With all the great advancements in technology I figured it’s time to look at video card upgrades for our our edit suite.
We run two workstations and want to see how the latest video cards from Nvidia perform. Here’s an excerpt from what looks like a great review published by Puget Systems.
To see how the new Quadro cards perform in Premiere Pro, we will be testing with the following hardware:
|Motherboard:||Asus X99 Deluxe II|
|CPU:||Intel Core i7 6950X 3.0GHz
(3.4-4GHz) 10 Core
|RAM:||4x DDR4-2400 32GB ECC Reg.
Titan Xp 12GB
|Hard Drive:||Samsung 960 Pro 1TB M.2 PCI-E x4 NVMe SSD|
|OS:||Windows 10 Pro 64-bit|
|Software:||Premiere Pro 2017.0.2|
Most of the media we will be using is available from the Sample R3D Files and were transcoded to the various codecs we wanted to test.
To test exporting and rendering previews we used a moderately complex timeline involving multiple clips, Lumetri Color correction, multicam footage, and some other effects like a logo overlay, Gaussian blur, and cross dissolves. If you want a more in-depth look at what our timelines are like, we recorded a short video explaining our test process: