5 Reasons to Choose NVIDIA GPUs For Stunning Performance in Adobe Creative Cloud

by Michael Steele

Adobe has just released its most powerful set of professional desktop applications for digital content creation with the new Adobe Creative Cloud. For creative pros looking for the fastest performance across Adobe’s offerings, there’s no question the latest NVIDIA Quadro and Tesla GPUs set the standard.

Here is a quick rundown on how NVIDIA GPUs provide ultra-fast acceleration for five important new Adobe applications.

Premiere Pro CC  Smooth, Real-Time Video Editing

Adobe Premiere Pro has used NVIDIA GPUs for many years to enable smooth, real-time, interactive video editing with the Mercury Playback Engine, jointly developed by Adobe and NVIDIA. Now with multi-GPU support, it delivers up to 18x faster rendering and compression than a competing CPU for today’s most challenging video and D-Cinema formats, including DSLR, RED 4 and 5K native footage.

Adobe Premiere Pro CC Performance

In addition, the integration of the GPU-accelerated Lumetri Deep Color Engine simplifies the workflow by allowing SpeedGrade layer-based color grading and “Looks” to be easily accessed directly from within Premiere Pro CC. If you’re an Adobe Creative Cloud subscriber, be sure to upgrade to the new Lumetri-optimized NVIDIA Quadro Performance Driver to accelerate Quadro performance by up to 200% compared to the pre-release version of Premiere Pro CC.
Adobe Lumetri Deep Color Engine
After Effects CC  Motion Graphics Simplified and Accelerated

Adobe After Effects screenshot
Adobe After Effects CC 3D Ray Tracing

Adobe After Effects CC simplifies and accelerates motion graphics workflows with its powerful 3D ray-traced rendering engine. Based on NVIDIA OptiX technology, the 3D ray tracing enables realistic geometric text and shapes to be designed quickly in 3D space, eliminating the traditional time-consuming back and forth with external 3D tools.

This feature is accelerated only with NVIDIA GPUs, performing up to 23x faster than a high-end CPU or any competitive GPU. In addition, artists can now smoothly interact between 3D ray tracing and Adobe’s newly integrated Live 3D pipeline for Cinema 4D Lite.

Adobe After Effects CC Performance - 3D Ray Tracing

SpeedGrade CC  Living Up to its Name

NVIDIA Quadro GPUs accelerate Adobe SpeedGrade CC for real-time professional color-grading performance in the Lumetri Deep Color Engine, including quick and intuitive real-time grading of RAW, HDR or stereo 3D content. Also, professional colorists can use the new Look Manager to easily organize and access grading presets.

Photoshop CC  Even Better Than The Real Thing

Whether you’re a professional designer or a consumer photo enthusiast, Photoshop CC provides the speed and power to stretch your photographic imagination. Along with 30 other GPU-accelerated features in the Mercury Graphics Engine, some of the most popular improved GPU-accelerated tools include the Blur Gallery, with its simple, on-canvas controls for immediate results; and the all-new Smart Sharpen feature for better responsiveness in creating images with precisely controlled shadows, highlights and noise reduction. And with Quadro GPUs, subtle transitions and gradients can be faithfully reproduced with 30-bit Deep Color support.

Adobe Anywhere – NVIDIA Tesla GPU-Accelerated Video Workflow Collaboration

Although not a part of Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe Anywhere promises to be a great tool for collaborative video productions. It integrates Adobe Premiere Pro, Prelude and future versions of After Effects to enable editors, visual effects artists and other broadcast professionals to work together seamlessly using centralized media across virtually any network. Adobe and NVIDIA worked together to deliver the ultra-fast performance and smooth remote accessibility required in the Adobe-recommended servers  all accelerated exclusively by NVIDIA Tesla GPUs.

Create Without Boundaries. What’s Next?

With NVIDIA, creative pros get the fastest acceleration across the broadest choices of Adobe offerings. So what do you need most out of your professional video and imaging software and hardware tools? Let us know what matters most and what you’d like to see next.

And to learn more about how NVIDIA Quadro and Tesla products enable Adobe’s leading creative tools, click here.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Baltan-Ramirez-Jesus-Adolfo/1339315125 Baltan Ramirez Jesus Adolfo

    What would be the performance of adobe creative cloud in nvidia geforce video cards?

  • http://www.facebook.com/wyatt1990 Wyat Earp

    I too would like to know this.

    I would love to see a comparison of these cards vs the Geforce range as I cant seem to find a reliable source which denotes the differances and the key tech which makes it ideal for the adobe suit. (Give me specs, details and just talk nerdy to me)

  • erfanullah

    Why compare with Xeon? You need to compare your GPUs with GPUs not CPUs.
    (BTW I use Nvidia for gaming)

  • http://www.facebook.com/andree.ahlm Andree Snärt Ahlm

    On board GPUS.

  • Koobecaf Gnikcuf

    how does gtx titan perform?

  • http://www.facebook.com/silvissamitis Silvis Samitis

    I agree. They put the performance comparison between various Quadro cards but fail to include the most popular GTX series cards. 

  • renz

    Isn’t that gpu acceleration was made to show that how gpu parallelism will speed up the work compared to cpu? That’s why they compare it with cpu in the first place. Anyway this is more like to show nvidia supports for Adobe application if you want to know how well the performance between different sets of gpu you’re going to look for official review.

  • renz

    Why would nvidia wants to include geforce performance in the chart? Nvidia wants to sell their pro card not gamer card. Also note that nvidia mentions quadro specific driver optimization above. Most likely such optimization are not done on geforce driver

  • Alex Elkins

    I can’t offer statistics but I can share my own experience. I have 3 GTX680 cards inside a Cubix expansion box and can confirm that Premiere CC is exceptionally responsive. The only times I’ve had to render are when I have an After Effects comp Dynamic-linked in the timeline (simple linked comps – titles, 2D movement etc -require no rendering for smooth playback).
    This is with mixed-format HD sequences (ProRes 4444+ and XDCAM EX). I’ve not yet had cause to test with raw files but previously found I could play F65 raw without issue in CS6 – it doesn’t get much tougher than that!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Baltan-Ramirez-Jesus-Adolfo/1339315125 Baltan Ramirez Jesus Adolfo

    well first of all, not everyone has money to buy one nvidia quadro.
    Second, not everything can be work since a quadro no good to play then: how I’m going to play a game like crysis 3 with a good amount of FPS?

  • http://www.facebook.com/fjordrejen.dk Fjordrejen Dk

    I have nVida Quadro K2000 – but Photoshop CC will not open – I get at warning”Photoishop CC stoped working…) 
    In some forum it is stated that the nVida GPU is the reason, as here :

  • renz

    not everyone has the money to get a quadro card. i know about that. but if geforce able to do what quadro able to do then nvidia never made quadro in the first place. first of all nvidia is profit making company. even if somehow geforce can match quadro performance or not nvidia will not going to show it here. so asking nvidia to compare the performance of quadro vs geforce here at nvidia own blog site is not the right place. you need to look for reviewer site that do exactly that: comparing quadro and geforce performance for pro application. 

    for personal use (be it for work or self project) using geforce cards might be logical due to budget constrain. but for larger company they might need to consider for a real quadro cards because of the support provided with it