13 Replies Latest reply: Jul 14, 2011 8:51 AM by John T Smith RSS

    Will PPRO CS5 5.03 work with 2 identical GPU's?

    tfi productions 44 Community Member

      hello,

       

      i am posting here because i need an answer fast by an employee in the know

       

      (the last similar post was moved to 'hardware' but 'hardware' doesn't seem to get as much traffic)

       

      I want to set up 3 displays on a win 7 pc and PPRO cs5 5.03

       

      i tried a quadro 4000 and a geforce 9800gt but PPRO didn't like it

      (AE and photoshop didn't seem to mind though which was interesting)

       

      so that last poster to my other thread said to use 2 identical gpus:

      so i'm inclined to get another quadro 4000

      but would like more info:

       

      will PPRO cs5 5.03 work with 2 identical quadro 4000 gpus?

       

       

      thanks in advance,

       

      jefffrey

        • 1. Re: Will PPRO CS5 5.03 work with 2 identical GPU's?
          Pharther Phurther Community Member

          or will it work with two identical Nvidia 285 GTX PCI cards? ( Mac OS X )

          • 3. Re: Will PPRO CS5 5.03 work with 2 identical GPU's?
            tfi productions 44 Community Member

            hello,

             

            i do not plan on using sli to connect the gpu's

             

            any other helpful info out there please?

             

            thanks,

             

            jeffrey

            • 4. Re: Will PPRO CS5 5.03 work with 2 identical GPU's?
              RjL190365 Community Member

              I'm sorry to state this, but no version of Premiere Pro uses more than one single GPU. Period. This means that the second GPU goes completely unused except to provide support for additional monitors. The one GPU that Premiere Pro uses for MPE GPU acceleration is the one that's set to primary, usually the card that's installed in the primary PCI-e x16 slot.

               

              In addition, 5.0.3 did not like the combination of your two different GPUs because the drivers for the two GPUs conflict with one another (specifically, the Quadro drivers won't work at all with unhacked GeForce cards while the GeForce drivers won't work with unhacked Quadros, and the two drivers caused compatibility conflicts with one another).

               

              Message was edited by: RjL190365

              • 5. Re: Will PPRO CS5 5.03 work with 2 identical GPU's?
                tfi productions 44 Community Member

                hello RjL,

                 

                i'm not looking to gain any type of benefit form the 2nd gpu

                except that i can run more monitors to spread out the PPRO panels

                i understand that there is no advantage

                 

                however, in your knowledge, can i effectively run ppro cs5 5.03

                with 2 quadro 4000s (while only benefiting with 1 gpu for PPRO's MPE)?

                 

                thanks a lot,

                 

                jeffrey

                • 6. Re: Will PPRO CS5 5.03 work with 2 identical GPU's?
                  tfi productions 44 Community Member

                  hello,

                   

                  i just installed an indentical quadro 4000

                  and after adjusting to 'turn off' the cuda processing on

                  the 2nd card (from within the nvidia control panel)

                  PPRO cs5 5.03 win 7 works deliciously...

                   

                  thanks for all who helped out

                  and may the force continue to be with you,

                   

                   

                  jeffrey

                  • 7. Re: Will PPRO CS5 5.03 work with 2 identical GPU's?
                    Pharther Phurther Community Member

                    So in theory two identical GeForce 285 GTX PCI cards may work .... hmmmmm....

                    • 8. Re: Will PPRO CS5 5.03 work with 2 identical GPU's?
                      John T Smith CommunityMVP

                      >adjusting to 'turn off' the cuda processing on the 2nd card (from within the nvidia control panel) 

                       

                      IF, of course, the nVidia driver for the the 285 has the option of turning cuda off for the 2nd card

                      • 9. Re: Will PPRO CS5 5.03 work with 2 identical GPU's?
                        tfi productions 44 Community Member

                        hello,

                         

                        i agree with john:

                        you need to make sure you can tweak

                        global settings in the 'performance monitor' of the nvidia control panel

                         

                        if you can't deselect cards then it's probably a bust

                         

                        i bought the 2nd card knowing that i could get my money back

                        if it didn't work: so i experimented and it worked...

                         

                        hopefully all will work out with others duplicating cards...

                         

                        it is really cool to have access to 4 monitors now

                        it's like you have to work at filling up the 4th one with something valid

                        otherwise it's like a blank screen patiently waiting...

                         

                        thanks,

                         

                        jeffrey

                        • 10. Re: Will PPRO CS5 5.03 work with 2 identical GPU's?
                          John T Smith CommunityMVP

                          >really cool to have access to 4 monitors now

                           

                          I used to have a 24" monitor on my (home hobbyist) computer... until my wife wanted to "test" have dual monitors connected

                           

                          Once she had both running (well... once **I** had both running on her computer) she wouldn't give me back my "test" unit

                           

                          Since I don't physically have room on my desk for 2 monitors... I went out and bought a 27" model (not at home, I think it's a Samsung)

                           

                          She's happy, and I got to buy the biggest monitor that will fit in my corner workstation

                           

                          If I wanted to, I could now actually watch a movie on my computer

                          • 11. Re: Will PPRO CS5 5.03 work with 2 identical GPU's?
                            tfi productions 44 Community Member

                            hello John,

                             

                            this probably belongs in the video lounge

                            about now, but would it not be interesting to take bets

                            from forum members on about how long it takes your wife

                            to want to swap back your 24" monitor for the new 27"...

                             

                            thanks again for the help,

                             

                            j

                            • 12. Re: Will PPRO CS5 5.03 work with 2 identical GPU's?
                              tfi productions 44 Community Member

                              hello all,

                               

                              fyi

                               

                              it seems like the nvidia control panel that allows you to

                              specify which gpu to use for cuda in the global settings panel

                              is dismantled after quadro version 267.79

                               

                              the 2nd quadro was overheating so i moved it up a slot in the case

                              but the had to reinstall all the drivers

                              i went with the 275.xx most recent and the nvidia control panel interface had changed

                              (i think) (it gets confusing after awhile)

                              however, once i installed the 267.79 drivers with NVIEW

                              everything started up sweetly and we are back in busybusines

                               

                              have a nice night,

                               

                               

                              j

                              • 13. Re: Will PPRO CS5 5.03 work with 2 identical GPU's?
                                John T Smith CommunityMVP

                                >want to swap back your 24" monitor for the new 27"...

                                 

                                No bets... she does NOT do anything more complicated than pushing the power button on the front of the computer, so I would have to be the one to do a monitor switch... and I won't

                                 

                                As for your problem with the nVidia driver version, this seems to be a fairly common thing with BOTH nVidia and ATI... where different driver versions have different features

                                 

                                My 1st editing computer was a Jan 2002 Alienware (before they were bought out) Pentium 3 with an nVidia card and Premiere 6

                                 

                                I found via doing an update, and then having to roll back to a previous driver, that P6 would properly work only with ONE specific nVidia driver... any older or newer version and P6 would not work properly (been a long time since that computer was replaced, so I don't remember details)

                                 

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