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Old February 4th, 2009, 10:51 PM   #1
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Which GPU is fully compatible with After Effects CS4?

Hi everybody,

I have a big problem. After Effects crashes at startup and it appears it is because of my GPU and its associated driver. After several hours installing desinstalling reinstalling tweaking with an Adobe Technician over the phone, I am done.

I pretty sure that if I buy a new GPU, the software will work.

So here is my question, what do you think would be the best GPU for After Effects CS4?

My current GPU is ASUS DK Radeon EAH4870 1 GBDDR5. Asus drivers are really bad. That is sad because, apart from being incompatible with AE and Photoshop, this GPU works great.

Thank you in advance for your precious and urgent help.

PS: I cannot afford the Quadro CX :)
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Old February 5th, 2009, 04:48 AM   #2
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Get the best Quadro card you can afford. These cards are tweaked out for the best possible Open L support. AE relies on Open GL for the best previews and workflow. the Quadro FX 1700 is $499.95

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Old February 5th, 2009, 10:21 AM   #3
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Thank you Gary,

I've just read the thread of somebody in another forum who stated that the Nvidia GeForce GTX260 has been certified by Adobe to be fully compatible with CS4. I cannot find the official statement by Adobe. Could anyone confirm that? Does anybody use this card and have After Effects CS4? A feedback would be really appreciated. It is a much less expensive card (around $250) and more powerful than the cheapest Quadros. Thus, if it appears that it is fully compatible, we will gain in playback framerate and speed over the low-end Quadros.

Thanks.

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Old February 9th, 2009, 05:08 PM   #4
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GeForce GTX 260 feedback

Hi guys,

Just wanted you to know that I bought the EVGA Nvidia Geforce GTX260 for about $200 on eBay and it runs After Effects great.

Kadafi.
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Old February 11th, 2009, 09:45 AM   #5
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- good to hear that you're up and running -

I'm surprised to hear that you had issues with your Radeon card. I'm running a Radeon HD 4670 1GB DDR3 with CS4 with no significant issues.
I'd like to note that in most cases you're better off using the chipset maker's drivers versus the manufacturer's
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