting the 2 cards but no sli option in the control panel.
I don't think i'm getting any performance increase, although i haven't tested properly yet. Perhaps its just using the extra card to display the results of what the first card is doing?
According to nvidia the card is sli capable, but I've not found anyone who has successfully set this up yet.
My primary FX3800 card outputs to one monitor for the program and one preview out (via a dvi/vga to s-video converter box) to my CRT broadcast monitor.
Then my secondary card outputs my second monitor display for my dual screen setup. essentially its a three screen setup as my crt is always displaying part of my desktop until Premiere previews through it. This is actually more useful for me as it gets more use than previously through firewire, As I can make use of it when not using Premiere or AE.
Then If I need to export to tape I'll have to switch to software renderer but hopefully that will change in the future.
Initially I tried to preview out to my CRT through my secondary FX3800 but I found I was dropping frames (on the CRT monitor not the program monitor) so I assume that MPE is only working on the primary card as theres no sli support for this card on my system.
So far so good and haven't run into any problems (yet!)
(this is edited from a post i made in a similar thread on the MPE)
Hope this helps although unfortunately I can't test it with mismatched cards.
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