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Old February 29th, 2012, 01:35 AM   #1
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minimal GTX 470 usage on playback/render

Hi folks!

Just wanted to share this and discuss:

Today I installed the GPU Meter gadget on my Windows 7 desktop just to see how much of my Nvidia GTX 470 graphics card is being used. I was rather shocked to find that it didn't even touch 10% usage during render or playback of footage from my Canon t2i. The CPU usage however shot up to almost 100% I did the same with Premiere Pro CS5 in view of their Mercury Engine but got the same result.

Just for kicks I loaded up Battlefield 3 in window mode to keep an eye on the GPU meter and this time the GPU and the CPU meters both went red hot. So I now know that my GTX 470 and the GPU meter do work.

My question is, do we even need a snazzy GPU to run Vegas, shouldn't we spend more on CPU and RAM? Has anyone else got the same result?
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Old February 29th, 2012, 04:14 AM   #2
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Re: minimal GTX 470 usage on playback/render

what's your cpu?
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Old February 29th, 2012, 08:19 AM   #3
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Re: minimal GTX 470 usage on playback/render

Sytem specs are as follows:

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Intel Core i7 2600K @ 3.40GHz
16GB RAM
ASUSTek board P8P67
NVDIA GeForce GTX 470

I'm looking to build another editing system. Wondering whether I should spend on a graphics card at all. I mostly edit footage from my Canon t2i and render it for web streaming. Also, I'm looking to save wherever I can.

Any thoughts?
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Old February 29th, 2012, 08:04 PM   #4
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Re: minimal GTX 470 usage on playback/render

good system.

are you previewing ok?

have you dl'd the latest version of vegas?
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