This is my question, Im looking to upgrade my computer (more ram, bettergraphics card) but I want to know whats to much or over kill and whats to little. So here is my current system:
Two 3.2 ghz Quad-Core Intel Xeon (8 core total)
12GB of Ram
NVIDIA Geforce 8800 GT 512mb
Black Magic Intesity Pro
Looking to upgrade to the Ram to 24GB and change the graphics card to a NVIDIA Quadro 2GB...
So is it over kill? I use premier Pro a ton with sometime 4 to 5 Multicams running... Let me know what you thing and or what you recommend?
I would post to the Adobe Hardware Forum, as there are some experts there, who don't spend much time over here.
For a PC, this ARTICLE covers a lot of bases, and from three slightly different views. Have not seen similar for a Mac, but the folk there, can probably point you to exactly what you want.
I am not a Mac user but both those changes should help. The Quadro 2000 is a weakling with only 192 cores but at least it does give you a capability to have GPU acceleration that you do not have today. If you look at our PC Premiere Pro BenchMark 5 scoring you will see that for PC's the Quadro 2000 does not do well
With a MAC your choices are limited, about similar with a T-Ford where you could get all colours, as long as it was black, same on the MAC, it can only be Quadro 4000, expensive and mediocre performance, but there are no other choices AFAIK. Unless you follow Jason's advise and make your own adjustments and get a modded card.
Thank you everyone.... I am going to be purchasing the Quadro 4000 and upgrading my RAM to 24GB. I did however have one more question, I noticed the Quadro only has one DVI out for 1 monitor. I run 2 monitors. So would I need 2 cards?? Or how can I get both screens to work because I really do use the space....??
One other question.. Can I just leave the card I already have in there and just add the 4000 for stricly processing in premier pro? In other words, leave the NIVIDIA GeForce 8800 I already have in there just to connect the monitors to then also install the NIVIDIA 4000 just for the processing power for Priemier Pro???
Thnak you guys...
Yes, you can. I wouldn't recommend it, though. My advice: one display connected to the quadro, the other to the old card. If you would have a very recent MacPro, you could do it, but according to your graphics card you havent so I wouldn't. On the other hand: give it a try. Make sure that it is using a PCIex16 slot - that is, put it in Slot-0. PPro is not using very much of your GPU's memory, but what it uses has to be as fast as possible.
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