3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 29, 2017 8:07 AM by taraheverin

    which video cards for new laptop

    annag56393557 Level 1

      Hi I am about to buy a new laptop and wondering about video cards. I have looked at the Adobe specs and none match the 2 graphics cards that have been suggested by the laptop retailers. (they don’t have any that are on the Adobe spec list which I think may be out of date?)


      Nvidia® Quadro M1000M with 2GB GDDR5

      NVIDIA GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5


      I use Premier Pro and After Effects for animation/video editing and often use quite a few effects including gaussian blur etc.

      Anyone have any thoughts on these cards for what I want to do?

      Thanks for any help.

        • 1. Re: which video cards for new laptop
          Kevin-Monahan Adobe Employee

          Hi AnnaG,

          I'll move your post to the Hardware forum since you aren't getting much traction here. Please let us know if you need any added assistance.




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          • 2. Re: which video cards for new laptop
            Bill Gehrke Most Valuable Participant

            On a laptop go with the GeForce GTX cards any day of the week.  The strength of the Quadro generally is the 10-bit output which would be wasted in a laptop application. 


            Further the GTX 1060 has 1280 CUDA cores and 6 GB of Video RAM where the Quadro has only 512 CUDA cores and only 2 GB of Video RAM

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            • 3. Re: which video cards for new laptop

              Hi Bill,


              I have just bought the following system and am now immediately regretting it reading your helpful tips.


              Precision M5510 Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 (8M Cache, up to 3.70 GHz) 16GB (2x8GB) 2133MHz DDR4 512GB SSD PCIe M.2 15.6" UHD (3840x2160) UltraSharp IGZO Touch Nvidia Quadro M1000M 2GB


              I edit wedding films and have started to see problems and realised that Premiere isn't picking up the card. I tried making a folder and adding cuda supported cards but it's still not picking it up. I suppose my question is, can premiere use Quadro M1000M as an acceleration GPU and any idea how I can do this, or do you think I need to upgrade my card after spending €2500 on this laptop only a month ago :O