I'm planning to get Adobe Production Premium bundle using a faculty discount soon so I can update my Photoshop and get Premiere Pro at the same time. I plan to take HD movies using my DSLR and I want to learn Premiere Pro. However, my GPU is an ATI 5870 and it's not one of the supported graphic cards. Unfortunately, I just built my current PC and don't plan to upgrade its hardware now. What sort of performance penalty will I get using a 5870? Is it even recommended that I use Premiere Pro with an ATI card?
Here are the specs for my PC:
Intel Core i7 960
Asus Rampage II Extreme
ATI 5870 1GB
6GB of RAM
3 HDs (more can be added for PPro)
Thanks in advance!
I have a i7 860 with an ATI 5770 and it is just fine.
I cant use the CUDA MPE but software MPE is fine for now.
You can see my score on the Premiere Benchmark website. Its lower at the 692 score.
Just about any graphics card should work fine with the entire Adobe suite of programs. The issue here of 'supported cards' is referring to the new hardware Mercury Playback Engine. Basically it's a way to speed up some tasks by offloading the job to the graphics card.
Fear not...without such a compatible card, the process will still work on the CPU. It might be a little slower, but the work still gets done.
I got Premiere Pro and everything working fine. Thanks so much guys!