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  6 hours back

      Linus Tech Tips should’ve used 2990WX

    • Zaur Omarow
      Zaur Omarow  1 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.

  • OP Husky
    OP Husky  3 hours back

    when my pc is better then a Video Render Server

    • ethan moore
      ethan moore  4 hours back

      No threadripper?

      • Argentina3000
        Argentina3000  5 hours 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  6 hours 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  6 hours 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  14 hours back

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

              • Avinash Yadram
                Avinash Yadram  23 hours 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  24 hours back

                  Linus Vs. Inventory Team

                  • Nick Nos
                    Nick Nos  1 days back

                    The biggest mistake here? Using AME 😂😂😂

                    • Legacy Summoners
                      Legacy Summoners  1 days back

                      Reset the BIOS. It will works faster :)

                      • Liviu Bita
                        Liviu Bita  2 days back

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

                        • Bartosz Maj
                          Bartosz Maj  2 days back

                          Why backpedalling with intel?

                          • Max Bainrot
                            Max Bainrot  3 days back

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

                            • jake h
                              jake h  3 days back

                              Someone get this man a 90 cent funnel.

                              • Mike Camera
                                Mike Camera  3 days back

                                Build another server

                                • KuruGDI
                                  KuruGDI  3 days back

                                  Can we see a test renderfarm with Threadripper?

                                  • Cody Chase
                                    Cody Chase  3 days back

                                    tpe sleath hoddie is mines Go too discrit hacekerb jaket

                                    • No Name
                                      No Name  3 days back

                                      what server case is that?

                                      • Raging YT
                                        Raging YT  3 days back

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

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

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

                                            • LOST AMV
                                              LOST AMV  3 days back

                                              Yo lines u r using team os Windows

                                              • plezx29
                                                plezx29  3 days back

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

                                                • David Nonsuch
                                                  David Nonsuch  4 days back

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

                                                  • Marco Bonera
                                                    Marco Bonera  4 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  4 days back

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

                                                      • chimpfann
                                                        chimpfann  4 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  4 days back

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

                                                          • Daniel Beasley
                                                            Daniel Beasley  2 days back

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

                                                        • Brandon Murray
                                                          Brandon Murray  4 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  5 days back

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

                                                            • Marco Gruebler
                                                              Marco Gruebler  5 days back

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

                                                              • Dennis Hill
                                                                Dennis Hill  5 days back

                                                                this should've been a live stream

                                                                • NoRoof
                                                                  NoRoof  5 days back

                                                                  Films in 21:9
                                                                  16:9 Supreme Race

                                                                  • Michael Kicks
                                                                    Michael Kicks  5 days back

                                                                    Do Adobe render/encoder works not good with Threadripper?

                                                                    • c4pt1n54n0 c4pt1n54n0
                                                                      c4pt1n54n0 c4pt1n54n0  5 days back

                                                                      08:30 LinusStretchTips

                                                                      • Richard
                                                                        Richard  5 days back

                                                                        Use a freaking funnel!

                                                                        • Lj Craft
                                                                          Lj Craft  5 days back

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

                                                                          • HBPLUS
                                                                            HBPLUS  5 days back

                                                                            Nvidia 980 vs 2080 = 10 seconds faster

                                                                            • Brad Neufeld
                                                                              Brad Neufeld  5 days back

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

                                                                              • Guillermo Ortiz
                                                                                Guillermo Ortiz  5 days back

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

                                                                                • Maurits Jacobse
                                                                                  Maurits Jacobse  5 days back

                                                                                  And eventually he forgot the 2080

                                                                                  • Freddy Cintron
                                                                                    Freddy Cintron  5 days back

                                                                                    Invest in corks next time, Linus! :P

                                                                                    • Addinator !
                                                                                      Addinator !  5 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  5 days back

                                                                                        ltt water cooling funnel adapter for bottle when

                                                                                        • der bender
                                                                                          der bender  5 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  5 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  5 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)