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    Apple Announces M1 Ultra CPU, Mac Studio and Studio Display

    If I had nothing today I'd go Mac Studio M1 Max, 32 GB RAM and 512 GB storage for OS and local work $400 external monitor MX Keys, MX Mouse pCloud 2 TB online storage, under $300 for life. Mountable drive in macos. Black Friday deal. 70 MB/s speed. For gaming: either Geforce Now Premium on...
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    Apple Announces M1 Ultra CPU, Mac Studio and Studio Display

    I think the Mac Pro will unveil the M2 chip in form of the M2 Ultra. From what we have heard, the M2 has 10 GPU cores max instead of 8 as on M1. Its cpu core should also be 10% faster. M1 Pro was double the gpu core Count vs M1 And M1 Max was double that of of the Pro. M2 Pro = 20 GPU...
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    Z690 Chipset and Alder Lake CPUs

    I found this on a Youtube channel, should provide some guidelines for how much a GPU can replace Intel QSV. The UHD630 is the QSV from the same 8750H CPU. TLDR I think a 6800 card or better can easily perform as well as 12600K QSV. Adding: However, it seems GPU encoding can up file size with...
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    Z690 Chipset and Alder Lake CPUs

    This makes sense. Especially with Geforce Now (which will gain competition and therefore alternatives) you don't even need a strong x86 PC; you can game all you want on an M1 Macbook Pro, or even an M1 MacBook Air. For a cost that is equal or probably much less than staying updated with a local...
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    Z690 Chipset and Alder Lake CPUs

    I think the discussion regarding video encoding on raw CPU power vs Intel Quick Sync on older, supported CPUs is highly interesting, but lets not forget that, as stated before, many will pair an Alder Lake CPU with at least a 6700 XT card. It would therefore be highly interesting with a...
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    Z690 Chipset and Alder Lake CPUs

    If it only had Bootcamp for Windows ARM, and support for all x86 Windows games.
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    Z690 Chipset and Alder Lake CPUs

    I might go for a Z690 board too. The Gigabyte mini itx version might be okay, it seems the other person here got it to work at last but there is also an ASRock board. ASRock Z690M-ITX/AX, the network chips are Intel for LAN and what I presume is a Realtek chip for wifi. Intel I219V / Dragon...
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    Z690 Chipset and Alder Lake CPUs

    Yes, this is excellent news. Thank you! This means I will have to build me one of these bad boys in a while. The performance is too good to ignore. And the need for new shiny tech is always strong. I think I will go for a 12700F paired with a B670 motherboard. 32GB DDR4, two 1TB SN850 drives...
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    Z690 Chipset and Alder Lake CPUs

    I am very grateful for your effort! Please, view these images and see if you are able to select Hardware acceleration as preferred option. The first image is for previews and playback/decode, which happens in project timeline. The second image is for rendering/encode...
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    Z690 Chipset and Alder Lake CPUs

    I'm afraid you're going to need the actual software, Adobe Premiere Pro v22, to verify this. I appreciate the offer though!
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    Z690 Chipset and Alder Lake CPUs

    It seems Premiere Pro identifies discrete graphics cards as capable for encoding but I`m not sure they can be used. Is there anyone who runs PP and can test if h264/h265 can encode with hardware acceleration? I might represent a small userbase but it's a deal breaker for me.
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    Z690 Chipset and Alder Lake CPUs

    I assume that since there can be no iGPU enabled, the Quick Sync feature is gone and more importantly, so is hardware accelerated video encoding in Adobe Premiere? Adobe does not use discrete graphics for encoding, except for certain effects.
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    Z690 Chipset and Alder Lake CPUs

    Ok. I'll be following your progress since I'm tempted to build an ITX build myself. Since ITX motherboards with DDR4 support are so scarce, and expensive, I might hold off until B670 boards are available in hopefully one or two months. Best of luck to you.
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    Z690 Chipset and Alder Lake CPUs

    I read many bad reviews about that motherboard. Disks not being recognized, CPUs as well and what not. How are you finding it? There is a BIOS update that is basically mandatory, F1 to F3, but there were still quite many issues. Many reviews on Newegg if you're interested. Edit: here ...
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    Z690 Chipset and Alder Lake CPUs

    Any Mini-itx mobos with DDR4 available for socket 1700? I have yet to find any. There is a GIGABYTE version that has bad reviews and an ASROCK version that is yet to be released, I think. Are Gigabyte and Asus board generally well supporterd?
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