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  • Dave Averdick

    June 29, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Juan,
    I can’t thank you enough for compiling this list comparing these video cards. It was extremely useful to me when deciding which video card to buy to use with AE6’s Raytracing feature. I ended up going with the 570 and it is impressive. My render times have gone from close to 20 hours (cpu only) to under an hour.

    Cheers,
    Dave

  • Mark Allen

    July 23, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Thanks for all this information, can I ask a couple more questions.

    1. The GTX 570 doesn’t have a boot up screen without the macvidcards mod… does that mean I cannot boot up or I just won’t see the login screen? Any other functional problems?

    2. Could I put a GTX 570 in the same machine with a 5870 or 5770 and a) give each a monitor? or b) if I gave the 5870 or 5770 the display would it still benefit other programs?

    My programs of interest are AE, Premiere, FCP (more than premiere), UDK (running on windows), blender (mac)

    Thanks!

  • Todd Kopriva

    October 12, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    The After Effects CS6 (11.0.2) update was just released. It includes many bug fixes and adds some GPUs to the list of those that can be used for GPU acceleration of ray-traced 3D rendering.

    Details are here: https://adobe.ly/AE1102

    Note that one of the changes is adding the GT 650M to the official list of GPUs that can be used for GPU acceleration of the ray-traced 3D renderer. Also added (for Windows) is the GTX 670 and 690. The GTX 680 was added with the last update.

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    After Effects quality engineering
    After Effects team blog
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  • Dino Muhic

    October 15, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Hey Todd thanks a lot for the update

    However I don’t really get how you come to the conclusion that the 6xx “are not a friend to CUDA processing.”

    The GTX670 has over twice as many cuda cores and is overall in every hardware test stronger and they produce less heat, use up less energy and are quiter. IMHO a GTX670 should rank much higher than a GTX580.

    Dino Muhic – Media Producer
    VFX – Motion Graphics – Web-Design – Or just ART
    http://www.dinomuhic.com

  • Todd Kopriva

    October 15, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Dino, you seem to be ascribing something to me that I did not say.

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    After Effects quality engineering
    After Effects team blog
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  • Dino Muhic

    October 15, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Darn it, sorry Todd, I confused you with the original OP. I meant Juan Salvo. Creative cow replies are a bit tricky (I saw your post at the top when replying).

    However, do you have new benchmarks to compare the GTX6xx series with the GTX5xx series, especially with the new 11.0.2 update?

    Thanks a lot

    Dino Muhic – Media Producer
    VFX – Motion Graphics – Web-Design – Or just ART
    http://www.dinomuhic.com

  • Todd Kopriva

    October 15, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    We don’t tend to publish comparative benchmark results for other companies’ hardware. But I trust Juan and Danny’s results. I expect that they’ll update their results with some of the more recent cards in time.

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    After Effects quality engineering
    After Effects team blog
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  • Sands Butterworth

    March 1, 2013 at 7:52 am

    Hi Juan

    I have purchased a Quadra 4000 for Mac & can not get the Raytraced text to work with it.
    The text is not visible as soon as you make it a 3D layer. I have installed up to date drivers.
    I’ve attached images of my MacPro set up.
    Desperately searching for a solution Nvidia online help did not help. My retailer had sent the card back to the wholesaler & they provided another & still the same issue. What do I do?
    Very frustrated
    Sands

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  • Kahuna Kahuna Kj

    April 21, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Just for the record:

    CPU: Intel 3770K at 4.7Ghz
    GPU: GTX TITAN at 1000Mhz (boost to 1165Mhz)
    RAM: 32GB at 2400Mhz

    Render time: 3m28s

    With GPU at stock 837Mhz
    Render time: 3m51s

    Regards,

  • Kendall Shaw

    January 9, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    In AE, does render speed apply to viewer panel rendering speed?

    The main reason I would want better performance is to reduce delays in rendering while deciding on the value of properties for layers. For example, moving keyframes around, adjusting easing and so on.

    I know you that you can adjust rendering quality. I mean delay assuming appropriate changing of rendering quality during different stages of work.

    If there were no perceptible delay, I would make many more changes before rendering. Because of the delay, I consider whether or not to bother trying some things and whether or not it is worth waiting for.

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