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 • 4 626

  • Linus Tech Tips
    Linus Tech Tips   1 weeks back

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    • J van
      J van  4 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  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  6 days back

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

  • The Cartographer
    The Cartographer  3 hours back

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

    • Marco Gruebler
      Marco Gruebler  6 hours back

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

      • Dennis Hill
        Dennis Hill  7 hours back

        this should've been a live stream

        • NoRoof
          NoRoof  8 hours back

          Films in 21:9
          16:9 Supreme Race

          • Michael Kicks
            Michael Kicks  8 hours back

            Do Adobe render/encoder works not good with Threadripper?

            • c4pt1n54n0 c4pt1n54n0
              c4pt1n54n0 c4pt1n54n0  9 hours back

              08:30 LinusStretchTips

              • Richard
                Richard  10 hours back

                Use a freaking funnel!

                • Lj Craft
                  Lj Craft  15 hours back

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

                  • HBPLUS
                    HBPLUS  15 hours back

                    Nvidia 980 vs 2080 = 10 seconds faster

                    • Brad Neufeld
                      Brad Neufeld  16 hours back

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

                      • Guillermo Ortiz
                        Guillermo Ortiz  17 hours back

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

                        • Maurits Jacobse
                          Maurits Jacobse  18 hours back

                          And eventually he forgot the 2080

                          • Freddy Cintron
                            Freddy Cintron  19 hours back

                            Invest in corks next time, Linus! :P

                            • Addinator !
                              Addinator !  19 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  21 hours back

                                ltt water cooling funnel adapter for bottle when

                                • der bender
                                  der bender  24 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  24 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  1 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  1 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  2 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  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!

                                                                                    • GodLike Greg
                                                                                      GodLike Greg  3 days back

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

                                                                                      • Faivre Samuel
                                                                                        Faivre Samuel  3 days back

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

                                                                                        • mjc0961
                                                                                          mjc0961  3 days back

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

                                                                                          • mjc0961
                                                                                            mjc0961  3 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  3 days back

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

                                                                                          • Gerardo Rivero
                                                                                            Gerardo Rivero  3 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 😂