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 • 4 795

  • Linus Tech Tips
    Linus Tech Tips   3 months back

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    • Ra awesome
      Ra awesome  2 months back

      Though, why didn't you use amd ryzen 3900x?

    • Chris Kopp
      Chris Kopp  3 months back

      go back to funky sunday as intro

    • KVA2K Quik
      KVA2K Quik  3 months back

      Linus Tech Tips should’ve used 2990WX

    • Zaur Omarow
      Zaur Omarow  3 months back

      U mb should try to turn off hypertrading. since software is capped at certain amount of threads u might benefit from it.

  • Steffen Buettner
    Steffen Buettner  48 minutes back

    ... would have tested this on another machine beforehand but ok

    • Steffen Buettner
      Steffen Buettner  58 minutes back

      "...those are ten years old...." oh boy...
      Essentially what they had lying around :D

      • Ushio Cheng
        Ushio Cheng  3 days back

        16:59 That smile......... Wooooooosh

        • king Fpv
          king Fpv  4 days back

          You don't have the nylon jaw tube clamps? Mechanics joy right there if you got em

          • connorhu
            connorhu  5 days back

            Next video should “how to build a render cluster”

            • Mert Kose
              Mert Kose  6 days back

              Switch the Renderer "Mercury Playback Engine Software" in some cases render half a time...

            • Jass Remsel
              Jass Remsel  6 days back

              3:50 that flip tho🔥🔥🔥🔥🎉

              • Henry2106
                Henry2106  7 days back

                Why is Windows not activated?

                • NHBlackDC5
                  NHBlackDC5  1 weeks back

                  Linus doing Linus things

                  • n/a n/a
                    n/a n/a  1 weeks back

                    Why 2u?

                    • Jacob Aragon
                      Jacob Aragon  1 weeks back

                      Me: linus cant be dumb enough to pour water on a running computer.
                      Linus: hold my A+ cert

                      • tachikoma10101011
                        tachikoma10101011  2 weeks back

                        Linus makes sure his hardware grows big and strong, by making sure it has plenty of water.

                        • Tim Carlsson
                          Tim Carlsson  2 weeks back

                          This is may worth to try?

                          • REZ- Reviews and More!
                            REZ- Reviews and More!  3 weeks back

                            I was waiting for when he put the 2080 Ti in the server.

                            • Evans
                              Evans  3 weeks back

                              Linus: Well normally you would drain the loop first
                              Me: ah shit, here we go again

                              • Matej Velican
                                Matej Velican  3 weeks back

                                And all of that bullshit just to not have the 60fps...

                                • James Whitehead
                                  James Whitehead  3 weeks back

                                  Are you ever going to add the 2080Ti?

                                  • Tag Wolf
                                    Tag Wolf  4 weeks back

                                    Do a full reinstall next time. I wouldn't trust MS to stay reliable after a full chipset swap. Win 10 would probably suit you better for newer hardware too.

                                    • Za96uzZ
                                      Za96uzZ  4 weeks back

                                      Don't mean to be cruel but re install the O.S. with all applicable patches and ramp up system memory to maximum supported switching off swapfile and then on in separate test rounds. XMP may not work best with swapfile. However as is at least it won't fry! ya i know months after this vid so appologies! perhaps XMP on a small SSD twin RAID stripe with swapfile on that.

                                      • Manuel
                                        Manuel  4 weeks back

                                        yea, just put the most gorgeous RAMs into a server

                                        • Anchor Bait
                                          Anchor Bait  4 weeks back

                                          Blocks on blocks off

                                          • Stefan Kittel
                                            Stefan Kittel  1 months back

                                            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  1 months back

                                              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  1 months back

                                                Come on Linus, $59.99 for your stealth hoodie? I like it but not that much. Maybe for $39 I'd budge

                                                • everope
                                                  everope  1 months back

                                                  Ryzen 9 3950x is gonna beat these at half the power

                                                  • Medlin Masbor
                                                    Medlin Masbor  1 months back

                                                    i cringe a lot when you doing dat tubing..argh

                                                    • Wilson Yu
                                                      Wilson Yu  1 months back

                                                      He broke all the custom water loop no nos...

                                                      • Niels Willemsen
                                                        Niels Willemsen  1 months back

                                                        I USING A a graphiec cards 1080p GEFOROCE 1800 gtw +++ beta whas stright from france companey

                                                        • Hans
                                                          Hans  1 months back

                                                          "... so I grabbed an RTX 2080 Ti" So casually xD

                                                          • HELLAYEAH hella
                                                            HELLAYEAH hella  1 months back

                                                            Where is Anthony we need Anthony in this video

                                                            • sanerix
                                                              sanerix  1 months back

                                                              Linus and no redundant processing server? What?

                                                              • badreality2
                                                                badreality2  1 months back

                                                                @18:40. ...I believe he meant "8 core".

                                                                • Dunc P
                                                                  Dunc P  1 months back

                                                                  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
                                                                    WarpRulez  1 months back

                                                                    The tool you are looking for is a funnel. Ever seen one?

                                                                    • Burak Eren
                                                                      Burak Eren  1 months back

                                                                      just put threadripper you cheap boss!

                                                                      • DasMoken
                                                                        DasMoken  1 months back


                                                                        • Newsom Garage
                                                                          Newsom Garage  1 months back

                                                                          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  1 months back

                                                                            Thats what she said

                                                                            • Mark Smith
                                                                              Mark Smith  1 months back

                                                                              Linus, I would love to design a positive pressure server room for you, totally extreme no dust ever...

                                                                            • Robin Storå
                                                                              Robin Storå  1 months back

                                                                              The only reason the server is faster is beacause of the RGB

                                                                              • fabslyrics
                                                                                fabslyrics  1 months back

                                                                                nothing else to lose .. just time... hahaha all about hardware tinker try ...

                                                                                • TekIdiots
                                                                                  TekIdiots  1 months back

                                                                                  RYZEN Threadripper 2990WX 32 Core Build!!!!!!!!!! Thats what we want to see!!!!! Upgrading the Video Render Server Part 2 XD

                                                                                  as Aramis Anasazi said 4 days ago

                                                                                  • black meda
                                                                                    black meda  1 months back

                                                                                    you should sell pc's on your site like this if you would buy one

                                                                                    • Vablo
                                                                                      Vablo  1 months back

                                                                                      r9 3950x: Nothing
                                                                                      Linus in the future: TO THE FRICKING RENDER SERVER WITH YOU

                                                                                      • G hrt
                                                                                        G hrt  1 months back

                                                                                        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  1 months back

                                                                                          I would like to see if the new Mac Pro Server using Compressor will be faster.

                                                                                          • Multitalent
                                                                                            Multitalent  1 months back

                                                                                            Linus, you should consider using a Ryzen 3950x for this system, when they come out. 16 cores of glorious power.