4 Replies Latest reply on Oct 7, 2010 4:58 AM by FTI

    Video Card

    FTI Level 1

      I did a search on the forum for this but didn't find what I was looking for.

      I have a decent machine- Quad Core 266mhx with 2 tb hd and 8 gig RAM. Using CS4 at this time. When editing basic HD all is well but doing multicam w/4 tracks, it chugs pretty hard. Any thought on increasing performance? Video card? Accelerators? I have a dual head Radeo 256 pushing 2 -24" monitors. Would like to run a 3 monitor setup as well. What about PNY NVIDIA Quadro CX Accelerator ?

       

      THX much

        • 1. Re: Video Card
          John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          >Using CS4

           

          Well... this is the CS5 forum, so using an nVidia GTX 470 will NOT give you GPU acceleration in CS4

           

          >2 tb hd and 8 gig RAM

           

          If that is only ONE hard drive, you are lacking

           

          Read Harm on drive setup http://forums.adobe.com/thread/662972?tstart=0
          - click the embedded picture in Harm's message to enlarge to reading size
          - you need AT LEAST 2 drives for video editing, 3 is better
          - some HD formats work better with (require) RAID


          Read Hunt on Partitions http://forums.adobe.com/thread/650708?tstart=0


          A link with many ideas about computer setup http://forums.adobe.com/thread/436215?tstart=0

          Can't help with CS4, but 12Gig is pretty much the minimum for CS5, with 24Gig giving a 30-40% performance boost

           

          Premiere Pro CS5 Benchmark Test http://ppbm5.com/

           

          Read here to see how similar computers perform
          Benchmark http://ppbm4.com/ Results http://ppbm4.com/Benchmark.html

          1 person found this helpful
          • 2. Re: Video Card
            JaysonM-Y Level 3

            FTI wrote:

            I did a search on the forum for this but didn't find what I was looking for.

            Or you didn't like what you found?

             

            But seriously,

            State your specs a bit more specifically.

             

            woops, didn't see you there John. I would've given a few of those links but OP did say that he searched the forum.

            • 3. Re: Video Card
              John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              Grin... I snuck around and wrote on the chalk board while you were finding a nice new stick to write with

              • 4. Re: Video Card
                FTI Level 1

                Well I used to think I had a pretty decent machine. Thanks alot guys! No really thanks. I am having my computer company come by this morning and review the data from Harm and set to build a new one.

                 

                There is always a domino effect when it comes to technology. It would breeze through 3D rendering (Lightwave) and SD editing. The thing is, I just invested in a new Canon 5D with rig and peripherals. I was hoping to recoup on that investment before laying down more cabbage.

                 

                Thanks,

                Craig