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Kevin HedinShould I Upgrade to ATI Radeon HD 4870
by on Feb 26, 2010 at 10:07:01 pm

Before I plunk down $370 for an ATI Radeon HD 4870 to put in my Mac Pro, I thought I'd ask fellow AE users if this is a wise idea? Will Open GL work with this card? Or is there a better card I should consider for AE?

Thanks.

Kevin Hedin
Digital One, Inc.
Anchorage, AK


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Andy GeorgeRe: Should I Upgrade to ATI Radeon HD 4870
by on Feb 26, 2010 at 10:18:41 pm

Hi Kevin,

[Kevin Hedin] "Will Open GL work with this card? Or is there a better card I should consider for AE?"

Open GL won't work well with any Graphics card....It just doesn't work well.

There's little gain to updating your graphics card as far as AE is concerned.



-Andy


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Kevin HedinRe: Should I Upgrade to ATI Radeon HD 4870
by on Feb 26, 2010 at 10:25:54 pm

Thanks for the quick response. It appears (now that I have read a few more posts) that AE is best with openGL off in most cases. Hopefully the OpenGL compatibility will improve in the future.

You just saved me $370 8-)

Kevin Hedin
Digital One, Inc.
Anchorage, AK


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Andy GeorgeRe: Should I Upgrade to ATI Radeon HD 4870
by on Feb 26, 2010 at 10:30:21 pm

[Kevin Hedin] "You just saved me $370 8-)"

Ill split it with you :)

-Andy


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Dave LaRondeRe: Should I Upgrade to ATI Radeon HD 4870
by on Feb 26, 2010 at 10:28:30 pm

An ATI card is very good for Final Cut Suite apps. Very good indeed.

However, if you intend to use Adobe Premiere, you might want to consider a different card. Here's why:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/signup_adobe_mpe.html?cid=creativecow150

This setup could be REALLY good for the next version of Premiere!

So what about these cards' utility in AE? If you're considering them for AE use ONLY, save your dough.

Open GL -- no matter whose card it's on -- is pretty much useless for rendering in AE. The guys at Adobe don't even use Open GL when rendering. Furthermore, absolutely NO information from Adobe has even hinted that either the Mercury Playback Engine or the Nvidia card (info in the link above) will work with AE.

Since the first rule of marketing is to shout new features from the rooftops, and nobody's sayin' nothin' AE-wise, I conclude that when it comes to hot cards, AE remains AE. In other words, a 64-bit operating system, lots of fast processors and oodles of RAM beat out a hot card any day in AE-Land.


Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Dima IvanRe: Should I Upgrade to ATI Radeon HD 4870
by on Mar 15, 2010 at 5:07:25 am

I own a sapphire one and it runs very nice, both AE7 and AE CS3 work fast and smooth on it. Just make sure not to install the CCC (catalyst control center) because you will have problems with it. It's been a long time since this card was released but it's still a very good card...


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