All this work... for what?? - Upgrading the Video Render Server

  • Published: 10 July 2019
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    We tried to improve our video rendering times significantly with a hardware upgrade, and the results were... interesting.

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Comments • 4 634

  • Linus Tech Tips
    Linus Tech Tips   1 weeks back

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    • J van
      J van  5 days back


    • John Doh
      John Doh  6 days back

      You have mountains of hardware and instead of doing a comparison in a separate test machine you rip out the server, change the hardware and only then do you do a comparison?
      Linus you're a retard.

    • Logan Foutz
      Logan Foutz  6 days back

      I want to the LTT shirt that says "sold my soul to Intel back in 2016"

    • rtorbs
      rtorbs  7 days back

      No. They make condoms to stop reproduction at a couple of quid, why would i spend £20 on a hoodie for the same effect ?! Cool vids though bro lol

    • Articulated Monkey
      Articulated Monkey  7 days back

      Strange how you always have issues with XMP, I seem to have been lucky with it so far lol

  • David Nonsuch
    David Nonsuch  1 hours back

    The way Linus treats the hardware makes it obvious that he doesnt have to pay for it.

    • Marco Bonera
      Marco Bonera  5 hours back

      why not use an epyc with virtualization, to have just the right amount of cores needed for the job?

      • David Weeks
        David Weeks  13 hours back

        Ryzen, fanboy. :-) Love the bait lines, masterful.

        • chimpfann
          chimpfann  14 hours back

          so you didnt get intel to sponsor this so why why didnt you go with ryzen dot tell me because it doesnt support thunderbolt there are work arounds and its a better chip

          • Dima Shkabura
            Dima Shkabura  19 hours back

            Linus: 205W 14 core CPU, 2080ti.
            500 W psu: Hold my Watts!

            • Sandros94
              Sandros94  20 hours back

              You guys should start using ffmpeg, maybe with prores_amcdx....

              • Brandon Murray
                Brandon Murray  21 hours back

                Would love to see you guys run some tests with Resolve using your workflow. I think it would do a much better job taking advantage of this hardware. Adobe needs to focus on optimising it's software vs adding useless features and pushing updates that crash your system.

                • The Cartographer
                  The Cartographer  1 days back

                  "we're only replacing [every major component]"

                  • Marco Gruebler
                    Marco Gruebler  1 days back

                    Linus, where is the transition at the end?
                    "Speaking of 'letting it rip'..." :D

                    • Dennis Hill
                      Dennis Hill  1 days back

                      this should've been a live stream

                      • NoRoof
                        NoRoof  1 days back

                        Films in 21:9
                        16:9 Supreme Race

                        • Michael Kicks
                          Michael Kicks  1 days back

                          Do Adobe render/encoder works not good with Threadripper?

                          • c4pt1n54n0 c4pt1n54n0
                            c4pt1n54n0 c4pt1n54n0  1 days back

                            08:30 LinusStretchTips

                            • Richard
                              Richard  1 days back

                              Use a freaking funnel!

                              • Lj Craft
                                Lj Craft  2 days back

                                Changed cpus and mobo 2 times but still no AMD. TISK TISK

                                • HBPLUS
                                  HBPLUS  2 days back

                                  Nvidia 980 vs 2080 = 10 seconds faster

                                  • Brad Neufeld
                                    Brad Neufeld  2 days back

                                    2080 ti + 14 core on a 500 watt PSU??

                                    • Guillermo Ortiz
                                      Guillermo Ortiz  2 days back

                                      Linus: My internet is faster than Google's 3:19

                                      • Maurits Jacobse
                                        Maurits Jacobse  2 days back

                                        And eventually he forgot the 2080

                                        • Freddy Cintron
                                          Freddy Cintron  2 days back

                                          Invest in corks next time, Linus! :P

                                          • Addinator !
                                            Addinator !  2 days back

                                            Linuss!! Wttff!! Myyy riiggg i spilled a shit ton of water on it, with your fancy mug ofc. But now is all wet

                                            • ya boi
                                              ya boi  2 days back

                                              ltt water cooling funnel adapter for bottle when

                                              • der bender
                                                der bender  2 days back

                                                try cooing the cpu not with water or some cooling fluid

                                                try cooling with alcohol e.g. vodka or ipa for that matter

                                                • Jay Bollman
                                                  Jay Bollman  2 days back

                                                  why not use a epyc, or TR chipset that is more geared for multicore performance? and upgrade to like nvme or just anything from this decade?

                                                  • Reboot
                                                    Reboot  2 days back

                                                    I have very little expertise with adobe premier, but wouldn't the encoding software itself play a huge role in this? Using ffmpeg, preset veryfast on a crf value of 18 on libx264, i did a 4K30p reencode of video game capture in Blackmagic RAW format of 30 minutes, and it took me around 40-45 minutes to complete and it gave me an average bitrate of 65-70Mbit/s (on a Ryzen 5 2600x clocked at 4GHz)

                                                    • Zishan Ali
                                                      Zishan Ali  2 days back

                                                      Which laptop is that at 13:22 ?

                                                      • ناصر الأذينه

                                                        how about an amd cpu

                                                        • Ghost Potato
                                                          Ghost Potato  2 days back

                                                          *Cough Cough*
                                                          Ryzen 9
                                                          *Cough Cough*

                                                          • Mottwally
                                                            Mottwally  3 days back

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                                                            • Dodge Rider
                                                              Dodge Rider  3 days back

                                                              While I can appreciate some of why y'all use Adobe, you've forgotten the basic principle that premiere is trash and Davinci Resolve is vastly superior.

                                                              • spapbp
                                                                spapbp  3 days back

                                                                this is a render server, so the editors are able to send the Adobe file to the server and make it render without slowing down the editing pc? Is that how this works

                                                                • bytejuggler
                                                                  bytejuggler  3 days back

                                                                  If the faster RAM is making such a difference, wouldn't a Ryzen system with much faster RAM be even better?

                                                                  • ETS_WOLF
                                                                    ETS_WOLF  3 days back

                                                                    What would happen if you take the cpu out of a Ps4 and put it in a PC

                                                                    • TheUndeadGamer06
                                                                      TheUndeadGamer06  3 days back

                                                                      RGB THERMAL PASTE?

                                                                      • Wini Grasu
                                                                        Wini Grasu  3 days back


                                                                        • ACG 5506
                                                                          ACG 5506  3 days back

                                                                          Thanks for full screen video

                                                                          • Raman
                                                                            Raman  3 days back

                                                                            0:37 I seriously think this is a Premiere limitation.

                                                                            • Ellie
                                                                              Ellie  3 days back

                                                                              Does anyone else just see a hand reflection on the screen at 13:45

                                                                              • Tommy G
                                                                                Tommy G  3 days back

                                                                                TBH, i'd have taken a new ryzen or a epyc for that type of workload.

                                                                                • Alex Andreba
                                                                                  Alex Andreba  3 days back

                                                                                  Why don't you use AMD? XD

                                                                                  • Plane Star
                                                                                    Plane Star  3 days back

                                                                                    Wow, that i9-9990XE had a larger tdp than the Pentium D!

                                                                                    • James Wiley
                                                                                      James Wiley  3 days back


                                                                                      • Melancia Acrobatica
                                                                                        Melancia Acrobatica  3 days back

                                                                                        if you use 264 coddecs the gpu can help a lot on it... also... but youre using codecs that need brute force from cpus.. in this cases is better an amd processor that dont use so many shortcuts...

                                                                                        • Melancia Acrobatica
                                                                                          Melancia Acrobatica  3 days back

                                                                                          DONT OVERCLOCK this much- it only works for fast test benchmark NOT FOR REAL WORK ! LOL WTF this guys...

                                                                                          • Jonathan Marshall
                                                                                            Jonathan Marshall  3 days back

                                                                                            Wouldn't this be a perfect workload for a 2990wx? He tried 3 intel CPU's and didn't see THAT much of an improvement. For the price of that 9990XE he could do an 24c/32c EPYC build.

                                                                                            • Cody Smith
                                                                                              Cody Smith  3 days back

                                                                                              We all have ifixit kits, but pleaseeeee Linus get that orange screwdriver you use and put your name on em! What is it?? I want one!

                                                                                              • zamb0nio
                                                                                                zamb0nio  4 days back

                                                                                                why windows 8 with classic shell?