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   1 months back

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    • Ra awesome
      Ra awesome  3 hours back

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

    • Chris Kopp
      Chris Kopp  4 weeks back

      go back to funky sunday as intro

    • KVA2K Quik
      KVA2K Quik  1 months back

      Linus Tech Tips should’ve used 2990WX

    • Zaur Omarow
      Zaur Omarow  1 months back

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

  • zehyr
    zehyr  3 days back

    What does 2080ti stands for? This upgrade should not be considered to get a 1 minute saving.

    • GG 42 [GER]
      GG 42 [GER]  4 days back

      16:45 in fact: der8auer washes some of his motherboards in the dishwasher and they work perfectly fine

      • ammm zeee
        ammm zeee  5 days back

        yo Linus. if you want to put any liquid, please use funnel on next project. the liquid wont missed the hole with the funnel.

        • Rawknee Salami
          Rawknee Salami  1 weeks back

          needs an epyc solution

          • sk murad
            sk murad  2 weeks back


            • Library Of Thoughts
              Library Of Thoughts  2 weeks back

              Oh my God I hate this new Era on YouTube 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, YouTube is dead. All because of millennials..

              • SC L
                SC L  2 weeks back

                Soon all of this will be epyc rome?

                • lostcowboy5
                  lostcowboy5  2 weeks back

                  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  2 weeks back

                    Update this thing with epyc Rome!

                    • James Smith
                      James Smith  3 weeks back

                      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  3 weeks back

                        ahh, i remember watching that build video :)

                        • Justin Wynne
                          Justin Wynne  3 weeks back

                          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  3 weeks back

                            render farm?

                            • zcribe
                              zcribe  3 weeks back

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

                              • Arial Bros
                                Arial Bros  3 weeks back

                                "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  3 weeks back

                                  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  4 weeks back

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

                                    • Angelo Alexander
                                      Angelo Alexander  4 weeks back

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

                                    • Konradius_h YT
                                      Konradius_h YT  4 weeks back

                                      You should add swimming trunks to the ltt store

                                      • TruthNerds
                                        TruthNerds  4 weeks back

                                        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.

                                        • SerYanOto
                                          SerYanOto  4 weeks back

                                          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  4 weeks back

                                            go back to funky sundays as intro

                                            • Ali
                                              Ali  4 weeks back

                                              Turn off preview rendering to render faster

                                              • Bogo Bogo Bogo
                                                Bogo Bogo Bogo  4 weeks back

                                                You guys really use water for watercooling???

                                                • Suzumi-kun
                                                  Suzumi-kun  4 weeks back

                                                  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  4 weeks back

                                                    thats some fancy ram

                                                    • underwaterman
                                                      underwaterman  4 weeks back

                                                      cant you use a hose clamp

                                                      • Ivan Maglica
                                                        Ivan Maglica  4 weeks back

                                                        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

                                                          Hi this Is my PC setup

                                                          CPU: Intel Celeron 3.06 Hz
                                                          Grafick card: ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT
                                                          Modherboard: ???
                                                          HDD: 256Gb
                                                          Win 7 32bit Service Pack 1

                                                          • Slims Studio Cz Production
                                                            Slims Studio Cz Production  4 weeks back

                                                            @Neven Pintarić Sorry it is Service Pack 1

                                                          • Neven Pintarić
                                                            Neven Pintarić  4 weeks back

                                                            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  4 weeks back

                                                          Build a PC in a NES, pretty please

                                                          • ShunMedia
                                                            ShunMedia  4 weeks back

                                                            10:20 how about an LTT funnel

                                                            • ерунда сэндвич

                                                              Is there a follow up on this?

                                                              • roygfs
                                                                roygfs  1 months back


                                                                • insanemal
                                                                  insanemal  1 months back

                                                                  Did you even check if you were IO limited?

                                                                  Far out this is amateur hour....

                                                                  • Jimmy Harvey
                                                                    Jimmy Harvey  1 months back

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

                                                                    • Atul Verma
                                                                      Atul Verma  1 months back

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

                                                                      • I'veComeForYourPickleHayato

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

                                                                        • Vic Bog
                                                                          Vic Bog  1 months back

                                                                          should've got the ryzen 3900x

                                                                          • TechnoAgape
                                                                            TechnoAgape  1 months back

                                                                            No Love for Ryzen?

                                                                            • Jake Emitte
                                                                              Jake Emitte  1 months back

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

                                                                              • Jack Powell
                                                                                Jack Powell  1 months back

                                                                                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  1 months back

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

                                                                                  • Killerspieler0815
                                                                                    Killerspieler0815  1 months back

                                                                                    @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  1 months back

                                                                                      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  1 months back

                                                                                        when my pc is better then a Video Render Server

                                                                                        • ethan moore
                                                                                          ethan moore  1 months back

                                                                                          No threadripper?

                                                                                          • Argentina3000
                                                                                            Argentina3000  1 months back

                                                                                            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.