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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  • Linus Tech Tips
    Linus Tech Tips   1 weeks back

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    • J van
      J van  3 days back


    • John Doh
      John Doh  5 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  5 days back

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

    • rtorbs
      rtorbs  5 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  5 days back

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

  • NoRoof
    NoRoof  21 minutes back

    Films in 21:9
    16:9 Supreme Race

    • Michael Kicks
      Michael Kicks  33 minutes back

      Do Adobe render/encoder works not good with Threadripper?

      • c4pt1n54n0 c4pt1n54n0
        c4pt1n54n0 c4pt1n54n0  1 hours back

        08:30 LinusStretchTips

        • Richard
          Richard  2 hours back

          Use a freaking funnel!

          • Lj Craft
            Lj Craft  8 hours back

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

            • HBPLUS
              HBPLUS  8 hours back

              Nvidia 980 vs 2080 = 10 seconds faster

              • Brad Neufeld
                Brad Neufeld  8 hours back

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

                • Guillermo Ortiz
                  Guillermo Ortiz  9 hours back

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

                  • Maurits Jacobse
                    Maurits Jacobse  10 hours back

                    And eventually he forgot the 2080

                    • Freddy Cintron
                      Freddy Cintron  11 hours back

                      Invest in corks next time, Linus! :P

                      • Addinator !
                        Addinator !  12 hours 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  13 hours back

                          ltt water cooling funnel adapter for bottle when

                          • der bender
                            der bender  16 hours 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  16 hours 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  18 hours 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  1 days back

                                  Which laptop is that at 13:22 ?

                                  • ناصر الأذينه

                                    how about an amd cpu

                                    • Ghost Potato
                                      Ghost Potato  1 days back

                                      *Cough Cough*
                                      Ryzen 9
                                      *Cough Cough*

                                      • Mottwally
                                        Mottwally  1 days back

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                                        • Dodge Rider
                                          Dodge Rider  1 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  1 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  1 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  1 days back

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

                                                • TheUndeadGamer06
                                                  TheUndeadGamer06  2 days back

                                                  RGB THERMAL PASTE?

                                                  • Wini Grasu
                                                    Wini Grasu  2 days back


                                                    • ACG 5506
                                                      ACG 5506  2 days back

                                                      Thanks for full screen video

                                                      • Raman
                                                        Raman  2 days back

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

                                                        • Ellie
                                                          Ellie  2 days back

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

                                                          • Tommy G
                                                            Tommy G  2 days back

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

                                                            • Alex Andreba
                                                              Alex Andreba  2 days back

                                                              Why don't you use AMD? XD

                                                              • Plane Star
                                                                Plane Star  2 days back

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

                                                                • James Wiley
                                                                  James Wiley  2 days back


                                                                  • Melancia Acrobatica
                                                                    Melancia Acrobatica  2 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  2 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  2 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  2 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  2 days back

                                                                            why windows 8 with classic shell?

                                                                            • Sneddz1
                                                                              Sneddz1  2 days back

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

                                                                              • GodLike Greg
                                                                                GodLike Greg  2 days back

                                                                                what the f&^k dude... you cant have nice things

                                                                                • Faivre Samuel
                                                                                  Faivre Samuel  2 days back

                                                                                  why not use liquid metal or a thermal pad for the cpu

                                                                                  • mjc0961
                                                                                    mjc0961  2 days back

                                                                                    7:33 - Because that worked well last time, right?
                                                                                    7:40 - Thank you, Taran.

                                                                                    • mjc0961
                                                                                      mjc0961  2 days back

                                                                                      Published July 10, so probably July 3 for Floatplane, meaning actual building, recording, and most importantly part selection was done in June.
                                                                                      I bet most of the comments are going to be complaining about not using a 3700X or 3900X.

                                                                                      • mjc0961
                                                                                        mjc0961  2 days back

                                                                                        Okay, so not most of them surprisingly, but plenty of them still exist.

                                                                                    • Gerardo Rivero
                                                                                      Gerardo Rivero  2 days back

                                                                                      Just one word to you linus. "Ryzen"

                                                                                      • kilrahvp
                                                                                        kilrahvp  3 days back

                                                                                        5960X still rocks... Mine runs at 4.3GHz on all cores since 2014 and this proves there's still no point in upgrading it yet 😂

                                                                                        • Karl of Lochalsh
                                                                                          Karl of Lochalsh  3 days back

                                                                                          Hahaha I like a good laugh on a Monday morning.... keep em coming Linus....

                                                                                          • Karl of Lochalsh
                                                                                            Karl of Lochalsh  3 days back

                                                                                            XMP? hmmm - one intel 5820K; 3 motherboards and the 2800Mhz ram would not go past 2400MHz (64Gb off it). 18 months of Threadripper 1920X and its been running faultlessly @ 2800MHz and the CPU does 4.2GHz on its own... with a Notctua push/pull 140 fan arrangement... EK watercooling incomming!

                                                                                            • cnnfllsht
                                                                                              cnnfllsht  2 days back

                                                                                              i had 5820k and veneance lpx 4x4gb 2666. i could never launch it with 2666 only 2400. once i did it with 125 bclk and got 2750 but the cpu voltage was 1.9v so i ruined it with a mobo. this very ram works now on 3466mhz paired with 2200g ryzen.

                                                                                          • Varun M
                                                                                            Varun M  3 days back

                                                                                            why aren't your servers ungraded with Ryzen zen2... ?