Here is an interesting video where David Helmly of Adobe demonstrates the advantages of Xeon processors plus a Quadra 2000 and a Tesla 2750 in a Maximus configuration. Evidently Premiere Pro CS6 has been redesigned to take advantage of higher end hardware that only demonstrated a marginal performance advantage in CS5 - CS5.5. David also mentioned increased program stability. The 2750 must be a new card, perhaps under development. I couldn't find mention of it anywhere online, Nvidia's Website etc.
Other Tesla cards I looked at were in the $4000 range. Would like to look at benchmarks of the very high-end system David spoke of in the video.
Thanks. This could throw "bang-for-the-buck" out the window. CS6 may make excellent use of the capabilities of a Quadro (such as DirectCompute) that are seriously lacking in the GeForce. What this all means is that a PC with a CPU that's typical of what most of us have been already using for CS5.5 and equipped with a top-of-the-line GeForce may run slower overall in PPro CS6 than an otherwise identical PC equipped with a relatively low-end Quadro 600 (with the CUDA hack if it's still allowed in CS6).
This is probably a typo, since it may have have been intended to read "Tesla C2075", around € 2300 over here. I'm just wondering if that card could give similar benefits in combination with a GTX card and not only with a Quadro card.
I'm just wondering if that card could give similar benefits in combination with a GTX card and not only with a Quadro card.
This has been confirmed by Adobe. Tesla ONLY works in combination with a Quadro card, not with a GTX card. Next question is whether a 448 core Tesla card will improve anything over a 580 (512 cores) or even a 680 card. Awaiting Adobes reaction on that.
It's not clear from that video whether PP6 takes a particular advantage of Xeon processors not exploited in previous versions, or whether the performance improvements are processor-wide.
Since Tesla+Quadro is a bit expensive, it would seem unlikely most users would resort to it(?)
Can anybody clarify whether Xeon processors have a particular advantage over the 3930 series generally favored here?
James.. It's probably too technical for me to explain, but see this link: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/xeon-e5-2687w-benchmark-review,314 9-10.html from a recent review by Tom's Harware Review. I was originally expecting that a 3930 would produce output much the same as a similarly clocked E5 Xeon, however, there seems to be more to the puzzle. FYI, E5-1600 series are single socket CPUs, E5-2600 are for dual socket boards. A "W" on the end denotes workstation processor. Hope this helps.
I'm also in need of upgrading (Pr-Pro 5.5 with an older Bad-Ax2 MD w/quad X6700 CPU - ancient for HD needs). Was considering a 3930 or new i7-3770 Ivy Bridge set up, but maybe should consider spending big bucks $$$. By the way, I found a 460GTX, at a good price, with 336 Cuda cores and ran the hack. It does help quite a bit, but 1080P AVCHD still is tough on the timeline.
Curious to get your takes on the Toms reviews/ benchmark results.