Important Information on GPU and GPU Driver Requirements
by Eric Philpott
posted on 01-22-2019
Running advanced video apps like Premiere Pro requires that the correct drivers are installed on your system. This article gives an overview of the GPU requirements for the latest versions of Adobe video and audio tools, including the 2019 versions of Premiere Pro (13.0 and higher), After Effects (16.0 and higher), Premiere Rush (1.0 and higher), Media Encoder (13.0 and higher), and Character Animator (2.0 and higher).
Intel integrated GPUs on Windows
Premiere Pro 13.0 and the other Adobe video apps require the latest versions of the Intel graphics drivers.
Download the latest Intel GPU drivers directly from the Intel website: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/80939/Graphics-Drivers
NVIDIA CUDA requires CUDA 9.2 drivers
CUDA is not a requirement for running the Adobe video apps, but if you prefer CUDA graphics acceleration, please ensure that you have CUDA 9.2 drivers from NVIDIA installed on your system before upgrading to the 2019 versions of the Adobe video apps.
NVIDIA GPUs on Windows 10
GeForce series GPUs
You can run the Premiere Pro 13.0 with current NVIDIA GeForce GPUs that have at least 4GB of memory.
Ensure you have the latest drivers for your GeForce GPU. As of this writing the latest version is 417.22. These drivers are updated frequently so please check the NVIDA website to be sure you have the most current version for your GPU.
Quadro Series cards
As of this writing, the latest Quadro driver is version 411.95.
Again, check the NVIDIA website to ensure you’re running the latest and greatest driver for your specific hardware.
NVIDIA GPUs on macOS
This information only applies if you have an older iMac (2013 or older), an older MacBook Pro (2014 or older) or an older Mac Pro with an after-market NVIDIA GPU. Modern Apple computers use AMD GPUs and no separate driver updates are required.
For running CUDA with NVIDIA graphics:
- You need to be running macOS 10.13.6 (most recent version of High Sierra).
- mac0S 10.14 (Mojave) does not currently support CUDA
- A current NVIDIA GPU with a minimum of 2 GB of memory
- NVIDIA display driver version 3220.127.116.11.40.105.
Update the display driver before you install the CUDA driver:
- Install display driver: version 318.104.22.168.40.105 (direct download).
- Install CUDA driver: cudadriver_410.130 (direct download).
Reminder: Changes to NVIDIA GPU support
The latest releases of the Adobe video apps support Kepler, Maxwell, and Pascal series GPUs from NVIDIA.
Reminder: Changes to Windows and macOS support
In August 2018, we provided advance notice about changes to our OS support. The latest versions of Adobe video and audio tools will require Windows 10 (version 1703 or higher) or macOS 10.12 (or higher) to run. This applies to the 2019 releases of Adobe Media Encoder, After Effects, Audition, Character Animator, Prelude, and Premiere Pro.
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Products: After Effects, Audition, Premiere Pro, Creative Cloud, Character Animator