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 • 4 646

  • Linus Tech Tips
    Linus Tech Tips   1 weeks back

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    • J van
      J van  6 days back


    • John Doh
      John Doh  7 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  1 weeks back

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

    • rtorbs
      rtorbs  1 weeks 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  1 weeks back

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

  • Bartosz Maj
    Bartosz Maj  3 hours back

    Why backpedalling with intel?

    • Max Bainrot
      Max Bainrot  10 hours back

      0:00 todays video is all about using the right hardware for the wrong job :P

      • jake h
        jake h  13 hours back

        Someone get this man a 90 cent funnel.

        • Mike Camera
          Mike Camera  16 hours back

          Build another server

          • KuruGDI
            KuruGDI  16 hours back

            Can we see a test renderfarm with Threadripper?

            • Cody Chase
              Cody Chase  16 hours back

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              • No Name
                No Name  17 hours back

                what server case is that?

                • Raging YT
                  Raging YT  19 hours back

                  Ever notice how he never changed the gpu he put the 980 back in

                  • Jacob EYLES-BOUCHER
                    Jacob EYLES-BOUCHER  22 hours back

                    Man Wish i had a good performing gaming pc like so i can play rust and its my birthday in 4 days but im not getting a pc :(

                    • dougmb
                      dougmb  23 hours back

                      i think u should remake this upgrade using the new amd chips.... just for fun

                      • LOST AMV
                        LOST AMV  1 days back

                        Yo lines u r using team os Windows

                        • plezx29
                          plezx29  1 days back

                          Linus not being clever enough to use a funnel to fill up the water tank

                          • David Nonsuch
                            David Nonsuch  1 days back

                            The way Linus treats the hardware makes it obvious that he doesnt have to pay for it.

                            • Marco Bonera
                              Marco Bonera  1 days back

                              why not use an epyc with virtualization, to have just the right amount of cores needed for the job?

                              • David Weeks
                                David Weeks  2 days back

                                Ryzen, fanboy. :-) Love the bait lines, masterful.

                                • chimpfann
                                  chimpfann  2 days back

                                  so you didnt get intel to sponsor this so why why didnt you go with ryzen dot tell me because it doesnt support thunderbolt there are work arounds and its a better chip

                                  • Sandros94
                                    Sandros94  2 days back

                                    You guys should start using ffmpeg, maybe with prores_amcdx....

                                    • Brandon Murray
                                      Brandon Murray  2 days back

                                      Would love to see you guys run some tests with Resolve using your workflow. I think it would do a much better job taking advantage of this hardware. Adobe needs to focus on optimising it's software vs adding useless features and pushing updates that crash your system.

                                      • The Cartographer
                                        The Cartographer  2 days back

                                        "we're only replacing [every major component]"

                                        • Marco Gruebler
                                          Marco Gruebler  2 days back

                                          Linus, where is the transition at the end?
                                          "Speaking of 'letting it rip'..." :D

                                          • Dennis Hill
                                            Dennis Hill  2 days back

                                            this should've been a live stream

                                            • NoRoof
                                              NoRoof  2 days back

                                              Films in 21:9
                                              16:9 Supreme Race

                                              • Michael Kicks
                                                Michael Kicks  2 days back

                                                Do Adobe render/encoder works not good with Threadripper?

                                                • c4pt1n54n0 c4pt1n54n0
                                                  c4pt1n54n0 c4pt1n54n0  2 days back

                                                  08:30 LinusStretchTips

                                                  • Richard
                                                    Richard  2 days back

                                                    Use a freaking funnel!

                                                    • Lj Craft
                                                      Lj Craft  3 days back

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

                                                      • HBPLUS
                                                        HBPLUS  3 days back

                                                        Nvidia 980 vs 2080 = 10 seconds faster

                                                        • Brad Neufeld
                                                          Brad Neufeld  3 days back

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

                                                          • Guillermo Ortiz
                                                            Guillermo Ortiz  3 days back

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

                                                            • Maurits Jacobse
                                                              Maurits Jacobse  3 days back

                                                              And eventually he forgot the 2080

                                                              • Freddy Cintron
                                                                Freddy Cintron  3 days back

                                                                Invest in corks next time, Linus! :P

                                                                • Addinator !
                                                                  Addinator !  3 days 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  3 days back

                                                                    ltt water cooling funnel adapter for bottle when

                                                                    • der bender
                                                                      der bender  3 days 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  3 days 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  3 days 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  3 days back

                                                                            Which laptop is that at 13:22 ?

                                                                            • ناصر الأذينه

                                                                              how about an amd cpu

                                                                              • Ghost Potato
                                                                                Ghost Potato  4 days back

                                                                                *Cough Cough*
                                                                                Ryzen 9
                                                                                *Cough Cough*

                                                                                • Mottwally
                                                                                  Mottwally  4 days back

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                                                                                  • Dodge Rider
                                                                                    Dodge Rider  4 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  4 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  4 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  4 days back

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

                                                                                          • TheUndeadGamer06
                                                                                            TheUndeadGamer06  4 days back

                                                                                            RGB THERMAL PASTE?

                                                                                            • Wini Grasu
                                                                                              Wini Grasu  4 days back


                                                                                              • ACG 5506
                                                                                                ACG 5506  4 days back

                                                                                                Thanks for full screen video