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

  • Published on Jul 10, 2019
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  • Linus Tech Tips
    Linus Tech Tips  11 days ago +256

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

    • Zaur Omarow
      Zaur Omarow 13 hours ago

      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 7 days ago


    • John Doh
      John Doh 8 days ago

      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.

    • Logan Foutz
      Logan Foutz 8 days ago

      I want to the LTT shirt that says "sold my soul to Intel back in 2016"

    • rtorbs
      rtorbs 9 days ago

      No. They make condoms to stop reproduction at a couple of quid, why would i spend £20 on a hoodie for the same effect ?! Cool vids though bro lol

  • Avinash Yadram
    Avinash Yadram Hour ago

    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 2 hours ago

    Linus Vs. Inventory Team

  • Nick Nos
    Nick Nos 2 hours ago

    The biggest mistake here? Using AME 😂😂😂

  • Legacy Summoners
    Legacy Summoners 14 hours ago

    Reset the BIOS. It will works faster :)

  • Liviu Bita
    Liviu Bita Day ago +1

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

  • Bartosz Maj
    Bartosz Maj Day ago

    Why backpedalling with intel?

  • Max Bainrot
    Max Bainrot Day ago

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

  • jake h
    jake h Day ago

    Someone get this man a 90 cent funnel.

  • Mike Camera
    Mike Camera 2 days ago

    Build another server

  • KuruGDI
    KuruGDI 2 days ago

    Can we see a test renderfarm with Threadripper?

  • Cody Chase
    Cody Chase 2 days ago

    tpe sleath hoddie is mines Go too discrit hacekerb jaket

  • No Name
    No Name 2 days ago

    what server case is that?

  • Raging YT
    Raging YT 2 days ago

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

    Jacob EYLES-BOUCHER 2 days ago

    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
    dougmb 2 days ago

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

    LOST AMV 2 days ago

    Yo lines u r using team os Windows

  • plezx29
    plezx29 2 days ago +1

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

  • David Nonsuch
    David Nonsuch 2 days ago +3

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

  • Marco Bonera
    Marco Bonera 2 days ago

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

  • David Weeks
    David Weeks 3 days ago

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

  • chimpfann
    chimpfann 3 days ago

    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
    Sandros94 3 days ago +1

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

    • Daniel Beasley
      Daniel Beasley 18 hours ago +1

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

  • Brandon Murray
    Brandon Murray 3 days ago +2

    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 3 days ago +2

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

  • Marco Gruebler
    Marco Gruebler 3 days ago

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

  • Dennis Hill
    Dennis Hill 3 days ago

    this should've been a live stream

  • NoRoof
    NoRoof 3 days ago

    Films in 21:9
    16:9 Supreme Race

  • Michael Kicks
    Michael Kicks 3 days ago

    Do Adobe render/encoder works not good with Threadripper?

  • c4pt1n54n0 c4pt1n54n0

    08:30 LinusStretchTips

  • Richard
    Richard 3 days ago

    Use a freaking funnel!

  • Lj Craft
    Lj Craft 4 days ago +4

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

    HBPLUS 4 days ago

    Nvidia 980 vs 2080 = 10 seconds faster

  • Brad Neufeld
    Brad Neufeld 4 days ago

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

  • Guillermo Ortiz
    Guillermo Ortiz 4 days ago +1

    Linus: My internet is faster than Google's 3:19

  • Maurits Jacobse
    Maurits Jacobse 4 days ago

    And eventually he forgot the 2080

  • Freddy Cintron
    Freddy Cintron 4 days ago +1

    Invest in corks next time, Linus! :P

  • Addinator !
    Addinator ! 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    ltt water cooling funnel adapter for bottle when

  • der bender
    der bender 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago +3

    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
    Reboot 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    Which laptop is that at 13:22 ?

  • ناصر الأذينه

    how about an amd cpu

  • Ghost Potato
    Ghost Potato 5 days ago

    *Cough Cough*
    Ryzen 9
    *Cough Cough*

  • Mottwally
    Mottwally 5 days ago

    ChannelLocks Son!! (Tongue and Groove Pliers for the brand name haters.) Get two 10 in. and two 6 in. sets. (25.4 cm and 15.24 cm) (345 Tic-Tacs and 183 Tic-Tacs) Note: Tic-Tac measurement may be off by +/- 1000 Tic-Tacs
    The joy they will bring will bring you joy for years to come!

  • Dodge Rider
    Dodge Rider 5 days ago +2

    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
    spapbp 5 days ago +1

    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
    bytejuggler 5 days ago +1

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

    ETS_WOLF 5 days ago

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

  • TheUndeadGamer06
    TheUndeadGamer06 5 days ago


  • Wini Grasu
    Wini Grasu 5 days ago


  • ACG 5506
    ACG 5506 5 days ago

    Thanks for full screen video

  • Raman
    Raman 5 days ago

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

  • Ellie
    Ellie 5 days ago

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

  • Tommy G
    Tommy G 5 days ago

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

  • Alex Andreba
    Alex Andreba 5 days ago

    Why don't you use AMD? XD

  • Plane Star
    Plane Star 5 days ago +4

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

  • James Wiley
    James Wiley 5 days ago


  • Melancia Acrobatica
    Melancia Acrobatica 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

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

  • Jonathan Marshall
    Jonathan Marshall 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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!

  • zamb0nio
    zamb0nio 6 days ago

    why windows 8 with classic shell?

  • Sneddz1
    Sneddz1 6 days ago

    Would love to see this tested with a beefy AMD cpu and Davinci Resolve!

  • GodLike Greg
    GodLike Greg 6 days ago

    what the f&^k dude... you cant have nice things

  • Faivre Samuel
    Faivre Samuel 6 days ago

    why not use liquid metal or a thermal pad for the cpu

  • mjc0961
    mjc0961 6 days ago

    7:33 - Because that worked well last time, right?
    7:40 - Thank you, Taran.

  • mjc0961
    mjc0961 6 days ago

    Published July 10, so probably July 3 for Floatplane, meaning actual building, recording, and most importantly part selection was done in June.
    I bet most of the comments are going to be complaining about not using a 3700X or 3900X.

    • mjc0961
      mjc0961 6 days ago

      Okay, so not most of them surprisingly, but plenty of them still exist.

  • Gerardo Rivero
    Gerardo Rivero 6 days ago

    Just one word to you linus. "Ryzen"

  • kilrahvp
    kilrahvp 6 days ago

    5960X still rocks... Mine runs at 4.3GHz on all cores since 2014 and this proves there's still no point in upgrading it yet 😂

  • Karl of Lochalsh
    Karl of Lochalsh 6 days ago

    Hahaha I like a good laugh on a Monday morning.... keep em coming Linus....

  • Karl of Lochalsh
    Karl of Lochalsh 6 days ago +1

    XMP? hmmm - one intel 5820K; 3 motherboards and the 2800Mhz ram would not go past 2400MHz (64Gb off it). 18 months of Threadripper 1920X and its been running faultlessly @ 2800MHz and the CPU does 4.2GHz on its own... with a Notctua push/pull 140 fan arrangement... EK watercooling incomming!

    • cnnfllsht
      cnnfllsht 6 days ago

      i had 5820k and veneance lpx 4x4gb 2666. i could never launch it with 2666 only 2400. once i did it with 125 bclk and got 2750 but the cpu voltage was 1.9v so i ruined it with a mobo. this very ram works now on 3466mhz paired with 2200g ryzen.

  • Varun M
    Varun M 6 days ago

    why aren't your servers ungraded with Ryzen zen2... ?

  • 周傳勳
    周傳勳 6 days ago

    This Time give AMD a YES.

  • Deep hug
    Deep hug 6 days ago


  • XantheFIN
    XantheFIN 6 days ago

    Waiting new video how RED is scamming Linus with their lower cost SSD choices.

  • Atlas Atlas
    Atlas Atlas 6 days ago +1

    1. Use AMD
    2. Ram bandwidth have major impact on cores scaling
    3. Delete GPU
    4. Use FreeBSD and FFmpeg for encoding

    • Deep hug
      Deep hug 6 days ago

      Quick Sync is not used for CineForm. Are there other benefits from CineForm worth the increased rendering time? (Full disclosure: I've spec'd out an Intel-based video editing

  • William Kendrick
    William Kendrick 6 days ago

    i think the only thing worse than being linus would be watching his videos for intelligent information.
    he literally wasted 5000 bucks to try to get his server faster and all he managed to do was 1 fucking minute faster.
    i'd have fired his stupid ass a long time ago, what a sorry excuse for a technician.

  • Simon Spencer
    Simon Spencer 6 days ago

    Yeah, right: "we could do that... but there are advantages to (spending more money)".
    Some aspects of video software isn't open to interpretation, meaning even with user-settings, the way it handles transcoding has a minimum duration - no matter what hardware you happen to use.

  • W
    W 6 days ago +1

    9:03 that 980 tho

  • djchristian82
    djchristian82 6 days ago +1

    Linus it's not surprising. Going from a HDET system with four channel memory to a consumer system with dual channel memory and two cores less.

  • faraz_ 224
    faraz_ 224 6 days ago

    Around 12:00
    RYZEN CPU chilling in the background

  • faraz_ 224
    faraz_ 224 6 days ago +1

    What about the *EPYC* CPUS from bigboy AMD

  • fredEVOIX
    fredEVOIX 6 days ago

    funnel please ! >

  • honeymak
    honeymak 6 days ago

    what do u guys think about egpu stuff for this kind of situation?

  • Verliebt
    Verliebt 6 days ago

    i wonder.
    wouldn't it be better to use the same coolant cars use in their radiators instead of water or the stuff pc component shops sell?
    and for this project, wouldn't a radeon 7 perform better with the better memory?

  • Eyejeey
    Eyejeey 6 days ago

    Is the next vid already on floatplane? I want to support, but I need to convince my wallet 😂

  • buerger3
    buerger3 6 days ago

    10:16 My heart stopped there a little. Only a mad man poors water into a running electronic device.

  • Mackan Götgård
    Mackan Götgård 6 days ago

    aint it test bench used before drag out server bit out and kill all other work, and test before and test what usage of matrial needed ? some time is snail race better then run like JOLO time ;)

  • Brent Polk
    Brent Polk 6 days ago

    Well this is why you get paid the big CANUK BUCKS! Use 10k RED cameras and $10k cpus for completing BS videos about "PLUG BOY" Unicorn products only you are given for free and most can not afford... CARRY-ON!

  • Jacob P. Smith
    Jacob P. Smith 6 days ago

    this video is hilarious
    if it aint broke don't fix it
    such a waste of money and time

  • jack son
    jack son 6 days ago

    really man you know how many people would die for a rig like that and you do not seem to understand how much that costs. could you please do a cheap bud mid-rangepc for once

  • MisjudgedTwat
    MisjudgedTwat 6 days ago

    i do not take tech tips by someone who runs windows on a server.

  • PeteTheGeek196
    PeteTheGeek196 7 days ago

    How does Intel Quick Sync factor into this? Using an Intel CPU with a built-in GPU (e.g. the 9900K) would enable Quick Sync and make H.264 rendering much faster. It seems Quick Sync is not used for CineForm. Are there other benefits from CineForm worth the increased rendering time? (Full disclosure: I've spec'd out an Intel-based video editing machine, but haven't purchased any major parts yet; with Ryzen 9, I'm reconsidering. My current editing rig is too old to support Quick Sync and I'm using a ProRes workflow anyway).

  • pcguy21
    pcguy21 7 days ago

    This video is sponsored by Bounty "The quicker picker upper".

  • J van
    J van 7 days ago


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    paul maydaynight 7 days ago
    Published on Jul 7, 2019

  • meisnick54
    meisnick54 7 days ago

    Time to hit up Level One Techs

  • Bananatee ZOD
    Bananatee ZOD 7 days ago

    why so shakey