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 • 4 617

  • 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

  • Richard
    Richard  58 minutes back

    Use a freaking funnel!

    • Lj Craft
      Lj Craft  6 hours back

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

      • HBPLUS
        HBPLUS  7 hours back

        Nvidia 980 vs 2080 = 10 seconds faster

        • Brad Neufeld
          Brad Neufeld  7 hours back

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

          • Guillermo Ortiz
            Guillermo Ortiz  8 hours back

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

            • Maurits Jacobse
              Maurits Jacobse  9 hours back

              And eventually he forgot the 2080

              • Freddy Cintron
                Freddy Cintron  10 hours back

                Invest in corks next time, Linus! :P

                • Addinator !
                  Addinator !  10 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  12 hours back

                    ltt water cooling funnel adapter for bottle when

                    • der bender
                      der bender  15 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  15 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  17 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

                                  ChannelLocks Son!! (Tongue and Groove Pliers for the brand name haters.) Get two 10 in. and two 6 in. sets. (25.4 cm and 15.24 cm) (345 Tic-Tacs and 183 Tic-Tacs) Note: Tic-Tac measurement may be off by +/- 1000 Tic-Tacs

                                  The joy they will bring will bring you joy for years to come!

                                  • 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  1 days back

                                            RGB THERMAL PASTE?

                                            • Wini Grasu
                                              Wini Grasu  1 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  2 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... ?

                                                                                      • 周傳勳
                                                                                        周傳勳  3 days back

                                                                                        This Time give AMD a YES.

                                                                                        • Deep hug
                                                                                          Deep hug  3 days back


                                                                                          • XantheFIN
                                                                                            XantheFIN  3 days back

                                                                                            Waiting new video how RED is scamming Linus with their lower cost SSD choices.