Bill and Harm,
Three cheers for you both!!!
Thank for your continued gifts to the user community - the suite of PPBM benchmark tests, the supporting web site, and now lots of tips on system building!
And Bill, I have another conclusion that I think you will agree with:
3. Premiere CC (I don't think they are calling it 7 anymore) uses multiple GPUs to great benefit for the MPEG2-DVD exports.
Thanks for the compliments. It is a continuing labor of love!
Jim on my unpublished data that I used for my conclusions, I actually have a 3, 4 and 5
3. Premiere 7 is able to use multiple GPU's to be somewhat faster than Premiere 6 on MPE accelerated effects and features.
4. Using two GPU's in a 20-lane CPU system is feasible but it does not achieve as good results as a 40-lane system because it slows the PCIe x16 slot speed to x8
5. A simple boost in the GPU memory speed can provide a noticeable increase in performance with the GPU assisted MPEG2-DVD test (faster encoding).
Jim, if you go into Premiere in the Help and About Premiere it does show you Premiere, Version 184.108.40.206 (today at least) and this is the info we extract when you run the script. So if they make a major change that requires changes on our end we can detect why or changes in performance that we can alert the users.