I was thinking on buying a used GTX760/770, but if I purchase a GTX750 what will be the outcome? If I understood properly the only thing that will happen is that, I can't use the 3D Ray Traced feature, but the card will still work both with After Effects and Premiere. Is this correct?
After Effects doesn't use the GPU for much of anything besides the ray-traced renderer. Premiere will use it for a lot. You would have to check with folks in the Premiere forum to see if that older version of Premiere will support that newer card. (It probably will if you do the ever-popular "hack" of adding your card to the supported cards list.)
Another question is, do I really need the 3D Ray Traced option, or can I just use a third party plugin?
It depends on what you're trying to do. I don't personally know of anybody who used that feature in a professional capacity. There are much better solutions out there for most tasks. Again, if you really want to use the ray-traced renderer on CS6 with that card, you could do the "hack" I mentioned previously for AE too.
But I wouldn't worry about the ray-traced renderer. As you mention, the AE team isn't developing it anymore so you would be learning how to use an obsolete tool.
Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my questions.
I will check the Premiere forum as you suggested. Regarding the Ray-traced renderer for what I saw there are better options, like Element 3D for example.
I saw the compatible GPU list of the plugin, and the GTX750 is there, just need to confirm that it works with Premiere.
Again thank you for your help!
No problem! Be sure to mark the "correct answer" to close out the thread.
And, yes, Element 3d is an excellent plugin. It renders faster and has more features than the ray-traced renderer did.
If you ever upgrade beyond CS6, the current versions of After Effects come with a Lite version of Cinema 4D for free. So you get a LOT more power!
Thank you Szalam, I will consider it as well.