All this work... for what?? - Upgrading the Video Render Server

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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 TipsLinus Tech Tips6 days ago

      J vanJ van2 days ago
    • 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.

      John DohJohn Doh4 days ago
    • I want to the LTT shirt that says "sold my soul to Intel back in 2016"

      Logan FoutzLogan Foutz4 days ago
    • 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

      rtorbsrtorbs4 days ago
    • Strange how you always have issues with XMP, I seem to have been lucky with it so far lol

      Articulated MonkeyArticulated Monkey4 days ago
  • try cooing the cpu not with water or some cooling fluid try cooling with alcohol e.g. vodka or ipa for that matter

    der benderder benderHour ago
  • 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?

    Jay BollmanJay BollmanHour ago
  • 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)

    RebootReboot3 hours ago
  • Which laptop is that at 13:22 ?

    Zishan AliZishan Ali11 hours ago
  • how about an amd cpu

    ناصر الأذينهناصر الأذينه12 hours ago
  • *Cough Cough* Ryzen 9 *Cough Cough*

    Ghost PotatoGhost Potato16 hours ago
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    MottwallyMottwally17 hours ago
  • 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.

    Dodge RiderDodge Rider19 hours ago
  • 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

    spapbpspapbp19 hours ago
  • If the faster RAM is making such a difference, wouldn't a Ryzen system with much faster RAM be even better?

    bytejugglerbytejuggler19 hours ago
  • What would happen if you take the cpu out of a Ps4 and put it in a PC

    ETS_WOLFETS_WOLF21 hour ago

    TheUndeadGamer06TheUndeadGamer0622 hours ago
  • AMD😊

    Wini GrasuWini Grasu22 hours ago
  • Thanks for full screen video

    ACG 5506ACG 5506Day ago
  • 0:37 I seriously think this is a Premiere limitation.

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

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

    Tommy GTommy GDay ago
  • Why don't you use AMD? XD

    Alex AndrebaAlex AndrebaDay ago
  • Wow, that i9-9990XE had a larger tdp than the Pentium D!

    Plane StarPlane StarDay ago
  • 3900x

    James WileyJames WileyDay ago
  • 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 AcrobaticaMelancia AcrobaticaDay ago
  • DONT OVERCLOCK this much- it only works for fast test benchmark NOT FOR REAL WORK ! LOL WTF this guys...

    Melancia AcrobaticaMelancia AcrobaticaDay ago
  • 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.

    Jonathan MarshallJonathan MarshallDay ago
  • 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!

    Cody SmithCody SmithDay ago
  • why windows 8 with classic shell?

    zamb0niozamb0nioDay ago
  • Would love to see this tested with a beefy AMD cpu and Davinci Resolve!

    Sneddz1Sneddz1Day ago
  • what the f&^k dude... you cant have nice things

    GodLike GregGodLike GregDay ago
  • why not use liquid metal or a thermal pad for the cpu

    Faivre SamuelFaivre SamuelDay ago
  • 7:33 - Because that worked well last time, right? 7:40 - Thank you, Taran.

    mjc0961mjc0961Day ago
  • 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.

    mjc0961mjc0961Day ago
    • Okay, so not most of them surprisingly, but plenty of them still exist.

      mjc0961mjc0961Day ago
  • Just one word to you linus. "Ryzen"

    Gerardo RiveroGerardo RiveroDay ago
  • 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 😂

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

    Karl of LochalshKarl of LochalshDay ago
  • 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!

    Karl of LochalshKarl of LochalshDay ago
    • 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.

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

    Varun MVarun MDay ago
  • This Time give AMD a YES.

    周傳勳周傳勳Day ago
  • anyway).

    Deep hugDeep hugDay ago
  • Waiting new video how RED is scamming Linus with their lower cost SSD choices.

    XantheFINXantheFIN2 days ago
  • 1. Use AMD 2. Ram bandwidth have major impact on cores scaling 3. Delete GPU 4. Use FreeBSD and FFmpeg for encoding

    Atlas AtlasAtlas Atlas2 days ago
    • 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

      Deep hugDeep hugDay ago
  • 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.

    William KendrickWilliam Kendrick2 days ago
  • 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.

    Simon SpencerSimon Spencer2 days ago
  • 9:03 that 980 tho

    WW2 days ago
  • 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.

    djchristian82djchristian822 days ago
  • Around 12:00 RYZEN CPU chilling in the background

    faraz_ 224faraz_ 2242 days ago
  • What about the *EPYC* CPUS from bigboy AMD

    faraz_ 224faraz_ 2242 days ago
  • funnel please ! >

    fredEVOIXfredEVOIX2 days ago
  • what do u guys think about egpu stuff for this kind of situation?

    honeymakhoneymak2 days ago
  • 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?

    VerliebtVerliebt2 days ago
  • Is the next vid already on floatplane? I want to support, but I need to convince my wallet 😂

    EyejeeyEyejeey2 days ago
  • 10:16 My heart stopped there a little. Only a mad man poors water into a running electronic device.

    buerger3buerger32 days ago
  • 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 ;)

    Mackan GötgårdMackan Götgård2 days ago
  • 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!

    Brent PolkBrent Polk2 days ago
    • Laughs in TR

      Ask to seduce MissAsk to seduce Miss2 days ago
  • this video is hilarious if it aint broke don't fix it such a waste of money and time

    Jacob P. SmithJacob P. Smith2 days ago
  • 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

    jack sonjack son2 days ago
  • i do not take tech tips by someone who runs windows on a server.

    MisjudgedTwatMisjudgedTwat2 days ago
    • @djchristian82 Linux, of course.

      MisjudgedTwatMisjudgedTwat2 days ago
    • What to use instead?

      djchristian82djchristian822 days ago
  • 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).

    PeteTheGeek196PeteTheGeek1962 days ago
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    pcguy21pcguy212 days ago

    J vanJ van2 days ago
  • Published on Jul 7, 2019

    paul maydaynightpaul maydaynight2 days ago
  • Time to hit up Level One Techs

    meisnick54meisnick542 days ago
  • why so shakey

    Bananatee ZODBananatee ZOD2 days ago
  • Wouldnt it make more sense to place the cooking in the back or on the side?

    CaptiveCaptive2 days ago
  • These are my favorite vids, where you are upgrading/building something and it doesn't go according to plan and we get to see you problem solve it. Although I'm sure you guys like it better when it goes smoothly haha

    hershycowshershycows2 days ago
  • EEEWWW windows 8.1 is garbage

    Corey VeniceCorey Venice2 days ago
  • then comes the LTT funnel??

    Niclas HornNiclas Horn2 days ago
  • Anyone know what model monitor that is at the 3:30 mark?

    LANoLANo2 days ago
  • wait, you're running a 100 watt board, a 200 watt cpu, a 300 watt gpu and probably 60-100 watts of ssd plus the pump and the half dozen fans... on a 500 watt psu?? my math head is broken or that doesn't add up and your psu is gonna go boom fairly quickly.

    Jim MooreJim Moore2 days ago
  • Every time I watch a video, I am shocked by the like/dislike ratio. And wait, It's not what you think. The first time I look at the likes and dislikes, I see that the dislikes are floats(ex. 1.1K) and likes are too big and are turned to integers(32K). As a result, I see that 1.1 is longer than 32 and think that there are less likes than dislikes. Hope someone understands my explanation.

    Youtube FineYoutube Fine2 days ago
  • My gaming PC is 900 dollars USD and I have no AC so my Ram is always at 40 dregges C and my GPU is at 45 C and CPU 90 C

    LTSMASH 284LTSMASH 2842 days ago
All this work... for what?? - Upgrading the Video Render Server