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  • Graphics card recommended for sony vegas

     Francois Blawat updated 4 years, 5 months ago 20 Members · 36 Posts
  • Emrah Ozsahin

    May 16, 2015 at 12:09 am

    I bought the İntel i7 4790k processor.
    Graphics card currently available in ASUS GTX 750TI is There’s video card. I think Sony Vegas does not support this card. Can I get you from the graphics card proposal.

  • Norman Black

    May 16, 2015 at 1:08 am

    Vegas itself will use that card for the video engine. The Mainconcept AVC encoder will not use that card.

  • Mike Kujbida

    May 16, 2015 at 1:37 am

    AMD R9 290 or 270

  • Thayalan Paramasawam

    May 16, 2015 at 6:58 am

    Amd R9 290 or 270 is nice choice…its work very well.I am amd user, i use this card.
    System Details:
    Motherboard – Asus M5A99X-EVO,HardDrive1 boot C:SSD Kingston,Processor – Amd FX 8350 4.0/4.2 GHZ,Ram – 16 GB,Graphic Card – Asus Gtx 650 1GB DDR 5,Blu Ray Writer – Plextor PX-B950SA,Operating System – Window 7 Pro 64 Bit and Editing Programe – Sony Vegas Pro 12

  • John Rofrano

    May 16, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    AMD cards tend to work better with Vegas Pro than NVIDIA cards. As others have suggested the Radeon R9 290X is great. The R9 270 is also good. I have an older Radeon HD 7950 which is a little better than the R9 270 but not as good as the R9 290 but it works great with Vegas Pro.

    As Mike pointed out, the MainConcept AVC encoder is the only thing that won’t work with newer cards.


  • Philippe Orlando

    May 29, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    You said: “AMD cards tend to work better with Vegas Pro than NVIDIA cards”
    In other words, how is a Nvidia card not going to work? What is it going to do or not do?

  • Steve King

    May 29, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    I use a Sapphire R9 280x. Very happy with it. Running three monitors: Dell 27″, Asus 24″, and Sony Bravia HDTV 40″. CPU is i7 5930K @ 3.4 ghz. No overclocking on either the CPU or the graphics card.

    Steve K
    Full time writer/director
    Pt. Time Video Editor

  • John Rofrano

    May 30, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    [Philippe Orlando] “In other words, how is a Nvidia card not going to work? What is it going to do or not do?”

    There isn’t anything that it’s not going to do. AMD is just going to do it better. Here’s why:

    Vegas Pro uses OpenCL for performing timeline GPU acceleration. Every render must first playback the timeline so this affects both editing and rendering performance. NVIDIA is pushing their proprietary CUDA technology. AMD only supports OpenCL (and OpenGL) so they make sure that their OpenCL implementation performs exceptionally well. NVIDIA also supports OpenCL but they don’t put a whole lot of effort into it because they want people to use CUDA. In benchmarks AMD OpenCL beats NVIDIA OpenCL (not surprising). Therefore, AMD cards are better to use with Vegas Pro than NVIDIA cards.

    This is backed up by countless Vegas Pro users swapping their NVIDIA cards for AMD/ATI cards and getting better GPU performance so it’s not all theory. I swapped my NVIDIA Quadro 4000 for an ATI Radeon HD 5870 and got better performance. I posted finding here on the COW

    ATI Radeon HD 5870 Vegas Pro benchmarks

    NVIDIA Quadro 4000 Vegas Pro benchmarks

    The Radeon HD 5870 and Quadro 4000 are similarly spec’ed cards. You can see from the numbers that the ATI card performs better with Vegas Pro and the Radeon was running on a slower CPU than the Quadro was! Proof positive that the right GPU can make a difference.


  • Philippe Orlando

    May 30, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    Great, it’s noted. Now what if I also want to use Resolve that calls for CUDA and edit the footage I graded in resolve in Vegas? I’m kind of stuck here, uh?

  • John Rofrano

    May 30, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    You’re not really stuck. I mean it’s not like an NVIDA won’t work with Vegas Pro at all. It works, just not as good as AMD. If you have other apps that require CUDA then by all means get an NVIDIA card. It’s just unfortunate that a manufacturer like NVIDA has to push proprietary technologies on the public. I’m a big fan of open standards.


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