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

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Linus Tech Tips
Linus Tech Tips 2 months ago
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Ra awesome
Ra awesome 25 days ago
Though, why didn't you use amd ryzen 3900x?
Chris Kopp
Chris Kopp Month ago
go back to funky sunday as intro
KVA2K Quik
KVA2K Quik Month ago
Linus Tech Tips should’ve used 2990WX
Zaur Omarow
Zaur Omarow Month ago
U mb should try to turn off hypertrading. since software is capped at certain amount of threads u might benefit from it.
Manuel 15 hours ago
yea, just put the most gorgeous RAMs into a server
Anchor Bait
Anchor Bait Day ago
Blocks on blocks off
Stefan Kittel
Stefan Kittel 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
Come on Linus, $59.99 for your stealth hoodie? I like it but not that much. Maybe for $39 I'd budge
everope 4 days ago
Ryzen 9 3950x is gonna beat these at half the power
Medlin Masbor
Medlin Masbor 4 days ago
i cringe a lot when you doing dat tubing..argh
Wilson Yu
Wilson Yu 5 days ago
He broke all the custom water loop no nos...
Niels Willemsen
Niels Willemsen 6 days ago
I USING A a graphiec cards 1080p GEFOROCE 1800 gtw +++ beta whas stright from france companey
Hans 6 days ago
"... so I grabbed an RTX 2080 Ti" So casually xD
HELLAYEAH hella 6 days ago
Where is Anthony we need Anthony in this video
sanerix 6 days ago
Linus and no redundant processing server? What?
badreality2 7 days ago
@18:40. ...I believe he meant "8 core".
Dunc P
Dunc P 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
The tool you are looking for is a funnel. Ever seen one?
Burak Eren
Burak Eren 7 days ago
just put threadripper you cheap boss!
DasMoken 7 days ago
Newsom Garage
Newsom Garage 8 days ago
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 8 days ago
8:24 Thats what she said
Mark Smith
Mark Smith 8 days ago
Linus, I would love to design a positive pressure server room for you, totally extreme no dust ever...
everope 4 days ago
Robin Storå
Robin Storå 8 days ago
The only reason the server is faster is beacause of the RGB
fabslyrics 9 days ago
nothing else to lose .. just time... hahaha all about hardware tinker try ...
TekIdiots 9 days ago
RYZEN Threadripper 2990WX 32 Core Build!!!!!!!!!! Thats what we want to see!!!!! Upgrading the Video Render Server Part 2 XD 12 as Aramis Anasazi said 4 days ago
black meda
black meda 9 days ago
you should sell pc's on your site like this if you would buy one
Vablo 9 days ago
r9 3950x: Nothing Linus in the future: TO THE FRICKING RENDER SERVER WITH YOU
G hrt
G hrt 10 days ago
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 10 days ago
I would like to see if the new Mac Pro Server using Compressor will be faster.
Multitalent 10 days ago
Linus, you should consider using a Ryzen 3950x for this system, when they come out. 16 cores of glorious power.
Multitalent 10 days ago
XMP is trash... manually tune your memory. You'll get way more speed out of the entire system.
MayTheTriforce 10 days ago
Windows 8 though
Mark Sinister
Mark Sinister 11 days ago
Why is Linus working alone on this project? He needs another hand!
Maikel SZ
Maikel SZ 11 days ago
the I frames are the main frames. H264 and h265 can use only I frams, or I, P and B frames, that, true, make harder some editing, but not always if you know how not. the B an d P frames are the culprit. but you can use lossless intraframe only h254 or 265, or any fast lossless codec with good compression.
St S
St S 11 days ago
Linus is really confident in pouring water in a running computer...
nikulaye 11 days ago
you should use hose connectors
Mohammed Poese
Mohammed Poese 11 days ago
Why aren't you using amd gpu's?
alex derleth
alex derleth 12 days ago
at 15:59 he kinda reminded me if the joker
Michael Richter
Michael Richter 12 days ago
Is there any reason not to try using a higher core count cpu and using virtualization to make several render vms, with only the optimal number of cores for each? Would that not result in multiple renders running at the same time and potentially reduce render times more than you can by just putting in a higher clocked cpu?
HOUSE OF MANA 5 days ago
at the very fringes, to which you've just jumped off of when talking about taking a render process and splitting those up in virtualized machines, it would come down to how the software handles being spoofed like that. At that point, each virtualized machine runs on a completely separate instance of each OS - which is a much different picture. adobe I doubt would ever try to allow even entertaining such a complex scheme given that people requiring that much render power would look to ASIC approaches - definitely bespoke. not a vanilla consumer product that Adobe's suite is.
Steven G
Steven G 12 days ago
LOL , seems Linus still didn't hear from AMD Ryzen and threadrippers, they do well with such loads..
Naif Thghost
Naif Thghost 12 days ago
You guys need to work on good videos we used to .. because you are drafting way off below our expectations .. stop enjoying and get to deliver great knowledge, new product reviews and benchmarking work like gamer nexus
Sir Nicholas
Sir Nicholas 12 days ago
This whole thing had me a bit perplexed as well... TR2 or 3950x ?
Sir Nicholas
Sir Nicholas 11 days ago
@Dark Pyro yeah it was odd. Some of those results were so weird.
Dark Pyro
Dark Pyro 11 days ago
3950X would be the best oder TR3 Gen in Oktober wenn it is out.
Aramis Anasazi
Aramis Anasazi 13 days ago
RYZEN Threadripper 2990WX 32 Core Build!!!!!!!!!! Thats what we want to see!!!!! Upgrading the Video Render Server Part 2 XD
GADGET CENTRAL 13 days ago
Just buy a super computer already jezz
Daniel Dougan
Daniel Dougan 13 days ago
Still waiting for that next video.
David Blake
David Blake 14 days ago
"Just grabbed a 2080Ti"
famas 14 days ago
linus. just so you know. I like the hair :)
Would things be better if you put the lid on and locking it shut.
zehyr 28 days ago
What does 2080ti stands for? This upgrade should not be considered to get a 1 minute saving.
GG 42 [GER]
GG 42 [GER] 29 days ago
16:45 in fact: der8auer washes some of his motherboards in the dishwasher and they work perfectly fine
ammm zeee
ammm zeee Month ago
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 Month ago
needs an epyc solution
sk murad
sk murad Month ago
Library Of Thoughts
Oh my God I hate this new Era on USvid 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, USvid is dead. All because of millennials..
SC L Month ago
Soon all of this will be epyc rome?
lostcowboy5 Month ago
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 Month ago
Update this thing with epyc Rome!
James Smith
James Smith Month ago
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 Month ago
ahh, i remember watching that build video :)
Justin Wynne
Justin Wynne Month ago
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 Month ago
render farm?
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