3 Replies Latest reply on Aug 15, 2015 6:16 PM by dissidently

    Why isn't AE CC 2014 Using Full Computing Power


      I'm unsure whether or not this is the place to ask about this, so if there's a better place let me know. I just recently completed my new workstation and I feel like AE isn't really utilizing it like it should be, especially coming off my former computer, this doesn't feel like much of a step up. Here are the specs:

      Gigabye GA-X99-SLI motherboard

      i7 5930k 3.5GHz 6-core processor

      NZXT Kraken X61 Liquid CPU cooler

      Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB DDR4-2800MHz ram

      Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD (Windows 7 OS hard drive)

      EVGA GeForce GTX 980 4GB Superclocked video card

      Corsair CX 750W PSU


      I tested out performance using some RED footage I have and it worked nicely, but once I start using effects they don't seem to be performing as fast as they should be, it feels like it's not a great step up from my last station (which only had a 4 core 2.8GHz CPU and a GTX 560ti GPU and 16GB of DDR3 ram). What are some things I could do to improve performance? Looking at task manager, it shows 12 cores so I'm guessing hyper-threading must be on. Should I leave it or will this hinder performance more than helping it? I've never used the multi-processing options in the settings because my old CPU wasn't that great, and I've always heard people having issues with it with both high-end and low-end tech. I also discovered that there are no multi-processing options in Media Encoder which I use often, but it had the CUDA accelerated rendering engine, which AE seems to be missing. Is there no way to use both? Any advice on what I should do or what it could be?