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 tranistions 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.
To check if your current project has GPU accelerated rendering enabled, open Project Settings > General and look at the bottom of the dialog box.
Select Preferences > General and use the checkbox highlighted in the image below to switch GPU accelerated rendering on or off.
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.
- Driver version: 126.96.36.19973 (GPU: Intel(R) HD graphics 530)
- Driver version: 188.8.131.5287 (GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 730)
- Driver version: 184.108.40.20685 (GPU: Intel(R) HD graphics 530)
- Driver version: 220.127.116.1187 (GPU: Intel(R) HD graphics 530)
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.