The IT dept has finished setting up my new PC:
Dell Precision 690
Processors: 2 x (Dual Core Xeon 5160 3.0GHz)
Memory: 4GB, DDR2 ECC SDRAM Memory 667MHz, 4x1GB
Video Cards: SLI config w/2x512MB PCIe x16 nVidia Quadro FX4500 cards in graphics riser
Hard Drives (4): 80GB SATA 3.0Gb/x, 7200 RPM, 8MB DataBurst Cache
They want me to "put it through the ringer" today and make sure it's living up to its capabilities, as far as video is concerned, before they replace my old machine.
I have a bunch of raw (non-HD) video and the Adobe Video Suite. Any suggestions as far as a few excercises I could run in Permiere or After Effects to make sure this workstation is configured right, and what type of results I should expect on a $10,000 machine?
My old machine is a Precision 370, 2.8 GHz, so I guess I could just compare rendering times. Also, I haven't used After Effects too much because my current machine would crash in the middle of a lot of the tutorials I started.
Thanks for any suggestions.
Note: I also have a Matrox RT.X2