Vega GL now up on Spectre x360

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  1. Simon Evans

    Simon Evans Notebook Enthusiast

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    Yep. I have opened the hp graphics settings and selected Vegas to use the Radeon you. No change. My render speeds are not to bad. But if I add a few 4k tracks and apply some colour correction. It's dog slow and crashes.
    Back to editing by proxy I guess
     
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    Which version of Vegas are you running? It's had this problem for a long time, but it might be worth checking their forums for support and maybe a newer version will finally work with iGPU/Optimus to use dGPU.

    This why many need a dGPU only laptop, or one with a MUX switch to boot on iGPU to save battery and boot on dGPU for performance on AC power.

    Even with Vega GPU, it's not a powerful one, and rendering is a heavy thermal load, not optimal in a thin profile laptop. So maybe you aren't missing much...
     
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  3. Simon Evans

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    Thanks I am using magix Vegas 15
     
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    It looks like Vegas 15 has a "fixed" list of supported AMD GPU's, see last comment section I quoted below, so you can ask their support people - open ticket? - and ask Magix to add support for the Intel/Vega GPU in your HP (Intel 8805G?).

    Try watching this, and read the comments, it works for the author, but not all the people that try it works for them:

    How to enable GPU Acceleration in Vegas Pro 15


    SkyBlade 6 days ago
    Hey, tried this out and it seems like CPU rendering is about 5x faster and according to Task Manager using GPU acceleration puts next to no load on the GPU. My specs is i7-6700HQ, 16GB RAM, and a GTX 970M. Any help?

    TechSroat 6 days ago
    Did you set up "Render using GPU if available" in Render format? Try to use MAGIX AVC/MVC render format in "Render template list", if you haven't already.

    SkyBlade 5 days ago
    TechSroat Yep. I also rendered again in NVIDIA NVENC, which actually put load in my GPU, but it was no different. Guess I'll use my iGPU for now.

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    lucasblack29 2 months ago (edited)
    My laptop has two gpus in it, an Intel HD Graphics 620 and Nvidia GeForce 930MX. When i selected the GeForce 930MX as the GPU acceleration of video processing, the preview doesn't update when i'm editing a text media even though i have enabled Allow legacy GPU rendering support. Currently i have driver version 390.65. Is it because my GeForce 930MX doesn't support NVENC or is it something else?

    TechSroat 2 months ago
    Sorry for late response. Your GPU support CUDA so GPU Acceleration should work without any problems with that GPU. Also, that GPU meet minimum system requirements of Vegas Pro. Do you have Vegas Pro 15 or older? What's Vegas Pro 15 Build you're using? (Check it in Vegas Pro > Help > About, or while opening program)

    lucasblack29 2 months ago
    TechSroat My Vegas Pro version is 15 build 261

    TechSroat 2 months ago
    Hm, I think GPU is a problem. Vegas Pro always has problems with enabling GPU Acceleration on dedicated laptop GPUs. Unfortunately, I don't see any solution for that problem.

    lucasblack29 2 months ago
    TechSroat Ok, thank you for answering my questions. I appreciate it

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    onicblitz81 4 months ago
    the problem is you CANNOT select an AMD card. can you please make a video on how to force it to anyway?

    TechSroat 4 months ago (edited)
    You can't "force" it because Vegas Pro 15 is not optimized for all hardware.If your AMD graphics card is one of these, and Vegas Pro 15 doesn't detect it, that could be a problem. List of AMD graphics cards supported by Vegas Pro 15 : AMD Radeon RX 500 series AMD Radeon RX 480/470 AMD Radeon R9 390X/390/290X/290 AMD Radeon R9 Fury X AMD R7 370 AMD Radeon HD 6970/6870/5870
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    Maybe a newer version of Vegas will add the new Vega GPU in the HP :)
     
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    Mine came in today. I like it so far, although it doesn't take much for the heat and fans to ramp up occasionally. I'm still trying to get everything setup right now, like making a restore usb, and then I'll do some testing. I'm planning to try throttlestop and lower the voltage and reduce heat. I may do a clean install, it has a lot of HP stuff, but I'm just not sure about the drivers. I'll have to investigate some more.
     
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  6. Simon Evans

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    Yep my heats up pretty quick. Went into the bios settings. You can toggle the fan to be off or on. I left mine on. I didn't find much bloatware only macafee which I instantly removed
     
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    Yep, McAfee was the first casualty. :D Installed Bitdefender. Do you know who will provide new drivers for the Vega? I read somewhere AMD will provide them to Intel and Intel will put them out.
     
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    I have checked you can download the amd drivers from their website although it doesn't allow you to download the catalyst control centre
     
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    It's always good to backup the original image, with the vendor tool(s) and with Macrium Reflect or similar image backup tool. You don't know what apps, drivers, tools aren't downloadable unless you take the time to check, and versions on the image might not be downloadable at all - sometimes the original works best.

    It's good to have made a backup before blowing away the original install and recovery image, because once you blow it away you can't download it or request if from the vendor - in most cases you have to send back the whole laptop for RMA to get the image reloaded, or find one you can do a backup from in a store or with a friends laptop.

    It's nice to be able to get back to the out of the box OS image as a sanity check should you not get good results rolling your own image. At least you can double check what's installed and what is different from your image to help get it complete.
     
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    Nice to see activity here :D Unity Game Developer here, eyeing this device as a wacom drawing tablet / development machine, so I'm very interested in the graphics performance and thermal throttling.
    The dell XPS 2in1 is way more expensive, but seems to manage its thermals alright. I'm pushing management @ work to buy me either this one or the dell. So I'm eagerly awaiting some concrete test results on the Spectre. :)
     
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