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 • 4 655

  • Linus Tech Tips
    Linus Tech Tips   2 weeks back

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    • Zaur Omarow
      Zaur Omarow  21 hours 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.

    • Logan Foutz
      Logan Foutz  1 weeks back

      I want to the LTT shirt that says "sold my soul to Intel back in 2016"

  • Avinash Yadram
    Avinash Yadram  9 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  10 hours back

      Linus Vs. Inventory Team

      • Nick Nos
        Nick Nos  10 hours back

        The biggest mistake here? Using AME 😂😂😂

        • Legacy Summoners
          Legacy Summoners  22 hours 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  2 days back

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

                • jake h
                  jake h  2 days back

                  Someone get this man a 90 cent funnel.

                  • Mike Camera
                    Mike Camera  2 days back

                    Build another server

                    • KuruGDI
                      KuruGDI  2 days back

                      Can we see a test renderfarm with Threadripper?

                      • Cody Chase
                        Cody Chase  2 days back

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                        • No Name
                          No Name  2 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  3 days back

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

                                          • chimpfann
                                            chimpfann  3 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  1 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
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                                                      • Michael Kicks
                                                        Michael Kicks  4 days back

                                                        Do Adobe render/encoder works not good with Threadripper?

                                                        • c4pt1n54n0 c4pt1n54n0
                                                          c4pt1n54n0 c4pt1n54n0  4 days back

                                                          08:30 LinusStretchTips

                                                          • Richard
                                                            Richard  4 days back

                                                            Use a freaking funnel!

                                                            • Lj Craft
                                                              Lj Craft  4 days back

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

                                                              • HBPLUS
                                                                HBPLUS  4 days back

                                                                Nvidia 980 vs 2080 = 10 seconds faster

                                                                • Brad Neufeld
                                                                  Brad Neufeld  4 days back

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

                                                                  • Guillermo Ortiz
                                                                    Guillermo Ortiz  4 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  5 days back

                                                                                    Which laptop is that at 13:22 ?

                                                                                    • ناصر الأذينه

                                                                                      how about an amd cpu

                                                                                      • Ghost Potato
                                                                                        Ghost Potato  5 days back

                                                                                        *Cough Cough*
                                                                                        Ryzen 9
                                                                                        *Cough Cough*

                                                                                        • Mottwally
                                                                                          Mottwally  5 days back

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                                                                                          • Dodge Rider
                                                                                            Dodge Rider  5 days back

                                                                                            While I can appreciate some of why y'all use Adobe, you've forgotten the basic principle that premiere is trash and Davinci Resolve is vastly superior.

                                                                                            • spapbp
                                                                                              spapbp  5 days back

                                                                                              this is a render server, so the editors are able to send the Adobe file to the server and make it render without slowing down the editing pc? Is that how this works