Go back one level, to http://forums.adobe.com/community/premiere/hardware_forum
Look above the message list... Hardware Guidance -- Look here first, it's the best way to start
Under that, in the selection window, it says What PC to build?
Click that so the list opens... select a subject and click the GO button
Read all of the subjects
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Check out the PPBM5 Benchmark and see what 'ticks'.
If you want fast, get 24 GB of memory and immediately forget your ever heard FX1800. It is EOL and not a third of the GTX 480 in performance and it does not support hardware MPE.
I did read most of that post. I wanted to ask about those specific products and NOT about what other people want me to use.
Thank you, I will. I guess I am just one more sucker falling for the fact that Avid users stick to these specific cards because they are 'profesional' even though I don't really get the difference between the two. What spec numbers do you look for when considering JUST video rendering?
Number of cores and amount of video memory are first, followed by memory interface and to a lesser degree by speed.
The FX 1800 has 64 cores, 768 MB memory (in practice not enough for MPE support), 192 bit memory interface. In comparison the GTX 480 has 480 cores (7.5 times more), 1536 MB memory (double) and 384 bit memory interface (double). The prices are about equal.
Why your interest in USB3 and FW800? If you are considering using these for external disks, forget it. The first, rather preliminary, reports on USB3 are very disappointing, despite the high theoretical bandwidth. In practice the transfer speed is only marginally higher than USB2 and still lower than FW400. FW800 can not be used for capture, only for external disks and they will be twice slower than eSATA disks.
Joshua, welcome to the forum, but do not double post!
dont make me laugh with Avid.
for the last 5-6 yrs they have been 18-24 months behind the curve on supported video cards.
i love that little "nag" screen that pops up saying something about this video card is not supported
and you click ok and then all is well. and it works perfectly
a Quadro 1800 is based on GTX 250. the 3800/4800 are based on GTX 260 the 5800 is based on the 285
Quadros are a complete waste of money aside from Auto Desk products. and then the cost factor rarely makes sense anyway.
when you can do 2 gaming cards in SLI. (wont work for Adobe or avid)
we are now on the Fermi 400 series. once again Avid is asleep at the wheel.
feel free to waster your money on Qaudro cards, aside from that you have a lot of research to do before you can even think about overclocking it... oh and Avid support wont think you are very "professional" doing that either...
Xrpress Pro is no longer supported either and wont install on Win 7 64
you need to upgrade to MC5
Will SLI work if I use an nvidia gtx 470...... does avid and adobe have problems with this?
neither will work with SLI
only a small handful of 3D apps can use it (and gaming of course)
To reinforce Scott's answer: No SLI support from Premiere Pro CS5.