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AFTER EFFECTS WORKSTATION PC


Adobe After Effects

Adobe After Effects is a powerful VFX package, usually used in conjunction with Adobe Premiere Pro. While After Effects has some basic video editing abilities it works best in conjunction with a full nonlinear editing package. Adobe had designed Premiere and After Effects to work together seamlessly, so most workstations meant for After Effects are inevitably also going to run Premiere. Here are some hardware recommendations to help you choose the best system for your needs.

CPU RECOMMENDATIONS

With an increased focus on GPU acceleration since around the mid-2010s, Adobe After Effects doesn’t benefit that much from having extreme core counts as it might have in the past. Which means it's important to find a CPU that balances core count and per-core performance. After Effects can make good use of, for example, 16-core single-die processors at the high-end. However, actual performance from a CPU with fewer of those cores running at a higher clock rate could be faster in practice. AMD’s Ryzen CPUs have been putting in a good show with both Premiere and After Effects, since they offer more cores per-dollar with per-core performance on-par with Intel CPUs in matching price ranges.

GPU RECOMMENDATIONS

After Effects benefits from multiple GPU-accelerated features, but overall it’s still a very CPU-centric piece of software. Mid-range GPUs with a healthy amount of VRAM will be just fine in general. Workstation-class GPUs such as the Nvidia Quadro range are not absolutely necessary and cheaper mid-range consumer GPUs should be fine unless you absolutely must have that mission-critical uptime and vendor support. The RTX 3060 series of cards are a great choice, but older mid-range cards from Nvidia are also perfectly acceptable. If you want to make use of the GPU-accelerated ray-traced 3D renderer, you do need to choose a GPU from Adobe’s certified list.

RAM RECOMMENDATIONS

The exact RAM requirements for After Effects depends on the nature of your specific projects. Adobe recommends 16GB of RAM, but as resolution and framerate scale up that number will increase. If you have a fast SSD and don’t mind waiting for the next section of your video to load, then you can get away with less RAM. Discuss your specific resolution and framerate requirements with us and we’ll give you a recommended RAM allocation.

STORAGE RECOMMENDATIONS

When it comes to storage for video editing and VFX, we’re confident in saying that a fast NVME SSD is an absolute requirement. We’d also recommend that you have a separate NVME SSD for your operating system and applications and then a second NVME drive to act as a cache or scratch drive. This will reduce the amount of SSD write wear on your primary drive and eliminate access contention by splitting data transfers over two different drives.

For truly a high-performance solution, you may want to consider a RAID 0 SSD configuration for the media cache drive. Speak to us about this option and if your use case will benefit from it.

For more information on this application please visit their website at: https://www.adobe.com/products/aftereffects.html


Operating systems supported by After Effects:

Windows and macOS





LIST OF COMPATIBLE WORKSTATIONS


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Titan C261 - 13th Gen Intel Core Series Processors Mobile Mini ITX Workstation PC for CAD/CAM up to 24 CPU Cores Titan C261 - 13th Gen Intel Core Series Processors Mobile Mini ITX Workstation PC for CAD/CAM up to 24 CPU Cores


A Mini ITX workstation might be small and portable, but that doesn’t mean you have to compromise where it really matters. The Titan C261 is equipped with the latest Intel Alder Lake CPUs and full-sized GPU options, which means you can smash professional computing workloads wherever you set up shop.





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CAD/CAM • Graphic Design • 3D Modeling • CGI • Computer Animation • Video Editing • Design & Visualization • Gaming

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Titan C361 - 14th Gen Intel Core Series Processors Portable Mini ITX Workstation PC for CAD/CAM up to 24 CPU Cores Titan C361 - 14th Gen Intel Core Series Processors Portable Mini ITX Workstation PC for CAD/CAM up to 24 CPU Cores


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• Video Editing • Design & Visualization • Gaming

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Titan C161 - 11th Gen Intel Core Series Processors Compact Workstation PC for CAD Design up to 10 CPU Cores Titan C161 - 11th Gen Intel Core Series Processors Compact Workstation PC for CAD Design up to 10 CPU Cores


Workstation laptops aren’t the only way to take massive computing power with you on the road (or to the next room). Featuring the brilliant portable Lian Li TU150A case, the Titan C161 lets you take the performance to where it’s needed most.






11th Gen Intel Core Compact / Portable Workstation Computer for:

CAD/CAM • Graphic Design • 3D Modeling • CGI • Computer Animation • Video Editing • Design & Visualization • Gaming

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Titan S161 - 11th Gen Intel Core Series Processors Rackmount Workstation PC up to 10 CPU cores Titan S161 - 11th Gen Intel Core Series Processors Rackmount Workstation PC up to 10 CPU cores


The S161 rack-mounted workstation is quite possibly the most balanced workstation solution we offer, now in a space-efficient format taking up only 4Us of rack space. Starting with a modest yet powerful base configuration, you can configure your S161 into exactly the sort of compact CAD/CAM workstation you need.





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Design & Visualization • Data Analysis • AI / Deep Learning Computing • Media / Video Streaming • Cloud Gaming • Animation and Modeling • Design & Visualization • 3D Rendering • Diagnostic Imaging • Machine Learning

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Titan W480 - Intel Xeon W-1300 Series Processors Workstation PC for CAD 3D Design up to 8 CPU Cores Titan W480 - Intel Xeon W-1300 Series Processors Workstation PC for CAD 3D Design up to 8 CPU Cores


The W480 offers potent multi-threaded performance and lightning-fast dual-Thunderbolt 3 external peripheral support. Making it an affordable way to access hot-swappable high-speed external storage. So whether you’re working through multiple CAD projects or need a hot-swappable editing workstation, the W480 offers an amazing platform to get the job done.





Intel Xeon W-1300 Series Processors Workstation Computer for:

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Introducing the extraordinary Titan Vulcan 24, an AI-Overclocked 13th Gen Intel Core Processors Mini ITX Workstation PC, crafted for CAD/CAM enthusiasts who demand peak performance without compromise.





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