Check this below mentioned link for a list of officially supported graphic cards by Premiere Pro.
Only these graphic cards mentioned in the list enable MERCURY PLAYBACK ENGINE (HARDWARE MODE) and hence better performance/rendering.
i would definitely recommend a quadro over GeForce when it comes to video or animation.
For the moment ONLY nVidia GeForce cards are advised. CS6 does not support AMD cards and AMD is still considered the 'New kid on the block' as far as CC goes. AMD is still in its infancy, the drivers and Adobe support is still too new to effectively compete with nVidia's CUDA acceleration, which has been proven in the past years and have stable drivers from nVidia and stable support from Adobe. nVidia CUDA support is a mature technology with a proven track record. Add to that the recent price increases of AMD cards and they have effectively outpriced themselves in the competition with nVidia.
nVidia Quadro cards are a different story. The simple reason is that all Quadro cards are way overpriced and underperforming in comparison to the GeForce cards. The ONLY reason one may choose a Quadro card over a GeForce card is when 10 bit output to a costly 10 bit monitor is required.
See it in context: Tweakers Page - What video card to use?
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All i;m doing is video editing, renderng Full HD files, possibly 2k ( REDCODE ) at most.
I think you'll have a much better experience building a decently spec'd desktop instead.
yeah Adobe never updates its MPE compatible cards, because i can't find the Quadro K3100 on this along with a lot of other cards, will enquire to be safe.
For portability, wrangling data on location, ect, a lot of reasons
ideallly sure a desktop will be cheaper and more powerful per dollar, but sometimes you need the mobility on location, on set in a studio, ect
I definately need a laptop, and All of them Dell M, HP Z, ect seem to have Quadros
You want a laptop with a Geforce 800 series card preferably and many of the Animation applications dont have a performance difference with the Quadro cards. Which applications are you talking about?
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I have not seen anything (yet) for you to go Quadro. Unless you need 10-bit output with the very expensive 10-bit external monitor you really want to go GeForce GTX series as Eric said.
If you want a real off the shelf video editing laptop you have to forget the "workstation" category and go for the "gaming" category. On on the best of the current generation for you to look at is something like an brand new (release date 2014-4-7, very soon at $3000) ASUS G750JZ-XS72. This 17.3-inch HD display with a GTX 880M with 4 GB of video RAM, 32 GB of regular RAM, 1TB 7200rpm hard drive plus 2 256GB SSD drives with an i7-4700HQ.
Configured properly and plugged into AC power would be among the best quad-core laptops available. And because of the two SSD RAID would be better than my G750JW laptop which currentl y is the highest scoring laptop on our Premiere Pro BenchMark (PPBM6) You will have to register on our site to see the results.
From your greeting I guess you are in Australia.
MSI with their GT70 DominatorPro is better because of a very high end CPU i7-4930MX is one step better and only $1000 more than the ASUS above.
If you want really high end custom configured (up to 6-cores) laptop see ADK Video Editing for their 9000 series laptops and discuss it with Eric Bowen.
appreciate the info, RE: editing at home via monitor, was loking at the HP 10bit depth 24" LP2480ZX for fidelity , don't absolutely need it but
a more complete consistancy through out the workflow would be nice . NEC PA271W also nice.
Was looking at the Asus ROG series, but the screen isn't the best matte ive seen, will check out the MSI
right now just cs6 PP , later on perhaps creative suite. But the color reproduction of the screen is a very important factor i havent emphasized,
i don't participate in any gaming, too busy for that.
What media files besides Red are you dealing with here? What applications besides Adobe? Are you actually planning to grade on this laptop?