CS4 Production Premium & the nVidia CX

by David Helmly

Created

November 21, 2008

I had the opportunity to work with nVidia on their new powerhouse of a video card, the NEW Quadro CX board. Over the past several months I also worked with one of the companies (ETI) who is the first to unleash the GPU power of  nvidia’s CUDA for Adobe software. ETI is the company behind the new GPU based H264 exporter. This new exporter gives you upto 5x performance for h264 exports. This is perfect for people creating blu-ray discs. The performance gain depends on your system config. For example, if you have an 8 core machine, then your looking at about a 2x gain. I also highly recommend that you use Vista64 and 8GB Ram for Windows based HD workflows. (the CX card is currently windows only)

For more info on nVidia & Adobe. Check out this site:

http://www.nvidia.com/object/builtforadobepros.html

 

The Quadro CX board was specifically designed for the CS4 Production Premium user. It accelerates Premiere Pro’s H264 Export, Several After Effects Filters and GPU processing, and the new Photoshop CS4. Photoshop CS4 now includes a new GPU architecture.

Here’s a quick video that shows off the power of this card.

Click the board to view the video

 

More info on ETI:

http://elementaltechnologies.com/

 

Another cool piece of software to check out from ETI is their botaboom software. This gives you even more ways to use your Quadro CX board.

Check it out:

You can get more info on CUDA here at the Cuda Zone: http://www.nvidia.com/object/cuda_home.html