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  • Nico Jones

    June 10, 2013 at 11:04 am

    Hi guys,

    I know this manner of thing is discussed ad infinitum, but everyone’s got their own specific setup and needs, so it’s worth getting right…right??

    I’m running a Mac Pro, using a lot of After effects and Premiere, and am thinking of getting a GFX card to boost performance the following parts of my workflow.

    – Raytracing in AE
    – Invigorator plugin in AE
    – VCP Element plugin in AE
    – The Cinema4D functionality when it becomes active in AE
    – Cinema 4D itself
    – Premiere, though not essential

    Oh… and I still need to be able to run a non-thunderbolt apple cinema display, and a straight Asus monitor via an HMDI cable.

    Does such a solution exist? Budget cap at around £1300.

    Many thanks in advance!

    Mac Pro specs – 2×2.66 GHz 6-core Xeon, 32GB133MHz DDR3 ram. OSX 10.8.3

    http://www.hiddendoor.tv

  • Todd Kopriva

    June 10, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    See the benchmark results:

    benchmark results for Premiere Pro:
    https://ppbm5.com/DB-PPBM5-2.php

    benchmark results for After Effects:
    https://forums.adobe.com/message/5270464

    Note how well the GTX 6xx and 5xx cards do in those results.

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    Todd Kopriva, Adobe Systems Incorporated
    After Effects quality engineering
    After Effects team blog
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  • Nico Jones

    June 10, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Cool, thanks for that, Todd…

    Although having found another of your blog posts…seems that there’s only a couple of cards that will work for me anyway?

    https://www.adobe.com/uk/products/aftereffects/tech-specs.html

    Any plans to support the GTX 680 Mac Edition when it comes out?

    http://www.hiddendoor.tv

  • Nico Jones

    June 10, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Ok…found a relevant post from not so long ago that details which cards are supported and which aren’t.

    So I suppose I should amend my question to…which is best for the stuff I mentioned -the GeForce GTX 285 or the Quadro 4000?

    Thanks,

    http://www.hiddendoor.tv

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