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 • 4 793

  • Linus Tech Tips
    Linus Tech Tips   3 months back

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    • Ra awesome
      Ra awesome  2 months back

      Though, why didn't you use amd ryzen 3900x?

    • Chris Kopp
      Chris Kopp  3 months back

      go back to funky sunday as intro

    • KVA2K Quik
      KVA2K Quik  3 months back

      Linus Tech Tips should’ve used 2990WX

    • Zaur Omarow
      Zaur Omarow  3 months back

      U mb should try to turn off hypertrading. since software is capped at certain amount of threads u might benefit from it.

  • Ushio Cheng
    Ushio Cheng  1 days back

    16:59 That smile......... Wooooooosh

    • king Fpv
      king Fpv  1 days back

      You don't have the nylon jaw tube clamps? Mechanics joy right there if you got em

      • connorhu
        connorhu  3 days back

        Next video should “how to build a render cluster”

        • Mert Kose
          Mert Kose  4 days back

          Switch the Renderer "Mercury Playback Engine Software" in some cases render half a time...

        • Jass Remsel
          Jass Remsel  4 days back

          3:50 that flip tho🔥🔥🔥🔥🎉

          • Henry2106
            Henry2106  5 days back

            Why is Windows not activated?

            • NHBlackDC5
              NHBlackDC5  5 days back

              Linus doing Linus things

              • n/a n/a
                n/a n/a  1 weeks back

                Why 2u?

                • Jacob Aragon
                  Jacob Aragon  1 weeks back

                  Me: linus cant be dumb enough to pour water on a running computer.
                  Linus: hold my A+ cert

                  • tachikoma10101011
                    tachikoma10101011  2 weeks back

                    Linus makes sure his hardware grows big and strong, by making sure it has plenty of water.

                    • Tim Carlsson
                      Tim Carlsson  2 weeks back

                      This is may worth to try?

                      • REZ- Reviews and More!
                        REZ- Reviews and More!  3 weeks back

                        I was waiting for when he put the 2080 Ti in the server.

                        • Evans
                          Evans  3 weeks back

                          Linus: Well normally you would drain the loop first
                          Me: ah shit, here we go again

                          • Matej Velican
                            Matej Velican  3 weeks back

                            And all of that bullshit just to not have the 60fps...

                            • James Whitehead
                              James Whitehead  3 weeks back

                              Are you ever going to add the 2080Ti?

                              • Tag Wolf
                                Tag Wolf  3 weeks back

                                Do a full reinstall next time. I wouldn't trust MS to stay reliable after a full chipset swap. Win 10 would probably suit you better for newer hardware too.

                                • Za96uzZ
                                  Za96uzZ  3 weeks back

                                  Don't mean to be cruel but re install the O.S. with all applicable patches and ramp up system memory to maximum supported switching off swapfile and then on in separate test rounds. XMP may not work best with swapfile. However as is at least it won't fry! ya i know months after this vid so appologies! perhaps XMP on a small SSD twin RAID stripe with swapfile on that.

                                  • Manuel
                                    Manuel  4 weeks back

                                    yea, just put the most gorgeous RAMs into a server

                                    • Anchor Bait
                                      Anchor Bait  4 weeks back

                                      Blocks on blocks off

                                      • Stefan Kittel
                                        Stefan Kittel  4 weeks back

                                        Maybe I didn't get it, but why don't you use 2 (or more) normal servers instead of one monster-server?

                                        • William Marino
                                          William Marino  4 weeks back

                                          I wonder if you would got better time if you would let the system run in Quad channel memory mode. I had some issues with Quad Channel memory and xmp on x99 5820k but giving the ram more voltage made the issue go away. While minus the 2 hours if fiddle with voltage to the ram phase control

                                          • Kelly Higgins
                                            Kelly Higgins  4 weeks back

                                            Come on Linus, $59.99 for your stealth hoodie? I like it but not that much. Maybe for $39 I'd budge

                                            • everope
                                              everope  4 weeks back

                                              Ryzen 9 3950x is gonna beat these at half the power

                                              • Medlin Masbor
                                                Medlin Masbor  1 months back

                                                i cringe a lot when you doing dat tubing..argh

                                                • Wilson Yu
                                                  Wilson Yu  1 months back

                                                  He broke all the custom water loop no nos...

                                                  • Niels Willemsen
                                                    Niels Willemsen  1 months back

                                                    I USING A a graphiec cards 1080p GEFOROCE 1800 gtw +++ beta whas stright from france companey

                                                    • Hans
                                                      Hans  1 months back

                                                      "... so I grabbed an RTX 2080 Ti" So casually xD

                                                      • HELLAYEAH hella
                                                        HELLAYEAH hella  1 months back

                                                        Where is Anthony we need Anthony in this video

                                                        • sanerix
                                                          sanerix  1 months back

                                                          Linus and no redundant processing server? What?

                                                          • badreality2
                                                            badreality2  1 months back

                                                            @18:40. ...I believe he meant "8 core".

                                                            • Dunc P
                                                              Dunc P  1 months back

                                                              Sorry, but it's dumb useless videos like this that make me watch your channel. I love your thought processes and analysis. Especially when you clearly go home, obsess over the problem (at home) and then come back and deep dive again.  👏🏼

                                                              • WarpRulez
                                                                WarpRulez  1 months back

                                                                The tool you are looking for is a funnel. Ever seen one?

                                                                • Burak Eren
                                                                  Burak Eren  1 months back

                                                                  just put threadripper you cheap boss!

                                                                  • DasMoken
                                                                    DasMoken  1 months back


                                                                    • Newsom Garage
                                                                      Newsom Garage  1 months back

                                                                      I'd much rather have a 6950x than a 9900k? Quad channel memory, 40 pcie lanes, and 25mb L3 cache vs. 16mb cache? The 6950x is the better option.

                                                                      • that Roar nigga
                                                                        that Roar nigga  1 months back

                                                                        Thats what she said

                                                                        • Mark Smith
                                                                          Mark Smith  1 months back

                                                                          Linus, I would love to design a positive pressure server room for you, totally extreme no dust ever...

                                                                        • Robin Storå
                                                                          Robin Storå  1 months back

                                                                          The only reason the server is faster is beacause of the RGB

                                                                          • fabslyrics
                                                                            fabslyrics  1 months back

                                                                            nothing else to lose .. just time... hahaha all about hardware tinker try ...

                                                                            • TekIdiots
                                                                              TekIdiots  1 months back

                                                                              RYZEN Threadripper 2990WX 32 Core Build!!!!!!!!!! Thats what we want to see!!!!! Upgrading the Video Render Server Part 2 XD

                                                                              as Aramis Anasazi said 4 days ago

                                                                              • black meda
                                                                                black meda  1 months back

                                                                                you should sell pc's on your site like this if you would buy one

                                                                                • Vablo
                                                                                  Vablo  1 months back

                                                                                  r9 3950x: Nothing
                                                                                  Linus in the future: TO THE FRICKING RENDER SERVER WITH YOU

                                                                                  • G hrt
                                                                                    G hrt  1 months back

                                                                                    Download the necessary network drivers and you are good to go. Nowadays, i can use my usb-connected smartphone to solve that.

                                                                                    • Joseph Smiley
                                                                                      Joseph Smiley  1 months back

                                                                                      I would like to see if the new Mac Pro Server using Compressor will be faster.

                                                                                      • Multitalent
                                                                                        Multitalent  1 months back

                                                                                        Linus, you should consider using a Ryzen 3950x for this system, when they come out. 16 cores of glorious power.

                                                                                        • Multitalent
                                                                                          Multitalent  1 months back

                                                                                          XMP is trash... manually tune your memory. You'll get way more speed out of the entire system.

                                                                                          • MayTheTriforce
                                                                                            MayTheTriforce  1 months back

                                                                                            Windows 8 though