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 • 4 633

  • Linus Tech Tips
    Linus Tech Tips   1 weeks back

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    • J van
      J van  4 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  6 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

  • Marco Bonera
    Marco Bonera  2 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  9 hours back

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

      • chimpfann
        chimpfann  11 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  15 hours back

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

          • Sandros94
            Sandros94  17 hours back

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

            • Brandon Murray
              Brandon Murray  18 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  21 hours back

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

                • Marco Gruebler
                  Marco Gruebler  24 hours 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  1 days back

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

                              • HBPLUS
                                HBPLUS  1 days back

                                Nvidia 980 vs 2080 = 10 seconds faster

                                • Brad Neufeld
                                  Brad Neufeld  1 days back

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

                                  • Guillermo Ortiz
                                    Guillermo Ortiz  1 days back

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

                                    • Maurits Jacobse
                                      Maurits Jacobse  1 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  2 days back

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                                                          • Dodge Rider
                                                            Dodge Rider  2 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  2 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  2 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  3 days back

                                                                                              why windows 8 with classic shell?

                                                                                              • Sneddz1
                                                                                                Sneddz1  3 days back

                                                                                                Would love to see this tested with a beefy AMD cpu and Davinci Resolve!