Best Graphic Card?

alexander-jason wrote on 6/9/2014, 12:49 AM
Hi,

Can anyone recommend the best overall card for Vegas Pro (13) -- for preview and rendering?

I'm getting a new desktop system and I'm confused about the graphic cards. Most of the ratings found online rate cards for gaming. I don't do games. I just want the best graphics card for VP -- and for Photoshop CC.

Thanks ---


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OldSmoke wrote on 6/9/2014, 6:03 AM
Nividia GTX580, ATI/AMD 6970. Some users do have good results with R9 290. There are also the pro cards like The FirePro series and the Quadro series but for Nvidia stay with Fermi cards.

Proud owner of Sony Vegas Pro 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13 and now Magix VP15&16.

System Spec.:
Motherboard: Intel DX79SR
Ram: G.Skill 8x4GB DDR3 2133 (running at 1600 and lower latency)
CPU: 3930K @ 4.3GHz (custom water cooling system)
GPU: 1x ASUS Fury-X
Hard drives: 4x 2GB WD Red in RAID 5 (with Hot Spare), 2x Crucial 256GB SSD in RAID 0 (mulitcam project drive), 1x Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSD (System), 1x Crucial 64GB SSD (temp files and swap file), 1x 3.5" Hotswap Bay, 1x LG BluRay Burner
PSU: Corsair 1200W
Monitor: 2x Dell Ultrasharp U2713HM, 1x Sony HDTV 32" preview monitor

NCARalph wrote on 6/9/2014, 8:27 AM
Be aware that some of us are having serious problems with the NVidia cards in VP 13. It seems to be very content specific.
OldSmoke wrote on 6/9/2014, 8:30 AM
@NCARalph

Which problems to you have with Nvidia cards? Which card and which driver? I am using 2x GTX580 now with driver 334.89 and I have not experienced any issues. NB Tilter Pro 3 also runs better now.

Proud owner of Sony Vegas Pro 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13 and now Magix VP15&16.

System Spec.:
Motherboard: Intel DX79SR
Ram: G.Skill 8x4GB DDR3 2133 (running at 1600 and lower latency)
CPU: 3930K @ 4.3GHz (custom water cooling system)
GPU: 1x ASUS Fury-X
Hard drives: 4x 2GB WD Red in RAID 5 (with Hot Spare), 2x Crucial 256GB SSD in RAID 0 (mulitcam project drive), 1x Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSD (System), 1x Crucial 64GB SSD (temp files and swap file), 1x 3.5" Hotswap Bay, 1x LG BluRay Burner
PSU: Corsair 1200W
Monitor: 2x Dell Ultrasharp U2713HM, 1x Sony HDTV 32" preview monitor

NCARalph wrote on 6/10/2014, 3:56 PM
We've discussed this on another thread. I'm using a NVidia 570 and it crashes VP13 but runs fine (and faster) on VP11.

Rendering crashes are very content specific so it's not surprising that some people never have problems and others find it unusable (as have I).
OldSmoke wrote on 6/10/2014, 8:05 PM
NCARalph

I can't remember that thread but would you mind reminding me which content it was that caused you issues? Anyway, I am not saying Nvidia are the better way to go but if you are info MC AVC rendering, it is the fastest card on my system, faster then the HD6970 it tried.

Proud owner of Sony Vegas Pro 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13 and now Magix VP15&16.

System Spec.:
Motherboard: Intel DX79SR
Ram: G.Skill 8x4GB DDR3 2133 (running at 1600 and lower latency)
CPU: 3930K @ 4.3GHz (custom water cooling system)
GPU: 1x ASUS Fury-X
Hard drives: 4x 2GB WD Red in RAID 5 (with Hot Spare), 2x Crucial 256GB SSD in RAID 0 (mulitcam project drive), 1x Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSD (System), 1x Crucial 64GB SSD (temp files and swap file), 1x 3.5" Hotswap Bay, 1x LG BluRay Burner
PSU: Corsair 1200W
Monitor: 2x Dell Ultrasharp U2713HM, 1x Sony HDTV 32" preview monitor

Barry W. Hull wrote on 6/16/2014, 7:44 PM
OldSmoke, I was under the impression Fermi was phased out, now Quadro is based on Kepler architecture, no?

Only reason I mention this is because I wanted to add another graphic card and Lenovo specifically warned against mixing Fermi and Kepler in same machine.
OldSmoke wrote on 6/16/2014, 8:00 PM
Yes, Fermi is phased out but still better supported under SVP11-13... unfortunately that is still a fact. You can still get plenty of GTX580 on eBay or HD6970 if you prefer AMD/ATI cards.

Proud owner of Sony Vegas Pro 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13 and now Magix VP15&16.

System Spec.:
Motherboard: Intel DX79SR
Ram: G.Skill 8x4GB DDR3 2133 (running at 1600 and lower latency)
CPU: 3930K @ 4.3GHz (custom water cooling system)
GPU: 1x ASUS Fury-X
Hard drives: 4x 2GB WD Red in RAID 5 (with Hot Spare), 2x Crucial 256GB SSD in RAID 0 (mulitcam project drive), 1x Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSD (System), 1x Crucial 64GB SSD (temp files and swap file), 1x 3.5" Hotswap Bay, 1x LG BluRay Burner
PSU: Corsair 1200W
Monitor: 2x Dell Ultrasharp U2713HM, 1x Sony HDTV 32" preview monitor