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 • 4 609

  • 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

  • Wini Grasu
    Wini Grasu  6 minutes back


    • ACG 5506
      ACG 5506  4 hours back

      Thanks for full screen video

      • Raman
        Raman  6 hours back

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

        • Ellie
          Ellie  9 hours back

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

          • Tommy G
            Tommy G  9 hours back

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

            • Alex Andreba
              Alex Andreba  9 hours back

              Why don't you use AMD? XD

              • Plane Star
                Plane Star  9 hours back

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

                • James Wiley
                  James Wiley  11 hours back


                  • Melancia Acrobatica
                    Melancia Acrobatica  13 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  13 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  15 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  17 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  19 hours back

                            why windows 8 with classic shell?

                            • Sneddz1
                              Sneddz1  19 hours back

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

                              • GodLike Greg
                                GodLike Greg  20 hours back

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

                                • Faivre Samuel
                                  Faivre Samuel  21 hours back

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

                                  • mjc0961
                                    mjc0961  22 hours back

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

                                    • mjc0961
                                      mjc0961  22 hours 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  22 hours back

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

                                    • Gerardo Rivero
                                      Gerardo Rivero  23 hours 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  23 hours 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  1 days back

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

                                                                  • Verliebt
                                                                    Verliebt  1 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  1 days back

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

                                                                      • buerger3
                                                                        buerger3  1 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  1 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).

                                                                                • pcguy21
                                                                                  pcguy21  2 days back

                                                                                  This video is sponsored by Bounty "The quicker picker upper".

                                                                                  • J van
                                                                                    J van  2 days back

                                                                                    YOU COULD OF USED A FUNNEL TO POUR THE WATER LOL

                                                                                    • paul maydaynight
                                                                                      paul maydaynight  2 days back

                                                                                      Published on Jul 7, 2019