Video Card Performance Test 2017

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.

Test Setup

To see how the new Quadro cards perform in Premiere Pro, we will be testing with the following hardware:

Testing 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.
(128GB Total)
GPU: NVIDIA Quadro
P4000 8GB

MSRP ~$920
NVIDIA Quadro
P5000 16GB

MSRP ~$2,500
NVIDIA Quadro
P6000 24GB

MSRP ~$5,500
NVIDIA Quadro
GP100 16GB

MSRP ~$7,000
NVIDIA
Titan Xp 12GB

MSRP ~$1,200
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.


4K

EPIC DRAGON
3840×2160
23.976 FPS


6K

WEAPON 6K
6144×3077
23.976 FPS


8K

WEAPON 8K S35
8192 x 3456
50 FPS


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:

Source: https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Premiere-Pro-CC-2017-NVIDIA-Quadro-Pascal-Performance-938/

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