With the release of HMD risin 8core CPI use, we put together the best bang for the buck. Video editing p.c for just 998$.
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 2 graphics cards to use with the video editing. P.S., if you have more money to spend now with video games, you can use 2 graphics cards to improve your performance.
And up to Dubberly if the game is optimized or has 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.
Both X effects 8 gigabyte R X four 80s. Before we get into the benchmarks.
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Premiere Pro has supported dual graphics cards since 2013, so you would expect it to be fairly 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, figured out that Premiere Pro only supports two graphics cards when you’re exporting and rendering a video.
So most of the time when you’re 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 2 Lutts and film grain applied.
We start to see both graphics cards being used and the dual arcs for the 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 backward. The single R X for 80 is three percent faster.
Now let’s move on to the toughest test, which is for four K clips scaled into a 4K project with each 1 having Lutts and film grain applied and 2 of those cliffs being reversed. This super complex render is where I expected to 2 do graphics cards to finally shine and we a massive improvement of 1percent.
Now, this really doesn’t make sense at first, but when you start monitoring GPE usage, you’ll notice that Premiere 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 different or even slightly negative.
Next, I started to take a look at Da Vinci’s to resolve, and I came up with an issue of only one graphics card being used now 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 995$, 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 1000$ 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 were helpful, one of which is a YouTube video with a 13000$ computer.
This thing is using 2 12 core Xeon processors and 4-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 n’t any improvement using the thousand dollar version with the four Titan next graphics cards versus the 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’s raw footage, he didn’t notice a difference of about 15 percent.
That’s about one minute saved for his project. Now, unlike Premiere 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 2 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 premiere 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 is 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 into adding new features.
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