Just wanted to see if anyone was getting reasonable mercury acceleration with the nvidia GTX 480 and hack. I notice that i get yellow bars even before i apply any effects to a single video layer (mainly working with AVCHD or video from a Canon 5d mkii). Any effect automatically turns the bar red. Maybe the codec is just too hard for CS5 to work with but i was hoping with a high-end machine I would be able to do more.
I have the updated nvidia driver 257.21 and followed the hack instructions. The strange thing was that under step 5 of the hack instructions "under "Manage 3D Settings", Click "Add" and browse to your Premiere CS5 install directory and select the executable file: "Adobe Premiere Pro.exe"", It only had premiere CS4 listed. In any case, it allowed me to activate mercury in the CS5 preferences. I remember reading that most people were getting 3 layers with effects (and one person even claimed 11 layers.) I wondering if i am missing something. Here are my system specs.
Windows 7 64 bits
CS5 (full version no previous versions installed)
i7-980x (oc'd to 3.9)
12g 1600 ram
raid 0 SSD boot/program
raid 0 scratch
raid 3 (4 disk) data/video disks
single output disk.
Try the PPBM4 Benchmark and send Bill and me the results. That will show whether your system is setup properly and performs as expected. If properly configured, your results should be in the top-10 range.
Hi, I am also usung the gtx 480 , and I have been getting very good results. it all depends on other factors that could be causing a issue.
as Harm suggested try the benchmark test.