All this work... for what?? - Upgrading the Video Render Server

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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

    Vor 12 Tage

    Buy an LTT shirt, hoodie, hat, and even our own water bottle at

  • KVA2K Quik

    KVA2K Quik

    Vor 15 Stunden

    Linus Tech Tips should’ve used 2990WX

  • Zaur Omarow

    Zaur Omarow

    Vor Tag

    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

    Vor 8 Tage


  • John Doh

    John Doh

    Vor 9 Tage

    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.

  • Phleet Gaming

    Phleet Gaming

    Vor 5 Stunden

    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

    Vor 12 Stunden

    when my pc is better then a Video Render Server

  • ethan moore

    ethan moore

    Vor 13 Stunden

    No threadripper?

  • Argentina3000


    Vor 14 Stunden

    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


    Vor 15 Stunden

    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


    Vor 15 Stunden

    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


    Vor 23 Stunden

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

  • Avinash Yadram

    Avinash Yadram

    Vor Tag

    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

    Vor Tag

    Linus Vs. Inventory Team

  • Nick Nos

    Nick Nos

    Vor Tag

    The biggest mistake here? Using AME 😂😂😂

  • Legacy Summoners

    Legacy Summoners

    Vor Tag

    Reset the BIOS. It will works faster :)

  • Liviu Bita

    Liviu Bita

    Vor 2 Tage

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

  • Bartosz Maj

    Bartosz Maj

    Vor 2 Tage

    Why backpedalling with intel?

  • Max Bainrot

    Max Bainrot

    Vor 3 Tage

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

  • jake h

    jake h

    Vor 3 Tage

    Someone get this man a 90 cent funnel.

  • Mike Camera

    Mike Camera

    Vor 3 Tage

    Build another server

  • KuruGDI


    Vor 3 Tage

    Can we see a test renderfarm with Threadripper?

  • Cody Chase

    Cody Chase

    Vor 3 Tage

    tpe sleath hoddie is mines Go too discrit hacekerb jaket

  • No Name

    No Name

    Vor 3 Tage

    what server case is that?

  • Raging YT

    Raging YT

    Vor 3 Tage

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



    Vor 3 Tage

    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


    Vor 3 Tage

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



    Vor 3 Tage

    Yo lines u r using team os Windows

  • plezx29


    Vor 3 Tage

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

  • David Nonsuch

    David Nonsuch

    Vor 3 Tage

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

  • Marco Bonera

    Marco Bonera

    Vor 4 Tage

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

  • David Weeks

    David Weeks

    Vor 4 Tage

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

  • chimpfann


    Vor 4 Tage

    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


    Vor 4 Tage

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

  • Daniel Beasley

    Daniel Beasley

    Vor 2 Tage

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

  • Brandon Murray

    Brandon Murray

    Vor 4 Tage

    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

    Vor 4 Tage

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

  • Marco Gruebler

    Marco Gruebler

    Vor 4 Tage

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

  • Dennis Hill

    Dennis Hill

    Vor 5 Tage

    this should've been a live stream

  • NoRoof


    Vor 5 Tage

    Films in 21:9 16:9 Supreme Race

  • Michael Kicks

    Michael Kicks

    Vor 5 Tage

    Do Adobe render/encoder works not good with Threadripper?

  • c4pt1n54n0 c4pt1n54n0

    c4pt1n54n0 c4pt1n54n0

    Vor 5 Tage

    08:30 LinusStretchTips

  • Richard


    Vor 5 Tage

    Use a freaking funnel!

  • Lj Craft

    Lj Craft

    Vor 5 Tage

    Changed cpus and mobo 2 times but still no AMD. TISK TISK



    Vor 5 Tage

    Nvidia 980 vs 2080 = 10 seconds faster

  • Brad Neufeld

    Brad Neufeld

    Vor 5 Tage

    2080 ti + 14 core on a 500 watt PSU??

  • Guillermo Ortiz

    Guillermo Ortiz

    Vor 5 Tage

    Nobody: Linus: My internet is faster than Google's 3:19

  • Maurits Jacobse

    Maurits Jacobse

    Vor 5 Tage

    And eventually he forgot the 2080

  • Freddy Cintron

    Freddy Cintron

    Vor 5 Tage

    Invest in corks next time, Linus! :P

  • Addinator !

    Addinator !

    Vor 5 Tage

    Linuss!! Wttff!! Myyy riiggg i spilled a shit ton of water on it, with your fancy mug ofc. But now is all wet

  • ya boi

    ya boi

    Vor 5 Tage

    ltt water cooling funnel adapter for bottle when

  • der bender

    der bender

    Vor 5 Tage

    try cooing the cpu not with water or some cooling fluid try cooling with alcohol e.g. vodka or ipa for that matter

  • Jay Bollman

    Jay Bollman

    Vor 5 Tage

    why not use a epyc, or TR chipset that is more geared for multicore performance? and upgrade to like nvme or just anything from this decade?

  • Reboot


    Vor 5 Tage

    I have very little expertise with adobe premier, but wouldn't the encoding software itself play a huge role in this? Using ffmpeg, preset veryfast on a crf value of 18 on libx264, i did a 4K30p reencode of video game capture in Blackmagic RAW format of 30 minutes, and it took me around 40-45 minutes to complete and it gave me an average bitrate of 65-70Mbit/s (on a Ryzen 5 2600x clocked at 4GHz)

  • Zishan Ali

    Zishan Ali

    Vor 6 Tage

    Which laptop is that at 13:22 ?

  • ناصر الأذينه

    ناصر الأذينه

    Vor 6 Tage

    how about an amd cpu

  • Ghost Potato

    Ghost Potato

    Vor 6 Tage

    *Cough Cough* Ryzen 9 *Cough Cough*

  • The Juice

    The Juice

    Vor 6 Tage

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  • Dodge Rider

    Dodge Rider

    Vor 6 Tage

    While I can appreciate some of why y'all use Adobe, you've forgotten the basic principle that premiere is trash and Davinci Resolve is vastly superior.

  • spapbp


    Vor 6 Tage

    this is a render server, so the editors are able to send the Adobe file to the server and make it render without slowing down the editing pc? Is that how this works

  • bytejuggler


    Vor 6 Tage

    If the faster RAM is making such a difference, wouldn't a Ryzen system with much faster RAM be even better?



    Vor 6 Tage

    What would happen if you take the cpu out of a Ps4 and put it in a PC

  • TheUndeadGamer06


    Vor 6 Tage


  • Wini Grasu

    Wini Grasu

    Vor 6 Tage


  • ACG 5506

    ACG 5506

    Vor 6 Tage

    Thanks for full screen video

  • Raman


    Vor 6 Tage

    0:37 I seriously think this is a Premiere limitation.

  • Ellie


    Vor 6 Tage

    Does anyone else just see a hand reflection on the screen at 13:45

  • Tommy G

    Tommy G

    Vor 6 Tage

    TBH, i'd have taken a new ryzen or a epyc for that type of workload.

  • Alex Andreba

    Alex Andreba

    Vor 6 Tage

    Why don't you use AMD? XD

  • Plane Star

    Plane Star

    Vor 6 Tage

    Wow, that i9-9990XE had a larger tdp than the Pentium D!

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley

    Vor 7 Tage


  • Melancia Acrobatica

    Melancia Acrobatica

    Vor 7 Tage

    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

    Vor 7 Tage

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

  • Jonathan Marshall

    Jonathan Marshall

    Vor 7 Tage

    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

    Vor 7 Tage

    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!

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