this should be moved here Hardware Forum
i believe premiere cs5 will, the current version does. you have a 64bit version of cs5? unless you need workstation/server grade hardware (xeon), or you are building a super computer somewhere over $10k, the i7's are going to offer better bang for the buck. same goes for the nvidia quadro vs gtx. there are plenty of recent threads in the hardware forum about pc builds if you wish to look thru for ideas/parts.
this is a recent thread on the top i7 that would price $3-4k. Feedback appreciated for i7-5960 new build
here is an old thread that discusses dual xeon vs single i7 a little. computer for CS5 After Effects and Premiere
If this is indicative of your available budget:
If I'm going to shell out $5G's
then you have only ONE choice. The i7-5960X single CPU with 8 cores overclocked to around 4.4 GHz, 64 GB RAM, a Samsung SM951/256G m.2 SSD on the mobo for OS & programs and a Samsung SM951/512G m.2 on a ADM2PX4 card for media cache. For media you need bigger SSD's. For the video card you need a nVidia GTX 970 or 980. AMD is around 2 times slower than nVidia and does not support feature level 12_1 of DirectX 12. Steer clear from Quadro cards as well. They are many times more expensive than GTX and do not perform better.
Dual quad core Xeons are a waste of money and around 3 times slower than a single i7-5960X overclocked, but also at least two times slower than the i7-5960X at stock speed.
If you are in the $ 10 - 20 K budget range, consider a dual Xeon E5-2697 v3 14 core at 2.6 GHz for only € 5.800, but increase memory to 128 GB in that case.
The dual Xeon E5-2699 v3 18 core at 2.3 GHz for only € 8.800 is not supported by Adobe. It only uses 36 cores because of a severe limitation in the Adobe software, that does not support processor groups and is therefore limited to only 64 cores max.
Absolutely, Premiere will recognize up to 4 CUDA GPU's. On our Premiere Pro BenchMark (PPBM) we have one result where there were 4 GTX 980's were used. This benchmark result confirms that each additional GPU does produce marginally improved benchmark results with each additional GPU. The score of the 4 GPU assisted test was 8 seconds It produced a 1 second improvement over my 3 GPU score. If you register at the site you can see these results
Any CPU below 2.6GHz will have such high processing latency due to slow clock speed the real time performance will suffer. Do not get any Xeon below 2.6Ghz clock speed. If budget wont allow higher clocked Xeons then definitely get the I7. I would suggest getting the X99 and I7 anyway or atleast the X99 with a single Xeon E5-2690V3 or higher.
Bill you state, "Absolutely, Premiere will recognize up to 4 CUDA GPU's". While that is correct for users running newer Adobe CC versions, I'm pretty sure that advice is dead wrong for the original poster who states, "I intend to run my CS5 license on it". Can someone confirm?
i was curious for an answer to that cs5, so i looked around and it seems that multiple gpu support was added in CC version 7.0.
Looks like the OP question is about CS5 recognizing CPU cores, not GPUs.
Thank you... your answer hit the nail on the head. Somehow my question got posted onto the "hardware" thread as well and some guy there went off on a tirade about every part of the computer EXCEPT the CPU. So thank you for answering my question as it was asked.