7 Replies Latest reply: Apr 13, 2012 4:14 PM by lasvideo RSS

    Is ATI Radeon HD 4870 512 MB ok for PrE CS5.5?


      Hello everyone,

      I am a videographer. I shoot and edit videos. I currently own Final Cut Studio 2. I use FCP 6.0.6 but (which is OK up until now). But I am disappointed in Compressor and DVDSP.


      I want to switch to a true 64-bit editing system, hoping that this will cut down time of rendering, compressing and authoring.

      I would like to take advantage of the GPU-accelerated performance in Adobe Premiere Pro but I am wondering if my graphics card is good enough.


      Here is my setup:

      Processor  2 x 2.93 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon

      Memory  16 GB 1066 MHz DDR3 ECC

      Graphics  ATI Radeon HD 4870 512 MB

      Software  Mac OS X Lion 10.7.3 (11D50d)


      My graphics card is not listed in this list http://www.adobe.com/products/premiere/tech-specs.html. Do I have to buy a new graphics card?

      Thank you for your time and help