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 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.

  • Argentina3000
    Argentina3000  47 minutes 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 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  1 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  10 hours back

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

          • Avinash Yadram
            Avinash Yadram  19 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  19 hours back

              Linus Vs. Inventory Team

              • Nick Nos
                Nick Nos  20 hours 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  3 days back

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

                                              • Marco Bonera
                                                Marco Bonera  3 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  4 days back

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

                                                        • Marco Gruebler
                                                          Marco Gruebler  4 days back

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

                                                          • Dennis Hill
                                                            Dennis Hill  4 days back

                                                            this should've been a live stream

                                                            • NoRoof
                                                              NoRoof  4 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)

                                                                                          • Zishan Ali
                                                                                            Zishan Ali  6 days back

                                                                                            Which laptop is that at 13:22 ?

                                                                                            • ناصر الأذينه

                                                                                              how about an amd cpu