7 Replies Latest reply: Jun 29, 2011 10:51 AM by ECBowen RSS

    Z68/Quick Sync/MPE

    ECBowen CommunityMVP

      Sorry this testing is taking so long all. I know I had said I would have this done weeks ago but as usual circumstances always change plans. I am trying to resolve 1 last problem with Adobe and the Z68 with a Nvidia card and switching between the MPE acceleration and the Intel Quick Sync. The problem is Adobe detects the GPU based on the Primary Display in Windows. So you have to switch your primary display settings in Windows to the GPU that is handling the acceleration. If you don't then either you wont get the Intel Quick Sync Acceleration in Media Encoder or Premiere crashes if you open that on the display with the Intel display port if the Nvidia adapter is active with the MPE hardware engine on. Once I get this solved or fix options exhausted, I will post results with the Quick Sync.

       

      I must say that the Quick Sync is about twice as fast as the standard encoding with the MPE engine for effects and scaling so far just in dry runs testing display configurations. I will release more info as I have it.

       

      Eric

      ADK

        • 1. Re: Z68/Quick Sync/MPE
          Bill Gehrke CommunityMVP

          Thank you Eric for the heads up information.

          • 2. Re: Z68/Quick Sync/MPE
            ECBowen CommunityMVP

            Ok here are the benchmarks with our internal with a configuration using both the Quick Sync and Smart Response caching for the video drive. I will also try a Raid 1 here and see if the Smart Response helps with that config. Keep in mind the primary screen has to be on the display that uses the GPU to accelerate. You can change that using Windows Display options and it is live. You do not have to restart.

             

            I7 2600K 4.7 GHz Z68

            16GB Blackline 1600 CL 9

            570GTX

            2 WD 1Tb Sata 64 Meg Cache 600 Drives Raid 0 and 80GB SSD Cache Drive

            Quick Sync

            3 Layer - 13:36

            4 Layer - 17:20

             

             

            I7 2600K 4.7 GHz Z68

            16GB Blackline 1600 CL 9

            570GTX

            2 WD 1Tb Sata 64 Meg Cache 600 Drives Raid 0 and 80GB SSD Cache Drive

            3 Layer - 31:16

            4 Layer - 35:08

             

            Keep in Mind this was the results with an ideal drive config on the P67. The Smart Response is not really helping the single raid 0.

             

            I7 2600K 4.7 GHz

            16GB Blackline 1600 CL 9

            570GTX

            4 WD 1Tb Sata 64 Meg Cache 600 Drives in 2 Raid 0 arrays

            3 Layer - 30:46

            4 Layer - 33:36

             

            I7 2600K 4.7 GHz

            16GB Blackline 1600 CL 9

            570GTX

            8 WD 1Tb Sata 64 Meg Cache 600 Drives in Raid 5 array with RS2BL080 controller

            3 Layer - 29:33

            4 Layer - 33:26

             

             

            Eric

            ADK

            • 3. Re: Z68/Quick Sync/MPE
              nzthudb

              Eric, What has your testing shown in regards to having the integrated graphics enabled and the crippling of the PCI for the graphics card?  Can I run PPro using discrete gpu at "full speed" then encode something using quicksync? i.e. Can quicksync and the discrete gpu happily coexist without affecting the performance of the other?  Thanks

              • 4. Re: Z68/Quick Sync/MPE
                Pedro_es Community Member

                Thanks for this information Eric

                • 5. Re: Z68/Quick Sync/MPE
                  ECBowen CommunityMVP

                  Well the only 2 issues I ran into were as follows. The Main Display in Windows has to be assigned to the GPU handling the acceleration. That means you have to have a monitor attached to the Nvidia card and the onboard ports. You can switch the main display live as long as Adobe is not open. Then just launch Adobe and it will use the correct acceleration. This is because Adobe detects the GPU off the Primary Display.

                   

                  The other issue may be tied to the bandwidth though it may also be tied to the overclocking. I need to check still and see. if you had the Nvidia card as the Primary and the display on the Intel screen was active as a secondary display, Adobe would sometimes BSOD the system on that display inside of Premiere or Media Encoder. If you turned off the Intel display via the Windows Display settings then the system was fine. I will check and see if this has to do with the overclocking or Adobe drawing out to the Intel display with the MPE engine active.

                   

                  Eric

                  ADK

                  • 6. Re: Z68/Quick Sync/MPE
                    gtacyclist Community Member

                    Thanks for this info. I am assuming the motherboard used was one which had video output for the integrated gpu. I am wondering what about the "higher end" "Z68" motherboards like the ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe which can have quicksync enabled but which does not have physical video output for the intel integrated video. Will these boards work?

                    • 7. Re: Z68/Quick Sync/MPE
                      ECBowen CommunityMVP

                      The Virtu software does not work with Adobe.

                       

                      Eric

                      ADK