I have a 2014 Dell XPS 8700. CPU is i7-4770 which if I understand correctly is a 4th generation CPU. I'm running Windows Pro 10 10.0.19041.
The technical specs for Elements 2021 say you need Intel 6th Generation or news processor.
Does that mean that Elements won't run on my CPU? Or it will be so slow that I'll be hating life if I install it? Or it just works better with a newer faster processor?
I was going to update (I see that there's a sale going on right now) - I'm running Premiere Elements 2018. But these technical specs have given me pause.
Thanks for your help.
You've got a pretty well-powered machine. I'd give the free trial of the program a test drive and see if it runs on your CPU.
If I install the free trial and it doesn't work (I've seen the post from John T Smith but you never can tell) how much trouble is it to get back to Premiere Elements 2018?
They are completely separate installations.
You can have several versions of Premiere Elements installed (I have PE 14 & 2021).
Its not a very powerfull machine. CPU technologie is 7 years old.
Elements will work but wont be that snappy as it would be on a modern machine.
And all depends on what kind of footage you are going to edit.
Most common non professional cameras produce high compressed video which is cpu intensive.
Thanks to all who have replied and are helping me with this decision.
In answer to Ann Bens I'm making music videos. None has been longer than 5 minutes. I've had as many as 14 tracks at a time (think of multiple instruments that may only play on part of a song, up to 4 vocal parts, multiple cameras for a given voice / instrument part). The version I have now can be very slow to render although I've learned to set the work area to be whichever part (usually say a verse or a chorus) I'm specifically working on. The video tracks all have an audio track, although the audio is only used to sync to the master audio (created on Studio One and imported to Premiere Elements).
My concern is that since I've already had some performance issues with the 2018 version it will be worse with the upgrade unless part of the software development effort on Adobe's part was to make their code run faster (which is unusual in my experience - software companies usually bank on newer faster hardware to make everything ok).
Sorry I've rambled on. I realize that my computer is old but I'm trying to avoid getting a new one due to the expense. Not sure how long I can hold off though.
Not sure how long I can hold off though.
Until a major component breaks down.
Replacement will be hard to find.