- Nov 7, 2017
- Asus Prime x299 Deluxe
- Radeon Vega Frontier Edition
Sorry, I haven't had a chance to test this for you yet! I've been too busy with work, and luckily my system has been stable up until today when I tried to check in on this thread and then it locked up. With all three monitors hooked up I tried encoding with AME.Premiere/AME works way better under Windows and a CUDA enabled Quadro (or a 1080Ti/Titan Xp)...it just does.
Also your 8086 (aka better binned 8700k) has an Intel iGPU, which latest editions of Premiere/AME takes advantage of (note the Hardware option now available under AME).
The real iMac Pro or even the x299 Hackintosh does not have an iGPU and a 8700k will beat H264 encoding on any competing machine.
I have a question for you, could you disconnect ALL your monitors and try what you're doing with a single monitor?
I'm going to test this on my end as well.
I have noticed that my system the way it is, if I export straight to another codec and not H264, like ProRes 422 HQ or some other codec that's NOT H264, the machine will never hang. It's definitely macOS/Adobe/Vega related.
I had never had a crash in my previous 6700k Hackintosh during encodes to H264...
Using OpenCL it locks instantly
Using Metal it made it 6 minutes and then locked
Using Software Only it made it 50 minutes and then locked
The video is an hour long 720p60 DNxHD 100 file that I am encoding to 1080p60 H264 15mbps cbr. It normally takes about 30-35 minutes to encode these using AME and OpenCL.
Later tonight I will disconnect the monitors and try encoding again.