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nvidia 9600/9800GT vs FX1700 - adobe premiere CS4

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
December 9, 2008 10:04:37 PM

Ive read in a couple of places that premiere CS4 will only benefit from a quad-gc despite CUDA acceleration. Wanted to clear this up, and then decide whether it is worthwhile spending 3x more for a fx1700 as opposed to a 9600 or 9800gt?

My editing is all 2d, with colour correction, opacity, text overlays etc
a b Î Nvidia
December 9, 2008 10:38:38 PM

It's OGL based so it's not a question of hardware so much as locked/unlocked drivers.

Since there are nV cards that are soft-modable, I would consider looking at going that route to get the best of both worlds, also the resale value of a gaming card is higher initially (if you shop wisely to begin with).
December 17, 2008 11:11:42 AM

Which cards are those? (soft-modable) and where do you get the drivers?
Is there a good forum to read?
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a b Î Nvidia
December 17, 2008 12:21:43 PM

Google Soft mod Quadro.

December 18, 2008 10:59:26 AM

Thanks, good starting point!
December 21, 2008 12:10:28 PM

Ive had no luck with soft modding my 8600GT...Renders of my 1hr program increased from 40min to an hour! Ill grab my 8800GT and give it a go, not sure if thatll make any diff.
December 21, 2008 12:26:25 PM

It should, if gfx perf is = to rendering this way at all. The 86 is lousy compared to a 88