I started using AE and Premiere Pro (PP) recently. I record video's, edit them and make 3d stuff in AE using the ray-tracing 3d engine (like an intro 10 secs to the movie I recorded and edited in PP). When editing in AE with the ray-tracing engine on, everything is quite slow... Every effect takes a while to process and rendering a 10 sec clip takes about 40 mins (1080HD 30fps). Hence, I'm looking for a way to improve the performance without spending a ***load of money. My current setup is:
OS: Windows 8
Motherboard: Asrock P67 Extreme gen3
Memory: 16GB 1600mhz DDR
Graphics card: Club3D radeon HD 7870 royalking (originally bought for gaming purposes)
I know that the pain is in the graphics card since it is not Nvidia, so I guess upgrading it should significally improve performance in AE and PP. Correct? The question is however, which graphics card should I buy? Quadro 2000, Quadro 4000 (significantly more expensive) or some GTX card (less expensive and good performance). Of course I'd prefer to spend less money and have great performance, but do these go hand in hand?
Help is much appreciated!
See this page for information about hardware for Premiere Pro and After Effects, including resources for making a good graphics card decision: http://adobe.ly/pRYOuk
FWIW, I have. GTX TITAN in my computer.
The 3570K is Quad core with no HT. That is why AE is so slow. AE performance is CPU threading and ram. You wont have much performance change with the GPU. I would suggest a 3770K CPU.