Intel has announced their latest Xeon processor families, including the W-2400 and W-3400 lines. While there is still several months to go before the sales embargo, we are able to give a preview of how these processors perform in various content creation applications.
Intel NUC 13 Extreme Content Creation Review
Intel’s 3 NUC 13 Extreme is a highly compact PC that is still capable of hosting high-end hardware like an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080, 64GB of RAM, and multiple M.2 NVMe storage drives. The question is, do you sacrifice any performance with thee ultra-compact NUC 13?
Intel Core i9 13900KS Content Creation Review
Following the success of the initial launch of their 13th Gen processors, Intel is now launching the Core i9 13900KS which is the first CPU to be capable of hitting 6 GHz at stock settings. But will this make any real difference for content creation?
What H.264 and H.265 Hardware Decoding is Supported in DaVinci Resolve Studio?
Davinci Resolve Studio supports hardware-based decoding for H.264 and H.265 (HEVC) which can significantly improve performance with these codecs, but not all “flavors” of these codecs are supported depending on the bit depth and chroma subsampling used. In addition, support can change depending on the capability of the hardware in your system. In order to determine exactly what is supported, we decided to do our own testing to see exactly what types of H.264/5 media has hardware decoding support in DaVinci Resolve Studio.
What H.264 and H.265 Hardware Decoding is Supported in Premiere Pro?
Premiere Pro supports hardware-based decoding for H.264 and H.265 (HEVC) which can significantly improve performance with these codecs, but not all “flavors” of these codecs are supported depending on the bit depth and chroma subsampling used. In addition, support can change depending on the capability of the hardware in your system. In order to determine exactly what is supported, we decided to do our own testing to see exactly what types of H.264/5 media has hardware decoding support in Premiere Pro.
Topaz AI: CPU & GPU Performance Analysis
Topaz AI is known for how exceptionally well they can iomprove images and videos, but they can be very hardware intensive. Exactly what CPU and GPU will give you the best performance?
AMD Threadripper PRO Memory Channel Performance Scaling
Do modern high-end processors really need up to eight memory channels? How is their performance affected if the number of channels is artificially limited?
Adobe Creative Cloud Performance: Intel 6th Gen to 13th Gen
Modern content creation workstations are incredibly powerful, but just how much faster is a system today versus one 2, 4, 6, or even 7 years ago?
13th Gen Intel Core Processors Content Creation Review
Following AMDs recent release of their Ryzen 7000 Series desktop processors, Intel is fighting back with their own launch of the Core 13th Gen processors (code named “Raptor Lake”). Unlike AMD’s launch which moved to a new socket and added support for DDR5, the 13th Gen CPUs are a drop-in upgrade for the 12th Gen processors since they share the same socket and existing support for DDR5 memory. Even though the base platform is largely unchanged, however, we still expect some big performance gains in a number of content creation workflows.
Intel Core i9 13900K: Impact of MultiCore Enhancement (MCE) and Long Power Duration Limits on Thermals and Content Creation Performance
Intel’s 13th Gen processors bring terrific performance across the board, but many modern processors have been criticized for their high power draw and heat output. However, we have found that most CPUs only operate at these high temperatures when the motherboard BIOS is allowed to automatically overclock the processor above the official Intel specifications. Does running them at reference speeds impact performance, and how much of a difference does it make for thermals?