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?
AMD Ryzen 7950X: Impact of Precision Boost Overdrive (PBO) on Thermals and Content Creation Performance
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 Ryzen 7900X vs Intel Core i9 7900X – Battle of the 7900X’s
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?
AMD Ryzen 7000 Series Processors Content Creation Review
AMD has launched their new Ryzen 7000 Series desktop processors (code-named “Raphael”) based on the latest Zen 4 architecture. These CPUs support DDR5 and PCIe 5.0, with up to 16 cores with a peak clock speed of 5.7 GHz. Along with the increased frequencies and DDR5 support, AMD has touted a 13% IPC (instructions per clock) improvement compared to the previous generation. But, the question is, how will this all translate to real world performance for content creators?
Adobe Premiere Pro: AMD Ryzen 7000 Series vs Intel Core 12th Gen
AMD’s new Ryzen 7000 Series of processors have arrived, promising faster performance along with new features like support for DDR5 memory. Intel has historically had an inherent advantage for video editing due to their Quick Sync technology that allows for greater hardware decoding of H.264/HEVC media, but the improved performance of Ryzen 7000 may allow them to take the lead for Premiere Pro.
Windows 10 vs Windows 11 for Content Creation: 8 Month Update
Windows 11 has officially been out for 8 months, and most applications now have official support for the new operating system. When it initially launched, we saw measurable performance issues with Windows 11 in content creation applications, but have those gone away now that the OS has had time to mature?
AMD Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series Content Creation Review
AMD’s new Threadripper PRO 5000 WX series of CPUs are here, providing greater performance over the previous generation while maintaining the large memory capacity and high PCIe lane count that Threadripper Pro is known for. But just how much faster are these new processors in content creation applications, and how do they fare against their main competition: the Intel Xeon W-3300 series?
Adobe Premiere Pro: AMD Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series vs Intel Xeon W-3300
AMD’s new Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series CPUs have arrived, promising faster performance with the same high core count and platform features found in the previous generation. Workstation-class CPUs like Threadripper Pro are often used for high-end workflows process high resolution and RAW media. Just how must faster are these new CPUs, and how do they compare to their main competition: the Intel Xeon W-3300 series?
AMD Ryzen 5800X3D vs 5800X for Content Creation
AMD has recently released the Ryzen 5800X3D, which is their first desktop processor using 3D-stacked L3 cache. This CPU has been very clearly marketed towards the gaming industry – and not content creation – but we wanted to see how well it holds up in content creation applications like Photoshop and Premiere Pro.
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC 12 Extreme – Content Creation Review
Intel’s “Dragon Canyon” NUC 12 Extreme is a highly compact PC that is still capable of hosting high-end hardware like an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, 64GB of RAM, and multiple M.2 NVMe storage drives. However, the form factor does meant that the performance will not be as good as a standard desktop workstation. The question is, how much performance should you expect to lose by going with the ultra-compact Dragon Canyon NUC?