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July 12, 2012 7:46:01 PM

I'm not very familiar with GPU's so, I could use some help here. Which GPU's are best for use with Adobe CS - AMD/Radeon or NVidia? I have been under the impression that NVidia was best due to their CUDA-cores and Mercury thing?

Do I really need a discrete GPU at all? What are the signs to look for that would suggest to me that I should get a discrete GPU? Will the HD4000 integrated graphics be fine (i7) for Adobe CS? We'll have the Adobe CS 6 sometime soon.

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July 12, 2012 8:08:56 PM

u will need a discrete graphic card. In case of integrated chip as hd4000, things will slow down so badly with increase in complexity that u wont be able to even move ur cursor well.
Go for a mid - range card. If u r going to purchase within 2 or 3 weeks , u wont have much option regarding Nvidia cards as its new mid range cards r not out yet.
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July 12, 2012 11:25:32 PM

Thanks ajaxmaru.

I've recently been told that: "Adobe is starting to take advantage of OpenCL (GPU computing) to enable real time filter previewing on AMD video cards (so far only AMD supports OpenCL, nVidia is sticking to their proprietary cuda api)."

I could actually go ahead and get a 7770 or 7850. I was just under the impression that NVidia was best on Adobe CS with their CUDA cores and Mercury engine thing - is this not accurate?

We'll have the CS 6 soon so I'm just trying to sus out which GPU's would be best for Adobe CS NVidia or AMD/Radeon? If I did get a GPU it'd have to be by EVGA or XFX for that life-time warranty.
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July 13, 2012 3:29:12 PM

I wish there were more helpful information here at Tom's regarding the best GPU's for use with Adobe. Here's what I've found so far:

Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 / Mercury Playback Engine
http://www.adobe.com/products/premiere/mercury-playback...

Photoshop CS6 / Adobe Mercury Graphics Engine
http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/mercury-graphic...

Supported AMD graphics cards for GPU acceleration
http://www.adobe.com/products/premiere/tech-specs.html

NVIDIA CUDA - videos by NVidia at Youtube
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL21EF05FABD6AE9AF

NVidia Mercury Youtube videos
http://www.youtube.com/user/nvidia/videos?query=Mercury

NVidia CUDA zone
http://www.nvidia.com/object/cuda_home_new.html

Approved GPU's for Adobe CS6
http://www.nvidia.com/object/adobe-cs6.html

AMD Radeon & Adobe Photoshop CS6 Advantage
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPDGIcNi4gI









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http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/283384-33-read-first
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July 15, 2012 5:53:00 PM

Only Premiere and After Effects benefits from cuda, but while cuda is still recommended CS6 also works with OpenCL in those applications. Everything else benefits from OpenCL Both nVidia and ATI supports OpenCL.

Which brand is better i have no idea, but i would not care much about it if the card is officially recommended/supported by Adobe. Performance difference in same level cards is not big.

http://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/photoshop-cs6-gpu-f...
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July 19, 2012 1:35:29 PM

I work with adobe products. I dont bother with cuda or those fancy stuffs which they r trying hard to sell with fancy advertisement . Nor the company where i work. In the movie industry nobody bothers about premier much. There r more powerful software out there. If u read too much u will be lost. Only processor should be powerful and large amount of rams for filter buffering. As i told u before buy a mid range card. My own graphic card is dead. m waiting for nvidia 660 release. After that price of amd 7870 will fall. then i will buy amd 7870. Work + gaming.
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July 19, 2012 3:15:11 PM

get a 440 with 1GB DDR3
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March 30, 2013 3:27:39 PM

Anonymous said:
I work with adobe products. I dont bother with cuda or those fancy stuffs which they r trying hard to sell with fancy advertisement . Nor the company where i work. In the movie industry nobody bothers about premier much. There r more powerful software out there. If u read too much u will be lost. Only processor should be powerful and large amount of rams for filter buffering. As i told u before buy a mid range card. My own graphic card is dead. m waiting for nvidia 660 release. After that price of amd 7870 will fall. then i will buy amd 7870. Work + gaming.


so which more powerful software out there are you talking about??...
can you name them please???
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July 24, 2013 4:33:39 PM

Is the NVidia 760 GPU a wise choice (or plenty good enough?) for the Adobe CS6 and Premier to make HD videos and hopefully make DVD's out of them?
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July 25, 2013 7:14:20 AM

I forgot to ask if the 2g of memory was fine or if the 4g would be best. I've heard that the 4g doesn't really help much with eh 760 due to limitations but, that was for gaming, not sure if it would still help me with Adobe CS6 or not?

byogamingpc said:
josejones said:
Is the NVidia 760 GPU a wise choice (or plenty good enough?) for the Adobe CS6 and Premier to make HD videos and hopefully make DVD's out of them?


Yes, I would get the EVGA GTX 760 SC w/ ACX http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DHW4HXY/ref=as_li_q...


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August 1, 2013 7:51:10 AM

Thanks for all the help!

I received my NVidia 760 Superclocked w/ACX, and put it in yesterday to replace my 5-year old 4870 1g, which has been an outstanding GPU, just outdated now. Salute to the 4870. I had no problems with the installation. It worked without issue. The 760 was the perfect upgrade for me, finally at a reasonable price.

The new, NVidia 760 Superclocked w/ACX, gets 3x faster FPS in BF3 and it doubled my 3DMark score.

I would rather have had an SLI bridge over the poster and sticker that came with. It did come with a voucher for the new August release of 'Splinter Cell: Blacklist.'

I'm enjoying the 'NVidia Experience' program, which optimizes each game for the best settings on my system. I'll get a lot of use out of that and the program will get better over time.
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