I still run a 285 and I have GPU hardware in CC14.
Might need to update the driver.
Understand what your saying. My systems is usable but occasionally will not allow the Mercury Playback Engine GPU Acceleration (CUDA) to work and sometimes the second screen does not appear. I have upgraded to the latest driver. Also spoken to Adobe who tell me I need replace my card.
You dont need to replace the card unless its faulty. Otherwise It runs fine with CC14.
I dont suspect a fault but would like to achieve full functionality.
Dont blame the card for not working with CC because it does...
Something must be wrong with your computer.
Any details of what you're doing when it doesn't work?
My normal use of Premiere Pro CC involves importing footage shot using either my Canon EOS5D Ml iii or my Panasonic FZ200. I import the footage using Media Browser. When I create a new project it always used to display the Media Browser screen on a second monitor. It also showed in the project settings that the renderer was Mercury Playback Engine GPU Acceleration (CUDA).
Since updating to CC2014 it is not uncommon for the second monitor to be inactive and the renderer to appear as Mercury Playback Engine Software only.
When I queried this with Adobe support they first of all took control of my PC and updated the graphics driver. This did not seem to fix the issue which they put down to my graphics card not being on the Adobe list of supported AMD and NVIDIA products.
I also spoke to the NVIDA support people and they confirmed this diagnosis.
Since then the circumstances vary. Sometimes the second monitor appears and the Mercury Engine Accelerator (CUDA) is active and sometimes not. I also never had the problem until I upgraded to CC2014.
I can live with this problem but would prefer if it wasn't there and I was running a supported graphics card.
My real question is which of the huge list of supported products would be best. The price range is vast and I do not want to overkill the problem by installing a card with features I will never need.
I do not play any computer games and am only really concerned with Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC and Photoshop CC.
My use of effects in Premiere is limited although I do play around with Colour Correction and Sharping. I am also exploring the use of Lumetri.
My hope is advise from someone who has experience or knowledge of upgrading to a supported card.
Thank in advance and for the guidance from previous responders.
Please could you suggest what might be wrong with my computer, ie where should I look?, when everything except what I've described works.
No two systems are alike, what works on someones else machine doesn't mean that it works on yours. I'm inclined to believe that due to intermittent problems, its a hardware issue. The card, or the channel on your mobo could be failing. Two things you should do:
1. Your mobo has two x16 slots, correct? Move the card to the other slot and try it. If it still faults, then it's most likely the card.
2. Get a quadro card, something in 2GB, find one cheap on eBay from a trusted seller, pulled from a working, off-lease unit. Avoid the use of SLI.
Here's a list on Nvidia's site of qualified cards:
While they list the x200 cards, I have slightly older dual K2000, no issues, no tissues. Fly's in the face of color grading adversity and real-time rendering.
I have had this problem also. I found that if I wait a few more minutes to make sure the computer has fully booted up before launching Premiere, the problem does not occur.
If you should decide to move ahead with a new GPU, the GeForce GTX cards provide a lot more bang-for-the-buck with Premiere than Quadro cards, having many times more CUDA cores on board.
Look for something with at least 1 or 2GB of DDR5 memory (not DDR3). Such as GTX 650, 750, 760, 770, etc.
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Jeff is correct if you plan to run PPro alone. I also run CAD and animation programs, and my machine runs 24/7 pretty much most of the year, in those cases, I've gotten odd results and a few failures from gaming cards.