I'm on the verge of buying a new laptop with the following specs:
16GB RAM @ 1600 mhz
1TB 7200 rpm drive
120 GB SSD
Nvidia GT750m GPU
15.6 inch IPS display
I'm sure these specs will be more than sufficient for editing and grading Full HD DSLR clips in Premiere CS6. The only bottleneck in this system might be the GPU, which isn't all that great and has only GDDR3 memory.
Now I'm not planning to do any gaming on it, so I'm just wondering if this graphics card will be sufficient for realtime playback in Premiere after applying the hardware accelerated effects.
This is done solely by the GPU right? This card should be supported for hardware acceleration, but will it be powerful enough?
Unfortunately, there is no other setup possible in this price range that has a better GPU and still has a IPS screen.
Anyone has any experience with this card and the Mercury playback engine?
Yea there are 2 versions of this GPU going around. A version with GDDR3 memory and a newer one with GDDR5. Unfortunately, the gt750m in the laptop I'm wanting to buy is the GDDR3 version.
Check to see how much video memory that laptop vendor supplies, you need at least 1GB of video RAM for MPE to work with very simple media codecs and as the complexity of the media goes up you need 2 to 4 GB.
Message was edited by: Bill Gehrke