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: ASUS X299 Prime-A

Ram: G.Skill 4x8GB DDR4 2666 XMP

CPU: i7-9800x @ 4.6GHz (custom water cooling system)
GPU: 1x AMD Vega Pro Frontier Edition (water cooled)
Hard drives: System Samsung 970Pro NVME, AV-Projects 1TB (4x Intel P7600 512GB VROC), 4x 2.5" Hotswap bays, 1x 3.5" Hotswap Bay, 1x LG BluRay Burner

PSU: Corsair 1200W
Monitor: 2x Dell Ultrasharp U2713HM (2560x1440)

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.

Windows 10 Pro 64, i7 6700K @4GHz (with Intel Graphics 530) , 16 GB, AMD Radeon R9 370, SanDisk Ultra II 960 GB, 9TB storage spaces RAID, 2 monitors running off the Radeon, (one plugged into the Intel Graphics also, just to use QSV from the Intel Graphics)

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: ASUS X299 Prime-A

Ram: G.Skill 4x8GB DDR4 2666 XMP

CPU: i7-9800x @ 4.6GHz (custom water cooling system)
GPU: 1x AMD Vega Pro Frontier Edition (water cooled)
Hard drives: System Samsung 970Pro NVME, AV-Projects 1TB (4x Intel P7600 512GB VROC), 4x 2.5" Hotswap bays, 1x 3.5" Hotswap Bay, 1x LG BluRay Burner

PSU: Corsair 1200W
Monitor: 2x Dell Ultrasharp U2713HM (2560x1440)

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).

Windows 10 Pro 64, i7 6700K @4GHz (with Intel Graphics 530) , 16 GB, AMD Radeon R9 370, SanDisk Ultra II 960 GB, 9TB storage spaces RAID, 2 monitors running off the Radeon, (one plugged into the Intel Graphics also, just to use QSV from the Intel Graphics)

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: ASUS X299 Prime-A

Ram: G.Skill 4x8GB DDR4 2666 XMP

CPU: i7-9800x @ 4.6GHz (custom water cooling system)
GPU: 1x AMD Vega Pro Frontier Edition (water cooled)
Hard drives: System Samsung 970Pro NVME, AV-Projects 1TB (4x Intel P7600 512GB VROC), 4x 2.5" Hotswap bays, 1x 3.5" Hotswap Bay, 1x LG BluRay Burner

PSU: Corsair 1200W
Monitor: 2x Dell Ultrasharp U2713HM (2560x1440)

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: ASUS X299 Prime-A

Ram: G.Skill 4x8GB DDR4 2666 XMP

CPU: i7-9800x @ 4.6GHz (custom water cooling system)
GPU: 1x AMD Vega Pro Frontier Edition (water cooled)
Hard drives: System Samsung 970Pro NVME, AV-Projects 1TB (4x Intel P7600 512GB VROC), 4x 2.5" Hotswap bays, 1x 3.5" Hotswap Bay, 1x LG BluRay Burner

PSU: Corsair 1200W
Monitor: 2x Dell Ultrasharp U2713HM (2560x1440)