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 • 4 717

  • Linus Tech Tips
    Linus Tech Tips   หลายเดือนก่อน

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    • Chris Kopp
      Chris Kopp  21 วันที่ผ่านมา

      go back to funky sunday as intro

      • KVA2K Quik
        KVA2K Quik  25 วันที่ผ่านมา

        Linus Tech Tips should’ve used 2990WX

        • Zaur Omarow
          Zaur Omarow  26 วันที่ผ่านมา

          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  หลายเดือนก่อน


            • Rawknee Salami
              Rawknee Salami  วันที่ผ่านมา

              needs an epyc solution

              • sk murad
                sk murad  3 วันที่ผ่านมา


                • Library Of Thoughts
                  Library Of Thoughts  4 วันที่ผ่านมา

                  Oh my God I hate this new Era on THclips comment section. Like those me: saying shit versus Linus: saying shit are funny. Oh hell no, I fucking hate it, just because people just quote the video. Not actually make it humouristic or funny in any kind. Plus those lazy ass comments takes up to 80% of all comments, so yeah, THclips is dead. All because of millennials..

                  • SC L
                    SC L  4 วันที่ผ่านมา

                    Soon all of this will be epyc rome?

                    • lostcowboy5
                      lostcowboy5  6 วันที่ผ่านมา

                      So I am in a bit of confusion here, at the start of the video I thought they were using GPU rendering and were going to change a GTX 980 to RTX???? but after the build was done they were complaining about not speeding up and having the CPU maxed out which sounds like CPU rendering. If they are doing GPU transcoding, I hear that the Quadro P2000 is the sweet spot for the most trans-codes at a time for the money. The gaming GPU's are restricted to two trans-codes at a time. I hope they do another video, and clear up which type of rendering they were trying to improve. I would think that the final transcode would be GPU, and all the video work would be CPU rendering. For my DVD transcoding I use Xmedia Recode, my bad eye's can't tell the difference from GPU or CPU coding.

                      • Marc Martha
                        Marc Martha  6 วันที่ผ่านมา

                        Update this thing with epyc Rome!

                        • James Smith
                          James Smith  10 วันที่ผ่านมา

                          And how would a 3900X fared for this workload? I know it would be using a bit less power than anything you have running.

                          • Fixxer82
                            Fixxer82  10 วันที่ผ่านมา

                            ahh, i remember watching that build video :)

                            • Justin Wynne
                              Justin Wynne  11 วันที่ผ่านมา

                              When I heard he was using a “cheap” chip, that’s most of us can afford. I knew it was not going to be where project ended.

                              • Andrew Anderson
                                Andrew Anderson  12 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                render farm?

                                • zcribe
                                  zcribe  13 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                  Somebody show this guy how to make a funnel out of a spare 0.5l bottle.

                                  • Arial Bros
                                    Arial Bros  16 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                    "So the *only* things we're going to be replacing today..." Literally 10 seconds later... "So pretty much every aspect of this is getting an upgrade"

                                    • Henry Garrett
                                      Henry Garrett  16 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                      Out of curiosity, would upgrading the workspace drives to nvme 3.0 x4 help with your render times? Seems to me that continuous read of your enormous input files might be a potential bottleneck... or I’m completely wrong.

                                      • Meriones
                                        Meriones  18 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                        "It occurs to me" is the phrase for this video.

                                        • Angelo Alexander
                                          Angelo Alexander  18 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                          16:20 now we know Linus's "you're fired" speech

                                          • Abel Esperanz
                                            Abel Esperanz  18 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                            Can be used to divorce too

                                            • Konradius_h YT
                                              Konradius_h YT  18 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                              You should add swimming trunks to the ltt store

                                              • TruthNerds
                                                TruthNerds  19 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                As for spilling water on unpowered electronics: - It's a pretty lame excuse for not doing it right. :-p - Due to soft power switches and various low power states, the only safe "unpowered" is unplugged. - And capacitors should have been allowed to drain. - Not sure if even the CMOS battery can ruin your day.

                                                • Johnson McBig
                                                  Johnson McBig  19 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                  oil cool it

                                                  • SerYanOto
                                                    SerYanOto  19 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                    Isn't it a downgrade? X99 to Z390? it means to ram channels less... Why not X299 or X399 platform? I thought more cores were better for this kind of workload...

                                                    • Chris Kopp
                                                      Chris Kopp  21 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                      go back to funky sundays as intro

                                                      • Ali
                                                        Ali  21 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                        Turn off preview rendering to render faster

                                                        • Bogo Bogo Bogo
                                                          Bogo Bogo Bogo  21 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                          You guys really use water for watercooling???

                                                          • Suzumi-kun
                                                            Suzumi-kun  21 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                            I'm with Linus here. XMP forces my memory to run in single-channel, no matter how I put the sticks in. So it's either 1333MHz dual-channel or 1600MHz single-channel. I'd rather have XMP off then.

                                                            • underwaterman
                                                              underwaterman  22 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                              thats some fancy ram

                                                              • underwaterman
                                                                underwaterman  22 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                cant you use a hose clamp

                                                                • Ivan Maglica
                                                                  Ivan Maglica  22 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                  It is a memory issue, you are not using all N.U.M.A. channels, so half of cores are literally asking for access to memory from cores that are directly linked to memory channel. We had this issue with dual amd epic rendering server until we populated all memory slots (adding up to excessive 128GB of ram).

                                                                  • Slims Studio Cz Production
                                                                    Slims Studio Cz Production  22 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                    Hi this Is my PC setup CPU: Intel Celeron 3.06 Hz Memory:2Gb Grafick card: ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT Modherboard: ??? HDD: 256Gb Win 7 32bit Service Pack 1

                                                                    • Slims Studio Cz Production
                                                                      Slims Studio Cz Production  20 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                      @Neven Pintarić Sorry it is Service Pack 1

                                                                      • Neven Pintarić
                                                                        Neven Pintarić  22 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                        Weird flex. Also, what is this Server Pack you speak of, and (if that's a server OS) why do you have a server OS on your desktop PC?

                                                                        • C0sm1c k1w1
                                                                          C0sm1c k1w1  22 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                          Build a PC in a NES, pretty please

                                                                          • ShunMedia
                                                                            ShunMedia  23 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                            10:20 how about an LTT funnel

                                                                            • ерунда сэндвич
                                                                              ерунда сэндвич  23 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                              Is there a follow up on this?

                                                                              • roygfs
                                                                                roygfs  23 วันที่ผ่านมา


                                                                                • insanemal
                                                                                  insanemal  23 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                  Did you even check if you were IO limited? Far out this is amateur hour....

                                                                                  • Jimmy Harvey
                                                                                    Jimmy Harvey  23 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                    @11:26 "oh yeah and your server has RGB now" ...... "yay"

                                                                                    • Atul Verma
                                                                                      Atul Verma  23 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                      meh, and here i though it was a sleeper build.

                                                                                      • I'veComeForYourPickleHayato
                                                                                        I'veComeForYourPickleHayato  23 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                        *notices gigabyte z390 aorus xtreme watetforce 5g at the beginning of the video* UwU what's that?

                                                                                        • Vic Bog
                                                                                          Vic Bog  23 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                          should've got the ryzen 3900x

                                                                                          • TechnoAgape
                                                                                            TechnoAgape  23 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                            No Love for Ryzen?

                                                                                            • Jake Emitte
                                                                                              Jake Emitte  24 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                              I can hear jay's cringe from here...

                                                                                              • Jack Powell
                                                                                                Jack Powell  24 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                while you're seeing gains on a single workload by keeping core count low and clocks high, would you not get better overall performance (if there is ever a need) by running concurrent renders from multiple editors? There must be a better software solution than adobe and windows for standalone renders.

                                                                                                • kaysindre
                                                                                                  kaysindre  24 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                  You should get the services/advice of Level1Techs , I see great performance in your future

                                                                                                  • Killerspieler0815
                                                                                                    Killerspieler0815  24 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                    @Linus Tech Tips - THIS is how they would have done it (@ 7:50 ) in Soviet Russia if they had the hardware

                                                                                                    • Phleet Gaming
                                                                                                      Phleet Gaming  25 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                      something tells me we're one good tech upgrade away from LTT just going full mythbusters. "how many cores do we need to make this computer explode." or something like that

                                                                                                      • OP Husky
                                                                                                        OP Husky  25 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                        when my pc is better then a Video Render Server

                                                                                                        • ethan moore
                                                                                                          ethan moore  25 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                          No threadripper?

                                                                                                          • Argentina3000
                                                                                                            Argentina3000  25 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                            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  25 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                              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  25 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                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  26 วันที่ผ่านมา

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

                                                                                                                  • Avinash Yadram
                                                                                                                    Avinash Yadram  26 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                    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  26 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                      Linus Vs. Inventory Team

                                                                                                                      • Nick Nos
                                                                                                                        Nick Nos  26 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                        The biggest mistake here? Using AME 😂😂😂

                                                                                                                        • Legacy Summoners
                                                                                                                          Legacy Summoners  26 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                          Reset the BIOS. It will works faster :)

                                                                                                                          • Liviu Bita
                                                                                                                            Liviu Bita  27 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                            10:27 New merch suggestion: Linus Tech Tips funnel?

                                                                                                                            • Bartosz Maj
                                                                                                                              Bartosz Maj  27 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                              Why backpedalling with intel?

                                                                                                                              • Max Bainrot
                                                                                                                                Max Bainrot  28 วันที่ผ่านมา

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

                                                                                                                                • jake h
                                                                                                                                  jake h  28 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                                  Someone get this man a 90 cent funnel.

                                                                                                                                  • Mike Camera
                                                                                                                                    Mike Camera  28 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                                    Build another server

                                                                                                                                    • KuruGDI
                                                                                                                                      KuruGDI  28 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                                      Can we see a test renderfarm with Threadripper?

                                                                                                                                      • Cody Chase
                                                                                                                                        Cody Chase  28 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                                        tpe sleath hoddie is mines Go too discrit hacekerb jaket

                                                                                                                                        • Jack Sumner
                                                                                                                                          Jack Sumner  28 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                                          what server case is that?

                                                                                                                                          • Raging YT
                                                                                                                                            Raging YT  28 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                                            Ever notice how he never changed the gpu he put the 980 back in

                                                                                                                                            • Jacob EYLES-BOUCHER
                                                                                                                                              Jacob EYLES-BOUCHER  28 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                                              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  28 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                                                i think u should remake this upgrade using the new amd chips.... just for fun

                                                                                                                                                • LOST AMV
                                                                                                                                                  LOST AMV  28 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                                                  Yo lines u r using team os Windows

                                                                                                                                                  • plezx29
                                                                                                                                                    plezx29  28 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                                                    Linus not being clever enough to use a funnel to fill up the water tank

                                                                                                                                                    • David Nonsuch
                                                                                                                                                      David Nonsuch  29 วันที่ผ่านมา

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

                                                                                                                                                      • Marco Bonera
                                                                                                                                                        Marco Bonera  29 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                                                        why not use an epyc with virtualization, to have just the right amount of cores needed for the job?

                                                                                                                                                        • David Weeks
                                                                                                                                                          David Weeks  29 วันที่ผ่านมา

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

                                                                                                                                                          • chimpfann
                                                                                                                                                            chimpfann  29 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                                                            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  29 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                                                              You guys should start using ffmpeg, maybe with prores_amcdx....

                                                                                                                                                              • Daniel Beasley
                                                                                                                                                                Daniel Beasley  27 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                                                                I thought ffmpeg too, could run a script that automates the whole process

                                                                                                                                                                • Brandon Murray
                                                                                                                                                                  Brandon Murray  29 วันที่ผ่านมา

                                                                                                                                                                  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  29 วันที่ผ่านมา

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

                                                                                                                                                                    • Marco Gruebler
                                                                                                                                                                      Marco Gruebler  หลายเดือนก่อน

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

                                                                                                                                                                      • Dennis Hill
                                                                                                                                                                        Dennis Hill  หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                                                                                                                                        this should've been a live stream