AMD’s Ryzen X3D processors promise incredible performance for gamers and creators. But does the additional cache increase performance for content creation?
Intel Xeon W-3400 Content Creation Review
Intel has released its latest Xeon W-3400 processors, featuring up to 56 cores and eight channel DDR5 memory. Are these new processor enough for Intel to take the performance crown from AMD for content creation?
Intel Xeon W-2400 Content Creation Review
Intel has released its latest Xeon W-2400 processors, featuring up to 24 cores and quad channel DDR5 memory. Although the W-2400 is not as powerful as Intel’s W-3400 line, it is expected to compete well with AMD’s lower core count Threadripper Pro processors for several content creation workflows.
Intel Xeon W-3400 Content Creation Preview
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.
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?
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.
DaVinci Resolve Studio: 13th Gen Intel Core vs AMD Ryzen 7000
Intel’s new 13th Gen processors have just launched, hard on the heels of AMD’s recent release of their Ryzen 7000 Series. Intel and AMD currently trade blows in DaVinci Resolve Studio depending on the types of codecs you work with, with Intel leading for H.264/HEVC, and AMD leading for RAW media. Will the new 13th Gen allow Intel to take the top spot for DaVinci Resolve across the board?