Premiere Pro CC 2014 GPU accelerated previews on new cards

loocas | miscellaneous,software,technical | Sunday, August 10th, 2014


I’ve recently upgraded my GPU to a TITAN Black with 6GBs of RAM, which is awesome, however, Adobe does not “support” this card in its current CC 2014 version.

However, there is no reason this card should not be supported, it’s only that Adobe hasn’t tested the card yet and thus does not provide any support towards it. But, fear not, TITAN Black will render the GPU accelerated previews and everything just fine. You just have to force-enable it in Premiere (and the likes). Here’s how:

  • Go to your Premiere Pro CC 2014 installation folder, in my case: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2014
  • Shift + Right-Click in that folder in order to launch the Command Line, from the menu, starting in that folder (this tip is free of charge ;) )
  • Execute the gpusniffer.exe program and see what name of your card it lists at the top
  • Mine said “Renderer: GeForce GTX TITAN Black/PCIe/SSE2
  • In the very same folder, locate the “cuda_supported_cards.txt” file and open it for editing
  • Simply add your card at the end of the list. Do not include the “/PCIe/SSE2” parts, just the name of the card

Done. Now Premiere Pro CC 2014 recognizes the card for Mercury playback and uses the GPU for acceleration.

Note: If you rather own an OpenCL GPU, edit the “opencl_supported_cards.txt” file instead of the “cuda_supported_cards.txt”.


  1. Hey, this is possible to do even in CS6, even in 5 if I am not mistaken! :)
    I need to ask you a question regarding Nuke, let me know if I can bug you! ;)

    Comment by Rombo — August 14, 2014 @ 22:08

  2. Sure thing, you can ask here if you want. :)

    Comment by loocas — August 17, 2014 @ 09:52

  3. So do you paste “GeForce GTX TITAN Black” at the end of the list, and then do you need to save this list or just close out? Thanks.


    Comment by Chris — September 4, 2014 @ 17:24

  4. Yes, just paste it in, save the file (overwriting the original) and that’s it. :)

    Comment by loocas — September 26, 2014 @ 01:28

  5. Hi,

    Where abouts did you locate the “cuda_supported_cards.txt” file? Cant find it anywhere.


    Comment by ringo17 — November 25, 2014 @ 13:55

  6. Hi, ring017, you can’t find it in the latest version of Premiere Pro 2014. They removed this functionality, for some reason. Your cards should work without issues, though.

    I, for one, actually downgraded to version 2014.0 of Premiere Pro, because the latest version (I believe it was 2014.1) kept on crashing on me every time. So, you can downgrade if you really need this functionality. Other than that, I’m afraid I can’t help.

    Comment by loocas — November 26, 2014 @ 20:36

  7. Hi, how did you downgrade from 2014.1 to 2014.0? I can see where to install CS6 if needed in Creative Cloud manager, but not earlier versions of CC?

    Comment by Nedit — December 31, 2014 @ 16:10

  8. Via the CC desktop manager. You can right-click on the apps and choose from different versions.

    Comment by loocas — February 3, 2015 @ 20:33

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