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 • 4 783

  • Linus Tech Tips
    Linus Tech Tips   2 months back

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    • Ra awesome
      Ra awesome  3 weeks back

      Though, why didn't you use amd ryzen 3900x?

    • Chris Kopp
      Chris Kopp  2 months back

      go back to funky sunday as intro

    • KVA2K Quik
      KVA2K Quik  2 months back

      Linus Tech Tips should’ve used 2990WX

    • Zaur Omarow
      Zaur Omarow  2 months back

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

  • Kelly Higgins
    Kelly Higgins  17 hours back

    Come on Linus, $59.99 for your stealth hoodie? I like it but not that much. Maybe for $39 I'd budge

    • everope
      everope  2 days back

      Ryzen 9 3950x is gonna beat these at half the power

      • Medlin Masbor
        Medlin Masbor  2 days back

        i cringe a lot when you doing dat tubing..argh

        • Wilson Yu
          Wilson Yu  2 days back

          He broke all the custom water loop no nos...

          • Niels Willemsen
            Niels Willemsen  4 days back

            I USING A a graphiec cards 1080p GEFOROCE 1800 gtw +++ beta whas stright from france companey

            • Hans
              Hans  4 days back

              "... so I grabbed an RTX 2080 Ti" So casually xD

              • HELLAYEAH hella
                HELLAYEAH hella  4 days back

                Where is Anthony we need Anthony in this video

                • sanerix
                  sanerix  4 days back

                  Linus and no redundant processing server? What?

                  • badreality2
                    badreality2  4 days back

                    @18:40. ...I believe he meant "8 core".

                    • Dunc P
                      Dunc P  5 days back

                      Sorry, but it's dumb useless videos like this that make me watch your channel. I love your thought processes and analysis. Especially when you clearly go home, obsess over the problem (at home) and then come back and deep dive again.  👏🏼

                      • WarpRulez
                        WarpRulez  5 days back

                        The tool you are looking for is a funnel. Ever seen one?

                        • Burak Eren
                          Burak Eren  5 days back

                          just put threadripper you cheap boss!

                          • DasMoken
                            DasMoken  5 days back


                            • Newsom Garage
                              Newsom Garage  5 days back

                              I'd much rather have a 6950x than a 9900k? Quad channel memory, 40 pcie lanes, and 25mb L3 cache vs. 16mb cache? The 6950x is the better option.

                              • that Roar nigga
                                that Roar nigga  6 days back

                                Thats what she said

                                • Mark Smith
                                  Mark Smith  6 days back

                                  Linus, I would love to design a positive pressure server room for you, totally extreme no dust ever...

                                • Robin Storå
                                  Robin Storå  6 days back

                                  The only reason the server is faster is beacause of the RGB

                                  • fabslyrics
                                    fabslyrics  6 days back

                                    nothing else to lose .. just time... hahaha all about hardware tinker try ...

                                    • TekIdiots
                                      TekIdiots  6 days back

                                      RYZEN Threadripper 2990WX 32 Core Build!!!!!!!!!! Thats what we want to see!!!!! Upgrading the Video Render Server Part 2 XD

                                      as Aramis Anasazi said 4 days ago

                                      • black meda
                                        black meda  6 days back

                                        you should sell pc's on your site like this if you would buy one

                                        • Vablo
                                          Vablo  7 days back

                                          r9 3950x: Nothing
                                          Linus in the future: TO THE FRICKING RENDER SERVER WITH YOU

                                          • G hrt
                                            G hrt  1 weeks back

                                            Download the necessary network drivers and you are good to go. Nowadays, i can use my usb-connected smartphone to solve that.

                                            • Joseph Smiley
                                              Joseph Smiley  1 weeks back

                                              I would like to see if the new Mac Pro Server using Compressor will be faster.

                                              • Winter Charm
                                                Winter Charm  1 weeks back

                                                Linus, you should consider using a Ryzen 3950x for this system, when they come out. 16 cores of glorious power.

                                                • Winter Charm
                                                  Winter Charm  1 weeks back

                                                  XMP is trash... manually tune your memory. You'll get way more speed out of the entire system.

                                                  • MayTheTriforce
                                                    MayTheTriforce  1 weeks back

                                                    Windows 8 though

                                                    • Mark Sinister
                                                      Mark Sinister  1 weeks back

                                                      Why is Linus working alone on this project? He needs another hand!

                                                      • Maikel SZ
                                                        Maikel SZ  1 weeks back

                                                        the I frames are the main frames. H264 and h265 can use only I frams, or I, P and B frames, that, true, make harder some editing, but not always if you know how not. the B an d P frames are the culprit. but you can use lossless intraframe only h254 or 265, or any fast lossless codec with good compression.

                                                        • St S
                                                          St S  1 weeks back

                                                          Linus is really confident in pouring water in a running computer...

                                                          • nikulaye
                                                            nikulaye  1 weeks back

                                                            you should use hose connectors

                                                            • Mohammed Poese
                                                              Mohammed Poese  1 weeks back

                                                              Why aren't you using amd gpu's?

                                                              • alex derleth
                                                                alex derleth  1 weeks back

                                                                at 15:59 he kinda reminded me if the joker

                                                                • Michael Richter
                                                                  Michael Richter  1 weeks back

                                                                  Is there any reason not to try using a higher core count cpu and using virtualization to make several render vms, with only the optimal number of cores for each? Would that not result in multiple renders running at the same time and potentially reduce render times more than you can by just putting in a higher clocked cpu?

                                                                  • HOUSE OF MANA
                                                                    HOUSE OF MANA  2 days back

                                                                    at the very fringes, to which you've just jumped off of when talking about taking a render process and splitting those up in virtualized machines, it would come down to how the software handles being spoofed like that. At that point, each virtualized machine runs on a completely separate instance of each OS - which is a much different picture.

                                                                    adobe I doubt would ever try to allow even entertaining such a complex scheme given that people requiring that much render power would look to ASIC approaches - definitely bespoke. not a vanilla consumer product that Adobe's suite is.

                                                                • Steven G
                                                                  Steven G  1 weeks back

                                                                  LOL , seems Linus still didn't hear from AMD Ryzen and threadrippers, they do well with such loads..

                                                                  • Naif Thghost
                                                                    Naif Thghost  1 weeks back

                                                                    You guys need to work on good videos we used to .. because you are drafting way off below our expectations .. stop enjoying and get to deliver great knowledge, new product reviews and benchmarking work like gamer nexus

                                                                    • Sir Nicholas
                                                                      Sir Nicholas  1 weeks back

                                                                      This whole thing had me a bit perplexed as well... TR2 or 3950x ?

                                                                      • Sir Nicholas
                                                                        Sir Nicholas  1 weeks back

                                                                        @Dark Pyro yeah it was odd. Some of those results were so weird.

                                                                      • Dark Pyro
                                                                        Dark Pyro  1 weeks back

                                                                        3950X would be the best oder TR3 Gen in Oktober wenn it is out.

                                                                    • Aramis Anasazi
                                                                      Aramis Anasazi  2 weeks back

                                                                      RYZEN Threadripper 2990WX 32 Core Build!!!!!!!!!! Thats what we want to see!!!!! Upgrading the Video Render Server Part 2 XD

                                                                      • GADGET CENTRAL
                                                                        GADGET CENTRAL  2 weeks back

                                                                        Just buy a super computer already jezz

                                                                        • Daniel Dougan
                                                                          Daniel Dougan  2 weeks back

                                                                          Still waiting for that next video.

                                                                          • David Blake
                                                                            David Blake  2 weeks back

                                                                            "Just grabbed a 2080Ti"

                                                                            • famas
                                                                              famas  2 weeks back

                                                                              linus. just so you know. I like the hair :)

                                                                              • DAVID GREGORY KERR
                                                                                DAVID GREGORY KERR  2 weeks back

                                                                                Would things be better if you put the lid on and locking it shut.

                                                                                • zehyr
                                                                                  zehyr  4 weeks back

                                                                                  What does 2080ti stands for? This upgrade should not be considered to get a 1 minute saving.

                                                                                  • GG 42 [GER]
                                                                                    GG 42 [GER]  4 weeks back

                                                                                    16:45 in fact: der8auer washes some of his motherboards in the dishwasher and they work perfectly fine

                                                                                    • ammm zeee
                                                                                      ammm zeee  4 weeks back

                                                                                      yo Linus. if you want to put any liquid, please use funnel on next project. the liquid wont missed the hole with the funnel.

                                                                                      • Rawknee Salami
                                                                                        Rawknee Salami  1 months back

                                                                                        needs an epyc solution

                                                                                        • sk murad
                                                                                          sk murad  1 months back