6 Replies Latest reply on Nov 20, 2017 11:06 AM by RjL190365

    Can I Render With AMD Radeon R7 M445 (4Gb)?

    jessicai79531025

      Hello,

       

      I recently bought a notebook for me which has an integrated GPU AMD Radeon R7 M440 on it. The problem is that I cannot select the Open CL option for rendering with my GPU on adobe premiere pro or encoder. I know that Adobe recently blocked some GPU cards for this function, cause they are too old. But here is the deal: thats not the case for AMD Radeon R7 M445 (4GB). On my point of view Its not an obsolete GPU. Why my GPU card is not on the list? Its because there is an incompatibility going on or there is another kind of problem going on, like it hasnt be tested and aproved yet by Adobe?

       

      Thanks

        • 1. Re: Can I Render With AMD Radeon R7 M445 (4Gb)?
          RjL190365 Level 4

          You might want to try a different driver version. But even if you do get it to work, you will face the potential for extremely poor performance with either the R7 440m or the R7 445m because both GPUs are weaklings. They are based on the same weakling GPU that might fail to meet Adobe's required minimum performance, and they are both hobbled by only a 64-bit graphics memory interface with DDR3 (16 GB/second) or GDDR5 (32 GB/second) bandwidth. That's a laughingstock for a discrete GPU these days.

          • 2. Re: Can I Render With AMD Radeon R7 M445 (4Gb)?
            jessicai79531025 Level 1

            Thanks for that answer! It was very usefull. But i really want if someone have sure about the incompability of this GPU with Adobe Premiere Pro cc 2017... thats my main question.

            • 3. Re: Can I Render With AMD Radeon R7 M445 (4Gb)?
              RjL190365 Level 4

              I believe that Adobe requires a GPU that has 384 or more unified shaders and 24 or more texture mapping units in order to even enable GPU acceleration at all. Your R7 440 series GPU has only 320 unified shaders and only 20 texture mapping units. Therefore, with such a weakling GPU Adobe will be permanently locked to the software-only mode.

               

              In addition, the architecture that's in the R7 44x series GPUs is actually much older than you thought: It is based on the lesser, cut-down GPUs that date way back to the days of the Radeon HD 6000 series. As such, it may be too "old" to be supported in CC 2017's MPE GPU accelerated mode. Thus, AMD has been rebranding old GPUs with new names as frequently as, if not more often than, nVidia has.

              • 4. Re: Can I Render With AMD Radeon R7 M445 (4Gb)?
                jessicai79531025 Level 1

                Thank you for the answer! I've learned a lot! Now i can leave the idea to make it work by force and buy a new GPU, hehe.

                • 5. Re: Can I Render With AMD Radeon R7 M445 (4Gb)?
                  mayank2984

                  I have a AMD Radeon R7 M440 graphics card on my Dell laptop ( Premier Pro CC 2018  ), facing the same problem. The GPU is diabled.

                  Any solution will be helpfull.

                  • 6. Re: Can I Render With AMD Radeon R7 M445 (4Gb)?
                    RjL190365 Level 4

                    There's nothing you can do there: The GPU's performance is below Adobe's minimum performance requirement to even enable OpenCL GPU acceleration at all. This means that the R7 M440 is so weak that even CPU-only (software-only) rendering on some CPUs is as fast as or faster than that GPU, even with MRQ enabled in the software-only mode. Plus, it does not have a sufficient number of processing units (not to be confused with GPGPU cores) to even enable GPU acceleration, in any event: Premiere Pro's GPU acceleration requires 24 or more texture mapping units (32 or more TMUs recommended) to even enable that feature at all (the R7 M440 has only 20 TMUs).