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Stuart Smith
Nvidia Cuda enabled cards
on Jun 7, 2012 at 2:52:43 pm

Hi, looking for some info about Cuda enabled cards. This site lists all Nvidia cuda enabled cards

http://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-gpus

However this site only lists a few that are Adobe supported cards

http://www.adobe.com/products/premiere/tech-specs.html

I know that's for Premiere Pro, but I'm interested in After Effects

Does Adobe only support some of the Nvidia cards? Or would I be able to use any card that's on the Nvidia site?

Thanks
Stuart


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Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: Nvidia Cuda enabled cards
on Jun 7, 2012 at 3:45:50 pm

For AE CS6, specifically, its ray-tracing GPU acceleration, the supported cards can be found here - http://www.adobe.com/products/aftereffects/tech-specs.html

Take note that nVidia's newer Kepler cards are not updated on the list - the GTX 680 is supported in the .01 update to CS6 (aka version 11.0.1).

The other bits on hardware acceleration in AE CS6 aren't earth-shattering cos they mainly drive the drawing of the UI. It's mostly cosmetic to me but there may be others who think otherwise.

More info on CS6 and GPUs here - http://blogs.adobe.com/toddkopriva/2012/05/gpu-cuda-opengl-features-in-afte...

And here are benchmarks for GPU accelerated ray-tracing in CS6 -
https://twitter.com/rendernyc/status/208421894792298496/photo/1/large. Do take note that this benchmark is a one-off test that lacks robustness but the results thus far, from other sources, are pretty consistent in terms of which cards provide the most bang for your cash.

HTH
RoRK

Intensive AE & Mocha Training in Singapore and Malaysia
Adobe ACE/ACI (version 7) & Imagineer Systems Inc Approved Mocha Trainer


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Stuart Smith
Re: Nvidia Cuda enabled cards
on Jun 7, 2012 at 4:48:27 pm

Thanks Roland, appreciate it, think this paragraph explains everything I was looking for

The reason that the GPU-accelerated ray-traced 3D renderer is limited to working on only specific GPUs is simple: testing. We are committed to making After Effects stable and reliable—as well as fast—so we must thoroughly test every card that we say After Effects will use to provide these features.


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Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: Nvidia Cuda enabled cards
on Jun 7, 2012 at 5:07:24 pm

Hi Stuart, I'm curious as what that sentence means to you.

Cheers
RoRK

Intensive AE & Mocha Training in Singapore and Malaysia
Adobe ACE/ACI (version 7) & Imagineer Systems Inc Approved Mocha Trainer


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Stuart Smith
Re: Nvidia Cuda enabled cards
on Jun 7, 2012 at 5:20:24 pm

I was wondering why all the cuda cards on this list

http://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-gpus

weren't on this list

http://www.adobe.com/products/premiere/tech-specs.html

That paragraph answered my question

Thanks again


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