11 Replies Latest reply on May 22, 2016 10:01 AM by mr.edit

    Will premiere work on my pc with the following components?

    mr.edit

      A friend will built me a (budget) pc to work with premiere pro, I sent him the list with specifics from the site and he returned me the following components with wich according him the system will work: CPU: Intel Core i5 3EGeneratie 3470 Moederbord: ASUS H61M-K (Micro ATX moederbord ) DDR 3 ( 8GB ) 10600U Non Ecc Unbufferd Hitachi 320GB SATA Harde schijf 7200RPM

      Because he's no specialist on video editing I want to know if somebody here knows of this is right and what components do we eventually miss?

      Xcuse for my poor English...

        • 1. Re: Will premiere work on my pc with the following components?
          John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          That will work SLOWLY

           

          Read the articles at http://ppbm7.com/index.php/tweakers-page

           

          Buy a ready made Desktop Video Editing PC

          -http://www.adkvideoediting.com/ or http://www.sharbor.com/

          • 2. Re: Will premiere work on my pc with the following components?
            Ann Bens Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            What is your budget?

            What country do you live in?

            What kind of video are you planning on editing?

            • 3. Re: Will premiere work on my pc with the following components?
              RjL190365 Level 4

              As John stated, it will be quite slow, for the following reasons:

               

              1) The Intel H61 chipset by itself is severely limited in its maximum performance potential. Its SATA ports are limited to SATA 3.0 Gbps throughput, which means that even if you get a 500 MB/second SSD for it, the maximum read and write speed will be limited to only about 270 MB/second. Plus, the H61 chipset does not officially support even AHCI, let alone RAID (which means that officially, the SATA controller is "permanently" locked to the IDE mode).

               

              2) The i5-3470 CPU itself is only limited-unlocked. However, you will need a Z68 or Z77 chipset-based motherboard in order to even utilize the "limited-unlocked" feature. Otherwise, with an H-series chipset, the CPU's maximum permissible clock speed will be locked to the stock or default settings.

               

              3) Although no 6-series chipset natively supports USB 3.0, that Asus H61M-K motherboard has absolutely no USB 3.0 functionality at all whatsoever. Not even an onboard third-party chip. Thus, external transfers (via USB 2.0) will be limited to a maximum of 35 MB/second read and 31 MB/second write. That's way too slow these days.

               

              4) 8GB of RAM is practically the bare minimum that's required for Adobe Premiere CC these days. You might upgrade the RAM to 16GB to improve things a bit - but that's all that the H61 chipset officially supports since it supports only four ranks of memory total (that system's motherboard has only two DIMM slots, IIRC).

               

              5) Since you didn't specify a discrete GPU in that system, I assume that the PC is running solely on the integrated Intel HD 2500 graphics that's onboard the CPU. It is an extremely poor choice for the Adobe applications that use GPU acceleration since it does not support even OpenCL, let alone CUDA. Thus, Premiere's MPE renderer will be forced to run in software-only mode, which can be 10 to 20 times slower than a discrete Nvidia CUDA GPU.

               

              Given all of those limitations, the only "upgrades" that make any sense at all whatsoever for that PC would be an upgrade to 16GB of RAM first, then the addition of a second internal hard disk or large-capacity SSD, then finally the addition of a GeForce GT 740 with GDDR5 memory. Any other upgrade would be a waste of money for that PC. The end result after all three of those upgrades would be a PC that's no faster overall than my mini-ITX i3-6100 PC build.

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              • 4. Re: Will premiere work on my pc with the following components?
                ECBowen Most Valuable Participant

                There are budget options in the current Z170 chipset series. I would suggest looking there first. The system configuration given above is 3 generations old and not what I would suggest at this point.


                Eric

                ADK

                • 5. Re: Will premiere work on my pc with the following components?
                  RjL190365 Level 4

                  Eric,

                   

                  I agree with your suggestion. However, the newer parts might not be available at all in the thread starter's country. Thus, as an alternative he should look for the Haswell Refresh CPU line such as the i5-4590 or i7-4790 and an H97 or Z97 chipset-based motherboard. That configuration that was suggested to him is now outdated, as you had stated.

                  • 6. Re: Will premiere work on my pc with the following components?
                    mr.edit Level 1

                    Hello Eric,

                     

                    I live in Holland and my budget is around 300 - 400 euro that's about 336,00 and 448,00 dollar.

                    I want to edit corporate films and my own documentary

                    • 7. Re: Will premiere work on my pc with the following components?
                      mr.edit Level 1

                      Sorry this above answer was on Ann' s question

                      • 8. Re: Will premiere work on my pc with the following components?
                        mr.edit Level 1

                        Hello RJL,

                         

                        Thanks for your detailed information, my budget is between 336,00 and 448,00 dollar. Maybe it is an option for me to buy an already complete pc-system from HP, ASUS or another brand that can handle premiere? Because of my small budget I can buy a second hand from 2-3 years old? Maybe you have any suggestion?

                         

                        Thanks Mario

                        • 9. Re: Will premiere work on my pc with the following components?
                          Peru Bob Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                          I doubt that you will even find a satisfactory used system in that price range.

                          • 10. Re: Will premiere work on my pc with the following components?
                            RjL190365 Level 4

                            Mario,

                             

                            In your stated price range you'll have to make serious, if not severe, sacrifices in performance in three or more major areas (CPU, GPU and disk I/O, and possibly sufficient RAM) even if you buy used - you'll end up with either an obsolete and limited PC or a substandard new PC. This is because even used, a PC that's even minimally satisfactory for Premiere Pro would have cost you at least double what you're planning to spend.

                             

                            That said, you might be able to use that old Ivy Bridge PC that you listed in your original post if you're going to be running a cheapo consumer editing program such as Premiere Elements, as most consumer editing programs do not take anywhere close to full advantage of the performance potential of higher-end PCs with newer CPU platforms.

                            • 11. Re: Will premiere work on my pc with the following components?
                              mr.edit Level 1

                              I think I have to be patient then untill I have sufficient money. Thank you very much for helping me out