If you want a benchmark to measure the performance of Premiere Pro's utilization of your: disk system, GPU and CPU use our Premiere Pro BenchMark (PPBM)
When you finish running the test and then run the script, you will get this report
This happens to be the result of my laptop (with SSD drives and a GTX 765M GPU)
- The disk performance is self explanatory.
- Number 2 is a seven layer very complex timeline with heavy CPU and GPU assistance, without GPU hardware acceleration (CPU only) it would take greater than 1350 seconds.
- Three above is a measure of a exaggerated timeline using many, many GPU MPE accelerated effects and features that will use a GPU at 99% load (54 seconds above) and a CPU only export of the same timeline (802 seconds).
If you want to compare your results to others you have to register on the PPBM7 site to see the results.
EDIT! I corrected the number in 2 above originally I said 900 seconds but really it was greater than 1350 seconds
You'll know that PPro is using the GPU if PPro detects the card and automatically configures the Mercury Engine to work with any given project. If it's not using the GPU, PPro will advise you that it's using software only for rendering effects, when you load a project. You can check the status of the Mercury Engine by looking in Project Settings (from the File menu).
You can download third-party monitoring software, which will show GPU usage. But PPro's own Mercury Engine field will tell you. As for "fully" utilizing the card -- I don't think there's a holy grail here. It's either working or it isn't.
Thank you for both of your responses. Unfortunately, I'm very inexperienced with hardware and the software that it needs to function properly and all of that, and both of your responses have cleared up several of my questions.
Unfortunately, I'm very inexperienced with hardware and the software that it needs to function properly and all of that, and both of your responses have cleared up several of my questions.
That is how we all started at some moment in time. The only advise I can give you is do not waste your life away by overthinking ...
Plug the card in and see how it works, especially the PPBM6 benchmark that Bill advised.
I was not responsible for the name of my e-mail. Apparently it's quite the name to be made fun of. Never have I seen anybody else's be made fun of as much as the one that I got stuck with.
But yeah, I'll try the PPBM benchmark soon.