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   7 days back

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    • J van
      J van  2 days back


    • John Doh
      John Doh  4 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  4 days back

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

    • rtorbs
      rtorbs  4 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  4 days back

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

  • Zishan Ali
    Zishan Ali  2 hours back

    Which laptop is that at 13:22 ?

    • ناصر الأذينه

      how about an amd cpu

      • Ghost Potato
        Ghost Potato  8 hours back

        *Cough Cough*
        Ryzen 9
        *Cough Cough*

        • Mottwally
          Mottwally  9 hours back

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          • Dodge Rider
            Dodge Rider  10 hours 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  11 hours 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  11 hours 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  12 hours back

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

                  • TheUndeadGamer06
                    TheUndeadGamer06  13 hours back

                    RGB THERMAL PASTE?

                    • Wini Grasu
                      Wini Grasu  13 hours back


                      • ACG 5506
                        ACG 5506  17 hours back

                        Thanks for full screen video

                        • Raman
                          Raman  19 hours back

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

                          • Ellie
                            Ellie  22 hours back

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

                            • Tommy G
                              Tommy G  22 hours back

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

                              • Alex Andreba
                                Alex Andreba  22 hours back

                                Why don't you use AMD? XD

                                • Plane Star
                                  Plane Star  22 hours back

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

                                  • James Wiley
                                    James Wiley  1 days back


                                    • Melancia Acrobatica
                                      Melancia Acrobatica  1 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  1 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  1 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  1 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  1 days back

                                              why windows 8 with classic shell?

                                              • Sneddz1
                                                Sneddz1  1 days back

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

                                                • GodLike Greg
                                                  GodLike Greg  1 days back

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

                                                  • Faivre Samuel
                                                    Faivre Samuel  1 days back

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

                                                    • mjc0961
                                                      mjc0961  1 days back

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

                                                      • mjc0961
                                                        mjc0961  1 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  1 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  2 days back

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

                                                            • Karl of Lochalsh
                                                              Karl of Lochalsh  2 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  1 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  2 days back

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

                                                              • 周傳勳
                                                                周傳勳  2 days back

                                                                This Time give AMD a YES.

                                                                • Deep hug
                                                                  Deep hug  2 days back


                                                                  • XantheFIN
                                                                    XantheFIN  2 days back

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

                                                                    • Atlas Atlas
                                                                      Atlas Atlas  2 days back

                                                                      1. Use AMD
                                                                      2. Ram bandwidth have major impact on cores scaling
                                                                      3. Delete GPU

                                                                      4. Use FreeBSD and FFmpeg for encoding

                                                                      • Deep hug
                                                                        Deep hug  2 days back

                                                                        Quick Sync is not used for CineForm. Are there other benefits from CineForm worth the increased rendering time? (Full disclosure: I've spec'd out an Intel-based video editing

                                                                    • William Kendrick
                                                                      William Kendrick  2 days back

                                                                      i think the only thing worse than being linus would be watching his videos for intelligent information.

                                                                      he literally wasted 5000 bucks to try to get his server faster and all he managed to do was 1 fucking minute faster.

                                                                      i'd have fired his stupid ass a long time ago, what a sorry excuse for a technician.

                                                                      • Simon Spencer
                                                                        Simon Spencer  2 days back

                                                                        Yeah, right: "we could do that... but there are advantages to (spending more money)".

                                                                        Some aspects of video software isn't open to interpretation, meaning even with user-settings, the way it handles transcoding has a minimum duration - no matter what hardware you happen to use.

                                                                        • W
                                                                          W  2 days back

                                                                          9:03 that 980 tho

                                                                          • djchristian82
                                                                            djchristian82  2 days back

                                                                            Linus it's not surprising. Going from a HDET system with four channel memory to a consumer system with dual channel memory and two cores less.

                                                                            • faraz_ 224
                                                                              faraz_ 224  2 days back

                                                                              Around 12:00
                                                                              RYZEN CPU chilling in the background

                                                                              • faraz_ 224
                                                                                faraz_ 224  2 days back

                                                                                What about the *EPYC* CPUS from bigboy AMD

                                                                                • fredEVOIX
                                                                                  fredEVOIX  2 days back

                                                                                  funnel please ! ><

                                                                                  • honeymak
                                                                                    honeymak  2 days back

                                                                                    what do u guys think about egpu stuff for this kind of situation?

                                                                                    • Verliebt
                                                                                      Verliebt  2 days back

                                                                                      i wonder.

                                                                                      wouldn't it be better to use the same coolant cars use in their radiators instead of water or the stuff pc component shops sell?

                                                                                      and for this project, wouldn't a radeon 7 perform better with the better memory?

                                                                                      • Eyejeey
                                                                                        Eyejeey  2 days back

                                                                                        Is the next vid already on floatplane? I want to support, but I need to convince my wallet 😂

                                                                                        • buerger3
                                                                                          buerger3  2 days back

                                                                                          10:16 My heart stopped there a little. Only a mad man poors water into a running electronic device.