Improved GPU support in Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Premiere Pro CC offers a significantly improved Mercury Playback Engine, giving more editors than ever before the ability to enjoy the best possible performance. As a recap, the Mercury Playback Engine is three things combined: a 64-bit architecture, massively multi-threaded CPU optimization, and GPU optimization, all of which combine to allow dense, effects-rich, multi-format sequences to play back smoothly. It has always been (and remains) perfectly feasible to run Mercury without the addition of a GPU (‘software rendering mode’) and for many kinds of projects this provides ample horsepower, but adding a GPU makes a noticeable difference, particularly as sequences become more complex.

 

Premiere Pro CC introduces support for both CUDA and OpenCL GPU architectures on both the Mac and Windows platforms, which results in a dramatically enhanced list of certified GPUs, the full list of which follows this post. (Please note that the list currently displayed on this page is out of date, and will be corrected soon.) Also, if you own a GPU that we haven’t officially tested, but which meets the minimum requirement of having 1GB of VRAM and appropriate drivers installed, you will be able to enable that GPU in Playback Settings. An alert warns you that your configuration isn’t officially certified, but you’ll still be able to turn it on to use it. All this means that more people than ever will be able to enjoy full, GPU-enhanced Mercury Playback Engine performance.

 

Finally, for customers using configurations containing multiple GPUs, Premiere Pro CC can use all of them during export (but not during playback) so customers who require the fastest possible encode times will be able to leverage all the GPUs they own.

 

The full list of officially certified GPUs for Premiere Pro CC is as follows:

 

Windows:

 

NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M (CUDA)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 (CUDA)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 (CUDA)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 (CUDA)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 (CUDA)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX (CUDA)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 (CUDA)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX (CUDA)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 (CUDA)

NVIDIA Quadro CX (CUDA)

NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M (CUDA)

NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800 (CUDA)

NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M (CUDA)

NVIDIA Quadro FX 4800 (CUDA)

NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800 (CUDA)

NVIDIA Quadro 2000 (CUDA)

NVIDIA Quadro 2000D (CUDA)

NVIDIA Quadro 2000M (CUDA)

NVIDIA Quadro 3000M (CUDA)

NVIDIA Quadro 4000 (CUDA)

NVIDIA Quadro 4000M (CUDA)

NVIDIA Quadro 5000 (CUDA)

NVIDIA Quadro 5000M (CUDA)

NVIDIA Quadro 5010M (CUDA)

NVIDIA Quadro 6000 (CUDA)

NVIDIA Quadro K2000 (CUDA)

NVIDIA Quadro K2000M (CUDA)

NVIDIA Quadro K3000M (CUDA)

NVIDIA Quadro K4000 (CUDA)

NVIDIA Quadro K4000M (CUDA)

NVIDIA Quadro K5000 (CUDA)

NVIDIA Quadro K5000M (CUDA)

NVIDIA Tesla C2050 (CUDA)

NVIDIA Tesla C2070 (CUDA)

NVIDIA Tesla C2075 (CUDA)

NVIDIA Tesla M2050 (CUDA)

NVIDIA Tesla M2070 (CUDA)

NVIDIA Tesla K10 (CUDA)

NVIDIA Tesla K20 (CUDA)

ATI Radeon HD 6650M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 6730M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 6750 (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 6750M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 6770 (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 6770M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 6950 (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 6970 (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 7510M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 7530M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 7550M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 7570 (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 7570M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 7590M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 7610M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 7630M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 7650M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 7670 (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 7670M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 7690M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 7730M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 7750 (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 7750M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 7770 (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 7770M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 7850 (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 7850M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 7870 (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 7870M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 7870 (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 7970M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 7950 (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 7970 (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 7970 (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 8470 (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 8550M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 8570 (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 8570M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 8670 (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 8670M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 8690M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 8730M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 8740 (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 8750M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 8760 (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 8770M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 8790M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 8870 (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 8950 (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 8970 (OpenCL)

ATI FirePro M2000 (OpenCL)

ATI FirePro V3900 (OpenCL)

ATI FirePro M4000 (OpenCL)

ATI FirePro V4900 (OpenCL)

ATI FirePro W5000 (OpenCL)

ATI FirePro V5900 (OpenCL)

ATI FirePro M5950 (OpenCL)

ATI FirePro M6000 (OpenCL)

ATI FirePro S7000 (OpenCL)

ATI FirePro W7000 (OpenCL)

ATI FirePro V7900 (OpenCL)

ATI FirePro W8000 (OpenCL)

ATI FirePro S9000 (OpenCL)

ATI FirePro W9000 (OpenCL)

ATI FirePro S10000 (OpenCL)

 

 

Mac:

 

ATI Radeon HD 6750M (OpenCL)

ATI Radeon HD 6770M (OpenCL)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 (CUDA)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX (CUDA)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 (CUDA)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX (CUDA)

NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M (CUDA)

NVIDIA Quadro CX (CUDA)

NVIDIA Quadro FX 4800 (CUDA)

NVIDIA Quadro 4000 (CUDA)

NVIDIA Quadro K5000 (CUDA)

4 Responses to Improved GPU support in Adobe Premiere Pro CC

  1. James Benet says:

    This is the most welcome change in the entire release for us who have Radeon Chips. Thank you greatly for the work behind the scenes to get this going. Hope this extends to PS and After Effects acceleration.

  2. This is exciting news!

    If two certified NVIDIA cards are set up via SLI — will those be used in playback with the mercury engine?

    Thanks!

    • LeRoy Parham says:

      For playback, no. As was stated in the article:

      “Finally, for customers using configurations containing multiple GPUs, Premiere Pro CC can use all of them during export (but not during playback) so customers who require the fastest possible encode times will be able to leverage all the GPUs they own.”

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