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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.


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Revit 2021 - AMD Ryzen 5000 Series CPU Performance

Written on January 8, 2021 by William George

AMD's Ryzen 5000 Series processors have shown stellar performance across a wide range of applications so far, and now we have the opportunity to test them head-to-head against Intel's Core series in Autodesk Revit 2021. 


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Agisoft Metashape 1.6.5 - GeForce RTX 30 Series vs Radeon RX 6000 Series

Written on January 6, 2021 by William George

Now that we finally have performance data for NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3060 Ti and AMD's Radeon RX 6900 XT, it is time for a head-to-head roundup of the GeForce RTX 30 Series and Radeon RX 6000 Series video cards in Agisoft Metashape.


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DaVinci Resolve Studio - AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Performance

Written on January 6, 2021 by Matt Bach

DaVinci Resolve has long been known for how well it utilizes the power of your GPU, with NVIDIA being the top performer for several years. But will this continue with the recently launched Radeon RX 6900 XT, or will AMD be able to take the lead?


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Adobe Premiere Pro - AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Performance

Written on January 5, 2021 by Matt Bach

Adobe has been focusing fairly heavily on GPU performance in the latest versions of Premiere Pro, adding more GPU accelerated effects as well as GPU-based hardware encoding. NVIDIA typically has a strong performance lead over AMD for Premiere Pro, but will this continue with the recently launched AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB?


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Adobe After Effects - AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Performance

Written on January 4, 2021 by Matt Bach

The number of GPU accelerated effects in After Effects has increased in recent years, but it continues to be an application that is primarily CPU bottlenecked. With the launch of the Radeon 6900 XT, we can get a look at how AMD competes with NVIDIA at the top end of their GPU product line.


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Adobe Photoshop - AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Performance

Written on January 4, 2021 by Matt Bach

With the launch of the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8GB, NVIDIA is finally at the end of their 3 month rolling launch of the GeForce 30 series cards. But while Photoshop does have a number of effects that can utilize the GPU, there generally isn't much of a performance difference between various cards. Will this hold true with the RTX 3060 Ti, or will we see a bit of a performance drop with this lower-end GPU?


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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Review Roundup

Written on December 31, 2020 by Matt Bach

With the launch of the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8GB, NVIDIA is finally at the end of their 3 month rolling launch of the GeForce 30 series cards. We have looked at how the RTX 3060 Ti 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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GPU Rendering - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Performance

Written on December 31, 2020 by William George

NVIDIA launched the GeForce RTX 30 Series a few months ago, but new models in this family continue to trickle in. Today we are looking at the RTX 3060 Ti 8GB model and how it performs with regard to rendering in OctaneRender, Redshift, and V-Ray.


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DaVinci Resolve Studio - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Performance

Written on December 30, 2020 by Matt Bach

DaVinci Resolve has long been known for how well it utilizes the power of your GPU, with NVIDIA being the top performer for several years. But will this continue with the recently launched GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8GB, or will AMD be able to take the lead at the mid-range?


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Adobe Premiere Pro - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Performance

Written on December 30, 2020 by Matt Bach

Adobe has been focusing fairly heavily on GPU performance in the latest versions of Premiere Pro, adding more GPU accelerated effects as well as GPU-based hardware encoding. NVIDIA has help a strong performance lead in the past for Premiere Pro, but will this continue with the recently launched GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8GB?


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Adobe After Effects - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Performance

Written on December 30, 2020 by Matt Bach

The number of GPU accelerated effects in After Effects has increased in recent years, but it continues to be an application that is primarily CPU bottlenecked. With the launch of the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8GB, NVIDIA is finally at the end of their 3 month rolling launch of the GeForce 30 series cards. Will this new card continue the trend of NVIDIA dominance in After Effects?


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Adobe Photoshop - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Performance

Written on December 30, 2020 by Matt Bach

With the launch of the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8GB, NVIDIA is finally at the end of their 3 month rolling launch of the GeForce 30 series cards. But while Photoshop does have a number of effects that can utilize the GPU, there generally isn't much of a performance difference between various cards. Will this hold true with the RTX 3060 Ti, or will we see a bit of a performance drop with this lower-end GPU?


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Best Workstation PC for V-Ray (Winter 2020)

Written on December 18, 2020 by William George

A short article covering some of the best computer system configurations for rendering with V-Ray at the close of 2020.


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SOLIDWORKS 2020 SP5 AMD Ryzen 5000 Series CPU Performance

Written on December 17, 2020 by William George

AMD's Ryzen 5000 Series processors have shown stellar performance across a wide range of applications so far, and now we have the opportunity to test them head-to-head against Intel's Core series in SOLIDWORKS 2020. 


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Best Workstation PC for Metashape (Winter 2020)

Written on December 15, 2020 by William George

A short article covering the best computer system configurations for photogrammetry in Metashape at the end of 2020.


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Agisoft Metashape 1.6.5 SMT Performance Analysis on AMD Ryzen 5000 Series

Written on December 15, 2020 by William George

In the past we have found that Metashape can perform better on high core count processors when SMT is turned off, but the top CPUs at that time were Intel's 8 & 10-core models which didn't benefit from this trick. Now that AMD's Ryzen 5000 Series are the fastest chips for Metashape is it worth turning SMT off on these processors, some of which do have high core counts?


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Agisoft Metashape 1.6.5 - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Multi-GPU Performance

Written on December 11, 2020 by William George

Agisoft Metashape has had an interesting history with multi-GPU performance. At different points in time, and with different generations of video cards, we have seen both substantial boosts from having multiple video cards as well as next to none. With the latest AMD CPUs and NVIDIA GPUs, we are testing this aspect of Metashape once more.


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Best Workstation PC for OctaneRender (Winter 2020)

Written on December 9, 2020 by William George

Here are our best recommendations for OctaneRender workstations at the end of 2020 and going into the new year.


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Best Workstation PC for Adobe Lightroom Classic (Winter 2020)

Written on December 8, 2020 by Matt Bach

Lightroom Classic may not be the most intensive application for many workflows, but for those that spend a significant amount of time in it, a properly configured workstation can make a big impact on productivity. In this post, we will go over a few of our recommendations for the best PC for Adobe Lightroom Classic for a range of budgets.


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Best Workstation PC for Adobe Photoshop (Winter 2020)

Written on December 8, 2020 by Matt Bach

Photoshop may not be the most intensive application for many workflows, but for those that spend a significant amount of time in it, a properly configured workstation can make a big impact on productivity. In this post, we will go over a few of our recommendations for the best PC for Adobe Photoshop for a range of budgets.


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Best Workstation PC for Redshift 3D (Winter 2020)

Written on December 7, 2020 by William George

What are the best configurations for dedicated Maxon Redshift rendering workstations as 2020 draws to a close?