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Does this upgrade make sense?

Faster GPU only makes sense for GPU rendering and gaming, hardware acceleration used by Premiere dont need more GPU power than what you have for what you're doing. Higher res may prefer more VRAM but that's it.

 

I prefer getting more cores though, 3700X isnt exactly that much faster than 2700X in encoding to warrant the upgrade.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey,

I am currently running a Ryzen 7 2700x on an MSI x470 with a GTX 1050 ti and 32GB of RAM.

 

I was considering upgrading the graphics card, as it's a bit of a low end card to have paired with what was (at the time) one of the higher end CPUs, but after looking at CPU and GPU usage when rendering a video (my primary use case - in Premiere Pro), I noticed that my CPU was hovering around 85-95%, while my GPU was usually around 15%, with occasional spikes up to 90-100%.

 

I take it this means that my CPU is the bottleneck point in the system?  Does it make sense to upgrade to a Ryzen 7 3700x before doing anything with the graphics card?

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Premiere Pro is CPU intensive, it uses more cpu than gpu, like you said

9 minutes ago, JustinPorteus said:

with occasional spikes up to 90-100%.

This is normal.

Nvidia cards are more friendly to Premiere Pro.


CPU:i7 9700k 5047.5Mhz All Cores Mobo: MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC, RAM:Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB 3200MHz DDR4 OC 3467Mhz GPU:MSI RTX 2070 ARMOR 8GB OC Storage:Samsung SSD 970 EVO NVMe M.2 250GB, 2x SSD ADATA PRO SP900 256GB, HDD WD CB 2TB, HDD GREEN 2TB PSU: Seasonic focus plus 750w Gold Display(s): 1st: LG 27UK650-W, 4K, IPS, HDR10, 10bit(8bit + A-FRC). 2nd: Samsung 24" LED Monitor (SE390), Cooling:Fazn CPU Cooler Aero 120T Push/pull Corsair ML PRO Fans Keyboard: Corsair K95 Platinum RGB mx Rapidfire Mouse:Razer Naga Chroma  Headset: Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma Sound: Logitech X-540 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker Case: Modded Case Inverted, 5 intake 120mm, one exhaust 120mm.

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Faster GPU only makes sense for GPU rendering and gaming, hardware acceleration used by Premiere dont need more GPU power than what you have for what you're doing. Higher res may prefer more VRAM but that's it.

 

I prefer getting more cores though, 3700X isnt exactly that much faster than 2700X in encoding to warrant the upgrade.


CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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6 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

I prefer getting more cores though, 3700X isnt exactly that much faster than 2700X in encoding to warrant the upgrade.

Yeah, that's basically what I'm getting at.  Ryzen 9 is outside my budget at the moment, so I was mostly wondering if it's even worth upgrading.  Nothing seems to be choking out at 100%, and my thermals are decent considering I'm just using the stock cooler (doesn't usually get above 80 degrees on the CPU).

 

I may upgrade anyway at some point, just as an excuse to throw the old parts from my current PC into my kids' computer, which is running a Phenom ii x6 (yes, I know I'd need a motherboard too...but it's a kids' computer, any cheap am4 board will do.)

 

Thanks for your input!

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1 minute ago, JustinPorteus said:

any cheap am4 board will do.)

2700X is not exactly a low power CPU though, so you cant get that cheap


CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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