Idea What is the best Graphics Card for Vegas Movie Studio

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Replied by mmcswnavy24 on topic What is the best Graphics Card for Vegas Movie Studio

Hi Pete,

I Whole-Heartedly agree with Dr. Zen's pick of GPU! I know in my post from early August, I mentioned the hardware in my "Signature" rig. But, I do have another computer, which just so happens to be utilizing Vegas Movie Studio 16 Platinum Suite. Here's the quick specs:

i7-6800K (the HEDT platform using Broadwell-E, the next step up from Haswell-E, of which yours is the "Devil's Canyon" Haswell maintstream)
Win 10 Pro 64-bit (1903 version)
32GB DDR4-2400 MHz RAM
1 TB Intel 660p NVME PCI-e SSD for OS and all Applications
2 TB Intel 660p NVME PCI-e SSD for everything else (on a M.2 to PCI-e 3.0 x 4 adapter card); source, scratch, render, etc.
LG Blu-Ray/DVD Burner
nVidia RTX 2070 Founders Edition GPU - yeah, works great!

Went with the Founders Edition as I have always wanted to try one from nVidia. Yep, using the "Standard & Studio" Windows 10 driver for it (436.30 latest). And, just so you know, my X99 Platform is comparable to your Z87/Z97 (relatively speaking) platform, as they were released around the same time. The nice thing about the GPU I have in this rig, is that it can follow me to any upgrade later this year, once both Intel and AMD "release" their new High End Desktop (HEDT) later this month or early October (ha, ha, snicker, snicker, yeah - right :) )

If AMD would get their drivers sorted out for the new RX 5700/5700XT for Content Creators (OBS users as well!), those would be some great cards. Though, don't be afraid of looking at the AMD RX 580 or 590 cards. They still perform well in most everything for Vegas Pro/Movie Studio - just not the updated AVC and HEVC Rendering speeds like they have for nVidia and Intel QSV. I know I am not complaining about how my Radeon VII performs with Vegas Pro 15 & Movie Studio Suite 15. Just making sure you have the current "lay of the land" regarding the video encoding/decoding processes with the current line-ups of GPUs'.

Just remember though, as what the Doc mentioned about "checking" your system. Don't "buy into" the hype of how "COOL" these new GPU's run, they get warm! Check your case first, see how much room you have in total length ensuring no obstructions, ensure PLENTY OF AIR FLOW, and if you are changing the card with a new one, two great things to do at the same time:

#1. BACK UP YOUR COMPUTER FILES!
#2. Clean out your case, wipe down current fans or replace with some newer ones; re-check all your cables and their connection tightness. You know, house-cleaning!

Oh, and BACK UP YOU COMPUTER!!!!!!!!! You know, in case you might have forgotten!

Let us know how your shopping escapade goes, including how your new editing adventures turn out!
Asus X399-e ROG Strix /2950X/64 GB Corsair/XFX Radeon VII/SoundBlaster Zx/Win 10 Pro 64-Bit. Vegas Pro 17 Edit/Vegas MSP 16 Suite/SoundForge Studio 12.6/Magix Xara Photo & Graphics Design/Hitfilm Express 14. Intel 750 PCIe with OS & Apps, Samsung 960 & 970 1TB EVO PCIe for source footage.
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17 Sep 2019 13:42 #21

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Replied by chuckerst on topic What is the best Graphics Card for Vegas Movie Studio

I purchased the AMD Radeon RX580-I'm using Vegas Movie Studio 5.0with an i7 processor 32 Gb ram and Asus motherboard-I can tell zero improvement in render times or lag/freeze ups after installing the board, updating drivers and making sure I have activated it in Vegas preferences-is there something I am missing?
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Replied by DoctorZen on topic What is the best Graphics Card for Vegas Movie Studio

chuckerst wrote: I purchased the AMD Radeon RX580-I'm using Vegas Movie Studio 5.0with an i7 processor 32 Gb ram and Asus motherboard-I can tell zero improvement in render times or lag/freeze ups after installing the board, updating drivers and making sure I have activated it in Vegas preferences-is there something I am missing?


Hi chuckerst - welcome to the MSZ Forum :)

You're still using Vegas Movie Studio 5 ???
That is an extremely old version of Vegas and not capable of using modern GPU architecture!

Download the free trial for Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 16 and then you will see a difference.
Make sure to turn GPU Acceleration on in Options/Preferences/Video - GPU Acceleration

Press ad at bottom of page to access download link for free trial.

Regards
Derek
Remember to turn everything off at least once a week, including your brain, then sit somewhere quiet and just chill out.
Unplugging is the best way to find solutions to your problems.
Peace :)
26 Feb 2020 16:06 #23

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Replied by PETENOW on topic What is the best Graphics Card for Vegas Movie Studio

Alot of replies that apparently I did not see. I have put them in my one note and I will digest them. Thanks for the great replies. Now that I am using movie studio 16 I am ready to move ahead.
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Replied by chuckerst on topic What is the best Graphics Card for Vegas Movie Studio

sorry-I have Vegas Movie Studio 15 not 5-I have enabled the card in preferences but my render times are exactly the same with the card as without-I am stumped! thanks much
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Replied by DoctorZen on topic What is the best Graphics Card for Vegas Movie Studio

chuckerst wrote: sorry-I have Vegas Movie Studio 15 not 5-I have enabled the card in preferences but my render times are exactly the same with the card as without-I am stumped! thanks much


Only some output Formats and Templates support AMD GPU acceleration!

1. You must select MAGIX AVC/AAC MP4 - this is the only encoder that supports AMD.
2. In the Templates list, you should see options that say AMD VCE - you need to select one of these options to get your AMD RX580 to help render your videos.

Please note that in my screen shot I use an Nvidia graphics card, which means I can only see Nvidia options.
On your computer, you should only see AMD VCE options.

Make sure to use the pathway Project/Render As to access advanced controls for rendering.

Remember to turn everything off at least once a week, including your brain, then sit somewhere quiet and just chill out.
Unplugging is the best way to find solutions to your problems.
Peace :)
27 Feb 2020 16:49 #26
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Replied by CarlosR on topic What is the best Graphics Card for Vegas Movie Studio

For me nVidia RTX 2060 cards is the best graphics card for Vegas Studio
14 May 2020 03:39 #27

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Replied by PETENOW on topic What is the best Graphics Card for Vegas Movie Studio

At 530 dollars on Amazon I should hope so. The budget doesn't go that high. I should have mentioned money is an object. It's green and rarely visits my wallet. Thanks for you answer. I am glad you are able to use that. What would be second best? What are manufacturers I can trust?
14 May 2020 13:32 #28

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Replied by DoctorZen on topic What is the best Graphics Card for Vegas Movie Studio

If your budget is limited, I recommend the following alternatives.
Both AMD graphics and Nvidia graphics work well in Vegas.
The only limitation on AMD graphics, is that is does not work with "pro level" Sapphire Video FX products by Boris FX.

If you hunt around on eBay as well, look for AMD Radeon RX 590 - this is one of the best value and fastest budget cards.

Make sure to check the dimensions of any graphics cards you find and check they will fit inside your computer case.
Some graphics cards are extra long and extra thick (just like in the world of adult entertainment), which means they won't fit in a budget Motherboard / Computer Case.

1. AMD Radeon RX 590
2. AMD Radeon RX 580
3. Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660
4. Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super
5. Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

Final comment...
I am not a rich person (money wise), so I understand budget limits.
However, sometimes it is worth saving for a few extra months, so that you can buy the "best bang for your buck"!
Remember to turn everything off at least once a week, including your brain, then sit somewhere quiet and just chill out.
Unplugging is the best way to find solutions to your problems.
Peace :)
14 May 2020 16:07 #29

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