Vegas 15 Edit GPU question: Intel QSV and/or AMD VCE?

Cliff Etzel wrote on 1/11/2019, 3:11 PM

I have an Intel 8700K CPU but only use my AMD RX380 4GB GPU for editing and renders. Is there a distinct IQ/workflow performance advantage using either or both the Intel iGPU along with the AMD discreet GPU?


Former user wrote on 1/11/2019, 4:30 PM

Intel QSV is the superior hardware encoder, & RX380 the superior GPU for processing.

If you have a 10 series Nvidia card or newer you don't really need intel QSV although some users here have stated in their opinion QSV has the highest video quality. If you had a 1080/ti you have the dual NVENC's & so more reason to not use QSV as hardware encoding is twice as fast.

Cliff Etzel wrote on 1/13/2019, 3:00 PM

So I've finally gotten around to getting the iGPU seen via attaching one of my monitors to it (seems it's not seen by Windows unless a monitor is attached to it).

I used the standard 1080-29.97 8 bit template and render out (One track has Neat Video applied at the track level) - let's just say alot faster than using VCE! I even went so far as to set the project properties to 32 bit just for giggles - rendered about the same speed as an 8 bit VCE encode - pretty amazing actually.

MAGIX AVC-QSV - 1:33 sec
MAGIX AVC-VCE - 1:58 sec

Now the downside - the QSV version seems to be washing out my highlights. The AMD VCE encodes do not appear to exhibit this issue.

Any ideas?