I’m currently using Vegas Pro 15 with the following system and will soon be able to upgrade either the CPU or the GPU. I’m looking for a sense of what I might reasonably expect from both because VP is a somewhat unique performance case on my system (which is mainly used for music composition and audio editing).
Motherboard: ASUS P9X79
OS: W7 64-bit SP1
GPU: GT 630 2GB (not sure if it’s Fermi or Kepler but render speed and playback framerate improve if I disable GPU
Because of this, my CPU upgrade options are basically limited to the i7-4820K or i7-4960x.
But in regards to GPUs, I have more options than I know what to do with (since the motherboard support PCIe 3,0) - and very little understanding of how much advantage each might provide.
Assuming I were to spend ca. $100-200 picking up a used or new GPU, would it be likely to improve either my rendering or playback performance in 23.976 FPS 1080P or 2K projects more than the CPU upgrade above? I looked through NVIDIA’s chipset compatibility document and it seemed like the chip generation (Turing, Volta, Pascal, etc.) had the biggest effect on feature set but I have no idea what specifications have the greatest effect on VP15 performance. Help would be greatly appreciated. :)
A lot of my VP 15 work will be using Pan/Crop to explore fine art paintings provided as stills up 18,000 pixels across their widest dimension, as either 8 bit JPEGs or 8 to 16-bit uncompressed TIFFs. Grading and FX use will be minimal and typically it will just be two layers crossfading at most.
Mostly, work will go straight from input images to the VP15 workspace (perhaps with lower res proxies during editing) without a digital intermediate video format - and will then be output straight to a YouTube friendly encode.
Many thanks in advance!