Looking at Bill Gehrke's PPBM4 BENCHMARKS...
....I am wondering which of the setups is getting anything resembling the Dave Helmy Sneak Peek Mercury Playback Engine results with CS5.
...including rendering and exporting
Thanks for any comments..
Just guessing here, since I have never seen any results on the Dennis / Dave machine, but my rough guess would be somewhere around Ernst T7500's results. Maybe the Adobe machines have better disk setups, they may have the X5680 hexe cores, but they were running with the FX4800, not the 5800 and had similar memory. The Adobe machines would be similar, or maybe a tad faster.
BTW, are you currently on PC and using CS5?
I am running CS4 on a WIndows 7 64 Ultimate.
Getting ready to get CS5 and am staring to do my research. My current setup is only good for CS4 and need to build a totally new machine.
It was fine for SD, struggling with HD
System: Intel Core 2 CPU
NVIDA Geoforce GT200
ASUS P5B Deluxe + 4GB+Intel Quad Core
Oh, and a Matrix HD Compress card, which I am not too impressed with.
So it will all need to be "dumped" and a new system built.
Are you, Harm, getting similar results, with your setup compared to the Helmy video, since you are currently at the top of the PPBM4 list? (BTW I don't see myself having to edit 4K Red footage -- at least not yet , so perhaps I don't need a machine that does the totally high end processing as seen in the Helmy video....... )