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Andrew Clark February 24th, 2011 08:29 PM

AMD Video Cards
 
Anybody using AMD video cards w/CS5 PPro?

I realize that CS5 PPro runs the Mercury Playback Engine optimally with an nVidia CUDA certified (or hacked) video card, but am wondering how well MPE (I believe it's only software mode) works with AMD cards.

Randall Leong February 24th, 2011 08:46 PM

Re: AMD Video Cards
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Andrew Clark (Post 1621865)
Anybody using AMD video cards w/CS5 PPro?

I realize that CS5 PPro runs the Mercury Playback Engine optimally with an nVidia CUDA certified (or hacked) video card, but am wondering how well MPE (I believe it's only software mode) works with AMD cards.

In software mode, the performance is about the same regardless of the graphics card - far slower (about 10 to 14 times slower in timeline rendering for previews) than the performance of an Nvidia-equipped system with MPE set to the GPU mode. However, systems with AMD cards generally perform slightly better than systems with Nvidia cards with MPE forced to run in software-only mode. This is due to the larger footprint of the Nvidia drivers.

Kevin Monahan February 25th, 2011 11:48 AM

Re: AMD Video Cards
 
If this is important to you, make a feature request to support this card: http://www.adobe.com/go/wish

Andrew Clark February 25th, 2011 12:22 PM

Re: AMD Video Cards
 
Thanks for the link Kevin; appreciate it!!

I just submitted my "wish" for the hardware acceleration using AMD video cards. It'd be nice to have options and not being tied to one vendor. Would definitely be great for us end users and may benefit Adobe as well.


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