R9 290 series is indeed working really well in Vegas 11-13. I will be running 2 R9 290x on mine PC in crossfire. Currently running only one r9 290x ran Vegas benchmark xdcam in 24s. I am waiting for 1 replacement of the defective card. Don't buy anything from Canada store. Take forever just to send back and forth.
ok.. here we go, 4k play back best full real time are smooth with no fx. I add 2 sony fx , color curve and convolution kernel to the timeline. Playback still best full and smooth in real time. Add 3rd fx Gaussian blur to the timeline. Play back smooth best full but stay right at 26.xxx frame solid. Playback gpu load from 11% and shot up to 99% and cpu right at around 33%, This is a 4930K @4.5Ghz.. the source was place on my ssd media drive.
ps. I will do more testing with my 2nd cards 290x later.
That does sound good! I will be putting my HD6970 back into the system, replacing one of the two GTX580. I finally got the HD9670 watercooled to match the other card, I cant wait to see how that goes with my 4K footage. With the 4K files transistions are also painfully slow at the moment. Thanks for all the testing Bruce!
Yeah, HD6970 run pretty darn hot for sure. I had always keep the fan speed right at 70% to keep it cooled. My R9 290x is also running very hot. I was gaming Need for Speed hot persuit and the card temp shot up to 92c just for about 10 minute of gaming. I already got my ek full water block ready to be installed soon as well. I just want to keep the card intact for a few weeks longer before o tear it apart for water cooling.
laptop - constant 20fps / 10 with curves only (quite surprised actually ;-))
desktop - constant 20fps / 15 with curves only
i shall wait till more reports are in, but it's looking good for a 290 - if i can only get over my fear of amd drivers, and whether i can still have on board 4600 working alongside amd (i use quicksync for a few things)?
From my IT:
Well, the videocards I cannot give much insight to as I have never sold any of them I would suggest posting the cards in your forum and ask which of them are the best option.
What I found on a video forum http://forums.creativecow.net/thread/24/977679
This benchmark was made by SONY, so it's reliable.
AMD Radeon R9 290 : 22 seconds
AMD Radeon R9 290X : 22s
AMD Radeon R9 280 : 23s
AMD Radeon HD 7950B : 24s
AMD Radeon HD 7970 : 24s
AMD Radeon HD 6970 : 34s
AMD Radeon HD 5870 : 35s
NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan : 38s
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 : 39s
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 : 45s
It seems the R9 is what most recommend, you will definitely need to upgrade your power supply to at least a 750 watt unit.
$200.00 for a 1Kw.
Could you guys help me out and suggest the best video card for my situation?
If you read the whole thread then you will understand there isn't a simple answer. If you want better OpenCL performance, then AMD R9 290 is better, if you want faster MC AVC render then GTX580 is your best bet. Another option is to get on of each and use the R9 290 as primary GPU support and you can still render to MC AVC with CUDA with the GTX580.