I've posted before, but I'm really frustrated with the fact that my late 2012 Mac Mini handles editing of 4k in Premiere Pro CC 2015 without issue, while my AMD PC struggles with even UHD. Even on Youtube I cannot watch 4K video's on my PC (and I mean at all), while my base model 2012 Mac Mini has no issue.
I've been told on this forum that it is because my PC is an AMD based system and my Mac Mini is Intel, which has a set of instructions (or something like that) that AMD does not.
Anyway, I'm going from an AMD FX 4100 3.6 Ghz processor and MSI Motherboard with 16GB ram and GTX 750 TI video card and swapping out the processor and motherboard for an Intel i7 4790K with Z97 chipset (same memory and video card).
I'm hoping this will fix my issues. What do you guys think?
That will certainly help... but also... what is your hard drive setup?
Number and type of drives, and are all drives 7200 RPM?
Hey John, thanks for the response.
My PC hard rives are 7200 rpm. But I will be getting a 250 GB SSD for the rebuild which I will put the OS and Adobe programs on and use the 7200 for storage.
Having said that, my Mac Mini is only 5400 rpm and has no issue.
Yes the 4790K with 16GB of ram will be enough for XAVC or H264 4K editing. The information on the limitation of AMD CPU's right now with editing applications is correct. AMD handles Floating point well but is limited for instruction sets since they use RISC architecture.