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   5 days back

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    • J van
      J van  1 days back


    • John Doh
      John Doh  2 days 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  3 days back

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

    • rtorbs
      rtorbs  3 days back

      No. They make condoms to stop reproduction at a couple of quid, why would i spend £20 on a hoodie for the same effect ?! Cool vids though bro lol

    • Articulated Monkey
      Articulated Monkey  3 days back

      Strange how you always have issues with XMP, I seem to have been lucky with it so far lol

  • zamb0nio
    zamb0nio  2 hours back

    why windows 8 with classic shell?

    • Sneddz1
      Sneddz1  2 hours back

      Would love to see this tested with a beefy AMD cpu and Davinci Resolve!

      • GodLike Greg
        GodLike Greg  3 hours back

        what the f&^k dude... you cant have nice things

        • Faivre Samuel
          Faivre Samuel  4 hours back

          why not use liquid metal or a thermal pad for the cpu

          • mjc0961
            mjc0961  5 hours back

            7:33 - Because that worked well last time, right?
            7:40 - Thank you, Taran.

            • mjc0961
              mjc0961  5 hours back

              Published July 10, so probably July 3 for Floatplane, meaning actual building, recording, and most importantly part selection was done in June.
              I bet most of the comments are going to be complaining about not using a 3700X or 3900X.

              • mjc0961
                mjc0961  5 hours back

                Okay, so not most of them surprisingly, but plenty of them still exist.

            • Gerardo Rivero
              Gerardo Rivero  6 hours back

              Just one word to you linus. "Ryzen"

              • kilrahvp
                kilrahvp  7 hours back

                5960X still rocks... Mine runs at 4.3GHz on all cores since 2014 and this proves there's still no point in upgrading it yet 😂

                • Karl of Lochalsh
                  Karl of Lochalsh  8 hours back

                  Hahaha I like a good laugh on a Monday morning.... keep em coming Linus....

                  • Karl of Lochalsh
                    Karl of Lochalsh  8 hours back

                    XMP? hmmm - one intel 5820K; 3 motherboards and the 2800Mhz ram would not go past 2400MHz (64Gb off it). 18 months of Threadripper 1920X and its been running faultlessly @ 2800MHz and the CPU does 4.2GHz on its own... with a Notctua push/pull 140 fan arrangement... EK watercooling incomming!

                    • cnnfllsht
                      cnnfllsht  6 hours back

                      i had 5820k and veneance lpx 4x4gb 2666. i could never launch it with 2666 only 2400. once i did it with 125 bclk and got 2750 but the cpu voltage was 1.9v so i ruined it with a mobo. this very ram works now on 3466mhz paired with 2200g ryzen.

                  • Varun M
                    Varun M  8 hours back

                    why aren't your servers ungraded with Ryzen zen2... ?

                    • 周傳勳
                      周傳勳  8 hours back

                      This Time give AMD a YES.

                      • Deep hug
                        Deep hug  9 hours back


                        • XantheFIN
                          XantheFIN  11 hours back

                          Waiting new video how RED is scamming Linus with their lower cost SSD choices.

                          • Atlas Atlas
                            Atlas Atlas  12 hours back

                            1. Use AMD
                            2. Ram bandwidth have major impact on cores scaling
                            3. Delete GPU

                            4. Use FreeBSD and FFmpeg for encoding

                            • Deep hug
                              Deep hug  9 hours back

                              Quick Sync is not used for CineForm. Are there other benefits from CineForm worth the increased rendering time? (Full disclosure: I've spec'd out an Intel-based video editing

                          • William Kendrick
                            William Kendrick  13 hours back

                            i think the only thing worse than being linus would be watching his videos for intelligent information.

                            he literally wasted 5000 bucks to try to get his server faster and all he managed to do was 1 fucking minute faster.

                            i'd have fired his stupid ass a long time ago, what a sorry excuse for a technician.

                            • Simon Spencer
                              Simon Spencer  14 hours back

                              Yeah, right: "we could do that... but there are advantages to (spending more money)".

                              Some aspects of video software isn't open to interpretation, meaning even with user-settings, the way it handles transcoding has a minimum duration - no matter what hardware you happen to use.

                              • W
                                W  14 hours back

                                9:03 that 980 tho

                                • djchristian82
                                  djchristian82  15 hours back

                                  Linus it's not surprising. Going from a HDET system with four channel memory to a consumer system with dual channel memory and two cores less.

                                  • faraz_ 224
                                    faraz_ 224  15 hours back

                                    Around 12:00
                                    RYZEN CPU chilling in the background

                                    • faraz_ 224
                                      faraz_ 224  15 hours back

                                      What about the *EPYC* CPUS from bigboy AMD

                                      • fredEVOIX
                                        fredEVOIX  16 hours back

                                        funnel please ! ><

                                        • honeymak
                                          honeymak  17 hours back

                                          what do u guys think about egpu stuff for this kind of situation?

                                          • Verliebt
                                            Verliebt  17 hours back

                                            i wonder.

                                            wouldn't it be better to use the same coolant cars use in their radiators instead of water or the stuff pc component shops sell?

                                            and for this project, wouldn't a radeon 7 perform better with the better memory?

                                            • Eyejeey
                                              Eyejeey  18 hours back

                                              Is the next vid already on floatplane? I want to support, but I need to convince my wallet 😂

                                              • buerger3
                                                buerger3  18 hours back

                                                10:16 My heart stopped there a little. Only a mad man poors water into a running electronic device.

                                                • Mackan Götgård
                                                  Mackan Götgård  18 hours back

                                                  aint it test bench used before drag out server bit out and kill all other work, and test before and test what usage of matrial needed ? some time is snail race better then run like JOLO time ;)

                                                  • Brent Polk
                                                    Brent Polk  21 hours back

                                                    Well this is why you get paid the big CANUK BUCKS! Use 10k RED cameras and $10k cpus for completing BS videos about "PLUG BOY" Unicorn products only you are given for free and most can not afford... CARRY-ON!

                                                  • Jacob P. Smith
                                                    Jacob P. Smith  22 hours back

                                                    this video is hilarious

                                                    if it aint broke don't fix it

                                                    such a waste of money and time

                                                    • jack son
                                                      jack son  23 hours back

                                                      really man you know how many people would die for a rig like that and you do not seem to understand how much that costs. could you please do a cheap bud mid-rangepc for once

                                                      • MisjudgedTwat
                                                        MisjudgedTwat  23 hours back

                                                        i do not take tech tips by someone who runs windows on a server.

                                                      • PeteTheGeek196
                                                        PeteTheGeek196  1 days back

                                                        How does Intel Quick Sync factor into this? Using an Intel CPU with a built-in GPU (e.g. the 9900K) would enable Quick Sync and make H.264 rendering much faster. It seems Quick Sync is not used for CineForm. Are there other benefits from CineForm worth the increased rendering time? (Full disclosure: I've spec'd out an Intel-based video editing machine, but haven't purchased any major parts yet; with Ryzen 9, I'm reconsidering. My current editing rig is too old to support Quick Sync and I'm using a ProRes workflow anyway).

                                                        • pcguy21
                                                          pcguy21  1 days back

                                                          This video is sponsored by Bounty "The quicker picker upper".

                                                          • J van
                                                            J van  1 days back

                                                            YOU COULD OF USED A FUNNEL TO POUR THE WATER LOL

                                                            • paul maydaynight
                                                              paul maydaynight  1 days back

                                                              Published on Jul 7, 2019

                                                              • meisnick54
                                                                meisnick54  1 days back

                                                                Time to hit up Level One Techs

                                                                • Bananatee ZOD
                                                                  Bananatee ZOD  1 days back

                                                                  why so shakey

                                                                  • Captive
                                                                    Captive  1 days back

                                                                    Wouldnt it make more sense to place the cooking in the back or on the side?

                                                                    • hershycows
                                                                      hershycows  1 days back

                                                                      These are my favorite vids, where you are upgrading/building something and it doesn't go according to plan and we get to see you problem solve it. Although I'm sure you guys like it better when it goes smoothly haha

                                                                      • Corey Venice
                                                                        Corey Venice  1 days back

                                                                        EEEWWW windows 8.1 is garbage

                                                                        • Niclas Horn
                                                                          Niclas Horn  1 days back

                                                                          then comes the LTT funnel??

                                                                          • LANo
                                                                            LANo  1 days back

                                                                            Anyone know what model monitor that is at the 3:30 mark?

                                                                            • Jim Moore
                                                                              Jim Moore  1 days back

                                                                              wait, you're running a 100 watt board, a 200 watt cpu, a 300 watt gpu and probably 60-100 watts of ssd plus the pump and the half dozen fans... on a 500 watt psu??

                                                                              my math head is broken or that doesn't add up and your psu is gonna go boom fairly quickly.

                                                                              • Youtube Fine
                                                                                Youtube Fine  1 days back

                                                                                Every time I watch a video, I am shocked by the like/dislike ratio. And wait, It's not what you think. The first time I look at the likes and dislikes, I see that the dislikes are floats(ex. 1.1K) and likes are too big and are turned to integers(32K). As a result, I see that 1.1 is longer than 32 and think that there are less likes than dislikes. Hope someone understands my explanation.

                                                                                • LTSMASH 284
                                                                                  LTSMASH 284  1 days back

                                                                                  My gaming PC is 900 dollars USD and I have no AC so my Ram is always at 40 dregges C and my GPU is at 45 C and CPU 90 C

                                                                                  • R34L157
                                                                                    R34L157  1 days back

                                                                                    Laughs in TR

                                                                                    • Mike Runnells
                                                                                      Mike Runnells  1 days back

                                                                                      Looks like your necessity to switch to an AMD work server platform is steadily RYZEN... Sorry, couldn't help it. That joke was too EPYC to pass up...