8 Replies Latest reply on Apr 29, 2013 12:51 PM by oldfast

    HP Z820 16-core machine. Time to buy a video card.

    oldfast

      Quadro 6000 or K5000?  GTX680?  Machine will be used for CS6, mostly premiere. I've done much research and am leaning toward a Quadro 6000. Any insight welcome. Thanks!

        • 1. Re: HP Z820 16-core machine. Time to buy a video card.
          Alex - DV411 Level 2

          Please, not the 6000. Best performance: GTX-680; even the $300 GTX-660Ti will likely outperform K5000 and certainly, 6000.

           

          On the other hand if it's important for you to have the card covered by the same warranty as the rest of the Z820 (on-site NBD standard), then K5000 or K4000.

          • 2. Re: HP Z820 16-core machine. Time to buy a video card.
            John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            Do you have a (very expensive) 10bit monitor?

             

            If not, a Quaddro card is more expense than you need, for less performance than the GTX680

            • 3. Re: HP Z820 16-core machine. Time to buy a video card.
              ECBowen Most Valuable Participant

              If you do not have a 10Bit workflow and monitor now or in the near future then the 680GTX card would be the best performing card. Otherwise only get the K series Quadros. Any of the others are EOL and not worth the purchase at this point.

               

              Eric

              ADK

              • 4. Re: HP Z820 16-core machine. Time to buy a video card.
                oldfast Level 1

                Why does all the Adobe material seem (to me anyway) to strongly push quadro cards if the less expensive GTX series perform better? If cost wasn't the major concern, and you were editing HD and 2K and doing color correction and occasionally bouncing to AE, what card would you guys buy?  If ANY card was available to you. Maybe you'd like the machine to do some 4K work, too.

                • 5. Re: HP Z820 16-core machine. Time to buy a video card.
                  John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                  Adobe only has FINITE resources to test and certify nVidia cards... so what is listed on the PPro requirements page is what has been tested and certified

                  • 6. Re: HP Z820 16-core machine. Time to buy a video card.
                    ECBowen Most Valuable Participant

                    The 680GTX card would be the best performing option besides the Titan card. The Quadro cards would give you the 10bit color output option for preview. Adobe recommends the Quadro cards as a general rule because they offer all features available to editors including 10bit color workflow with preview. The Geforce cards do not offer the 10bit color workflow with preview. Since every editor has different requirements then this makes since to eliminate questions for each editor. Nvidia also recommends the Quadro cards because almost every media content creation application designer use those for testing. That eliminates those support calls where the editor has configurations outside of what was tested. The Quadro drivers also include plugins that increase the performance of certian applications. This list however is getting shorter as many of the applications have switched to Direct X for an API.  This however comes at premium cost which is why you see the price difference. Overall the higher end Geforce cards have better specs and therefore better performance with GPU accelerated applications. The Geforce cards have to have better specs because they are used for Gaming and those cards have to render all details realtime.

                     

                    Eric

                    ADK

                    • 7. Re: HP Z820 16-core machine. Time to buy a video card.
                      RjL190365 Level 4

                      Actually, Alex, the GTX 660 Ti is not faster than a Quadro K5000. The GTX 670 is roughly as fast as the K5000, but the GTX 680 would beat them both.

                       

                      The Quadro K4000 is, on the other hand, a bit slower than the $170 GeForce 650 Ti Boost (which IMHO should have been named the GTX 660 SE instead of the 650 series name).

                       

                      Forget about the Quadro 6000 at this point: At nearly $4000, it is no faster than an old reference GeForce GTX 470.

                      • 8. Re: HP Z820 16-core machine. Time to buy a video card.
                        oldfast Level 1

                        Thanks for all the input!  I guess it'll be the GTX 680 or Quadro K5K.  Glad I asked.