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Hi,

I'm trying to find a good graphics card for my computer to primarily run Adobe Premiere Pro. My current graphics card is extremely slow in export and rendering times. Here are the specs for my computer:

iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2013)
Processor 3.1 GHz Intel Core i5
Memory 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Startup Disk Macintosh HD
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2047 MB

System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model Vostro 470
Motherboard Product 0YJPT1
Chipset type Intel H77 Epress

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks!
 
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A GTX 1050Ti is about the most performance that you will need for Adobe Premier Pro. I recommend that you also google Adobe Premiere Pro slow render , there are multiple settings that may also have an effect as well as your hardware and 4k editing is far more hardware intensive. The Adobe forums should provide some pointers and things to check with the may existing threads before changing hardware. :thumbup:

https://forums.adobe.com/welcome
 
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Thanks for the response :)

Would you say a GTX 1050Ti the best for editing in Adobe Premiere? Will it be compatible with my computer setup?

I did a fair amount of research when the render and export times were so slow, but I found that there was an issue with the graphics card itself, and apparently, it just doesn't work well with Premiere Pro :/ But I'll have a look anyway, thanks :)
 
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There is little to be gained from going above a GTX 1050Ti if you are looking to replace the graphics card. The 1050Ti requires the additional nvidia drivers and will work in macOS Sierra and High Sierra (driver support for nvidia 10 series arrived mid April 2017). There is something to be gained from using an i7 processor when editing video - the i7-3770 is likely to be quite cheap if you can find used models in your local market - check that your computer CPU cooler can cool an i7 processor, that a GTX 1050Ti card will fit inside your case and that your power supply id able to deal with the 1050Ti card power connections and power draw.
 
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Does it matter that the GTX 1050Ti is a gaming graphics card or does that not really come into play?

I'm pretty sure I have the additional NVIDIA drivers already - do you know how I'd go about checking if my CPU cooler could cool an i7 processor?

Thank you for all your help :)
 
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Does it matter that the GTX 1050Ti is a gaming graphics card or does that not really come into play?

Graphics cards can be used for a wide variety or uses, such as video/ photo editing, for running a single or even multiple displays with a higher resolution than the Intel graphics support. The term 'gaming' on many graphics cars is a marketing tool that increases a cards chance of being bought for gaming, just because it is marketed as a gaming card. Most purchasers probably will use such a card for the purpose of gaming.

I'm pretty sure I have the additional NVIDIA drivers already

The GTX 750Ti does require the additional nvidia drivers, but the GTX 750Ti is supported from Yosemite. Newer cards need Sierra as a minimum.

do you know how I'd go about checking if my CPU cooler could cool an i7 processor?

The first thing to check is what other processors have been successfully run on your motherboard. I found the following thread via google - it lists the processors generally supported by the Intel H77 chipset and those often featured with this board (0YJPT1). The i7-3770 is listed, but there are lower TDP* models in the socket 1155 range, like the i7-3770T and i7-3770S
https://www.dell.com/community/Desk...Vostro-470-desktop-Xeon-E3-1220L/td-p/5079816

i7-3770 processor has a 77W TDP and will probably run fine on you existing processor cooler. It would also appear also used by Dell on your motherboard
https://ark.intel.com/products/65719/Intel-Core-i7-3770-Processor-8M-Cache-up-to-3_90-GHz

i7-3770T processor has a 45W TDP so it will certainly not create much heat but does the Dell Bios support this processor?
https://ark.intel.com/products/65525/Intel-Core-i7-3770T-Processor-8M-Cache-up-to-3_70-GHz

i7-3770S processor has a 65W TDP so again not that hot but will the Dell Bios support it?
https://ark.intel.com/products/65524/Intel-Core-i7-3770S-Processor-8M-Cache-up-to-3_90-GHz

If you check the used prices for the above three i7 processors the standard i7-3770 is probably easier to get and because it isn't as rare it is probably better priced.

*TDP Thermal Design power or Thermal Design Point is the heat measured in Watts that the CPU will expel when working - gives indication of how much cooling is required. A 65W TDP CPU is reasonably low, but a 95W TDP CPU is a much bigger amount to keep cool

Here is the interesting bit - the Dell Vostro 470 was often supplied with the i5-3450 processor, which has a 77W TDP;
https://www.cnet.com/products/dell-vostro-470-mt-core-i5-3450-3-1-ghz-4-gb-500-gb/specs/
https://ark.intel.com/products/65511/Intel-Core-i5-3450-Processor-6M-Cache-up-to-3_50-GHz
 
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Thanks for all of your help, I'll look into it and let you know which I choose to go with :)
 
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