Dual vs Single GPU’s Review

    Dual vs Single GPU's for Video Editing

    With the release of HMD risin eight core CPI use, we put together the best bang for the buck. Video editing p.c for just nine hundred ninety eight dollars.

    A lot of you asked very similar questions about the build. So we’re going to be answering those in the next few articles to make sure.

    Quite a few of you asked about buying two graphics cards to use with the video editing. P.S., if you have more money to spend now with video games, you can use two graphics cards to improve your performance.

    And up to Dubberly if the game is well optimized or have little to no impact. If the game isn’t so to test out dual graphics and video editing, we went out and bought another R X for 80. This card is a different cooler, but other than that it’s identical.

    Both X effects eight gigabyte R X four 80s. Before we get into the benchmarks.

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    Premier Pro has supported dual graphics cards since 2013, so you would expect it to be fairly well optimized. Well, unfortunately, that is not the case.

    When I started testing, editing and playback performance, I noticed that the second graphics card wasn’t doing anything at all. With some research, I figured out that Premier Pro only supports two graphics cards when you’re actually exporting and rendering a video.

    So most of the times when you’re actually editing your video, it’s doing nothing at all, really.

    Adobe after four years. So let’s just move on and check out a rendering performance. And let’s hope to see something positive, rendering a five minute 10 ATP clip with two Lutts and film grain applied.

    We start to see both graphics cards being used and the dual arcs for eighties are a whopping four percent faster. That’s right. We saved a whole seven seconds. The same test and four K resource and three percent faster speed away.

    I got that backwards. The single R X for eighty is three percent faster.

    Now let’s move on to the toughest test, which is for four K clips scaled into a four K project with each one having two Lutts and film grain applied and two of those cliffs being reversed. This super complex render is where I expected do graphics cards to finally shine and we got a massive improvement of one percent.

    Now, this really doesn’t make sense at first, but when you start monitoring GPE usage, you’ll notice that Premier Pro is either using one or the other and kind of switching back and forth instead of using both of them at the same time.

    Which makes sense with our results being really almost no difference or even slightly negative.

    Next, I started to take a look at Da Vinci resolve, and I also came up to the same issue of only one graphics card being used now this time. It wasn’t because of poor optimization, but it was because I had the free version of resolve, which doesn’t support dual graphics cards.

    The paid version of resolve costs nine hundred and ninety five dollars, and one of the few extras over the free version is support for dual graphics.

    Since they don’t use the Mitchell resolve in my regular work, I can’t justify spending a thousand dollars on the program. So I started to search online and surprisingly, there’s almost no info available on single vs. dual graphics cards.

    After about an hour of searching, I did find a few pieces of information that was helpful, one of which is a YouTube video with a thirteen thousand dollar computer.

    This thing is using two 12 core Xeon processors and four time X graphics cards. I’ll leave the link to the video and the description if you guys want to check the whole thing out. But I’ll summarize it here.

    He did some different testing and there really wasn’t any improvement using the thousand dollar version with the four Titan next graphics cards versus using the free light version and just one of those graphics cards, editing performance playback smoothness was all the same. Now, when he rendered his black magic for K raw footage, he didn’t notice a difference of about 15 percent.

    That’s about one minute saved for his project. Now, unlike Premier Pro DaVinci, Resolve does have some effects that are rendered using only the graphics cards.

    I found an old article on Bare Feet Cellcom, where they tested single versus dual graphics using DaVinci resolves noise reduction since noise reduction has only rendered using graphics cards.

    They literally saw a doubling of performance when you had two of them.

    Now noise reduction is only available on the pay version, just like dual graphics card support is. So if you have the paid version and you use noise reduction, often dual graphics cards are worth it.

    With the majority of video editors using premier pro, it’s very sad to see Adobe.

    Not optimizing their programs. There’s no support for dual graphics while editing and when rendering this almost no different. And sometimes even a negative impact on top of that are really powerful. Aikau Rise and C.P.U is usually only about 50 to 60 percent utilized.

    So in conclusion, do graphics cards are definitely not worth it for most of us.

    And I think the biggest takeaway is Adobe. Please start focusing a little bit more on optimization instead of just putting all your efforts on adding new features.

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