I have a fantastic Threadripper Premiere Pro BenchMark (PPBM) submission of Max's results and he is overjoyed with its performance. I would suggest that you run my BenchMark and submit your results. I have posted his CPU intensive reults on that web site. I will be glad to comment on your results.
I guess you are not interested in help. It is a shame to waste that great Threadripper
Hey bill, do you know if max posted his system build anywhere? I'm having system issues and it's such a headache trying to figure out intel's pcie lane mess, I'm thinking of ditching the lot and building a threadripper system.
Here is Max's PPBM scoring and basic configuration info:
"34","52","13","156", Premiere Version:, 184.108.40.206
I did not include the storage configuration as Speccy is not specific about what is being used for what purposes so disregard the 34 second disk intensive score. Also note that this was not the greatest speed memory.
The CPU intensive score is absolutely the best Premiere Pro single processor score in the long history of PPBM, of course we have yet to see what Intel's 16-core or 18-core can do when they become available
P.S. Here is the score when Max tested an AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition
"34","79","27","156", Premiere Version:, 220.127.116.11
So the new generation AMD VEGA GPU using Open CL is not useful in competing with nVidia's CUDA scoring,.my single GTX 1060 SC beats it at less than 1/3 the cost!
Thanks Bill, yes by the time I'm ready to do a new build we'll probably be onto the next HEDT generation. But I love AMD for not knobbling their processors PCIE lanes. When I finally get a graphics card that will fit my existing setup I'll run the benchmark, just for a giggle (I'm not expecting great things!)
Good day Bill. I've chosen the SW render option instead of the Cuda renderer. Turns out it works well....for a few minutes and eventually crashes Premier Pro. I can't seem to pin down the configuration as the sweet spot. Trying more options and will revert.
What GPU are you using?
What GPU driver version?
Have installed any other video software?
Delete all the files in Media Cache folder and all the files in Media Cache Files folder.
Download my PPBM benchmark, unzip it and run the project (four tests) and submit the results
Hey thomas I have the same issue but with a ryzen 1700 and the only thing that work for me is killing the asus aura gpu process in the task manager I have to disable the steam home stream so I can use the opengl without dropping frames in the timeline.
Hey there; So tried the tests - crashed at test 2 and 4. But the results are as follows:
"281","54","176","174", Premiere Version:, 18.104.22.168
PS:the Gpu is really an 8GB card, (GPU-Z confirmed)
I am not sure since you comment that the computer crashed and also you did not submit the whole Speccy file for in depth detailbut here goes:
- The first number to look at is the 174 second number above. It is the CPU intensive test and while 174 seconds is great it isa not as good as Max's 156 second. Have you tuned this to disable all unnecessary processes? One step is disable most ot the programs in Task Manager/Startup. They will start if needed but are not necessary and steal CPU cycles and memory
- The second of interest is your 176 seconds. Plain and simple your GPU is not working and you are not getting any GPU acceleration on that test. You probably should be seeing something between 15 to 24 seconds
- The third number 54 seconds shows that on this.test the GPU apparently is working and that is a good score for it.
- The first test and number above is 281 seconds for your Disk I/O write performance from Premiere Pro. In this case you have a mediocre hard disk drive or maybe it is very full.
Great. So Why isn't my GPU working? I tried all versions of drivers for that model - Nothing! I dont understand how this is an issue with the PC infrastructure itself, cause the 3rd score of 54 was achieved at almost 100% CPU and GPU usage. I'm guessing its a configuration on the Premier pro. H-E-L-P
Is that 62 with premiere running? Gollee. I think adobe and all its helper whatsits and pdf thingos and libraries has more than that on mine.
No, it is not with Premiere running it is in a fresh boot up. On this Windows 8 laptop with many, many more programs I have 70.right now
How many do you have?
I had 253 running with a zillion chrome tabs.
I have about 150 without it, 90 of which are windows processes. eek
Annoying thing is that I'd previously disabled a load of them on startup.
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Hey all !. I've finally solved the issue. Created a text file named "Cuda_supported_cards.txt" and added the name of the GPU (case and space sensitive) and restarted PPCC.
Voila ! 80-100% CPU usage while rendering and rendered a 3K frame group @ 20 seconds.
Can you please give a step by step guide?
i understand what you did but have no idea how :-)
Hey i got the same problem and i changed some settings.... press or hold alt when you start premiere pro... set project not on cuda .. and memory also on memory not on performance .. and now its still working ...
I have been hunting a Threadripper 1950x issue for a month now and have tried every suggestion everywhere and a lot of things on my own. The problem is that playback of clips is NOT smooth. I believe that the most likely answer is that there is a bug with Premiere and it does not perform well on our Threadripper CPUs. It may be related to this issue here. You get jerky playback even if no frames drop.
You can see the issue here:
I also have logged a lot of my troubleshooting here: [Help] I'm ~$3500 into building "the perfect video editing rig." It performs like dog **** and it's driving me crazy and…
I'm really hoping to get a response from Adobe on this because as it is I'm going to have to rebuild this machine with an Intel and I really don't want to do that.
The benchmark test that Bill has shared (and has been posted elsewhere, thanks Bill) does not show this issue. Performance will look great on those benchmarks. This is specifically a playback bug.
I thought I'd post it here to see what other Threadripper users are seeing on their machines. If you are also experiencing this issue, please report it here: Feature Request/Bug Report Form
If enough of us report it perhaps we can get some attention on better support for out CPU.
It does look like you are not the only person with this issue. Puget Systems has done a lot of testing with PremPro and Threadripper. They don't appear to have a forum, but they do have a contact page and they might have some ideas
Mike 1 Irish, are you having any issues?