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Unreal Engine - AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3000 Series CPU Performance

Written on February 24, 2021 by Kelly Shipman

AMD's new Threadripper Pro CPUs are here, combining many of the features from their Threadripper and EPYC CPU lines including increased memory and PCI-E capability. But are these extra features useful for Unreal Engine, or should you stick with the normal Threadripper processors?


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V-Ray - AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3000 Series CPU Performance

Written on February 24, 2021 by Kelly Shipman

AMD's new Threadripper Pro CPUs are here, combining many of the features from their Threadripper and EPYC CPU lines including increased memory and PCI-E capability. But are these extra features useful for V-Ray, or should you stick with the normal Threadripper processors?


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Cinema 4D - AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3000 Series CPU Performance

Written on February 24, 2021 by Kelly Shipman

AMD's new Threadripper Pro CPUs are here, combining many of the features from their Threadripper and EPYC CPU lines including increased memory and PCI-E capability. But are these extra features useful for Cinema 4D, or should you stick with the normal Threadripper processors?


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NVIDIA NVLink 2021 Update and Compatibility Chart

Written on February 24, 2021 by William George

Using NVLink requires a physical bridge between two identical NVIDIA graphics cards, but with the new generation of Ampere-based GeForce RTX 30 Series and RTX A-series video cards which bridges work with which GPUs?


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DaVinci Resolve Studio - AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3000 Series CPU Performance

Written on February 19, 2021 by Matt Bach

AMD's new Threadripper Pro CPUs are here, combining many of the features from their Threadripper and EPYC CPU lines including increased memory and PCI-E capability. These increased capabilities should make them excellent for DaVinci Resolve, but are they worth the higher cost?


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Adobe Premiere Pro - AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3000 Series CPU Performance

Written on February 19, 2021 by Matt Bach

AMD's new Threadripper Pro CPUs are here, combining many of the features from their Threadripper and EPYC CPU lines including increased memory and PCI-E capability. But are these extra features useful for Premiere Pro, or should you stick with the normal Threadripper processors?


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Adobe After Effects - AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3000 Series CPU Performance

Written on February 19, 2021 by Matt Bach

AMD's new Threadripper Pro CPUs are here, combining many of the features from their Threadripper and EPYC CPU lines including increased memory and PCI-E capability. The amount of RAM you have available for After Effects is often critical, but is Threadripper Pro worth the cost in order to get up to 2TB of RAM, or should you stick with the Ryzen or Threadripper line of processors?


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Adobe Photoshop - AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3000 Series CPU Performance

Written on February 19, 2021 by Matt Bach

AMD's new Threadripper Pro CPUs are here, combining many of the features from their Threadripper and EPYC CPU lines including increased memory and PCI-E capability. Photoshop may not be a prime candidate for this platform, but since it is one of the most widely used applications in the creative community, we wanted to see how Threadripper Pro compares to both the AMD Threadripper and Ryzen processors.


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NVIDIA DLSS for Unreal Engine

Written on February 17, 2021 by Kelly Shipman

NVIDIA has long promised DLSS will make games run faster, while still looking good. Now users of Unreal Engine outside of game development can add this feature to their workflow with a free plugin. Does it perform as advertised, and will it be useful to Virtual Production or Architecture users?


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Nvidia RTX A6000 48GB Review Roundup

Written on February 9, 2021 by Matt Bach

While the launch of NVIDIA and AMD's consumer GPUs have been a major topic recently, NVIDIA is also starting to release the successor to their Quadro RTX line - starting with the RTX A6000. We have looked at how the A6000 performs in a range of professional applications to help you decide whether they are worth using in a new workstation, or as an upgrade in your current system.


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OctaneRender 2020 - NVIDIA RTX A6000 48GB Performance

Written on February 8, 2021 by Kelly Shipman

We finally get to see how NVIDIA's new Ampere workstation cards perform in rendering applications such as OTOY's OctaneRender. We've previously looked at their consumer-grade cards, the new RTX A6000 is the first professional-grade card Nvidia has released.


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Redshift 3.0 - NVIDIA RTX A6000 48GB Performance

Written on February 8, 2021 by Kelly Shipman

We've previously looked at their consumer-grade cards, the new RTX A6000 is the first professional-grade card NVIDIA has released. We finally get to see how Nvidia's new Ampere workstation cards perform in rendering applications such as Maxon's Redshift.


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V-Ray - NVIDIA RTX A6000 48GB Performance

Written on February 8, 2021 by Kelly Shipman

We finally get to see how NVIDIA's new Ampere workstation cards perform in rendering applications such as Chaos Group's V-Ray. We've previously looked at their consumer-grade cards, the new RTX A6000 is the first professional-grade card Nvidia has released.


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Unreal Engine - Nvidia RTX A6000 48GB Performance

Written on February 4, 2021 by Kelly Shipman

GPU performance is a key component of Unreal Engine. Many Virtual Production and ArchViz users require features only found in Nvidia's professional line of video cards. With the release of the new Nvidia RTX A6000, we can finally see what the latest professional hardware can offer.


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Best Workstation PC for Adobe After Effects (Winter 2020)

Written on February 4, 2021 by Matt Bach

After Effects can be a power hungry application, requiring a powerful workstation with plenty of system memory in order to keep you in your creative process. In this post, we will go over a few of our recommendations for the best PC for Adobe After Effects for a range of budgets.


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DaVinci Resolve Studio - NVIDIA RTX A6000 48GB Performance

Written on January 28, 2021 by Matt Bach

While the launch of NVIDIA and AMD's consumer GPUs have been a major topic recently, NVIDIA is also starting to release the successor to their Quadro RTX line - starting with the RTX A6000. In this article, we will look at how it performs in DaVinci Resolve Studio compared to recent NVIDIA Quadro and AMD Radeon Pro GPUs.


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Adobe Premiere Pro - NVIDIA RTX A6000 48GB Performance

Written on January 27, 2021 by Matt Bach

While the launch of NVIDIA and AMD's consumer GPUs have been a major topic recently, NVIDIA is also starting to release the successor to their Quadro RTX line - starting with the RTX A6000. In this article, we will look at how it performs in Premiere Pro compared to recent NVIDIA Quadro and AMD Radeon Pro GPUs.


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Adobe After Effects - NVIDIA RTX A6000 48GB Performance

Written on January 26, 2021 by Matt Bach

While the launch of NVIDIA and AMD's consumer GPUs have been a major topic recently, NVIDIA is also starting to release the successor to their Quadro RTX line - starting with the RTX A6000. In this article, we will look at how it performs in After Effects compared to recent NVIDIA Quadro and AMD Radeon Pro GPUs.


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Adobe Photoshop - NVIDIA RTX A6000 48GB Performance

Written on January 25, 2021 by Matt Bach

While the launch of NVIDIA and AMD's consumer GPUs have been a major topic recently, NVIDIA is also starting to release the successor to their Quadro RTX line - starting with the RTX A6000. In this article, we will look at how it performs in Photoshop compared to recent NVIDIA Quadro and AMD Radeon Pro GPUs.


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AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Review Roundup

Written on January 21, 2021 by Matt Bach

With the launch of the AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, we finally get a look at the top-end GPU from AMD's 6000-series. We have looked at how the Radeon 6900 XT performs in a range of professional applications to help you decide whether they are worth using in a new workstation, or as an upgrade in your current system.


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Unreal Engine - AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Performance

Written on January 19, 2021 by Kelly Shipman

GPU performance is a key component to Unreal Engine, especially for Virtual Production and ArchViz workflows. AMD's newest GPU, the Radeon RX 6900 XT has arrived with 16GB of VRAM. We can finally see how this card performs in professional workflows, both with and without ray tracing.


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Best Workstation PC for RealityCapture (Winter 2020)

Written on January 14, 2021 by William George

What were the best hardware configurations for a RealityCapture photogrammetry workstation as 2020 drew to a close?


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RealityCapture 1.1 - SMT Performance Analysis on AMD Ryzen 5000 Series

Written on January 14, 2021 by William George

In the past we have found that RealityCapture can perform better on high core count processors when SMT is turned off. With the release of AMD's Ryzen 5000 Series processors in late 2020, those became some of the fastest chips available for RealityCapture - and the top-end models in that family sit right on the edge of where we found disabling SMT to be helpful in our older tests. So does turning SMT off help or hinder these new Ryzen CPUs?


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RealityCapture 1.1 - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Multi-GPU Performance

Written on January 14, 2021 by William George

In past testing, we found that RealityCapture benefited somewhat from adding a second video card. Is that still the case with the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series cards, and the recent update to RealityCapture 1.1 Blaze?


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Agisoft Metashape 1.7.0 vs 1.6.5 Performance - Featuring Radeon RX 6900 XT

Written on January 8, 2021 by William George

Agisoft recently released a major update to Metashape, version 1.7.0, after we had wrapped up most of our testing for a GPU performance roundup on the older 1.6.5. We've now tested a few video cards on the new version to see what has changed.