After Effects uses the GPU for very little. See this page: GPU (CUDA, OpenGL) features in After Effects
Now, if you work with Premiere or you plan to use third-party plugins for AE that need a GPU (like Red Giant Universe, Element 3d, etc.), you should definitely get a dedicated GPU, so check their requirements. You don't need to break the bank for a Quadro or something like that though! An older GTX 700 series card would work or you could get a mid-range GTX 900 series card and be just fine. Again, check the requirements for Premiere and any AE plugin you might want to use.
Also, 16 GB isn't much RAM in the world of After Effects. Considering how cheap RAM is, I'd recommend bumping that number up a bit, if you can.
Hi! Thanks for the response,
Now I am going for a GTX750 Ti. Is this card adobe certified for Ae ? Because I read somewhere that Adobe tests some cards and then certify them for their products and also is there any difference if I buy a Msi or ASUS or Zotac or EVGA.?
Now My new workstations specs are:
Intel i7 4790k Processor
24 GB RAM
120GB SSD 2TB HDD
ASUS Z97-K Motherboard
GTX750 Ti 2GB
Please suggest any changes..
THANKS in ADVANCE.
Now I am going for a GTX750 Ti. Is this card adobe certified for Ae ? Because I read somewhere that Adobe tests some cards and then certify them for their products
The list of certified cards is included in the System Requirements link I gave you in my first response.
That card is not on that list as certified for acceleration of the ray-traced renderer in AE.
Adobe is not testing cards for After Effects anymore. They used to, but they haven't been for a couple of years now. Since the ray-traced renderer is now obsolete, they don't have any need to test cards since the GPU isn't used for much of anything.
So, unless you're planning to use the ray-traced renderer, ignore AE's "certification" requirements. Worry about Premiere Pro (if you use it) or any third-party plugins for AE that might use the GPU. Anything that works for them will work for normal AE use.
If you really want to make that system fly read below:
Intel® Z97 chipset :
1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M Key, type 2260/2280 storage devices support (both SATA & PCIE mode)
Get your self either a Samsung 950 Pro or a SM951 SSD large enough for all your current project files and media. These new PCIe X4 SSD's are many, many times faster than your hard drive and will make editing smooth as silk.
Actually, the Z97 will not be able to run any PCI-e NVMe SSD at anywhere near its advertised speeds. In fact, the maximum practical write speed of such a device on a Z97 system is barely any faster than a SATA III AHCI SSD. This is because the m.2 slot on a Z97 board operates at only PCI-e 2.0 x2 bandwidth, a consequence of such a slot connected to the PCH instead of directly to the CPU.