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New hardware for premiere elements 2021 GPU acceleration

New Here ,
Nov 15, 2020 Nov 15, 2020

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Hi all,
I'm considering to buy new desktop hardware for premiere elements 2021 speed up.

After reading this

https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-elements/kb/gpu-accelerated-rendering---hardware-encoding.html#Diff...

and this

https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-elements/using/gpu-acceleration.html

it looks like:

1) premiere elements 2021 mostly relies on CPU as dedicated GPU processes a few effects only, so buying better CPU is more important than better NVIDIA GPU

2) in addition to dedicated Nvidia GPU - CPU itself must have its own GPU so that encoding/decoding could be done on its GPU

E.g.:
1) i5-10400 + Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 will have much better performance than i3-10100 with GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER

2) i5-10400f (without built in GPU) will be much worse than i5-10400 with GPU inside

Is that true?
Did anyone tried or had experience on the subject?

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Nov 15, 2020 Nov 15, 2020

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I'd focus on the CPU. Version 2021 uses more GPU power, but only for timeline preview. It doesn't effect the general performance or output speed.

 

Check out these benchmarks. Any CPU rating a 7000 or greater is good for general AVCHD editing -- over 10,000 is excellent for editing just about any video.

https://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html

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Nov 15, 2020 Nov 15, 2020

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Along with Steve's suggestions, consider a SSD upgrade.  The read and write speeds are faster than HDs.   I reserve a section of my SSD for video editing.  I put the project, scratch disks and copies of all the assets in single folder dedicated to the project.  When I am done or not working on the project I move the entire project folder to another location.  If I want to work on it again, I move the project's folder back to the SSD "C:\" drive. 

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Nov 19, 2020 Nov 19, 2020

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Thanks!

All your responses are dedicated to question 1.

What about question 2:

2) in addition to dedicated Nvidia GPU - CPU itself must have its own GPU so that encoding/decoding could be done on its GPU

 

E.g.:

2) i5-10400f (without built in GPU) will be much worse than i5-10400 with GPU inside

 

Is that true?

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Nov 19, 2020 Nov 19, 2020

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The 2nd question is regarding Hardware-accelerated Encoding/Decoding (Intel Media SDK) section from here https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-elements/kb/gpu-accelerated-rendering---hardware-encoding.html#Diff...

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Nov 25, 2020 Nov 25, 2020

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I just had a chat with an adobe specialist about this. I'll put the transcript below.

Now, it could still be that this person is wrong, so if anyone has some real world experience, that would be great.

 

Your Adobe Chat Transcript For 11/25/20
Adobe Customer Care Virtual Assistant (11/25/20 9:30:25 AM CET): Hi. I am the Adobe Customer Care Virtual Assistant.
Tell me what you need help with. I'll do my best to understand and find the right person to assist you.
You (11/25/20 9:31:31 AM CET): What hardware is supported for speeding up the final export from Premiere Elements
while not using any Effects or Transitions?
Adobe Customer Care Virtual Assistant (11/25/20 9:31:34 AM CET): You need help with Photoshop Elements or Premiere
Elements. Is that right?
Yes
No
You (11/25/20 9:31:38 AM CET): Yes
Adobe Customer Care Virtual Assistant (11/25/20 9:31:38 AM CET): Ok. Connecting you to an agent who can help.
** (11/25/20 9:31:38 AM CET): Connecting you with a specialist as soon as possible. **
** (11/25/20 9:31:43 AM CET): You are now connected to Mayank, who is reviewing your account. If you need to share
sensitive information, such as credit card number, please wait for your agent to give you steps to share it securely. **
Mayank (11/25/20 9:32:09 AM CET): Let me connect you with the dedicated team
** (11/25/20 9:32:20 AM CET): Connecting you with a specialist as soon as possible. **
** (11/25/20 9:32:23 AM CET): You are now connected to Ankita, who is reviewing your account. If you need to share
sensitive information, such as credit card number, please wait for your agent to give you steps to share it securely. **
Ankita (11/25/20 9:34:06 AM CET): Hello. I’ll be happy to assist you. What can I help you with today?
You (11/25/20 9:35:00 AM CET): Hi Ankita, I am looking to buy a new PC (not Mac) and want to use Premiere Elements. I
want the final rendering (export) process to go faster.
You (11/25/20 9:35:30 AM CET): Does any of the mentioned graphics cards help with this? See https://helpx.adobe.com
/premiere-elements/using/gpu-acceleration.html
You (11/25/20 9:35:47 AM CET): I'm not/hardly using any Transitions/Effects.
You (11/25/20 9:36:53 AM CET): I was now looking to use an AMD Ryzen, but on this page (https://helpx.adobe.com
/premiere-elements/kb/gpu-accelerated-rendering---hardware-encoding.html) it seems only Intel CPUs with built in
GPUs help with speeding up the rendering
You (11/25/20 9:38:12 AM CET): So, will an additional graphics card be beneficial for me, and do I need to pick an Intel or
AMD CPU, and why...
Ankita (11/25/20 9:41:13 AM CET): If you are not using much transitions and effects the Integrated Intel Card will be
sufficient for the faster rendering and export of your project using Premiere elements.
You (11/25/20 9:42:41 AM CET): If I go AMD Ryzen, there will not be an Integrated Intel GPU of course. Will one of the
mentioned video cards then help with the final export?
Ankita (11/25/20 9:43:07 AM CET): if you still wish to get an additional GPU driver on your system you can check with the
supported GPU on the list you already shared .
Ankita (11/25/20 9:44:55 AM CET): Yes , If you go with AMD Ryzen processor with the AMD GPU , just make sure it should
be supported one and it will be used for the high performance acceleration by the application.
You (11/25/20 9:45:26 AM CET): I guess AMD Ryzen with NVIDIA GPU would also be ok? 😉
You (11/25/20 9:46:32 AM CET): So for speeding up the final export, the Intel CPU+builtin GPU is not mandatory? It also
works with AMD Ryzen+NVIDIA GPU?
Ankita (11/25/20 9:46:50 AM CET): The application can only use one GPU , You can Go with AMD Ryzen with NVIDIA also
which will be again a good option.
You (11/25/20 9:47:30 AM CET): The page https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-elements/kb/gpu-accelerated-rendering---
hardware-encoding.html confuses me, because it only talks about Intel...
You (11/25/20 9:48:14 AM CET): Especially this part: Intel® Media SDK is a technology by Intel® which utilizes the
dedicated media processing capabilities of Intel® Graphics Technology to decode/encode fast, enabling the processor
to complete other task and improve performance. Currently, this only supports encoding H.264, MPEG2 and MPEG4
codecs. This feature is only available if an Intel® CPU with Intel Media SDK support is used.
Ankita (11/25/20 9:50:00 AM CET): Mostly Pc's have Intel GPU as the inbuilt card that is the reason it has details about it ,
Application supports all the Three (Intel , AMD and Nvidia )
You (11/25/20 9:51:23 AM CET): Well, AMD Ryzen is becoming very popular these days, so you'd better update your info
pages then 😉
Ankita (11/25/20 9:51:55 AM CET): I will surely forward the feedback.
You (11/25/20 9:54:12 AM CET): So to sum it up: You're saying that when I buy an AMD Ryzen with one of the supported
NVIDIA cards, the final export/encoding of my video (without transitions/effects) will still be accelerated?
Ankita (11/25/20 9:55:39 AM CET): Yes !
You (11/25/20 9:57:17 AM CET): Thank you. That's all I needed to know.
Ankita (11/25/20 9:57:28 AM CET): Happy to help. You may receive an email with a survey link. Please take a moment to
rate your experience and help us improve. Thanks!

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Nov 25, 2020 Nov 25, 2020

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While I have not done a side-by-side comparison of exports with and without a given graphics card, I stand by my original response. In Premiere Elements, it's the CPU, not the GPU that does all the heavy lifting.

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