That is correct. It is the same in PrE 11.
To get full utilitzation of the GPU, for certain tasks, one needs Premiere Pro CS 5, or higher. For more details on how PrPro uses the GPU, see this article: http://forums.adobe.com/message/3558435#3558435
It is Premiere Pro that can take advantage of this type of video card.
Premiere Elements had some GPU effects and transitions several versions ago and even they are gone.
Until proven otherwise, I do not believe that this card would significantly impact Premiere Elements (any version) rendering of the Timeline (preview purposes) or exporting of the Timeline content to file saved to hard drive or burn to disc.
Let us see what others have to say about this.
Edited for too many "nots" after originally posted at 3:07 pm
Looks like Hunt and I hit your thread at the same time.
So, I guess omit the "until proven otherwise" disclaimer in my previous reply.
About the only things in PrE, that rely on the GPU, are some of the GPU-accelerated Transitions and Effects. I could not find a list of which ones those might be, but it probably exists somewhere.
Even with MPE on CUDA supported cards, there are many operations in Premiere Pro, that do not rely on the GPU to perform.
Now, though PrE does not rely heavily on the GPU for anything beyond the display of the footage on the Timeline and the GUI itself, it DOES rely heavily on the video driver for the GPU.
The list would be included in your own Premiere Elements 4 Windows.
But, for handy reference, here is the story...
Premiere Elements 4, 7, and 8.0/8.0.1 have the same GPU Effects and GPU Transitions included. They are:
The Premiere Elements 9.0/9.0.1 Help PDF claimed that these GPU Effects and Transitions are included in that version. They were never as confirmed by all who ever actually used Premiere Elements 9.0/9.0.1. There are no GPU Effects or Transitions of any kind in Premiere Elements 9.0/9.0.1.
And, these or any other GPU Effects and Transitions do not exist in Premiere Elements 10 and 11.
Thank you. I felt that the info was out there somewhere.
In PrPro, it's easy, as the GPU-accelerated Effects and Transitions are noted to be such, but I was not seeing such in PrE 11 (did not even look at PrE 4), and my searches were coming up short on the Internet.
Thanks. I thought that I had checked the drop-down for GPU Effects/Transitions, but suppose that I did not look closely enough. Maybe time to clean the laptop's screen???