7 Replies Latest reply on Dec 22, 2013 8:35 PM by Todd_Kopriva

    Best GPU for AE?

    EFEKT Studio

      Hi folks. As the title says, I'm searching to upgrade my GPU. The one that came with my Mac Pro is ATI Radeon HD 5870 1024 MB, and I wanted to change it from the beggining, but just now opportunity came.


      I'm really confused by all reviews, reading, forums online, and I must say I'm not really good at all this technical stuff. I was thinking about Nvidia Quadro K4000, and GTX690. Somewhere I read that first one is professional one, and GTX is gaming one. What does that mean for AE? What does it mean for 3D apps? Will I make a mistake if I buy GTX? A lot of questions really... If someone could shed some light here, that would be great.


      My budget is ranging from $1000-$1500


      I'm using AE CS5.5, but probably plan to use CS6 or CC in the future. But, my primary AE is CS5.5 for now.


      My Mac:


      Mac Pro - Mid 2012

      Processor  2 x 2.4 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon

      Memory  64 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 ECC

      Graphics  ATI Radeon HD 5870 1024 MB

      Software  OS X 10.9.1 (13B42)

      2xApple LED Cinema Display - 27-inch (2560 x 1440)



      Thanks in advance!!!