SOT: 580GTX Microcenter

Zelkien69 wrote on 8/22/2014, 7:59 AM
I know many, many conversations have been had with regards to the best/perfect/ dream graphics card for Vegas. The one card that tends to showcase best time and time again (at least for Nvidia and it's CUDA) is the 580GTX. It seems as though due to architecture limitations, the newer 6xx, 7xx, and 8xx series cards are not as fast in Vegas and tend to have more problems in general.

Microcenter has EVGA refurb 580GTX cards for $140ea. I picked up two and going from 560ti's it was a significant increase in playback (Ver 12) and depending upon which render template and format faster yet again.

They won't ship them, but if a Microcenter is nearby and you have $140 burning a whole in your pocket along with a dated card,...

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OldSmoke wrote on 8/22/2014, 8:40 AM
Zelkien69

Good catch! Yes, the GTX580 is currently the fastest card under Nvidia for VP11-13. If you have the space and the power supply for it, leave the 560Ti in the system. I had a 560Ti paired with a 570 and they worked really great together, especially if you use more then one monitor.

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)

Grazie wrote on 8/22/2014, 8:54 AM
OldSmoke? Have you or is there any expected results of the GTX560ti running? It is rather nippy!

G

OldSmoke wrote on 8/22/2014, 9:26 AM
Grazie

If I remember it correctly, the GTX560Ti got me in the 40sec. region rendering the SCS benchmark project to MC AVC 1080 30p. A single 580 is in the 33sec range and 2x GTX580 is around 28sec. The 570 was around 38sec and combined with the 560Ti 32sec. The good thing with two cards is that you can split the load if you have more then one monitor. Timeline performance for a 560Ti should be Best/Full for 1080 60i footage single track, 8-bit icnluding for Transition and FX as long as they are Sony's own and GPU accelerated. This is all with a i7-3930K @4.3GHz.

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)

Grazie wrote on 8/22/2014, 11:05 AM
Thanks OS. Very kind of you.

I'm very happy with the 560, I'm rendering and viewing at a real lick. I'm using TWIXTOR which is now GPU-happy ( that's a tech term . . ), I'm using the new Porting to Handbrake by Marco - marvelous.

Grazie

DavidMcKnight wrote on 8/22/2014, 11:19 AM
Grrrr....there aren't any in stock in Texas. I have an AMD that I'm happy with in one workstation, would like one of these for the other workstation. Perhaps next time.
Downunder wrote on 8/23/2014, 7:01 PM
There are different brand names of the 580GTX (and all other graphics cards) is there one brand better than others or any brand will do for the 580GTX?
Lee
Zelkien69 wrote on 8/29/2014, 11:32 AM
So improvement for a i7-930 using CPU when rendering a five minute *.mp4 was

9min33sec on CPU only

2min28sec using CUDA

Well worth a $140 to breath life into our older computers.
OldSmoke wrote on 8/29/2014, 1:01 PM
Zelkien69

Good job! I know, when it (GPU acceleration) works, its a big time saver. Did your timeline preview improve as well? Which driver are you using?

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)

Downunder wrote on 8/29/2014, 7:48 PM
Hello, further to my last post (no replies) will a LEADTEK GTX580-1536MBD5 graphic card work with Vegas Pro 13 to quicken rendering and more importantly (for me) timeline preview or does it have to be an EVGA card? Is it better to have the Leadtek GTX580-3072MBD5..(has more memory). I currently have an Inno3D GTX570

Look forward to a reply (or two)

Thanks

Lee
Downunder wrote on 8/31/2014, 5:03 AM
Bump..
OldSmoke wrote on 8/31/2014, 8:11 AM
@Downunder

How well is your current GTX570 performing? Can you tell us your render times for the SCS benchmark project? How much more do you expect from the GTX580?

As for brands, I have a personal preference based on some inside knowledge from the component industry which I don't want to elaborate any further. My personal preferred brands are ASUS boards and graphic cards but I currently use 2x GTX580 from EVGA because I have them water-cooled and it was easier to find EK water blocks on eBay for these cards. ASUS usually doesn't make reference design cards but rather their own proprietary design and is more difficult to find aftermarket parts for it.

I hope that helps.

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)

Downunder wrote on 8/31/2014, 4:48 PM
Thanks Old Smoke for your reply. To be honest I have never got arround to do the SCS benchmark, is it still on the web site. The reason I wanted to know a little more on the GTX580 is a number of people here on the forum (including yourself) have good results with them.I have the opportunity to purchase an ex demo Leadtek GTX580 from a supplier for AUS $100 so just wanted to know if it was worth me purchasing it to get better timeline preview than my GTX570 which is ok... just I want timeline preview it to be better. To save a few seconds on rendering does not concern me as much.

Cheers