3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 9, 2015 10:03 AM by RjL190365

    GeForce GTX980 vs Quadro k4200 (2200)

    larkor Level 1



      I know that this have been discussed before, but I am still not sure what to buy, and would love some feedback.


      I am building my own dedicated video editing machine for premiere pro. Probably going to buy the following:


      - Crucial DDR4 Ballistix Sport 32GB Kit (8GBx4), 2400MHz

      - Intel Core i7-5820K, Socket-LGA2011-3 6-Core,3.3GHz,15MB,140W,22nm,28 PCIe lanes

      - 3 or 4 SSD hard drives

      - GeForce GTX980 or Quadro K4200 (maybe k2200)



           - Canon 5D mk2

           - GoPro 4 Black (4K)


      I will be editing video with warp stabiliser, neat video plugin and a bit of exposure and colour correction. I am very interested to make the render go faster and get real time colour editing in full res.


      Any thoughts on proposed specs?


      Which video card will be most effective for my usage, and why? (the most important thing for me is preview render and smooth editing, startup time, and export is not that important for me)

        • 1. Re: GeForce GTX980 vs Quadro k4200 (2200)
          Bill Gehrke Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Personally I would go with the GTX 980, while all three have 4 GB of video RAM as it has the most CUDA cores and the fastest memory bandwidth.  If you do not have an expensive 10-bit monitor forget the Quadro cards.  Another advantage of the GTX 980 is that you have four outputs but while all do it has an HDMI 2.0 for a 4K TV, if you go that way.

          • 2. Re: GeForce GTX980 vs Quadro k4200 (2200)
            cc_merchant Level 4
            Quadro K2200€ 450< 30.6< 42.8
            Quadro K4200€ 800< 65.5< 51.6
            GTX 980€ 630= 100100.0


            The table above says it all. Because of the limited ROP's, FP64's, clock speed and smaller L2 cache the performance and BFTB may be even lower for the Quadro cards than shown here.

            • 3. Re: GeForce GTX980 vs Quadro k4200 (2200)
              RjL190365 Level 4

              Between those three I agree with the above two responses: Go with the GTX 980 even though you will not be able to use the obsolete RayTracer feature in After Effects.


              The two Quadros have major deficiencies for the price: The K4200 is not a Maxwell GPU, but an older generation Kepler GPU (it is based on the GK104 GPU) that has 1344 CUDA cores but a memory throughput of only 173 GB/second (versus 1152 CUDA cores but a 192 GB/second memory throughput for the now-obsolete GTX 760), while the K2200 is simply a GTX 750 Ti (based on the first-generation Maxwell-architecture GPU GM107) with GPU Boost disabled and a slightly lower memory throughput (80 GB/second versus 86.4 GB/second).