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Urs E.
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Premiere CS5 - Graphics cards for GPU acceleration

Jan 25, 2011 10:50 AM

Hello everyone

 

In the system requirements under "Supported NVIDIA graphics cards for GPU acceleration" are the following graphics cards listed:

     GeForce GTX285

     GeForce GTX470

 

why are only these two GeForce Cards supported?

 

Why are the other NVIDIA cards like

     GTX460

     GTX480

     GTX560

     GTX570

     GTX580

not listed?

 

What about support of SLI configuration?

 

What is better, a 2 x GTX470 configuration or a single GTX580 ?

 

Thanks for your responses in advance.

Regards

Urs

 
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    Jan 25, 2011 11:20 AM   in reply to Urs E.

    SLI is not an option for video editing with Premiere CS5 utilizing the Mercury Playback Engine.  In other words, Adobe and Nvidia did not engineer the Mercury Playback Engine to work with more than one card.

     

    Related to your other question, my thought is, Nvidia and Adobe certified a few select cards to work.  Rather than going to the expense testing other cards that should work just as well, a hack appeared from who knows where.  As far as I know all of the new high-end Nvidia cards work great with Premiere CS5.  The hack as it's called, is really a very simple manuver that get's your card recognized in Premiere.  No big deal.

     
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    Jan 25, 2011 12:00 PM   in reply to Urs E.

    Read http://forums.adobe.com/message/3377595#3377595 and then, if the forum search is working today, search for

     

    nvidia hack

     
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    Jan 25, 2011 9:11 PM   in reply to Urs E.
    Why are the other NVIDIA cards like

         GTX460

         GTX480

         GTX560

         GTX570

         GTX580

    not listed?

     

    No one knows.  Given the simplicity of getting them to work, and the large number of people using them successfully, I just don't trust any explanation offered by Adobe as being the actual reason they're not 'officially' supported.

     
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    Jan 31, 2011 1:31 AM   in reply to Urs E.

    The guys at Studio One did some tests and wrote this interesting article:

    http://www.studio1productions.com/Articles/PremiereCS5.htm

    It seems that the RAM speed (DDR5 v/s DDR3) is more relevant than any other factor...

    The GTX 470 has more cuda cores than a lot of the more expensive cards... go figure?!

     
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