Hello, I have an urgent question regarding After Effects CS3 and the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT512MB graphics card.
I just upgraded from a G5 to a Mac Pro Quad Core with 8gigs of DDR2 Ram and Im running Leopard. Im running a newly installed copy of After Effects CS3 with all the latest updates, Im updating my old AE7 projects into AE CS3.
The problem Im having is that AE CS3 is running painfully slow, Im running very complex compositions but its running similar or slower then on AE7 on my G5. I generally just want to find out if anyone else has been using After Effects CS3 with the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT513MB graphics card and what their experiences have been. Im just a little panicked that I may have ordered the wrong graphics card for this kind of heavy compositing work. Also if it turns out that I may be using a graphics card that may not be best suited for After Effects on MacPros is their another card thats recommended?
A small note also, Im running AE with multiprocessing enabled, Im working in Adaptive Resolution, Open GL is disabled, I fudged around with the ram cache size but its still painfully slow. If anyone can chime in that would greatly be appreciated, Im just panicking at the moment that I may have ordered the wrong graphics card.
Do search this forum. There is a number of threads pertaining to the issue. There are random issues with the specific model in question both on Macs and PCs which seem to hinge on which hardware revision of the card you get and how it plays together with your system. Funnily there's a good chance your card will run perfectly if you had dual boot and would be using Vista/ Win XP and the same version of AE... Go figure. If the suggestions made in the threads don't provide a solution to your problem, you might still call phone support and see if they can help you. Other than that download the trial for CS4 and see if it resolves the matter. If it does, consider an upgrade.