I am curretly running CS6 on my dell xps 9100
Windows 7 64bit
2TB HD + 0 Rate 2TB External Drive (x2)
Memory and Storage
Expansion and Networking
Chassis and Power
I use Audition, Premiere Pro and After Effects (Dynamic Link) to edit concerts filmed on 4 HD Camera's (m2ts x3 and mp4) I also take and mix 6-8 tracks from soundboard and mix in audition. I find my system is struggling to keep up when I have done some color correction and then try to cut in multi-cam mode. My graphics card does not support CUDA and as stated above my system only has a 525w power supply. So a GeForce GTX 470, 570, 580 would not be compatable. I do not GAME but I work with large HD files (4 angles, 1-2 hours each, audio & effects).
My trouble is I don't know which one of the graffics cards that support Mercury play back, would be the best for my needs without having to upgrade my power source (if possable). I'm thinking a mid level card and another 8-12 ram upgrade would be more suited (and cheaper) to my needs, unless I'm going to need a power upgrade anyway. If someone could please let me know what card would help me with my worload of these that would be great! I guess what Im saying is can someone tell me which of these is compatable with my system and is it worth it for the change in performance I will see?
get the 560Ti, 570 or 580 Nvidia Graphics.. choose any of it which suit your budget, and update to the latest driver, apply the hack. it will work with cuda
Spare some to spend on hard drive so you have additional hard drive (7200rpm, 10.000, 15.000, or SSD) whichever suits you. to work on your big file.
and yeah, make sure it's separated from your operating system a 120GB SSD for your OS and Application should make your system run faster..
Right now I can get a 570 for 175 bucks... R4yMoNd. When I look at the 570 in comparison to what I have it doesnt look as though itis going to make too much difference. http://www.hwcompare.com/9048/geforce-gtx-570-vs-radeon-hd-5870/ I'm sure however the CUDA cores will speed it right up. I'm no good when it comes to all that so thanks to both you for the help. I have tracked down a 670 in stock (seems tough) for $440 then I need a 700 w power supply for about 70. If the 570 should take care of the problems listed above thats what I'm going for.. Just wasnt sure if it would make the needed difference
Also dont understand the crack your talking about the only one i am familiar with is adding your graph card to the list of supported cards.... R4 recomends a hack but the 570 and 580 are already supported, what hack do you mean? Think Im going with the 670. Birthday is this week might get some extra $ to throw at the 670
Harm is correctg. A standard GTX 570 draws 219 watts, a standard GTX 670 takes 170 watts. I cannot understand why people that do not know what they are talking about have to give out misleading information.
I was speaking with my friend who will be installing the card in my system he is a computer tech but does more storage and back up than graphics. He said with the 670 I could try running it off my current 525W power source but somewhere down the line my power source will crap out on me from being put to the limit.. figure a 700 W supply is just the way to go. By no means do I have a bunch of cash to throw at the problem but I would rather do it right this time, then spemd even more money next year for another minor upgrade
If one is stuck on CS5.5 and has saved every last penny for a new workstation...should one get a 5xx card or 6xx card? Correct me if I'm wrong, but adobe will not be updating CS5.5 now that 6 is out; so official Kepler support in CS5.5 is an impossibility? Premiere CS5.5 will play ball if the 'hack' is utilized, but is AE CS5.5 fully functional with a Kepler card?
Apologies for what might seem a dumb question. Often I find myself in the dark, feeling around for the light switch. Plus I don't want to buy a 2 year old card!
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