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 • 4 718

  • Linus Tech Tips
    Linus Tech Tips   1 months back

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    • Chris Kopp
      Chris Kopp  3 weeks back

      go back to funky sunday as intro

    • KVA2K Quik
      KVA2K Quik  4 weeks back

      Linus Tech Tips should’ve used 2990WX

    • Zaur Omarow
      Zaur Omarow  4 weeks back

      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  1 months back


  • Rawknee Salami
    Rawknee Salami  3 days back

    needs an epyc solution

    • sk murad
      sk murad  6 days back


      • Library Of Thoughts
        Library Of Thoughts  6 days 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  7 days back

          Soon all of this will be epyc rome?

          • lostcowboy5
            lostcowboy5  1 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  1 weeks back

              Update this thing with epyc Rome!

              • James Smith
                James Smith  2 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  2 weeks back

                  ahh, i remember watching that build video :)

                  • Justin Wynne
                    Justin Wynne  2 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  2 weeks back

                      render farm?

                      • zcribe
                        zcribe  2 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  3 weeks back

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

                              • Angelo Alexander
                                Angelo Alexander  3 weeks back

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

                              • Konradius_h YT
                                Konradius_h YT  3 weeks back

                                You should add swimming trunks to the ltt store

                                • TruthNerds
                                  TruthNerds  3 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.

                                  • Johnson McBig
                                    Johnson McBig  3 weeks back

                                    oil cool it

                                    • SerYanOto
                                      SerYanOto  3 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  3 weeks back

                                        go back to funky sundays as intro

                                        • Ali
                                          Ali  3 weeks back

                                          Turn off preview rendering to render faster

                                          • Bogo Bogo Bogo
                                            Bogo Bogo Bogo  3 weeks back

                                            You guys really use water for watercooling???

                                            • Suzumi-kun
                                              Suzumi-kun  3 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  3 weeks back

                                                thats some fancy ram

                                                • underwaterman
                                                  underwaterman  3 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  3 weeks back

                                                        @Neven Pintarić Sorry it is Service Pack 1

                                                      • Neven Pintarić
                                                        Neven Pintarić  3 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  4 weeks back


                                                            • insanemal
                                                              insanemal  4 weeks back

                                                              Did you even check if you were IO limited?

                                                              Far out this is amateur hour....

                                                              • Jimmy Harvey
                                                                Jimmy Harvey  4 weeks back

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

                                                                • Atul Verma
                                                                  Atul Verma  4 weeks 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  4 weeks back

                                                                      should've got the ryzen 3900x

                                                                      • TechnoAgape
                                                                        TechnoAgape  4 weeks back

                                                                        No Love for Ryzen?

                                                                        • Jake Emitte
                                                                          Jake Emitte  4 weeks back

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

                                                                          • Jack Powell
                                                                            Jack Powell  4 weeks 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  4 weeks back

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

                                                                              • Killerspieler0815
                                                                                Killerspieler0815  4 weeks 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  4 weeks 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  4 weeks back

                                                                                    when my pc is better then a Video Render Server

                                                                                    • ethan moore
                                                                                      ethan moore  4 weeks back

                                                                                      No threadripper?

                                                                                      • Argentina3000
                                                                                        Argentina3000  4 weeks 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.

                                                                                        • MajorWallopy
                                                                                          MajorWallopy  4 weeks back

                                                                                          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  4 weeks back

                                                                                            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.