GPU and GPU Driver Requirements for Premiere Pro
- Adobe Premiere Pro User Guide
- Beta releases
- Getting started
- Hardware and operating system requirements
- Creating projects
- Workspaces and workflows
- Import media
- Importing from Avid or Final Cut
- File formats
- Working with timecode
- Edit video
- Create and change sequences
- Set In and Out points in the Source Monitor
- Add clips to sequences
- Rearrange and move clips
- Find, select, and group clips in a sequence
- Remove clips from a sequence
- Change sequence settings
- Edit from sequences loaded into the Source Monitor
- Simplify sequences
- Rendering and previewing sequences
- Working with markers
- Source patching and track targeting
- Scene edit detection
- Cut and trim clips
- Overview of audio in Premiere Pro
- Edit audio clips in the Source Monitor
- Audio Auto-Tagging
- Audio Track Mixer
- Adjusting volume levels
- Edit, repair, and improve audio using Essential Sound panel
- Automatically duck audio
- Remix audio
- Monitor clip volume and pan using Audio Clip Mixer
- Audio balancing and panning
- Advanced Audio - Submixes, downmixing, and routing
- Audio effects and transitions
- Working with audio transitions
- Apply effects to audio
- Measure audio using the Loudness Radar effect
- Recording audio mixes
- Editing audio in the timeline
- Audio channel mapping in Premiere Pro
- Use Adobe Stock audio in Premiere Pro
- Overview of audio in Premiere Pro
- Text-Based Editing
- Advanced editing
- Best Practices
- Video Effects and Transitions
- Overview of video effects and transitions
- Titles, Graphics, and Captions
- Overview of the Essential Graphics panel
- Create a shape
- Draw with the Pen tool
- Align and distribute objects
- Change the appearance of text and shapes
- Apply gradients
- Add Responsive Design features to your graphics
- Install and use Motion Graphics templates
- Replace images or videos in Motion Graphics templates
- Use data-driven Motion Graphics templates
- Best Practices: Faster graphics workflows
- Retiring the Legacy Titler FAQs
- Upgrade Legacy titles to Source Graphics
- Animation and Keyframing
- Color Correction and Grading
- Overview: Color workflows in Premiere Pro
- Color Settings
- Auto Color
- Get creative with color using Lumetri looks
- Adjust color using RGB and Hue Saturation Curves
- Correct and match colors between shots
- Using HSL Secondary controls in the Lumetri Color panel
- Create vignettes
- Looks and LUTs
- Lumetri scopes
- Display Color Management
- Timeline tone mapping
- HDR for broadcasters
- Enable DirectX HDR support
- Exporting media
- Export video
- Export Preset Manager
- Workflow and overview for exporting
- Quick export
- Exporting for the Web and mobile devices
- Export a still image
- Exporting projects for other applications
- Exporting OMF files for Pro Tools
- Export to Panasonic P2 format
- Export settings
- Best Practices: Export faster
- Collaborative editing
- Collaboration in Premiere Pro
- Get started with collaborative video editing
- Create Team Projects
- Add and manage media in Team Projects
- Invite and manage collaborators
- Share and manage changes with collaborators
- View auto saves and versions of Team Projects
- Manage Team Projects
- Linked Team Projects
- Frequently asked questions
- Long form and Episodic workflows
- Working with other Adobe applications
- Organizing and Managing Assets
- Working in the Project panel
- Organize assets in the Project panel
- Playing assets
- Search assets
- Creative Cloud Libraries
- Sync Settings in Premiere Pro
- Consolidate, transcode, and archive projects
- Managing metadata
- Best Practices
- Working in the Project panel
- Improving Performance and Troubleshooting
- Set preferences
- Reset and restore preferences
- Recovery Mode
- Working with Proxies
- Check if your system is compatible with Premiere Pro
- Premiere Pro for Apple silicon
- Eliminate flicker
- Interlacing and field order
- Smart rendering
- Control surface support
- Best Practices: Working with native formats
- Knowledge Base
- Known issues
- Fixed issues
- Fix Premiere Pro crash issues
- Unable to migrate settings after updating Premiere Pro
- Green and pink video in Premiere Pro or Premiere Rush
- How do I manage the Media Cache in Premiere Pro?
- Fix errors when rendering or exporting
- Troubleshoot issues related to playback and performance in Premiere Pro
- Extensions and plugins
- Video and audio streaming
- Monitoring Assets and Offline Media
Understand the GPU and GPU driver requirements for Premiere Pro.
After upgrading to Premiere Pro, there may be driver issues, and you must upgrade your driver.
Adobe recommends installing the latest Studio driver for the supported NVIDIA GPUs:
- Studio driver for GeForce GTX/RTX desktop GPUs
- Studio driver for GeForce GTX/RTX notebook GPUs
- Studio driver for RTX/Quadro desktop and notebook GPUs
NVIDIA has stopped releasing Studio Drivers for 900 series and below. For these GPUs, you may use the latest Game Ready Drivers.
Also, NVIDIA has ended support for Kepler mobile GPUs. If you're using one of these devices, the system compatibility report In Premiere Pro alerts you that your driver must be updated. However, there are no driver updates for this series.
Some of the driver issues that you could face are:
- Green, pink, or purple streaks in Adobe Premiere Rush and Premiere Pro after importing a file or in the exported file. For more information on fixing this error, see the Green and pink video in Premiere Pro or Adobe Premiere Rush.
- The renderer option is grayed out when you navigate to File> Project Settings > General.
- Intermittent crash while editing.
- No previews, garbled previews, frame drops, or performance issues, including slow playback or frame glitches. This article explains what’s needed for using CUDA, Intel, and Apple Metal GPU acceleration in Premiere Pro.
NVIDIA CUDA graphics acceleration requires CUDA 11.8 or newer drivers. CUDA isn't a requirement for running Adobe video apps. Still, if you prefer CUDA graphics acceleration, you must have drivers compatible with CUDA 11.8 (522.25 or newer) installed on your system before upgrading to the latest Premiere Pro versions. CUDA drivers are included with the latest NVIDIA Studio Drivers.
Updating NVIDIA Drivers on Windows
You can run Premiere Pro with the latest GeForce series GPUs or RTX/Quadro series GPUs.
These drivers are updated regularly, so check the NVIDIA website to be sure you've the most current version for your GPU.
You can find the latest GPU drivers here.
macOS10.14 (Mojave) & later versions currently do not support CUDA.
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.
You may check if a system update is available for macOS to check for any new graphics driver updates:
- Select the Apple logo > About This Mac
- On the Overview tab, select Software Update.
- If a software update with the latest graphics driver is available, you may install it.
Premiere Pro requires a recent version of the Intel graphics driver. To avoid stability and performance issues, your Intel driver version must be 220.127.116.1176 or above. We recommend updating your Intel drivers to the above drivers.
100.8476 refers to the last two places of the complete version of the Intel driver (that is 18.104.22.16876)
Adobe recommends that you try to obtain a compatible driver from your computer manufacturer. Intel makes a generic version available on its website if a compatible version is unavailable.
If your driver is older than 100.6286 and your computer manufacturer does not provide a compatible version, it's recommended that you don't install a version later than 100.6286 from the Intel site. Driver version 100.6444 is a Windows DCH driver that does not install cleanly on top of older, legacy drivers.
Adobe highly recommends making a backup of your system first. If you've difficulty installing the driver, see here.
How Premiere Pro works with dual GPU systems
If you are using a system with dual GPUs, then:
- Premiere Pro with Open CL: Premiere Pro first checks for the Intel/AMD driver.
- Premiere Pro with CUDA: Premiere Pro first checks for the NVIDIA driver.