I'm planning on configuring a workstation to run both Premiere Pro CS6 and Davinci Resolve 9. It will be optimized to take advantage of the GPU-Cuda acceleration offered with both programs. As per Blackmagic Design recommendations, you need 2 GPUs, one for the Graphical User Interface and one (cuda) for the real processing. For example, you can have (on the Mac) a GT-120 for the GUI and a Quadro 4000 for the heavy processing. The first one is going to drive the computer monitor/s and the second one shouldn't be connected to any monitor at all, a "headless GPU" if you will.
Since I'm planning to move back and forward between this two programs, I was wondering if Premiere Pro can work like Davinci Resolve: Use the GT-120 for the GUI display and the second card, in this case a Quadro 4000, for optimum MPE acceleration with Cuda.
Any one experienced with a similar setup?
Jim's answer isn't entirely correct.
As of Premiere Pro CS5.5 (5.5.2), you can use two cards in what Nvidia calls a "Maximus" configuration. See this page for details:
Actually, if you have SLI, only one of the GPUs will provide GPU acceleration in CS 5.5.2. And some SLI setups will cause problems in CS 5.5.2. This is all due to the limitations of CS 5.5.2: The program does not support SLI at all.
Found this video showing a very interesting setup. The guy says he couldn't used the Quadro 4000 for both, the GUI and CUDA accelleration, but Premiere is clever enough to be able to use the Mac mini for the GUI and the Quadro 4000 for the CUDA acceleration. So my question again is, Can I use a GT-120 for the GUI and a Quadro 4000 for the CUDA acceleration on my Mac Pro?