FX 1800 low fps in AE 6 fps when live editing normal?
Specs:
Store bought ASUS CG Series
Intel Core i5 3.2 ghz
Windows 7 Home Premium x64
8GB DDR3 RAM
1 TB HDD
700W PSU (bought on newegg)
PNY Quadro FX 1800
Installed latest drivers

So I just got my Quadro FX 1800 in, thinking I'd see a performance increase in 2D/3D editing in After Effects (over my onboard GPU). I see a definite increase in FPS on google sketch-up (from 10fps - 30fps) but when simply adding a blur to a 2d solid in after effects and then moving it around in 3d space, I get about 6 FPS!!

I've also noticed that panning around in Photoshop is no different than when I was using my onboard. It's so slow!

Am I doing something wrong? Is there some setting i'm just completely missing? Or is there really no real-time performance increase when editing in AE or PS than what I would of had with my onboard? After reading people's experience with the card and what I was told the card would do I was expecting a lot more than 6fps with 2 blurred solids...

If this is normal, why on earth did I spend $400?
Specs:

Store bought ASUS CG Series

Intel Core i5 3.2 ghz

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

8GB DDR3 RAM

1 TB HDD

700W PSU (bought on newegg)

PNY Quadro FX 1800

Installed latest drivers



So I just got my Quadro FX 1800 in, thinking I'd see a performance increase in 2D/3D editing in After Effects (over my onboard GPU). I see a definite increase in FPS on google sketch-up (from 10fps - 30fps) but when simply adding a blur to a 2d solid in after effects and then moving it around in 3d space, I get about 6 FPS!!



I've also noticed that panning around in Photoshop is no different than when I was using my onboard. It's so slow!



Am I doing something wrong? Is there some setting i'm just completely missing? Or is there really no real-time performance increase when editing in AE or PS than what I would of had with my onboard? After reading people's experience with the card and what I was told the card would do I was expecting a lot more than 6fps with 2 blurred solids...



If this is normal, why on earth did I spend $400?

#1
Posted 03/12/2010 06:50 PM   
[quote name='Vegan' post='1018500' date='Mar 13 2010, 12:05 AM']The latest drivers are no good, roll back to an earlier one. Its likely your card is throttling back due to overheating.[/quote]

I've never rolled back drivers before. Is there a link somewhere to a previous version? Right now I have the 191.87 driver installed

I'm not sure it's a temperature problem however. Using speedfan I idle around 44C and on load I get about 46.
[quote name='Vegan' post='1018500' date='Mar 13 2010, 12:05 AM']The latest drivers are no good, roll back to an earlier one. Its likely your card is throttling back due to overheating.



I've never rolled back drivers before. Is there a link somewhere to a previous version? Right now I have the 191.87 driver installed



I'm not sure it's a temperature problem however. Using speedfan I idle around 44C and on load I get about 46.

#2
Posted 03/15/2010 02:36 PM   
sorry to bump this but I'm hoping someone might have a solution for me

Editing flash animations and video in after effects is just another day of work for me but editing video at 7fps TOPS is just unbearable... I really need to fix this; It's driving me insane.

A simple fractle noise should not be chugging my FPS down to 7... and I even soloed the layer so I really don't know whats going on or what I'm missing.

I tried to roll back the drivers but to no avail so i'm stuck and need help!
sorry to bump this but I'm hoping someone might have a solution for me



Editing flash animations and video in after effects is just another day of work for me but editing video at 7fps TOPS is just unbearable... I really need to fix this; It's driving me insane.



A simple fractle noise should not be chugging my FPS down to 7... and I even soloed the layer so I really don't know whats going on or what I'm missing.



I tried to roll back the drivers but to no avail so i'm stuck and need help!

#3
Posted 03/17/2010 08:56 PM   
I really am sorry to bump this again but I was hoping to get some light shed onto this topic and I can't find any kind of support on this card from anyone.

I need to know why I spent $400 on a card that under performs in all graphical editing programs than my old 8600 GT that I plugged in.
I really am sorry to bump this again but I was hoping to get some light shed onto this topic and I can't find any kind of support on this card from anyone.



I need to know why I spent $400 on a card that under performs in all graphical editing programs than my old 8600 GT that I plugged in.

#4
Posted 03/23/2010 02:32 PM   
Download this: [url="http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7_winvista_64bit_197.13.html"]http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7_winvista_64bit_197.13.html[/url]

I hate Vista!

#5
Posted 03/23/2010 02:49 PM   
[quote name='iCore' post='1025392' date='Mar 23 2010, 09:49 AM']Download this: [url="http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7_winvista_64bit_197.13.html"]http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7_winvista_64bit_197.13.html[/url][/quote]

These are not the Quadro drivers though?

I also tried rolling back the driver version from 191.87 to 191.78 with no performance difference.
[quote name='iCore' post='1025392' date='Mar 23 2010, 09:49 AM']Download this: http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7_winvista_64bit_197.13.html



These are not the Quadro drivers though?



I also tried rolling back the driver version from 191.87 to 191.78 with no performance difference.

#6
Posted 03/23/2010 02:56 PM   
[quote name='JoeysLucky22' post='1025398' date='Mar 23 2010, 03:56 PM']These are not the Quadro drivers though?

I also tried rolling back the driver version from 191.87 to 191.78 with no performance difference.[/quote]
Sorry.
You will need to download these drivers here:

32bit: [url="http://www.nvidia.com/object/Quadro_win7_winvista_32bit_197.03_whql.html"]http://www.nvidia.com/object/Quadro_win7_w...97.03_whql.html[/url]
64bit: [url="http://www.nvidia.com/object/Quadro_win7_winvista_64bit_197.03_whql.html"]http://www.nvidia.com/object/Quadro_win7_w...97.03_whql.html[/url]
[quote name='JoeysLucky22' post='1025398' date='Mar 23 2010, 03:56 PM']These are not the Quadro drivers though?



I also tried rolling back the driver version from 191.87 to 191.78 with no performance difference.

Sorry.

You will need to download these drivers here:



32bit: http://www.nvidia.com/object/Quadro_win7_w...97.03_whql.html

64bit: http://www.nvidia.com/object/Quadro_win7_w...97.03_whql.html

I hate Vista!

#7
Posted 03/23/2010 03:05 PM   
[quote name='iCore' post='1025403' date='Mar 23 2010, 10:05 AM']Sorry.
You will need to download these drivers here:

32bit: [url="http://www.nvidia.com/object/Quadro_win7_winvista_32bit_197.03_whql.html"]http://www.nvidia.com/object/Quadro_win7_w...97.03_whql.html[/url]
64bit: [url="http://www.nvidia.com/object/Quadro_win7_winvista_64bit_197.03_whql.html"]http://www.nvidia.com/object/Quadro_win7_w...97.03_whql.html[/url][/quote]

Ok, I tried these drivers and I'm still getting 8 FPS just looking at a square with a fractal noise and an evolution change on it at full resolution. Does anyone actually own an FX 1800 and use after effects for editing? Because I'd really like to compare my performance with someone else to see if I'm actually having a problem or if this $400 card was a complete rip-off.
[quote name='iCore' post='1025403' date='Mar 23 2010, 10:05 AM']Sorry.

You will need to download these drivers here:



32bit: http://www.nvidia.com/object/Quadro_win7_w...97.03_whql.html

64bit: http://www.nvidia.com/object/Quadro_win7_w...97.03_whql.html



Ok, I tried these drivers and I'm still getting 8 FPS just looking at a square with a fractal noise and an evolution change on it at full resolution. Does anyone actually own an FX 1800 and use after effects for editing? Because I'd really like to compare my performance with someone else to see if I'm actually having a problem or if this $400 card was a complete rip-off.

#8
Posted 03/24/2010 02:47 PM   
I'm really shocked at the lack of support for "PROFESSIONAL" cards such as the Quadro FX 1800.

If I trade in my Quadro 1800 for a GTX 295 (almost the same price), Will I notice an improvement in CS4 performance? I've been reading around and it looks like I'll get a much bigger bang for my buck over the 1800 both in video editing and game performance.

I'm still waiting for a real reason this card is worth the $400 price tag... Last week I had to render a 5 min HD animation in after effects with the H.264 codec and it took 1 1/2 HOURS to complete... I thought this card was supposed to help my CPU with rendering? I thought that was the whole selling point of the Quadros?
I'm really shocked at the lack of support for "PROFESSIONAL" cards such as the Quadro FX 1800.



If I trade in my Quadro 1800 for a GTX 295 (almost the same price), Will I notice an improvement in CS4 performance? I've been reading around and it looks like I'll get a much bigger bang for my buck over the 1800 both in video editing and game performance.



I'm still waiting for a real reason this card is worth the $400 price tag... Last week I had to render a 5 min HD animation in after effects with the H.264 codec and it took 1 1/2 HOURS to complete... I thought this card was supposed to help my CPU with rendering? I thought that was the whole selling point of the Quadros?

#9
Posted 03/24/2010 04:02 PM   
[quote name='JoeysLucky22' post='1026134' date='Mar 24 2010, 12:02 PM']I'm really shocked at the lack of support for "PROFESSIONAL" cards such as the Quadro FX 1800.

If I trade in my Quadro 1800 for a GTX 295 (almost the same price), Will I notice an improvement in CS4 performance? I've been reading around and it looks like I'll get a much bigger bang for my buck over the 1800 both in video editing and game performance.

I'm still waiting for a real reason this card is worth the $400 price tag... Last week I had to render a 5 min HD animation in after effects with the H.264 codec and it took 1 1/2 HOURS to complete... I thought this card was supposed to help my CPU with rendering? I thought that was the whole selling point of the Quadros?[/quote]
[quote name='JoeysLucky22' post='1026134' date='Mar 24 2010, 12:02 PM']I'm really shocked at the lack of support for "PROFESSIONAL" cards such as the Quadro FX 1800.



If I trade in my Quadro 1800 for a GTX 295 (almost the same price), Will I notice an improvement in CS4 performance? I've been reading around and it looks like I'll get a much bigger bang for my buck over the 1800 both in video editing and game performance.



I'm still waiting for a real reason this card is worth the $400 price tag... Last week I had to render a 5 min HD animation in after effects with the H.264 codec and it took 1 1/2 HOURS to complete... I thought this card was supposed to help my CPU with rendering? I thought that was the whole selling point of the Quadros?

#10
Posted 08/17/2010 02:58 PM   
[quote name='JoeysLucky22' post='1026134' date='Mar 24 2010, 12:02 PM']I'm really shocked at the lack of support for "PROFESSIONAL" cards such as the Quadro FX 1800.

If I trade in my Quadro 1800 for a GTX 295 (almost the same price), Will I notice an improvement in CS4 performance? I've been reading around and it looks like I'll get a much bigger bang for my buck over the 1800 both in video editing and game performance.

I'm still waiting for a real reason this card is worth the $400 price tag... Last week I had to render a 5 min HD animation in after effects with the H.264 codec and it took 1 1/2 HOURS to complete... I thought this card was supposed to help my CPU with rendering? I thought that was the whole selling point of the Quadros?[/quote]
[quote name='JoeysLucky22' post='1026134' date='Mar 24 2010, 12:02 PM']I'm really shocked at the lack of support for "PROFESSIONAL" cards such as the Quadro FX 1800.



If I trade in my Quadro 1800 for a GTX 295 (almost the same price), Will I notice an improvement in CS4 performance? I've been reading around and it looks like I'll get a much bigger bang for my buck over the 1800 both in video editing and game performance.



I'm still waiting for a real reason this card is worth the $400 price tag... Last week I had to render a 5 min HD animation in after effects with the H.264 codec and it took 1 1/2 HOURS to complete... I thought this card was supposed to help my CPU with rendering? I thought that was the whole selling point of the Quadros?

#11
Posted 08/17/2010 02:58 PM   
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