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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.


That’s great news! I’m not too happy with Matrox and their support lately. There’s an outstanding bug where P2 clips don’t automatically span with CS3 in Matrox editing modes. I’ve seen two software updates since I reported the bug and they keep telling me to ask for it in the Feature Requests forum. While they advertise P2/MXF support for the RT.X2, really the product just hinders Adobe’s great implementation.

Does this require editing in an Adobe editing mode? Or, could you utilize this WITH a Matrox RT.X2?

[DR – absolutely does not require an Adobe editing mode. Other systems such as the Matrox could certainly also take advantage of the GPU and do. I can’t wait for Matrox to update their drivers to support CS4. Good stuff…]

This card does look amazing! Now, I just need to find a way to justfiy the price tag to the wife…

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