In the 14.2 Beta for Premiere Pro, Adobe has added support for H264/HEVC hardware encoding with both NVIDIA and AMD GPUs. How well does this feature work, and is it any faster than the existing implementation using Intel Quicksync?
While the CPU still does most of the heavy lifting, depending on how many accelerated effects you use, having a more powerful GPU can sometimes make a significant impact on performance. With both AMD and NVIDIA recently launching a number of new video cards, it is time to once again see how different GPU models perform in Premiere Pro.
Depending on the number of GPU-accelerated effects you use, a higher-end GPU can give you a nice performance boost in Premiere Pro. But what will give you the best performance for your dollar? An NVIDIA GeForce RTX video card, or one of AMD’s Radeon cards?
Recently, NVIDIA has announced their new “Creator Ready Driver program” which is intended to give the best performance and reliability when working with creative applications. But is the new Creator Ready driver actually faster in Premiere Pro and Photoshop?
NVIDIA’s new RTX cards perform very well in Premiere Pro, but Premiere tends to be limited by the CPU more than the GPU. Because of this, is there any reason to use the RTX 2080 or 2080 Ti over the more affordable RTX 2070?
The new RTX series from NVIDIA may not be great for Adobe applications, but they are great for DaVinci Resolve and are very interesting cards for the future due to two major new features: Tensor cores and RT cores.
Premiere Pro CC utilizes the GPU to enhance performance for a number of tasks but it is often more important to get the right CPU than it is to get a faster GPU. NVIDIA’s new RTX series cards have general performance increases like you would expect, but much of what makes these cards interesting are the addition of two new features: Tensor cores and RT cores.
AMD vs NVIDIA is typically a very hot topic for PC enthusiasts and we often get requests to compare AMD’s Radeon Vega video cards to their NVIDIA GeForce counterparts. Premiere Pro is able to take better advantage of the GPU than most other Adobe applications, but will AMD or NVIDIA give you more bang for your buck?
If your workflow depends on having 10-bit color support on your primary display, using a workstation graphics card is typically the only way to do so since most consumer cards do not support displaying 10-bit color. But do you really need a Quadro P6000 or can you use a much less expensive card like the Quadro P4000 or Radeon Pro WX 9100 without sacrificing very much performance?
The NVIDIA Titan V is an interesting and powerful card with a mix of features that should improve performance and features that are completely unused by Premiere Pro. The raw power of this card makes it the fastest GPU we’ve testing for Exporting, but it unfortunately is not quite as impressive when it comes to Live Playback performance.