2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 10, 2011 10:46 AM by FelixUnderwood

    How much effect does CPU have in realtime playback?

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      I am doing some very effects-heavy work in AE, and when I put the comps into Premiere Pro, my timeline freezes and my CPU gauge pegs at 100% and I can watch the CPU temp go up.  Footage with no effects or very few effects play back just fine, it's just the ones with a lot of effects that cause it to freeze.


      So my question is, is my CPU my bottleneck?  I think the rest of my computer is pretty adequate.  How much effect does the CPU have on realtime playback?


      My computer consists of:

      Motherboard:   Asus Sabertooth X58

      RAM:   24GB Patriot Extreme DDR3-1600Mhz

      CPU:   Intel i7 950

      Graphics:   Nvidia Quadro FX4000

      Drives:   Two WD 300GB Velociraptor Hard Drives (RAID 0)

                   One WD 1TB Caviar Black for storage

      OS:   Windows 7 Professional 64-bit


      If the CPU is my hold-up, I'm looking into the i7-990X to replace the 950.