AMD has launched their new Radeon 7000 series of GPUs, including the 7900 XTX. NVIDIA has long had a lead for many content creation workflows, however. Is the new 7900 XTX fast enough to make AMD a viable alternative to NVIDIA?
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?
NVIDIA is continuing their new RTX 40 Series GPUs with the new RTX 4080 16GB. How does this new card perform in the real world, and is it worth considering in your next content creation workstation?
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’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?
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 are currently neck-in-neck for After Effects, with the AMD Ryzen 7000 only pulling away with the 7950X in highly complicated projects. Will the increased number of efficiency cores and clock speeds on the 13th Gen processors let Intel take the lead?
Intel is not new to graphics in general, as they have long had a range of processors that featured integrated graphics. However, they are now starting to get into the discrete GPU market with their new Intel Arc series of cards. The Arc A380 launched a few months ago, but today we get the chance to examine the much more powerful Intel Arc A750 and A770. How will these cards perform, and how do they compare to their competitors from NVIDIA?
NVIDIA is beginning to launch their new RTX 40 Series GPUs, starting with the GeForce RTX 4090. NVIDIA touting significantly higher performance versus the previous generation 30 series, but how does this new card perform in the real world, and is it worth considering in your next content creation workstation?
The new AMD Ryzen 7000 Series of processors bring terrific performance across the board, but have been criticized in many reviews due to the fact that they often hit CPU temperatures of 95 Celcius under heavy loads. However, we have found that they only operate at these high temperatures when the motherboard BIOS is allowed to automatically overclock the processor above the official AMD specifications. Does running them at reference speeds impact performance, and how much of a difference does it make for thermals?
AMD has launched their new Ryzen 7000 Series desktop processors, and one of the new processors in particular offers us an opportunity for some unique testing and analysis. Namely, the AMD Ryzen 7900X shares the same model name as a slightly aged CPU from Intel: the Core i9 7900X. This begs the question: how does the newcomer 7900X fare against the veteran 7900X in content creation applications?