Learn about GPU accelerated effects and transitions in PRE, how to apply them, and the prerequisites.
GPU-accelerated computing is the employment of a graphics processing unit (GPU) along with a computer processing unit (CPU) in order to facilitate the playback of the average timeline in realtime at high quality. You can playback GPU accelerated effects and transitions in real time without rendering them. Playback in real time without rendering is also possible in case the media added to the timeline does not match the project settings. This feature also accelerates the encoding pipeline and thus reduce the export time taken by PRE.
GPU acceleration feature is not supported in the trial version of the application. This feature is only available if you have purchased the application and have the recommended GPU card on your machine. Please re-launch the application after activation.
For these effects, playback would be in real time and doesn't require rendering.
For these transitions, playback would be in real time and doesn't require rendering.
GPU accelerated effects and transitions can be identified with a () icon.
To check if your current project has GPU accelerated rendering enabled, open Project Settings > General and look at the bottom of the dialog box.
When you use GPU accelerated effects and transitions, a yellow render line will appear. The yellow render line indicates that playback will play by rendering each frame just before the CTI reaches it and playback at full quality might be in real-time.
Select Preferences > General and use the checkbox highlighted in the image below to switch GPU accelerated rendering on or off.
Premiere Elements 2023 onwards, the application supports all GPUs. The requirements for different GPU manufacturers are given below.
NVIDIA CUDA graphics acceleration requires CUDA 10.1 or newer drivers.
CUDA isn't a requirement for running the Adobe video apps, but if you prefer CUDA graphics acceleration, you must have CUDA 10.1 or newer drivers from NVIDIA installed on your system before upgrading to Premiere Elements 2023.
You can run Premiere Elements with the latest GeForce series GPUs or Quadro Series cards.
These drivers are updated regularly, it's recommended to check the NVIDIA website to be sure you have the most current version for your GPU.
You can find the latest GPU drivers here:
Requirements for running CUDA 10.1 on macOS:
Update the device driver before you install the CUDA driver. You can update the device driver from the following locations:
Adobe supports those versions of Windows and macOS that are still actively supported by Microsoft and Apple. For macOS, that typically means the three most recent versions.
Premiere Elements 2023 require a recent version of the Intel graphics driver. Your Intel driver version must be version 184.108.40.20676 or newer to avoid any stability and performance issues.
100.8476 refers to the last two places of the complete version of the Intel driver (i.e. 220.127.116.1176)
Adobe recommends that you try to obtain a compatible driver from your PC manufacturer. If a compatible version is not available, Intel makes a generic version available on its website.
If your driver is older than 100.6286 and your PC manufacturer does not provide a compatible version, it is recommended that you do not install a version later than 100.6286 from the Intel site. Driver version 100.6444 is a Windows DCH driver which does not install cleanly on top of older, legacy drivers.
Adobe highly recommends making a backup of your system, first. If you have difficulty installing the driver, check the following website:
GPU Acceleration feature will be supported only by the graphic cards mentioned below on Windows.
All graphics cards are supported for GPU acceleration on macOS. Below is the list of recommended cards.
If Adobe Premiere Elements application indicates that your GPU card does not support accelerated rendering, please ensure you use the recommended cards. See Recommended graphic cards.
We encourage you to participate in Adobe Premiere Elements Beta Tester Program for GPU acceleration feature. Your participation in this Program is governed by the Adobe Pre Release Agreement and you must view and accept them to proceed.
Click on this form to be part of Adobe Premiere Elements Beta Tester Program.
On Windows, GPU Accelerated Rendering feature has compatibility issue with below mentioned Graphics card’s driver version.
Please update your Graphics card’s driver version for best results.
For the list of known issues related to GPU and their workaround, see Troubleshoot GPU related issues.