I'll get right to the point. I want the best videocard for use with Adobe premiere 6 when it comes out. Yesterday, the choice was made, I was going for the Quadro after reading countless of forums that seemed to be THE card for me. I went to bed happy since I had been at it for 5 hours straight. reading fora and watching video's.
Today however is another day. Again I see peolpe stating the Quadro is outmatched by the GTX680 when used for:
- video editing
- rendering realtime playback of effects and video
- encoding / export
So there it is basicly using adobe premiere pro.
At the same time I see people state that the 580 GTX outperforms the 680 GTX when encoding saying the 680 is ´just for games´
So first I was like... and then I was like... well you get the picture.
I have 3 questions:
1) I would really love to see some benchmarks between the two but I can't find any.
2) The Quadro has 256 cuda cores, the 680 has 1500+, how does this compare?
3) Is the 2 year old quadro really still better then the NEW GTX 680?
*I will use this rig as a Working desktop, so no gaming what so ever*
As for being in the official list, it's not really important, you can just add the name of the card to a txt file and get the mercury engine working on the GTX 680 which of course would work like a charm.
I don't see what the advantage of Quadro 4000 would be. But, again, it is more workstation-oriented so it might have some..
Yea something happened yesterday and it's still not fixed. I'm afraid there isn't much we can help with benchmarking, unless someone with Quadro 4000 and GTX 680 would be kind enough to benchmark it for you. I've been looking in google, however, I wasn't able to find any numbers on it.
Go with the GTX680 over the Quadro 4000. The Quadro 4000 is old technology, based on the GTX 400 series of video cards. The Quadro 4000 is over priced and under powered.
I don’t talk about the Quadro cards because very few people use them. I have not tested them myself, however, there is a post production house in Orlando where I know the owners. Last year, they switched from a Quadro 4000 card to the GTX580 and said that the GTX580 was much faster. For the timeline, they saw approx. 20% speed increase with the GTX580 over the Quadro 4000 and when they exported to a MPEG 2 DVD, they said the export times where almost twice as fast with the GTX580.
There is a website called http://www.ppbm5.com where you can see benchmark results using a Premiere CS5 project to test various video cards on different systems. You will see the Quadro lags behind the GTX580.
I have a GTX580 and guess what? It was SLOWER than my old GTX295!
Guess what I did? I popped out the GTX580 and put the GTX295 to render my project quicker.
And I timed it... this wasn't just by eyesight or hoping for, this was timed with a stopwatch and
it was a sad thing to witness. I almost got rid of the GTX295 recently too.
How is this possible? It wasn't even by way of any O.C.'ing which I use to do when I was gaming
with it... It was that it was a Dual-GPU and a MUCH wider memory data path.
In case you think I don't know what I'm talking about... I'm old school and can school many of you.
I'm talking starting with an Magnavox Odysee II back when I was 4, a Vic20 to learn basic on when
I was 10, my first modem stolen from a bank (a Hayes 300 baud) to look at porn b.b.s. ads in the
back of magazines like Byte... and overclocking with the first 500MHz computer in NJ back in 95.
Now I'm in a situation with $10k to burn to put together a new PC mainly for video and photo editing
(After witnessing all of the cheats and hacks on BF3, I'm done with online gaming) and I have to decide
whether to through the GTX690 in there or wait on the GTX695 or better?