a gtx 960 would be the minimum i'd recommend, it should handle several gpu effects and the lumetri color in playback. the next option up is the gtx 970, which is a fair amount faster.
Another question for you. Are these Adobe Certified and will they run ProRes 10-bit files?
they are not listed on the adobe website, but many pages of the website are outdated or missing information. System requirements | Adobe Premiere Pro people have been using the 900 series cards for a while now and report good results. one adobe staff posted they are officially supported. the only limitation i've seen is with after effects, the 900 series don't work with the ray tracing feature. that feature is being replaced with C4D.
these cards will play anything that premiere can, so as long as premiere is able to read the media, the card should work with the mercury playback engine. if you are asking about 10-bit out for a professional monitor, then no. you would need a quadro or a display add-in card for 10bit display out. the add-in card can be much cheaper as the high end quadro's are very expensive. you can also try using your quadro for 10bit dedicated display, as premiere supports multiple gpu's. if needed, the nvidia control panel has an option to select by program, which card will be used for cuda.
Thanks again for the help.
It would seems the NVIDIA GTX 960 would be a set down from NVIDIA Quadro 2000D due to the CUDA cores. The 2000D works OK for 1008p 8-bit 4:2:0 in Adobe Premiere CC 2015, but I am looking to upgrade to be able to edit 1080p 10-bit 4:2:2 and possible larger formats.
So let me rephrase my question,
Would going from Quadro 2000D to Quadro K2200 be enough for an upgrade to run ProRes 10-bit 4:2:2 video realtime? Or do I need to go the extra step up to Quadro K4200 which seems like a jump in specs and price.
Once again, thanks
To gain performance you should overclock your CPU for a significant boost.....many with your chip are running at 4.5Ghz and beyond.....that is why you have the "K" version, for overclocking!!
Next, the 840 EVOs are NOT ideal SSDs for video editing...ask Bill Gehrke on this forum.....he had problems using them. The Samsung 850 Pro series is the best, however, the Crucial MX200 series is a close second. If you are not having write speed issues with those EVOs, you are lucky.
Thirdly, the speed of the drives which contain your media is important. You have a huge pile of non - RAIDED 3 TB drives.....each running independently with each subject to fill-degradation, latency, and fragmentation. This will SLOWWW your machine DOWWWWN !!! You may want to consider adding a fast 1 TB SSD to place your WORKING files on, ( media and projects), THEN use your existing HDDs to hold the exports, backups, and archive. Whatever feeds your media while editing needs to be FAST. There is a HUGE difference in performance if the media drive is running at 550MB/sec. vs. a half full HDD running at 100, or, 80 MB/sec. !!! Make sure your WORKING drives are all fast.
Now...the GPU. I could be WRONG,but, I think I have seen that you MAY use two DIFFERENT NVidia GPU cards ONLY IF the are both using THE SAME DRIVER !! So, if your Quadro uses the same driver as a new 9xx series NVidia GPU, you may be in luck, where the quadro would drive a 10bit monitor !!. There is no need to "SLI" ,or do anything....the two cards automatically work together.
The 980ti now appears to be the best performance value right now, however, the REST of your computer would need to be of a certain level in order to gain the benefit. Eric Bowen , here on the forum and at ADK Computers can tell you if such a card is worth it on your rig....or, if something lower, like the 970 would be just as good on your machine.
You may want to visit PPBM7.com and take the benchmark test for video editing performance with PPro to see if you have "bottlenecks", and to see how it performs vs. other machines.
Forget using quadro cards....they are ridiculously expensive and are WAY behind the GeForce cards in performance. In fact, Eric here has said many times that the ONLY reason to even have a quadro would be if it absolutely was necessary to output to a 10bit monitor.
Tyler Sparks wrote:
It would seems the NVIDIA GTX 960 would be a set down from NVIDIA Quadro 2000D due to the CUDA cores.
not sure what spec's you are seeing for the two cards, nvidia's website says the gtx 960 has 1024 cuda cores and the quadro 2000D has 192 cuda cores. nvidia has also changed their hardware architecture, so its no longer a fair comparison of cuda vs cuda. the new cards offer better performance per cuda core.
Tyler Sparks wrote:Would going from Quadro 2000D to Quadro K2200 be enough for an upgrade to run ProRes 10-bit 4:2:2 video realtime? Or do I need to go the extra step up to Quadro K4200 which seems like a jump in specs and price.
unless you need the 10bit output or want "workstation" grade hardware, there is no reason to use quadro with premiere. if you need 10bit out, there are the cheaper alternatives i listed above. the gtx 960 on generic benchmarks is close to 5x faster than the quadro 2000D, 2x faster than the quadro K2200, and around 30% faster than the quadro K4200. the quadro K2200 would not be advisable with gpu effects and lumetri color usage. the quadro K5200 would be comparable to the gtx 960, the quadro K6000 close to the gtx 970, and quadro M6000 close to the gtx 980 ti and titan X. if you are willing to spend $800 on a quadro K4200, you can consider the gtx 970 for $330, which is close to 2x as fast.
here are some previous posts of people setting up gtx+quadro. since premiere supports multiple gpu's now, it may not be required to use the nvidia control panel to disable cuda on the quadro. as JFPhoton points out, the driver installation seems to be the tricky part.
the gtx 750 & 960 are currently the best value cards, anything above or below costs more for performance per dollar. the gtx 970 is still an ok value as its a good bit faster. anything above the gtx 970 becomes expensive for performance per dollar.
you are just doing HD 1080p from the looks of it right? if you are doing 4k or plan on 4k in the near future, you may want to upgrade the computer more.
I would suggest a 960GTX 4GB card or a 970 GTX. Both would do well with that system.