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 • 4 787

  • Linus Tech Tips
    Linus Tech Tips   2 months back

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    • Ra awesome
      Ra awesome  4 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.

  • Manuel
    Manuel  23 hours back

    yea, just put the most gorgeous RAMs into a server

    • Anchor Bait
      Anchor Bait  1 days back

      Blocks on blocks off

      • Stefan Kittel
        Stefan Kittel  3 days back

        Maybe I didn't get it, but why don't you use 2 (or more) normal servers instead of one monster-server?

        • William Marino
          William Marino  3 days back

          I wonder if you would got better time if you would let the system run in Quad channel memory mode. I had some issues with Quad Channel memory and xmp on x99 5820k but giving the ram more voltage made the issue go away. While minus the 2 hours if fiddle with voltage to the ram phase control

          • Kelly Higgins
            Kelly Higgins  4 days 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  5 days back

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

              • Medlin Masbor
                Medlin Masbor  5 days back

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

                • Wilson Yu
                  Wilson Yu  6 days back

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

                  • Niels Willemsen
                    Niels Willemsen  7 days back

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

                    • Hans
                      Hans  7 days back

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

                      • HELLAYEAH hella
                        HELLAYEAH hella  1 weeks back

                        Where is Anthony we need Anthony in this video

                        • sanerix
                          sanerix  1 weeks back

                          Linus and no redundant processing server? What?

                          • badreality2
                            badreality2  1 weeks back

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

                            • Dunc P
                              Dunc P  1 weeks 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  1 weeks back

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

                                • Burak Eren
                                  Burak Eren  1 weeks back

                                  just put threadripper you cheap boss!

                                  • DasMoken
                                    DasMoken  1 weeks back


                                    • Newsom Garage
                                      Newsom Garage  1 weeks 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  1 weeks back

                                        Thats what she said

                                        • Mark Smith
                                          Mark Smith  1 weeks back

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

                                        • Robin Storå
                                          Robin Storå  1 weeks back

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

                                          • fabslyrics
                                            fabslyrics  1 weeks back

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

                                            • TekIdiots
                                              TekIdiots  1 weeks 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  1 weeks back

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

                                                • Vablo
                                                  Vablo  1 weeks 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  2 weeks back

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

                                                      • Multitalent
                                                        Multitalent  2 weeks back

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

                                                        • Multitalent
                                                          Multitalent  2 weeks back

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

                                                          • MayTheTriforce
                                                            MayTheTriforce  2 weeks back

                                                            Windows 8 though

                                                            • Mark Sinister
                                                              Mark Sinister  2 weeks back

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

                                                              • Maikel SZ
                                                                Maikel SZ  2 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  2 weeks back

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

                                                                  • nikulaye
                                                                    nikulaye  2 weeks back

                                                                    you should use hose connectors

                                                                    • Mohammed Poese
                                                                      Mohammed Poese  2 weeks back

                                                                      Why aren't you using amd gpu's?

                                                                      • alex derleth
                                                                        alex derleth  2 weeks back

                                                                        at 15:59 he kinda reminded me if the joker

                                                                        • Michael Richter
                                                                          Michael Richter  2 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  5 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  2 weeks back

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

                                                                          • Naif Thghost
                                                                            Naif Thghost  2 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  2 weeks back

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

                                                                              • Sir Nicholas
                                                                                Sir Nicholas  2 weeks back

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

                                                                              • Dark Pyro
                                                                                Dark Pyro  2 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.