While applications like Lightroom Classic utilize the GPU to accelerate a number of tasks, investing in a high-end GPU generally doesn’t net you much performance gain. With NVIDIA’s new RTX 30 series cards, will this continue to hold true, or is there a reason to invest in one of these new GPUs?
The RTX 3000 series cards are here, with NVIDIA boasting significant performance gains over the previous generation. While Photoshop does boast a number of effects that utilize the GPU, these effects tend to perform roughly the same independent of what GPU you use. Does this mean the new video cards are not useful for Photoshop, or will they surprise us with higher performance?
After Effects is primarily limited by the performance of your CPU, but recent improvements by Adobe has made the GPU increasingly important. With NVIDIA’s new RTX 3000 series cards bringing significantly higher raw performance to the table, will this translate into improved performance in After Effects?
Adobe has been focusing fairly heavily on GPU performance in the latest versions of Premiere Pro, adding more GPU accelerated effects as well as GPU-based hardware encoding. NVIDIA’s new RTX 30-series cards are touted as having significant performance advantages over previous generations, but will this make any difference for the typical Premiere Pro user?
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 is it better to go with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX video card, or one of AMD’s Radeon GPUs?
The Radeon VII is a very interesting card for DaVinci Resolve due to its 16GB of VRAM which is twice what you would get from a similarly priced NVIDIA GPU. But is it able to keep up in terms of raw performance?
While After Effects is starting to utilize the GPU more and more, it currently is almost always limited by the performance of your CPU. So while AMD’s Radeon VII is an extremely robust card with twice the VRAM as a comparably priced NVIDIA GeForce card, will Ae actually be able to take advantage of its power?
AMD’s Radeon VII is an extremely robust card on paper, having twice the VRAM as a comparably priced NVIDIA GeForce card. However, while 16GB of video memory is nice, it is rarely required for Photoshop. Does the Radeon VII have a performance advantage in Photoshop as well, or is going with NVIDIA still a better option?
In the latest version of Lightroom Classic CC (8.2), Adobe has added a new featured called “Enhanced Details” which uses machine learning to improve the quality of the debayering process for RAW images. This is very GPU-intensive, so we wanted to see exactly how much faster it can be on a modern, high-end GPU.