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P43s - Adobe Premier not working with NVDIA p520

2020-12-08, 7:34 AM

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I have a P43s with i7/32MB RAM/Nvidia Quadro P520 but I can't get Adobe Premier Pro 2020 to run smoothly with the Nvidia card. Funny thing is that it seems to run better with the integrated graphics! So if I run the program with "High-performance Nvidia processor", it's unusable (it will play maybe first two seconds of a clip and the start lagging) but if I run it with "integrated graphics", it can play most clips fairly OK. However, I'd like to get better performance from discreet graphics, especially for the more high quality clips.

I've updated the Nvidia card to latest fw from Nvidia's website, even tried both versions they offer (ODE & QNF) but it doesn't help at all.

Any ideas how to get it to work? A setting somewhere? Or and older fw?

 

Thanks

Jesse

 

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Re:P43s - Adobe Premier not working with NVDIA p520

2020-12-08, 11:53 AM

Hello TuhannenTurska,

Welcome to the Community Forums.

The NVIDIA p520 only has 2GB of dedicated DDR5 memory. So depending on how much memory you have on your system, which can be anywhere from 8gb to 48gb according to the documentation: 

  • 48GB max / 2400MHz DDR4, dual-channel capable,
  • 8GB or 16GB memory soldered to systemboard, one DDR4 SO-DIMM socket

Then the integrated UHD graphics card will be better, as it shares memory with the system, unlike the discrete that is limited to 2GB. The more memory your system has, the more memory it is able to share with the Integrated UHD graphics card, which is why you are able to use Adobe Premier better with the UHD then the Nvidia GPU.

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Re:P43s - Adobe Premier not working with NVDIA p520

2020-12-08, 12:39 PM

Hi Voithos

 

Thanks a lot for your reply! I have 32GB (16GB+16GB) so in that regards your explanation would make sense. But then I'm left wondering in which scenario would I be able take advantage of the Nvidia GPU? I guess they didn't cram it there for nothing? Would the system benefit from it in a different type of application?

 

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Re:P43s - Adobe Premier not working with NVDIA p520

2020-12-08, 12:54 PM

Hi TuhannenTurska,

I wouldn't presume to know, but my guess is that it's useful for some applications and programs that don't need more, leaving you free to be able to utilize the integrated one on more heavy stuff. So for multitasking purposes I guess, allocating workloads.

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Re:P43s - Adobe Premier not working with NVDIA p520

2020-12-09, 4:05 AM

I have the exact same configs on the same notebook. Geez, one would expect it to be the opposite with a discrete video card but you seem to be spot on about the memory. What's the point of having the discrete card now.

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Re:P43s - Adobe Premier not working with NVDIA p520

2020-12-09, 6:44 AM

Well, I think there's still more to it. If you consider Adobe's recommended specs for Premiere, minimum is 2GB of GPU VRAM and recommendation 4GB. A 8GB card would already be a super fast one but still couldn't match what discreet graphics could use in theory. So I think there's an issue that prevents the system from using the NVidia efficiently, would just need to figure out what it is!

If anyone has the system and can run Premiere with Nvidia, please let us know!

 

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Re:P43s - Adobe Premier not working with NVDIA p520

2020-12-09, 7:00 AM

LOL, I think I might have just solved the mystery. I monitored the GPU usage via task manager and when you run Premiere with integrated graphics, it actually DOES use Nvidia as well. When previewing 4K GoPro video, NVidia usage is at 80-90% :) 

So the only issue seems to be that the system wants to run Premiere with Nvidia while the program actually should be run with discreet graphics and then it will just cleverly use Nvidia where needed.

 

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