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   6 days back

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    • J van
      J van  2 days back


    • John Doh
      John Doh  3 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

  • bytejuggler
    bytejuggler  4 minutes 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 hours back

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

      • TheUndeadGamer06
        TheUndeadGamer06  2 hours back


        • Wini Grasu
          Wini Grasu  2 hours back


          • ACG 5506
            ACG 5506  6 hours back

            Thanks for full screen video

            • Raman
              Raman  8 hours back

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

              • Ellie
                Ellie  11 hours back

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

                • Tommy G
                  Tommy G  11 hours back

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

                  • Alex Andreba
                    Alex Andreba  12 hours back

                    Why don't you use AMD? XD

                    • Plane Star
                      Plane Star  12 hours back

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

                      • James Wiley
                        James Wiley  13 hours back


                        • Melancia Acrobatica
                          Melancia Acrobatica  15 hours 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  15 hours back

                            DONT OVERCLOCK this much- it only works for fast test benchmark NOT FOR REAL WORK ! LOL WTF this guys...

                            • Jonathan Marshall
                              Jonathan Marshall  18 hours 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  19 hours 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  21 hours back

                                  why windows 8 with classic shell?

                                  • Sneddz1
                                    Sneddz1  21 hours back

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

                                    • GodLike Greg
                                      GodLike Greg  23 hours back

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

                                      • Faivre Samuel
                                        Faivre Samuel  23 hours 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  1 days back

                                            Just one word to you linus. "Ryzen"

                                            • kilrahvp
                                              kilrahvp  1 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  1 days back

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

                                                • Karl of Lochalsh
                                                  Karl of Lochalsh  1 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  1 days back

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

                                                  • 周傳勳
                                                    周傳勳  1 days back

                                                    This Time give AMD a YES.

                                                    • Deep hug
                                                      Deep hug  1 days back


                                                      • XantheFIN
                                                        XantheFIN  1 days back

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

                                                        • Atlas Atlas
                                                          Atlas Atlas  1 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  1 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  1 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  1 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  1 days back

                                                              9:03 that 980 tho

                                                              • djchristian82
                                                                djchristian82  1 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  1 days back

                                                                  Around 12:00
                                                                  RYZEN CPU chilling in the background

                                                                  • faraz_ 224
                                                                    faraz_ 224  1 days back

                                                                    What about the *EPYC* CPUS from bigboy AMD

                                                                    • fredEVOIX
                                                                      fredEVOIX  1 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.

                                                                              • Mackan Götgård
                                                                                Mackan Götgård  2 days back

                                                                                aint it test bench used before drag out server bit out and kill all other work, and test before and test what usage of matrial needed ? some time is snail race better then run like JOLO time ;)

                                                                                • Brent Polk
                                                                                  Brent Polk  2 days back

                                                                                  Well this is why you get paid the big CANUK BUCKS! Use 10k RED cameras and $10k cpus for completing BS videos about "PLUG BOY" Unicorn products only you are given for free and most can not afford... CARRY-ON!

                                                                                • Jacob P. Smith
                                                                                  Jacob P. Smith  2 days back

                                                                                  this video is hilarious

                                                                                  if it aint broke don't fix it

                                                                                  such a waste of money and time

                                                                                  • jack son
                                                                                    jack son  2 days back

                                                                                    really man you know how many people would die for a rig like that and you do not seem to understand how much that costs. could you please do a cheap bud mid-rangepc for once

                                                                                    • MisjudgedTwat
                                                                                      MisjudgedTwat  2 days back

                                                                                      i do not take tech tips by someone who runs windows on a server.

                                                                                    • PeteTheGeek196
                                                                                      PeteTheGeek196  2 days back

                                                                                      How does Intel Quick Sync factor into this? Using an Intel CPU with a built-in GPU (e.g. the 9900K) would enable Quick Sync and make H.264 rendering much faster. It seems 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 machine, but haven't purchased any major parts yet; with Ryzen 9, I'm reconsidering. My current editing rig is too old to support Quick Sync and I'm using a ProRes workflow anyway).