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  • AE CS6 11.0.1 CUDA BENCHMARK PROJECT – test your graphics cards!

     Ian Mapleson updated 4 years, 8 months ago 94 Members · 337 Posts
  • Teddy Gage

    May 26, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Hey guys trying to get some data on fastest graphics cards for AE – I came up with a benchmarking project that stresses the GPU to 100% and already got surprising results:

    on win 7 core i7 3930K @4.7 ghz / 32 GB RAM


    you will need 900MB drive space and the new CS6 11.0.1 patch

    GTX 680 (2 GB VRAM) = 6 minutes 11 sec to render
    GTX 580 (3 GB VRAM) = 5 minutes 42 sec to render

    so the GTX 580 with 3GB memory is FASTER than the GTX 680 with more CUDA cores. interesting

    looking for testers with GTX 590, GTX 680 (4GB RAM) and GTX 690. Also any quadro cards that work



  • John Cuevas

    May 27, 2012 at 2:17 am

    As I’m deciding on my new system(and video card) I’d be very interested in seeing the results.

    Johnny Cuevas, Editor

    “I have not failed 700 times. I have succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work.”
    —THOMAS EDISON on inventing the light bulb.

  • Juan Salvo

    May 27, 2012 at 6:34 am

    We’ve seen the same results in Resolve, where the 580 is on par or slightly ahead with regards to CUDA processing. It has to do with a shift to a software task processor in the Kepler systems. The 690 may out perform the 580. But ofcourse so would the 590.

    Hopefully the Kepler based Quadros will have a hardware task controller and improved CUDA performance.

    Online Editor | Colorist | Post Super | VFX Artist | BD Author

  • Erik Mickelson

    May 30, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Nope, not happening on my mac.

    I stopped the render after 15 minutes. Time remaining was over 7 hours. Obviously there is zero Open CL support(cannot select GPU option). Specs are in my sig.

    CrippleBook Pro 2.3Ghz i7, 16GB ram, Lion 10.7.4, FCPStudio 3, Adobe CS6. QT 7

  • Mathew Lear

    June 6, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Hey guys, just tried this on my mac and getting slightly faster speeds with my GTX 480 5 minutes 41 seconds – Had to make a few edits to supported cards list as shown here

  • Ben Jones

    June 8, 2012 at 4:14 am

    System 1:
    3930K (stock) (no idea why it is, it must have reset itself)
    470 GTX (448 CUDA cores)
    8min 17 sec

    System 2:
    2 x 8 Core Xeon E5 Sandy Bridge @ 3.3GHz (16 Cores / 32 threads)
    Quadro 4000 (256 CUDA cores)
    17 minutes 24 sec

    conclusion: Test seems completely processor independent
    CUDA cores are key, Quadros are useless at raytracing!

    Thanks Teddy… you just answered a question that has been bugging me for months.
    Q: Are Quadros worth the money?
    A: Not even slightly!

  • Mathew Lear

    June 8, 2012 at 8:26 am

    Quadros are definitely worth the money if your working in a engineering environment with multiple workstations and need support from nvidia…. But for home users and single user environments then geforce works just fine and in most cases better…..

  • Mark DeHerrera

    June 11, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Question about your test machine. Did it use pci 3.0? Because i imagine that may give an edge to the 680 under those circumstances sicne the 680 supports 3.0 and the 580 does not. However, if it was PCI 2.o then this is still a valid benchmark for those with 2.0 slots on their motherboard.

  • Mathew Lear

    June 12, 2012 at 9:18 am

    PCIExpress 2.0 has more than enough bandwidth for a 680.. There would be no visible difference unless you were rendering with 3 of these cards……

  • Mark DeHerrera

    June 12, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Good point, I was thinking it may make a difference but now that you said that I agree with you.

    Also I ran the test on my quadro 2000 , soon to be replaced with a 680, and it rendered that test in 28min, 11sec

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