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I had a GTX 285 when Vegas 11 was released, and it took 43 minutes and 32 seconds. When I upgraded to the GTX 580, it dropped it down to 29 minutes and 42 seconds, so yes the GPU is definitely an important factor – that alone was about a 33% increase in speed. As for render settings, there is CPU only, GPU, and automatic. Whether or not it uses both for processing, I do not know, but the GPU is definitely an important factor in your build if you use an NLE that supports it.
I actually ran a dual GTX285 in SLI, but I am pretty sure that Vegas Pro does not utilize multiple GPUs. If it did or does in the future, then I will definitely add another 580 to the mix!