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 • 4 647

  • Linus Tech Tips
    Linus Tech Tips   1 weeks back

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    • J van
      J van  6 days back


    • John Doh
      John Doh  1 weeks 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

  • Liviu Bita
    Liviu Bita  4 hours back

    10:27 New merch suggestion: Linus Tech Tips funnel?

    • Bartosz Maj
      Bartosz Maj  7 hours back

      Why backpedalling with intel?

      • Max Bainrot
        Max Bainrot  14 hours back

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

        • jake h
          jake h  18 hours back

          Someone get this man a 90 cent funnel.

          • Mike Camera
            Mike Camera  20 hours back

            Build another server

            • KuruGDI
              KuruGDI  21 hours back

              Can we see a test renderfarm with Threadripper?

              • Cody Chase
                Cody Chase  21 hours back

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                • No Name
                  No Name  22 hours back

                  what server case is that?

                  • Raging YT
                    Raging YT  24 hours back

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

                    • Jacob EYLES-BOUCHER
                      Jacob EYLES-BOUCHER  1 days 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  1 days 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  2 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  3 days back

                                              this should've been a live stream

                                              • NoRoof
                                                NoRoof  3 days back

                                                Films in 21:9
                                                16:9 Supreme Race

                                                • Michael Kicks
                                                  Michael Kicks  3 days back

                                                  Do Adobe render/encoder works not good with Threadripper?

                                                  • c4pt1n54n0 c4pt1n54n0
                                                    c4pt1n54n0 c4pt1n54n0  3 days back

                                                    08:30 LinusStretchTips

                                                    • Richard
                                                      Richard  3 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  4 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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                                                                                    The joy they will bring will bring you joy for years to come!

                                                                                    • 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