Puget Systems (www.pugetsystems.com) today announced it has released a free benchmark for Adobe After Effects users, enabling them to test their content creation workstations to determine if their system and specific hardware configurations are optimized for their specific workflows.
The Puget Systems Adobe After Effects Benchmark is a free download and is available at www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Puget-Systems-Adobe-After-Effects-CC-Benchmark-1287/.
One of Puget Systems’ primary goals is to ensure their customers acquire fast, reliable workstations perfectly tailored to their unique workflow. The Puget Systems team achieves this by benchmarking a wide range of hardware in After Effects - and numerous other software applications - and publishing the results in their ongoing series of hardware articles, available here: www.pugetsystems.com/all_articles.php.
However, while this ensures Puget Systems is selling the right hardware, it does not give customers an idea of how much faster a new workstation would be compared to their existing system. To address this issue, Puget Systems is making its internal AE benchmark available for public download so that anyone can compare their own computer to Puget’s latest After Effects Hardware articles found here: www.pugetsystems.com/all_articles.php?filter=After%20Effects. Additionally, this benchmark is compatible with both Windows and Mac-based systems.
This benchmark is designed for After Effects 2019 and should run on virtually any Windows or Mac-based system that has After Effects CC 2019 installed. Due to the size of the test projects it is ideal to have 16GB or more of system RAM and a GPU with 2GB+ of VRAM. Note that this benchmark is still in BETA. Plug-ins and customized preferences in particular may prevent the benchmark from running properly. To avoid any issues, Puget Systems recommends resetting your preferences to default and be sure to make a backup first.
About Puget Systems
Puget Systems is based in the Seattle suburb of Auburn, WA, and specializes in high performance custom built computers. We emphasize customization with laser focus on understanding each customer’s specific workflow, and offer personal consulting and support that we believe is becoming quite rare in the industry. Our goal is to provide each client with the best possible computer for their needs and budget. For more information or to see how Puget Systems can design a system specifically tailored to the work that you do, please visit www.pugetsystems.com.