It is simply time for a new portable workstation and the crop in consumer land seems to be using the 460M, which does not appear on the Adobe approved list so far.
The 460M works perfectly fine with the 'hack'. See PPBM5 Benchmark
Does anyone here have experience with laptop Nvidia for PP5.0.5 and these cards, to achieve a green timeline generally?
You will only get a yellow line when using the 460M, meaning that you may preview your timeline without rendering first. The green line means that previews have been created and can be used for RT preview, but that bypasses the advantage of hardware MPE.
Thanks Harm for the reply,
In trying to get there from here, so to speak, does this mean the 485M will run all of functions (optimal) then?
The cost for a custom build may well be worth it if that is the case, a few hundred more or less?
You will be hard pressed to notice any difference between the 460M and the 485M, but you very much notice the difference between 1 or 3 internal 7200 SATA disks. Clevo/Sager are about the only laptops that offer 3 internal disks.
Harm, again thanks for the edification.
I was perusing the Sager build yesterday.
Perhaps a better question would be, is there an equivalency, between Nvidia lap top video GPU's and those used in standalone desktops as far as operating all of the functions PP has to manage?
If so, is there another more robust series besides the 400's to consider for a laptop?
If not, what would be the tradeoffs, in a short answer?
I was a seminar last month with Richard Harrington and he had a MAC running the PowerPoint but when he needed to demo the aspects of PP, he'd switch over to a Dell.
Dell may no longer be offering the Nvidia, perhaps to move those users into their Alien Ware brand, not sure, I'll have to check.
I very much appreciate your help so far, and if you feel compelled to chew on this further, again, very much appreciated.
If not, that is OK too.