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 • 4 662

  • Linus Tech Tips
    Linus Tech Tips   2 weeks back

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

    • KVA2K Quik
      KVA2K Quik  11 hours back

      Linus Tech Tips should’ve used 2990WX

    • Zaur Omarow
      Zaur Omarow  2 days 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 weeks back


    • John Doh
      John Doh  1 weeks back

      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  1 hours 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  8 hours back

      when my pc is better then a Video Render Server

      • ethan moore
        ethan moore  10 hours back

        No threadripper?

        • Argentina3000
          Argentina3000  11 hours 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  11 hours 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  11 hours 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.

              • Ryker
                Ryker  19 hours back

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

                • Avinash Yadram
                  Avinash Yadram  1 days back

                  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  1 days back

                    Linus Vs. Inventory Team

                    • Nick Nos
                      Nick Nos  1 days back

                      The biggest mistake here? Using AME 😂😂😂

                      • Legacy Summoners
                        Legacy Summoners  2 days back

                        Reset the BIOS. It will works faster :)

                        • Liviu Bita
                          Liviu Bita  3 days back

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

                          • Bartosz Maj
                            Bartosz Maj  3 days back

                            Why backpedalling with intel?

                            • Max Bainrot
                              Max Bainrot  3 days back

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

                              • jake h
                                jake h  3 days back

                                Someone get this man a 90 cent funnel.

                                • Mike Camera
                                  Mike Camera  3 days back

                                  Build another server

                                  • KuruGDI
                                    KuruGDI  3 days back

                                    Can we see a test renderfarm with Threadripper?

                                    • Cody Chase
                                      Cody Chase  3 days back

                                      tpe sleath hoddie is mines Go too discrit hacekerb jaket

                                      • No Name
                                        No Name  3 days back

                                        what server case is that?

                                        • Raging YT
                                          Raging YT  3 days back

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

                                          • Jacob EYLES-BOUCHER
                                            Jacob EYLES-BOUCHER  3 days back

                                            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  4 days back

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

                                              • LOST AMV
                                                LOST AMV  4 days back

                                                Yo lines u r using team os Windows

                                                • plezx29
                                                  plezx29  4 days back

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

                                                  • David Nonsuch
                                                    David Nonsuch  4 days back

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

                                                    • Marco Bonera
                                                      Marco Bonera  4 days back

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

                                                      • David Weeks
                                                        David Weeks  4 days back

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

                                                        • chimpfann
                                                          chimpfann  4 days back

                                                          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  5 days back

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

                                                            • Daniel Beasley
                                                              Daniel Beasley  2 days back

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

                                                          • Brandon Murray
                                                            Brandon Murray  5 days back

                                                            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  5 days back

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

                                                              • Marco Gruebler
                                                                Marco Gruebler  5 days back

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

                                                                • Dennis Hill
                                                                  Dennis Hill  5 days back

                                                                  this should've been a live stream

                                                                  • NoRoof
                                                                    NoRoof  5 days back

                                                                    Films in 21:9
                                                                    16:9 Supreme Race

                                                                    • Michael Kicks
                                                                      Michael Kicks  5 days back

                                                                      Do Adobe render/encoder works not good with Threadripper?

                                                                      • c4pt1n54n0 c4pt1n54n0
                                                                        c4pt1n54n0 c4pt1n54n0  5 days back

                                                                        08:30 LinusStretchTips

                                                                        • Richard
                                                                          Richard  5 days back

                                                                          Use a freaking funnel!

                                                                          • Lj Craft
                                                                            Lj Craft  5 days back

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

                                                                            • HBPLUS
                                                                              HBPLUS  5 days back

                                                                              Nvidia 980 vs 2080 = 10 seconds faster

                                                                              • Brad Neufeld
                                                                                Brad Neufeld  5 days back

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

                                                                                • Guillermo Ortiz
                                                                                  Guillermo Ortiz  5 days back

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

                                                                                  • Maurits Jacobse
                                                                                    Maurits Jacobse  5 days back

                                                                                    And eventually he forgot the 2080

                                                                                    • Freddy Cintron
                                                                                      Freddy Cintron  5 days back

                                                                                      Invest in corks next time, Linus! :P

                                                                                      • Addinator !
                                                                                        Addinator !  5 days back

                                                                                        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  5 days back

                                                                                          ltt water cooling funnel adapter for bottle when

                                                                                          • der bender
                                                                                            der bender  6 days back

                                                                                            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  6 days back

                                                                                              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?