Sorry but as this a the Premiere Hardware forum and I know nothing about Lightroom I can not help you. I do have a almost identical, but overclocked system and it runs blazing fast with Premiere except that when Premiere 10.3 (CC2015.3) came out it has taken many hours here on this forum to get Premiere 10.3 debugged. It is now running Premiere fast and smooth.
You are the reason I went with the GPU, CPU, Mobo etc. It just took some time to save up for all of it. This is your monster build on your site, at least I think I have the name correct on the build!!
I am more interested in PP for this system, I was just using me using Lightroom as an example. I do the video editing and my wife does the photos but I do blend them 1st before she does final editing.
Thank you for posting what you do, I just wish I knew how to configure everything, worse comes to worse I am going to have to put some trust in some local PC places to set it up, but Id rather learn from someone and than know how to do it myself in the future just in case.
not all of adobe's software is coded properly for higher core counts, so you may find certain programs or functions/effects within a program do not use more than 2-4 cores. so 8 cores won't help those programs run any faster, its a limitation of the software. the i7-5960x at stock speeds will make it even worse, so you will want it overclocked to at least 4ghz or higher. you have a good mbd and psu, so as long as you have a good cpu cooler and good case air flow, it should be ready to overclock. premiere pro should be able to use all 8 cores, so it should see good performance.
usually the motherboard manuals are terrible at describing what each setting does, so you can google any bios settings you don't understand. it may be tough to find a general bios guide as each motherboard mfg, as well as each generation of hardware, may have different named or new settings. so even if you get to know this motherboard's bios inside and out, the next one you get may be different and you may have to research its new/different features.
Thank you for your reply RoninEdits.
I have a Noctua NH-D15 SSO2 D-Type Premium CPU Cooler, NF-A15 x 2 PWM Fans - Newegg.com for the CPU and a NZXT SWITCH 810 White CA-SW810-W1 Steel / Plastic ATX HYBRID Full Tower Gaming Computer Case-Newegg.com case.
I have a total of 11 fans in the case and that includes the 2 for the CPU cooler.
Its been awhile since I overclocked so Ill do some research on that with this MOBO so I don't mess anything up. I will also download those programs you mentioned as well.
Again, thank you for your input!
I also sent you a private message asking you a question. Thanks
I have a similar setup as PVTLLC having just upgraded the CPU to a 5960x and a GTX 980 Ti graphics card on an ASUS X99-E WS/USB 3.1, as well the same CPU cooler and 11 fans how about that for coincidence...
Using your suggested performance test and temperature monitoring, the initial results were a CPU rating of 1666. The maximum temperature reached during the test was 77 degrees C on one core and rest below that.
The CPU is overclocked to 4,500 GHz with the settings as follows:
- BCLK frequency 100.0 x 45
- Ratio 45
- CPU Cache 24x
Does this line up with what should be expected?
FYI the OpenGL test (using CineBench R15.0) recorded a "reference matching test failure"
Thank you for your input.
your cpu score is in the ballpark. i haven't seen the "reference matching test failure" error before. searching online was limited, a few people had to reinstall their video drivers or set defaults in the driver control panel. it may not be worth messing with all that if its just that one program not working, there are several other gpu benchmark programs if you want to test the gpu.
Typo, regarding the CPU speed, meant to type 4,500 MHz...
,,, you already knew that
....I seem to remember one person on this forum having a problem with a Zotac GPU that he could not solve until he replaced it with an Asus model of the same card.......I could be remembering wrong, but, maybe you can find that post.
In addition to safely overclocking your CPU, your drive speed is very important......you indicate a mix of SSDs and HDDs. Considering the blazing bi-directional speed of the current PCI NVMe SSDs, like the Samsung 950 Pro, many users are totally abandoning the very slow HDDs except for use as backups,or, archive drives....certainly NOT as working drives in the editing process.
Hopefully, you are using SSDs for your source footage, previews, project files, cache, and media cache files. Placing your footage on the slow HDDs can produce a "bottleneck".
It would be BEST to leave the OS,programs, and Windows page file on the SSD where you have it. THEN, put ALL other files on a new Samsung 950Pro NVMe drive which will read at over 2GB/second and write over 1.5 GB/sec AT THE SAME TIME !!
Contrast THAT speed with a single 7200rpm HDD which can read at maybe 120MB/sec. under the BEST condition and CANNOT write at the same time !
Just for your information our dear departed Harm's last build his "New Monster" had a Zotac GTX 980 Ti which was very successful it is posted on our site with an MPEG2-DVD with GPU acceleration score of 18 seconds. 17 to 18 seconds is as fast as one GPU gets.