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

  • Published on Jul 10, 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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  • Linus Tech Tips
    Linus Tech Tips  5 months ago +305

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

    • Ra awesome
      Ra awesome 3 months ago

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

    • Chris Kopp
      Chris Kopp 4 months ago

      go back to funky sunday as intro

    • The Miraculous Bandini
      The Miraculous Bandini 4 months ago

      Linus Tech Tips should’ve used 2990WX

    • Zaur Omarow
      Zaur Omarow 4 months ago

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

  • ThanOs74
    ThanOs74 11 hours ago


  • Cody Ardoin
    Cody Ardoin Day ago

    They would greatly improve their efficiency if they used linux and the server tools/automation tools provided to convert their files and handle their workflow. Oh, and if they used the right equipment.

  • Jeremy Drouin
    Jeremy Drouin Day ago

    I think LTT needs to invest in a funnel

  • Dustin Rodriguez
    Dustin Rodriguez 2 days ago

    It's very odd that adding more cores doesn't just provide a linear increase without real limit. Video processing is almost all (there are some exceptions, but really not many) built from algorithms that us computer science types refer to as "embarrassingly parallel." (That is actually the technical term, I swear.) Just take chunks of the video, as many as core you have, and farm it out to them, then recombine the results. It's like the easiest thing in the world to make parallel. Workloads that are hard to make parallel are ones where every piece affects every other piece requiring communication between the cores. Video doesn't do that. You don't compress or process the upper left quadrant of a video based upon what's going on in the lower right quadrant. So it should be super easy to chop it up.

  • Kaiden Wells
    Kaiden Wells 3 days ago

    he literally just replaced a sponsor with his own merch

  • 47Mortuus
    47Mortuus 5 days ago +1

    LTT - Where overpaid tech amateurs thrive.
    Like honestly - Windows "servers"? That underlines my statement even more than the fail this video documents.

    • 47Mortuus
      47Mortuus 5 days ago

      "[...] we managed to make this machine faster" - This is the SECOND ... COMPLETELY NEW machine, Mr. Braindead

  • Fox Populi
    Fox Populi 6 days ago

    Somebody at LTT, please for the love of god get some FUNNELS for filling these reservoirs!!!

  • mtabernig
    mtabernig 9 days ago

    Why doing this in the kitchen//// that is nuts.

    NEXCUSX 10 days ago +4

    man I was screaming "funnel" when he was refilling that reservoir lol

  • 3Adel Gaming
    3Adel Gaming 12 days ago

    14:43 You guys are still haven't updated to win10 19H1 lol

  • JoyTheGeek
    JoyTheGeek 12 days ago

    Wow I didn't conciously notice the premier project was playing a mini video
    I tripped out and had to do a double take.

  • Wesley Mercer
    Wesley Mercer 15 days ago

    What I wonder is how you render a video on a different computer. Do you just move the editor file (not the person, the software) to the new computer?

  • Stefan Fitsch
    Stefan Fitsch 16 days ago

    Everytime i see how Linus treats hardware, something is dying in me...

    • Stefan Fitsch
      Stefan Fitsch 16 days ago

      Just put some oil in a whirlpool, sink all your hardware and cool the oil. If you want you can add air to it :-D

  • Alex1911
    Alex1911 23 days ago

    The 9 minute render time wasn’t that crazy in the first place, seems like a waste of time to upgrade so soon.

  • Dan Fournier
    Dan Fournier 25 days ago

    Is it just me or is taren difficult to work with

  • Commissar0617
    Commissar0617 Month ago

    time to go quad epyc

  • Wyatt Roncin
    Wyatt Roncin Month ago

    time to rebuild this with a 9900ks and two of those 80mm sever radiators.

  • Gabi Gharib
    Gabi Gharib Month ago

    in the time 3:39 you can see the activation windows in the corner of the screen hhhhhhhhhhhh

  • TheRealCritique
    TheRealCritique Month ago

    I bet there's no food made in that kitchen....I really admired you so totally, Linus, until you didn't use a funnel! I love funnels! I think this video proves Adobe Premiere kind of sucks. You should check out Blackmagic's editing software.

  • TheScrappingJeahaha

    In Windows you can setup your energy settings to not throttle down the cpu if its not uses so it runs at 100% Speed the whole time.

  • Chris Nguyen
    Chris Nguyen Month ago +1

    Why not go with AMD....

  • Umano Teodori
    Umano Teodori Month ago

    I think it's time you change your software, one that can use multiple cpu and gpu

  • Patrick Conroy
    Patrick Conroy Month ago

    'Precision water pouring...' and spills it almost immediately. Use a bloody funnel, they're not expensive, unlike the hardware you spill water all over :D

  • Flares Pone
    Flares Pone Month ago

    No TR love?

  • Vivek Pathak
    Vivek Pathak Month ago

    Thanks for this plugin.
    hopping to get more complete game tutorial videos in flutter using unity soon.

  • SorensenGaming
    SorensenGaming Month ago

    Yall should do Epyc or Ryzen now that it's out

  • __V666 __
    __V666 __ Month ago

    weri bik serwer

  • Joey Strittmatter
    Joey Strittmatter Month ago

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

  • Steffen Buettner
    Steffen Buettner Month ago

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

  • Steffen Buettner
    Steffen Buettner Month ago

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

  • Ushio Cheng
    Ushio Cheng Month ago

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

  • Wings Fpv
    Wings Fpv Month ago

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

  • connorhu
    connorhu Month ago

    Next video should “how to build a render cluster”

  • Mert Kose
    Mert Kose Month ago

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

  • Jass Remsel
    Jass Remsel 2 months ago

    3:50 that flip tho🔥🔥🔥🔥🎉

  • Henry2106
    Henry2106 2 months ago

    Why is Windows not activated?

  • NHBlackDC5
    NHBlackDC5 2 months ago

    Linus doing Linus things

  • n/a n/a
    n/a n/a 2 months ago

    Why 2u?

  • Jacob Aragon
    Jacob Aragon 2 months ago

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

  • tachikoma10101011
    tachikoma10101011 2 months ago

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

  • Tim Carlsson
    Tim Carlsson 2 months ago

    This is may worth to try?

  • REZ- Reviews and More!
    REZ- Reviews and More! 2 months ago

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

  • Evans
    Evans 2 months ago +2

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

  • Matej Velican
    Matej Velican 2 months ago

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

  • James Whitehead
    James Whitehead 2 months ago

    Are you ever going to add the 2080Ti?

  • Tag Wolf
    Tag Wolf 2 months ago

    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.

  • Manuel
    Manuel 2 months ago

    yea, just put the most gorgeous RAMs into a server

  • Anchor Bait
    Anchor Bait 2 months ago

    Blocks on blocks off

  • Stefan Kittel
    Stefan Kittel 2 months 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 months 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 2 months ago

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

  • everope
    everope 2 months ago

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

  • Medlin Masbor
    Medlin Masbor 2 months ago +1

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

  • Wilson Yu
    Wilson Yu 2 months ago

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

  • Niels Willemsen
    Niels Willemsen 2 months ago

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

  • Hans
    Hans 2 months ago

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

  • HELLAYEAH hella
    HELLAYEAH hella 2 months ago

    Where is Anthony we need Anthony in this video

  • sanerix
    sanerix 2 months ago

    Linus and no redundant processing server? What?

  • badreality2
    badreality2 2 months ago

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