Will a Dell Precision T5500 Intel XEON Quad Core 2.28GHZ with Raid & 12GB Ram and Raid O handle 4K ? H.264 mov
Incl nVidia Quadro FX3800
and a Dell Precision M6600 2.40 Ghz Quad Core, 16 GB Ram with Raid O and nVidia Quadro 2000M 2GB GDDRS ? H.264 mov and AVCHD 4K
Bob Dix Photographer
Freelance Imaging & Video
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The simple answer is NO. Both of your systems are now outdated and/or obsolete. In fact, the ENTIRE Quadro FX series of GPUs are now too old to be supported at all in the MPE GPU acceleration in CC 2015.3 or later; thus, you would be permanently locked to the MPE software-only mode with that GPU in newer versions of Premiere Pro CC (2015.2 was the last version that supported the legacy Tesla-architecture GPUs for MPE GPU acceleration). What's more, that first-generation Nehalem quad-core CPU is clocked way too low to do much if anything (as far as video editing is concerned); in fact, that quad-core needs to be clocked at 4.0 GHz or higher just to comfortably handle even 1080p.
With all that said, you could still do 4K editing. Just be prepared to wait an excruciatingly long time (say, 10 hours or more for each hour of video content) for the rendering to be completed.
"or higher just to comfortably handle even 1080p."
Well they have been handling at speed 1080p for some 7 years without fail ,but, I can see your advice is sound and 4K is out of the question, I'll stick with 1920 x 1080 untill broadcast requirements change.in Australia.