Video Card Recomendation

Carl-G wrote on 2/27/2018, 9:27 PM

I have Vegas 15 Pro V311. I need a fanless video card that will produce quicker time-line production and rendering than my Intel4600 built-in graphics (on AsusZ97 board, i-7cpu, running Window 10Pro/64b, 64GB RAM). It needs to power 32" 4k monitor (Display Port), and 27" 2K monitor (HDMI). I've been concerned about postings regarding GPU support with Nvidia.

Can anyone give advice on the MSI GT 1030 2GH LP OC ((Nvidia GeForce GT 1030)?
It seems to be one of the last video cards without fans. (I do a lot of mic work in studio and do zero gaming)

Are there any other known/good recommendations?

Thanks.

Comments

john_dennis wrote on 3/1/2018, 9:34 AM

The last passive radiator I had was a 7600GS so I won’t be much help on fanless video cards. I was surprised while bench building my last system that included a Sapphire Radeon RX480 that fans were not turning at all below a certain temperature.

That didn’t stop the Corsair radiator fans from droning on, though.

Personally, I wouldn’t beat my head against the physics of cooling that many watts in close proximity to a microphone.

fr0sty wrote on 3/2/2018, 12:42 AM

I'm was having good results with my 970GTX, but this last update broke NVENC rendering compatibility with it. My timeline previews are ok, but buggy. Previously, it worked great. Hopefully the next update sorts it.

Carl-G wrote on 3/2/2018, 1:48 AM

I'm was having good results with my 970GTX, but this last update broke NVENC rendering compatibility with it. My timeline previews are ok, but buggy. Previously, it worked great. Hopefully the next update sorts it.


Thank-you. I wonder if anyone knows if V15Pro broke all NVENC rendering capability (and specifically for the GT 1030)?

Nick Hope wrote on 3/2/2018, 2:15 AM

I'm was having good results with my 970GTX, but this last update broke NVENC rendering compatibility with it. My timeline previews are ok, but buggy. Previously, it worked great. Hopefully the next update sorts it.

@fr0sty Please report this if you haven't already.

JN_ wrote on 3/2/2018, 5:51 AM

I chose a MSI gtx 1080 z mainly because below a certain temp. the fans never come on, completely silent.

I have it about a year now and I believe they never came on, while rendering using nvenc its even less likely because the main render hardware item is the asic.

” I was surprised while bench building my last system that included a Sapphire Radeon RX480 that fans were not turning at all below a certain temperature.”

Carl, you need to do your research and find a card that does that, silent running below a certain temp., and that matches your own other needs, price etc. if silent running is important to you. It is to me, thats why I went with MSI.

A fanless card probably won’t have the grunt you need.

Also nvenc works great, nothing broken here.

 

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Desktop and Laptop basic specs ...

Both run Win 10 ...

Running latest ver. of Vegas Pro with latest updates.

VP13 B453 also.

Vegaseur and Pluraleyes installed on both ...

Quicktime 7.79.80.95

PC ...

i9 9900K, Intel Graphics 630. Nov 2018.

Mem. 32gb DDR4 Nov. '18.

Graphics card .. Nvidia Rtx 2080 Ti

Nvidia Graphics driver .. latest Studio driver.

Intel Graphics driver

 

Laptop ... (Acer Predator G9-793-77AC)

CPU .. i7-6700HQ Skylake-H

Memory ..16GB DDR4 

Graphics card .. Nvidia GTX 1070, latest Studio driver.

Carl-G wrote on 3/2/2018, 11:35 AM

I chose a MSI gtx 1080 z mainly because below a certain temp. the fans never come on, completely silent.

I have it about a year now and I believe they never came on, while rendering using nvenc its even less likely because the main render hardware item is the asic.

” I was surprised while bench building my last system that included a Sapphire Radeon RX480 that fans were not turning at all below a certain temperature.”

Carl, you need to do your research and find a card that does that, silent running below a certain temp., and that matches your own other needs, price etc. if silent running is important to you. It is to me, thats why I went with MSI.

A fanless card probably won’t have the grunt you need.

Also nvenc works great, nothing broken here.

 

Thanks for your post on your 1080. You say it works fine, but are you running it on VPro 15 update 311? Another reported NVENC is broken on update 311 (for their 970GTX).

JN_ wrote on 3/2/2018, 12:45 PM

I should have mentioned it, yes vp15 311. Nvenc works on my laptop also, same vp 15, 311, gtx 1070, see specs in my profile.

 

Desktop and Laptop basic specs ...

Both run Win 10 ...

Running latest ver. of Vegas Pro with latest updates.

VP13 B453 also.

Vegaseur and Pluraleyes installed on both ...

Quicktime 7.79.80.95

PC ...

i9 9900K, Intel Graphics 630. Nov 2018.

Mem. 32gb DDR4 Nov. '18.

Graphics card .. Nvidia Rtx 2080 Ti

Nvidia Graphics driver .. latest Studio driver.

Intel Graphics driver

 

Laptop ... (Acer Predator G9-793-77AC)

CPU .. i7-6700HQ Skylake-H

Memory ..16GB DDR4 

Graphics card .. Nvidia GTX 1070, latest Studio driver.

Carl-G wrote on 3/2/2018, 3:01 PM

I should have mentioned it, yes vp15 311. Nvenc works on my laptop also, same vp 15, 311, gtx 1070, see specs in my profile.

Thanks, JN! I really appreciate the thorough, helpful, and quick response of the people on this forum.

Carl-G wrote on 3/22/2018, 10:24 AM

The last passive radiator I had was a 7600GS so I won’t be much help on fanless video cards. I was surprised while bench building my last system that included a Sapphire Radeon RX480 that fans were not turning at all below a certain temperature.

That didn’t stop the Corsair radiator fans from droning on, though.

Personally, I wouldn’t beat my head against the physics of cooling that many watts in close proximity to a microphone.

When people are paying me to have a sound proof studio, silence is important. What is the decible of a "droning" fan? That would be an important consideration.

john_dennis wrote on 3/22/2018, 11:23 AM

"What is the decible of a "droning" fan?"

Corsair specifies 43 dba.

I've since replaced the two Corsair fans with different brands. I've also locked the fan and pump curves to a constant value that is just high enough to keep the system cool when running 100% with my inlet temperature. I prefer a drone to constant switching sounds.

I also lined inside of my case with a sound deadening material that's used by car audio folks.

I still rarely allow a microphone close to my system because:

1) I sound like a hayseed.

2) No one pays me.

Carl-G wrote on 3/22/2018, 1:47 PM

"What is the decible of a "droning" fan?"

Corsair specifies 43 dba.

I've since replaced the two Corsair fans with different brands. I've also locked the fan and pump curves to a constant value that is just high enough to keep the system cool when running 100% with my inlet temperature. I prefer a drone to constant switching sounds.

I also lined inside of my case with a sound deadening material that's used by car audio folks.

I still rarely allow a microphone close to my system because:

1) I sound like a hayseed.

2) No one pays me.

"What is the decible of a "droning" fan?"

Corsair specifies 43 dba.

I've since replaced the two Corsair fans with different brands. I've also locked the fan and pump curves to a constant value that is just high enough to keep the system cool when running 100% with my inlet temperature. I prefer a drone to constant switching sounds.

I also lined inside of my case with a sound deadening material that's used by car audio folks.

I still rarely allow a microphone close to my system because:

1) I sound like a hayseed.

2) No one pays me.

So you lock the fans at a standstill?

john_dennis wrote on 3/22/2018, 2:32 PM

"I've also locked the fan and pump curves to a constant value that is just high enough to keep the system cool when running 100% with my inlet temperature."

1) I let the water pump run at a constant velocity near the maximum since it's down inside the case.

2) I lock the RPMs of the radiator fans to a constant, medium speed, ~1020 RPM.

3) At 100% load

4) the CPU package temperature is ~45 degrees C.

5) I save the whole mess in a profile. The name of the profile says it all.

I'm not competing in any quiet builders contests, but I find this configuration to be the least annoying for me.

Carl-G wrote on 3/22/2018, 5:10 PM

Thanks for the info. What it's the Pump fan? (Going higher speed than the case fan)

john_dennis wrote on 3/22/2018, 10:56 PM

"...Pump fan?"

Water pump. My system is water cooled.

Have you considered using a wireless keyboard and mouse and putting you system in another room or behind a partition when you do your voiceovers?

My home theater PC is in the garage behind my wall and I never have to look at it or hear it. I have an HDMI cable for the UHD TV and USB cable with the wireless transceiver that passes through a wall.