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   6 days back

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    • J van
      J van  1 days back


    • John Doh
      John Doh  3 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  4 days back

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

  • James Wiley
    James Wiley  1 hours back


    • Melancia Acrobatica
      Melancia Acrobatica  3 hours back

      if you use 264 coddecs the gpu can help a lot on it... also... but youre using codecs that need brute force from cpus.. in this cases is better an amd processor that dont use so many shortcuts...

      • Melancia Acrobatica
        Melancia Acrobatica  3 hours back

        DONT OVERCLOCK this much- it only works for fast test benchmark NOT FOR REAL WORK ! LOL WTF this guys...

        • Jonathan Marshall
          Jonathan Marshall  5 hours back

          Wouldn't this be a perfect workload for a 2990wx? He tried 3 intel CPU's and didn't see THAT much of an improvement. For the price of that 9990XE he could do an 24c/32c EPYC build.

          • Cody Smith
            Cody Smith  7 hours back

            We all have ifixit kits, but pleaseeeee Linus get that orange screwdriver you use and put your name on em! What is it?? I want one!

            • zamb0nio
              zamb0nio  9 hours back

              why windows 8 with classic shell?

              • Sneddz1
                Sneddz1  9 hours back

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

                • GodLike Greg
                  GodLike Greg  10 hours back

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

                  • Faivre Samuel
                    Faivre Samuel  11 hours back

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

                    • mjc0961
                      mjc0961  12 hours back

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

                      • mjc0961
                        mjc0961  12 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  12 hours back

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

                      • Gerardo Rivero
                        Gerardo Rivero  13 hours back

                        Just one word to you linus. "Ryzen"

                        • kilrahvp
                          kilrahvp  14 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  15 hours back

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

                            • Karl of Lochalsh
                              Karl of Lochalsh  15 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  13 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  15 hours back

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

                              • 周傳勳
                                周傳勳  15 hours back

                                This Time give AMD a YES.

                                • Deep hug
                                  Deep hug  16 hours back


                                  • XantheFIN
                                    XantheFIN  19 hours back

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

                                    • Atlas Atlas
                                      Atlas Atlas  19 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  16 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  20 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  21 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  21 hours back

                                          9:03 that 980 tho

                                          • djchristian82
                                            djchristian82  22 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  22 hours back

                                              Around 12:00
                                              RYZEN CPU chilling in the background

                                              • faraz_ 224
                                                faraz_ 224  22 hours back

                                                What about the *EPYC* CPUS from bigboy AMD

                                                • fredEVOIX
                                                  fredEVOIX  23 hours back

                                                  funnel please ! ><

                                                  • honeymak
                                                    honeymak  1 days back

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

                                                    • Verliebt
                                                      Verliebt  1 days 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  1 days back

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

                                                        • buerger3
                                                          buerger3  1 days back

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

                                                          • Mackan Götgård
                                                            Mackan Götgård  1 days 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  1 days 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  1 days back

                                                              this video is hilarious

                                                              if it aint broke don't fix it

                                                              such a waste of money and time

                                                              • jack son
                                                                jack son  1 days 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  1 days 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  2 days back

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