nvidia and Adobe = match made in heaven
nvidia has recently released the Quadro CX board for PC users. This is a high powered graphics workstation class card that is not only capable of terrific performance, but is specifically tuned to leverage GPU accerlation in Adobe applications.
The cherry on the top for me is the inclusion of Elemental’s plugin. This plugin makes h.264 encoding just plain fast. To me, if you do H.264 encoding, than you should just get this card for the software. It’s fast, its GPU enabled and its designed for CS4. What’s not to like?
Yes, this card is expensive for some, but if you’re a professional, you owe it to yourself to give this a look. Check out the link on the nvidia site to get some more ideas of where this card helps Adobe.
I’ve installed it and will be working on getting my PC system up to date and up to snuff. Once I have it going, I’ll be sure to let you know what I find. In addition, we may see some videos from other Adobe bloggers that will give you a video experience on what’s out there.
As a PS – I’ve been dealing with computer crashes and blogging issues, so I’ve been remiss in my posting. Hence the deluge today. There’s a lot to talk about and I’ve got a back log of things to post. Right now, I’m doing it via the web interface…yuck. Hopefully, in a week or two, I’ll be back up and running.