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

  • Am 10 Jul 2019 veröffentlicht
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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  Vor 7 Tage +243

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    • J van
      J van Vor 3 Tage


    • John Doh
      John Doh Vor 4 Tage

      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 Vor 5 Tage

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

    • rtorbs
      rtorbs Vor 5 Tage

      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 Vor 5 Tage

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

  • Reboot
    Reboot Vor 15 Stunden

    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 Vor 23 Stunden

    Which laptop is that at 13:22 ?

  • ناصر الأذينه

    how about an amd cpu

  • Ghost Potato
    Ghost Potato Vor Tag

    *Cough Cough*
    Ryzen 9
    *Cough Cough*

  • Mottwally
    Mottwally Vor Tag

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

  • Dodge Rider
    Dodge Rider Vor Tag

    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 Vor Tag

    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 Vor Tag

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

    ETS_WOLF Vor Tag

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

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  • Wini Grasu
    Wini Grasu Vor Tag


  • ACG 5506
    ACG 5506 Vor Tag

    Thanks for full screen video

  • Raman
    Raman Vor Tag

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

  • Ellie
    Ellie Vor Tag

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

  • Tommy G
    Tommy G Vor Tag

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

  • Alex Andreba
    Alex Andreba Vor Tag

    Why don't you use AMD? XD

  • Plane Star
    Plane Star Vor Tag +1

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

  • James Wiley
    James Wiley Vor Tag


  • Melancia Acrobatica

    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

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

  • Jonathan Marshall
    Jonathan Marshall Vor 2 Tage

    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 Vor 2 Tage

    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 Vor 2 Tage

    why windows 8 with classic shell?

  • Sneddz1
    Sneddz1 Vor 2 Tage

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

  • GodLike Greg
    GodLike Greg Vor 2 Tage

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

  • Faivre Samuel
    Faivre Samuel Vor 2 Tage

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

  • mjc0961
    mjc0961 Vor 2 Tage

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

  • mjc0961
    mjc0961 Vor 2 Tage

    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 Vor 2 Tage

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

  • Gerardo Rivero
    Gerardo Rivero Vor 2 Tage

    Just one word to you linus. "Ryzen"

  • kilrahvp
    kilrahvp Vor 2 Tage

    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 Vor 2 Tage

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

  • Karl of Lochalsh
    Karl of Lochalsh Vor 2 Tage +1

    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 Vor 2 Tage

      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 Vor 2 Tage

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

  • 周傳勳
    周傳勳 Vor 2 Tage

    This Time give AMD a YES.

  • Deep hug
    Deep hug Vor 2 Tage


  • XantheFIN
    XantheFIN Vor 2 Tage

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

  • Atlas Atlas
    Atlas Atlas Vor 2 Tage +1

    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 Vor 2 Tage

      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 Vor 2 Tage

    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 Vor 2 Tage

    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 Vor 2 Tage +1

    9:03 that 980 tho

  • djchristian82
    djchristian82 Vor 2 Tage

    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 Vor 2 Tage

    Around 12:00
    RYZEN CPU chilling in the background

  • faraz_ 224
    faraz_ 224 Vor 2 Tage +1

    What about the *EPYC* CPUS from bigboy AMD

  • fredEVOIX
    fredEVOIX Vor 2 Tage

    funnel please ! >

  • honeymak
    honeymak Vor 2 Tage

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

  • Verliebt
    Verliebt Vor 2 Tage

    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 Vor 2 Tage

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

  • buerger3
    buerger3 Vor 2 Tage

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

  • Mackan Götgård
    Mackan Götgård Vor 2 Tage

    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 Vor 3 Tage

    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 Vor 3 Tage

    this video is hilarious
    if it aint broke don't fix it
    such a waste of money and time

  • jack son
    jack son Vor 3 Tage

    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 Vor 3 Tage

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

  • PeteTheGeek196
    PeteTheGeek196 Vor 3 Tage

    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).

  • pcguy21
    pcguy21 Vor 3 Tage

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  • J van
    J van Vor 3 Tage


  • paul maydaynight
    paul maydaynight Vor 3 Tage
    Published on Jul 7, 2019

  • meisnick54
    meisnick54 Vor 3 Tage

    Time to hit up Level One Techs

  • Bananatee ZOD
    Bananatee ZOD Vor 3 Tage

    why so shakey

  • Captive
    Captive Vor 3 Tage

    Wouldnt it make more sense to place the cooking in the back or on the side?

  • hershycows
    hershycows Vor 3 Tage

    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

  • Corey Venice
    Corey Venice Vor 3 Tage

    EEEWWW windows 8.1 is garbage

  • Niclas Horn
    Niclas Horn Vor 3 Tage

    then comes the LTT funnel??

  • LANo
    LANo Vor 3 Tage

    Anyone know what model monitor that is at the 3:30 mark?

  • Jim Moore
    Jim Moore Vor 3 Tage

    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.

  • Youtube Fine
    Youtube Fine Vor 3 Tage

    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.

  • LTSMASH 284
    LTSMASH 284 Vor 3 Tage

    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

  • R34L157
    R34L157 Vor 3 Tage

    Laughs in TR

  • Mike Runnells
    Mike Runnells Vor 3 Tage

    Looks like your necessity to switch to an AMD work server platform is steadily RYZEN... Sorry, couldn't help it. That joke was too EPYC to pass up...