NVIDIA TITAN RTX Workstation Performance Review

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by Rob Williams on July 24, 2019 in Graphics & Displays

NVIDIA’s TITAN RTX means business – and a lot of it. This jack-of-all-trades graphics card caters to those with serious visual computing needs, whether it be designing and rendering 3D scenes, or poring over repositories of photos or other data with deep-learning work.

Encoding: Adobe Premiere Pro & MAGIX Vegas

Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2019

Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2019 - Techgage Workstation GPU Test
Adobe Premiere Pro AVC Performance - 8K RED Encode (NVIDIA TITAN RTX)
Adobe Premiere Pro AVC Performance - YouTube Encode (NVIDIA TITAN RTX)

As we’ve mentioned before, we intend to expand our Premiere Pro testing when time allows us to tackle developing better tests, and also figure out the ins and outs of the software. Renderers are quite a bit easier to benchmark in comparison to video editors and image manipulators – we can say that with confidence.

Our results with simpler encodes shows diminishing returns after a certain point, which is ultimately great for the end-consumer who can get by with a lower-end GPU, but perhaps not those who were hoping to get a bit more of an encoding benefit out of their higher-end GPU. We’re currently retesting GPUs for an upcoming look at ProViz performance on the latest gaming cards to come out, so we look forward to seeing how AMD’s new Radeon Multi-Media Engine stacks up.

MAGIX Vegas Pro 16

MAGIX Vegas Pro 16 - Median FX Filter Test
MAGIX Vegas Pro 16 - LUT FX GPU Encode Performance (NVIDIA TITAN RTX)
MAGIX Vegas Pro 16 - Median FX GPU Encode Performance (NVIDIA TITAN RTX)

We posted a dedicated look at Vegas Pro a couple of months ago, and ultimately found that it’s not too favorable towards NVIDIA graphics cards. We discovered that while performance can really lack on certain NVIDIA GPUs out-of-the-box, merely adding a profile for the software inside of NVIDIA’s Control Panel can help quite a bit. It’s a bit of a MAGIX trick, you might say.

Ultimately, the TITAN RTX is a powerful GPU, but neither Premiere Pro or Vegas make it obvious.

Rob Williams

Rob founded Techgage in 2005 to be an 'Advocate of the consumer', focusing on fair reviews and keeping people apprised of news in the tech world. Catering to both enthusiasts and businesses alike; from desktop gaming to professional workstations, and all the supporting software.

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