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 • 4 794

  • 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.

  • Joey Strittmatter
    Joey Strittmatter  8 minutes back

    Puts the best stuff in a server and I can barely afford the minimum requirements to run my favorite games

    • Steffen Buettner
      Steffen Buettner  1 days back

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

      • Steffen Buettner
        Steffen Buettner  1 days back

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

        • Ushio Cheng
          Ushio Cheng  5 days back

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

          • king Fpv
            king Fpv  5 days back

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

            • connorhu
              connorhu  6 days back

              Next video should “how to build a render cluster”

              • Mert Kose
                Mert Kose  1 weeks back

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

              • Jass Remsel
                Jass Remsel  1 weeks back

                3:50 that flip tho🔥🔥🔥🔥🎉

                • Henry2106
                  Henry2106  1 weeks back

                  Why is Windows not activated?

                  • NHBlackDC5
                    NHBlackDC5  1 weeks back

                    Linus doing Linus things

                    • n/a n/a
                      n/a n/a  2 weeks back

                      Why 2u?

                      • Jacob Aragon
                        Jacob Aragon  2 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  4 weeks back

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

                                  • James Whitehead
                                    James Whitehead  4 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.