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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  • Linus Tech Tips
    Linus Tech Tips   2 weeks back

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    • KVA2K Quik
      KVA2K Quik  1 days back

      Linus Tech Tips should’ve used 2990WX

    • Zaur Omarow
      Zaur Omarow  3 days back

      U mb should try to turn off hypertrading. since software is capped at certain amount of threads u might benefit from it.

    • J van
      J van  1 weeks 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.

  • Jack Powell
    Jack Powell  5 hours back

    while you're seeing gains on a single workload by keeping core count low and clocks high, would you not get better overall performance (if there is ever a need) by running concurrent renders from multiple editors? There must be a better software solution than adobe and windows for standalone renders.

    • kaysindre
      kaysindre  7 hours back

      You should get the services/advice of Level1Techs
      , I see great performance in your future

      • Killerspieler0815
        Killerspieler0815  8 hours back

        @Linus Tech Tips -
        THIS is how they would have done it (@ 7:50 ) in Soviet Russia if they had the hardware

        • Phleet Gaming
          Phleet Gaming  23 hours back

          something tells me we're one good tech upgrade away from LTT just going full mythbusters. "how many cores do we need to make this computer explode." or something like that

          • OP Husky
            OP Husky  1 days back

            when my pc is better then a Video Render Server

            • ethan moore
              ethan moore  1 days back

              No threadripper?

              • Argentina3000
                Argentina3000  1 days back

                i would TOTALLY use a linus tech tips water bottle. for warm water in my YERBA MATE'S infusion. yeah ssein this video from peronia.

                • MajorWallopy
                  MajorWallopy  1 days back

                  Do another video as a "test" with the newer AMD and Ram at their new clock potentials. Also... swap out the 980? I believe you should be able to trim down a few more seconds with a slightly newer GPU. And if it's compute you need. Try an AMD GPU with compute on and off and lets see the difference there also!! Cmon linus!! DO IT!!!

                  • MajorWallopy
                    MajorWallopy  1 days back

                    With all your water spills you think you'd remove the line that is higher first.. not lower, to reduce the amount of water to spill out. I mean it's just physics.

                    • Ryker
                      Ryker  2 days back

                      ur drawing over half that psu's wattage with just ur CPU. time for an upgrade

                      • Avinash Yadram
                        Avinash Yadram  2 days back

                        Jeez. This hurts. i went from an i5 -4520 to an i7 -6800 and ddr3 to ddr4 and my render time dropped from 6 hrs to 1 hr. (1080p understandably) but still JEEEEEESUS. 1 minute? That isnt worth

                        • ZX Spectrum
                          ZX Spectrum  2 days back

                          Linus Vs. Inventory Team

                          • Nick Nos
                            Nick Nos  2 days back

                            The biggest mistake here? Using AME 😂😂😂

                            • Legacy Summoners
                              Legacy Summoners  3 days back

                              Reset the BIOS. It will works faster :)

                              • Liviu Bita
                                Liviu Bita  3 days back

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

                                • Bartosz Maj
                                  Bartosz Maj  4 days back

                                  Why backpedalling with intel?

                                  • Max Bainrot
                                    Max Bainrot  4 days back

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

                                    • jake h
                                      jake h  4 days back

                                      Someone get this man a 90 cent funnel.

                                      • Mike Camera
                                        Mike Camera  4 days back

                                        Build another server

                                        • KuruGDI
                                          KuruGDI  4 days back

                                          Can we see a test renderfarm with Threadripper?

                                          • Cody Chase
                                            Cody Chase  4 days back

                                            tpe sleath hoddie is mines Go too discrit hacekerb jaket

                                            • No Name
                                              No Name  4 days back

                                              what server case is that?

                                              • Raging YT
                                                Raging YT  4 days back

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

                                                • Jacob EYLES-BOUCHER
                                                  Jacob EYLES-BOUCHER  4 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  4 days back

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

                                                    • LOST AMV
                                                      LOST AMV  5 days back

                                                      Yo lines u r using team os Windows

                                                      • plezx29
                                                        plezx29  5 days back

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

                                                        • David Nonsuch
                                                          David Nonsuch  5 days back

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

                                                          • Marco Bonera
                                                            Marco Bonera  5 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  5 days back

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

                                                              • chimpfann
                                                                chimpfann  5 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  5 days back

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

                                                                  • Daniel Beasley
                                                                    Daniel Beasley  3 days back

                                                                    I thought ffmpeg too, could run a script that automates the whole process

                                                                • Brandon Murray
                                                                  Brandon Murray  5 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  6 days back

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

                                                                    • Marco Gruebler
                                                                      Marco Gruebler  6 days back

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

                                                                      • Dennis Hill
                                                                        Dennis Hill  6 days back

                                                                        this should've been a live stream

                                                                        • NoRoof
                                                                          NoRoof  6 days back

                                                                          Films in 21:9
                                                                          16:9 Supreme Race

                                                                          • Michael Kicks
                                                                            Michael Kicks  6 days back

                                                                            Do Adobe render/encoder works not good with Threadripper?

                                                                            • c4pt1n54n0 c4pt1n54n0
                                                                              c4pt1n54n0 c4pt1n54n0  6 days back

                                                                              08:30 LinusStretchTips

                                                                              • Richard
                                                                                Richard  6 days back

                                                                                Use a freaking funnel!

                                                                                • Lj Craft
                                                                                  Lj Craft  6 days back

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

                                                                                  • HBPLUS
                                                                                    HBPLUS  6 days back

                                                                                    Nvidia 980 vs 2080 = 10 seconds faster

                                                                                    • Brad Neufeld
                                                                                      Brad Neufeld  6 days back

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

                                                                                      • Guillermo Ortiz
                                                                                        Guillermo Ortiz  6 days back

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

                                                                                        • Maurits Jacobse
                                                                                          Maurits Jacobse  6 days back

                                                                                          And eventually he forgot the 2080

                                                                                          • Freddy Cintron
                                                                                            Freddy Cintron  6 days back

                                                                                            Invest in corks next time, Linus! :P

                                                                                            • Addinator !
                                                                                              Addinator !  6 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