Thanks John. Since Intel HD 530 supports OpenCL, I believe the performance should be decent, especially since the internal graphics in Intel's 6th generation chip is a huge step up from previous generations. However, I am wondering specifically if anyone has performance data regarding how Adobe Premiere performs with OpenCL with Intel HD 530 compared to, say, CUDA with GeForce 970 GTX. Would there be a significant performance difference?
Cuda still outperforms Open CL in Adobe regardless. Stability is also better at the moment with Cuda. So if performance is a concern you want an Nvidia GPU.
since this forum is kinda useless when it comes to questions like these, i'll reply myself (i know the post is old but people is still looking for this answer and a CLEAR one).
I used Premiere with mercury engine with a 290X (opencl) and a 970 (cuda) and the integrated 530 from my 6600k cpu. I got actually VERY surprised noticing i could use the integrated gpu and this is a gamechanger in all ways.
I was used to do a lot of premiere without any mercury engine and it was SO painful. I didn't have resources to do differently. Going to cuda was incredible, all real time, effects and quicker export (if accelerated effects or resize come in). Then i passed on the 290X and i noticed less optimization (i'm going back to nvidia just for that now). Not bad by any means, but it seems slower and kinda choppy sometimes (this is an exageration, but cuda feels smoother).
Back to the 530: great experience overall. Surely slower that the 290X but way, and i mean WAY faster than "software rendering only". If you're not doing crazy premiere stuff you could be all day without a dedicated gpu. If you're planning on heavy color correction and accelerated effects, then buy one. A simple example is the playback, we all go back and forth on our video to see how the color correction applied overall o how the transition worked out. With software rendering that's just not possible. Maybe at 5fps it is, but it's unusable (and i have a 6600k @ 4.5ghz, not a celeron). The 530 is good enough to let you play everything a lot smoother (it's still slower than the dedicated but it's totally to be expected and the overall experience is totally fine for low/average video compositions FHD, even 60fps).
i hope my answer clarified better, since adobe probably doesn't even know what integrated chipset will work with mercury or how. They don't even have a dedicated benchmark, it's unreal..so good, so bad.
I am doing this testing (via the PPBM benchmark for the latest version of Premiere Pro CC, 2017.0.1) tonight because my main i7-4790K system would no longer POST or even beep (I am suspecting that my GTX 970 might have died out, and I have no spare GPU at the moment), so I pulled my GTX 960 from my mini ITX PC to test the integrated HD 530 on my i5-6500 (which is clocked at a slightly lower 1050 MHz instead of the 1150 MHz of that on the i5-6600K).
I will have the results shortly.
hi, did you have some results?
I could not obtain consistent results from that integrated IGP. Sometimes I got an MPEG-2 DVD score of 200 seconds, other times I obtained a score of nearly 350 seconds (the latter score was about equal to what I had obtained from my older Haswell i5 laptop running the HD 4400 graphics). The H.264 Blu-ray score was nearly equal to that of my Haswell i5 laptop.
That's disappointing – and not even close to what you would have expected.