5 Replies Latest reply on Jan 14, 2015 1:43 PM by johnt53984649

    How to properly configure a graphics card for Adobe Premiere Pro, SpeedGrade, and After Effects?

    johnt53984649 Level 2

      Alright, so I have the following system configuration:

      2 NVIDIA Geforce GTX 970s

      5960X CPU

      MSI X99 Gaming 7 Motherboard

      32 GB DDR4 RAM

      256 GB and 1TB Samsung 850 Pro SSDs


      Basically, although I have the whole system built together, I'm unsure how to check and know whether or not Adobe Premiere Pro is actually using the graphics card or not.  I know that it has to be using some of it, otherwise it wouldn't launch properly (as I discovered from a recent experience.)  However, I don't know if there are, perhaps, certain settings within the NVIDIA control panel that should be configured so that Premiere Pro can use the card to its full potential.  Here is an example of what I'm talking about:



      In other words, these are (I'm pretty sure) all of the default settings that the control panel applies to Premiere Pro.  However, I'm not sure if there are any settings in here that I need to change or not.  So what I'm looking for in a response to this question:

      • What settings, if any, should I change for Premiere Pro (as well as other adobe applications that can utilize all the strength of the GTX 970)?
      • How can I check the GPU activity to know that it's being used during a render?  (For example, I can check the CPU utilization with the Task Manager while I render to see that it's being utilized to 100%).
      • If, perhaps, something else goes wrong and even with the right settings, let's say the card still isn't being fully utilized, what other settings might I have to change to make sure that the GTX 970 is being fully used by Adobe Premiere Pro/After Effects/SpeedGrade CC 2014?