Over the last few years I've very slowly got my head around PC builds. While I can edit, the builds themselves have always seemed daunting.
It's time to upgrade but I need some help.
I need to edit GH4 4k footage that end up being around 3-5 minutes, sometimes longer (for 1080p delivery). There are usually effects like Colorista and Film Convert applied.
My current specs:
Asus P9X79 Deluxe
32GB G.Skill RipjawsZ 1600MHz Ram (F3-12800CL10Q-32GBZL)
NVIDIA Quadro 4000 2gb
C: OCZ Vertex 3 240gb
2x1TB WD Caviar Blacks (media and projects on one, previews, media cache and exports on the other).
Is the graphics card and disk setup the weakest link (tower/cooling aside)? If I replace the graphics card and upgrade the disk setup, is there anything else I should be looking to upgrade?
Thank you for helping,
A 770GTX 4GB or 780TI card would go a long way to help with that media. Beyond that the rest of the specs look ok.
Thanks for your help Erik - I went ahead with the 780 TI (3GB) - now I can at least see what I shot.
You should see a significant improvement in GPU-accelerated performance with that GTX 780 Ti card. The Quadro 4000, as I have mentioned many times, performs slower than even a GTX 460 when it comes to GPU-accelerated performance in Premiere Pro. In fact, the Quadro 4000's performance is more like that of the GTX 460's crippled sibling, the GTX 460 SE. The Quadro 4000 has only 256 CUDA cores and a memory throughput of only 89.6 GB/s despite its 256-bit GDDR5 memory.
And even if that Quadro GPU is a K4000, it is still slower than a GTX 650 Ti Boost.