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Agisoft Metashape Performance: Intel Core 10th Gen vs AMD Ryzen 3rd Gen

Written on May 20, 2020 by William George

Intel's new 10th Gen Core processors are out now, with an increased number of cores and very high clock speeds. How do they stack up against AMD's Ryzen chips and other current models for photogrammetry workloads in Agisoft Metashape?


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Pix4D Performance: Intel Core 10th Gen vs AMD Ryzen 3rd Gen

Written on May 20, 2020 by William George

Intel's new 10th Gen Core processors are out now, with an increased number of cores and very high clock speeds. How do they stack up against AMD's Ryzen chips and other current models for photogrammetry workloads in Pix4D?


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RealityCapture Performance: Intel Core 10th Gen vs AMD Ryzen 3rd Gen

Written on May 20, 2020 by William George

Intel's new 10th Gen Core processors are out now, with an increased number of cores and very high clock speeds. How do they stack up against AMD's Ryzen chips and other current models for photogrammetry workloads in RealityCapture?


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Cinema 4D CPU Rendering Performance: Intel Core 10th Gen vs AMD Ryzen 3rd Gen

Written on May 20, 2020 by William George

Intel's new 10th Gen Core processors are out now, with an increased number of cores and very high clock speeds. How do they stack up against AMD's Ryzen chips and other current models in a heavily threaded environment like Cinema 4D's CPU-based rendering?


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V-Ray CPU Rendering Performance: Intel Core 10th Gen vs AMD Ryzen 3rd Gen

Written on May 20, 2020 by William George

Intel's new 10th Gen Core processors are out now, with an increased number of cores and very high clock speeds. How do they stack up against AMD's Ryzen chips and other current models in a heavily threaded environment like V-Ray's CPU-based rendering?


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Photoshop CPU performance: Intel Core 10th Gen vs AMD Ryzen 3rd Gen

Written on May 20, 2020 by Matt Bach

When AMD released their Ryzen 3rd Gen CPUs in 2019, they very slightly out-performed Intel's 9th Gen processors. Intel's new 10th Gen lineup should allow them to take back the Photoshop performance crown, but will it be by a noticeable amount, or just a few percent?


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Lightroom Classic CPU performance: Intel Core 10th Gen vs AMD Ryzen 3rd Gen

Written on May 20, 2020 by Matt Bach

Lightroom Classic has a number of interesting performance quirks - chief among them the fact that AMD processors are overwhelming faster than Intel processors for a number of tasks like exporting and generating smart previews. Will this hold true for the new Intel 10th Gen processors, or will we see Intel take over as our go-to recommendation for Lightroom Classic?


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After Effects CPU performance: Intel Core 10th Gen vs AMD Ryzen 3rd Gen

Written on May 20, 2020 by Matt Bach

Intel processors have long been our recommendation for After Effects workstations, although AMD's Ryzen 3rd Gen CPUs closed the gap to the point that there was little benefit to using one brand over the other. With the launch of the new Intel 10th Gen desktop processors, however, Intel has the chance to regain the lead for After Effects.


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Premiere Pro CPU performance: Intel Core 10th Gen vs AMD Ryzen 3rd Gen

Written on May 20, 2020 by Matt Bach

When AMD released their Ryzen 3rd Gen CPUs in 2019, they were able to match (or beat) Intel at most price points. Will Intel's new 10th Gen lineup allow them to take back the Premiere Pro performance crown?


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Best Workstation PC for OctaneRender (Spring 2020)

Written on May 5, 2020 by William George

In a new series of short articles we will be looking at the best computer system specs for a variety of popular applications, starting with OctaneRender by OTOY.


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Inventor 2020 GPU Performance

Written on April 29, 2020 by William George

We put several Quadro video cards to the test in Autodesk Inventor 2020.2, using Inventor Bench, to see if there is a benefit to having a higher performance GPU in this application.


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Revit 2020 GPU Performance

Written on April 29, 2020 by William George

We put several Quadro video cards to the test in Autodesk Revit 2020.2, using RFO Benchmark, to see if there is a benefit to having a higher performance GPU in this application.


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Metashape 1.6.1: Running Simultaneous Instances

Written on April 29, 2020 by William George

In our past testing of Metashape, we have found that it only effectively uses around 8-16 cores. More than that doesn't help, and so the focus for best performance is on high clock speeds within that range. What if you were running multiple photogrammetry jobs at the same time, though? Would that end up better utilizing a high core count processor?


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Premiere Pro (BETA) - H.264 NVIDIA Hardware Encoding Performance

Written on April 14, 2020 by Matt Bach

In the 14.2 Beta for Premiere Pro, Adobe has added support for H264/HEVC hardware encoding with both NVIDIA and AMD GPUs. How well does this feature work, and is it any faster than the existing implementation using Intel Quicksync?


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Pix4D 4.5.6 vs 4.4.12 Performance Comparison

Written on April 10, 2020 by William George

A new version of Pix4D was released last month, and after testing we are happy to report that it brings with it a nice performance boost! We have compiled results from six processors to show roughly how much of an improvement you can expect when upgrading to Pix4Dmapper 4.5.6.


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Premiere Pro performance: PC Workstation vs Mac Pro (2019)

Written on April 9, 2020 by Matt Bach

Adobe Premiere Pro is generally pretty decent at leveraging both the CPU and GPU in your system, but even with a 28 Core CPU and Radeon Pro Vega GPUs, is the new 2019 Mac Pro able to keep up with a significantly more affordable PC workstation?


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After Effects performance: PC Workstation vs Mac Pro (2019)

Written on April 9, 2020 by Matt Bach

Adobe After Effects can easily bring even the most powerful workstation to its knees, but how does Apple's new Mac Pro compare to a much more affordable PC workstation?


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Photoshop performance: PC Workstation vs Mac Pro (2019)

Written on April 9, 2020 by Matt Bach

Apple's new Mac Pro is a very slick and sturdy machine, but does its high price translate to better performance in Photoshop?


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Ground Loop Interference in Speakers

Written on April 1, 2020 by Josh Raye

Ground loops are among the most common causes of interference noise when using powered monitor speakers. This article gives an overview of what ground loops are, why they're a problem, and a few ways to resolve them.


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Unsupported: How to Make Dual NVLink Work on Windows 10

Written on March 4, 2020 by William George

NVIDIA does not consider dual NVLink - using two pairs of cards, each connected via a NVLink bridge and enabled via SLI - to be a supported configuration with GeForce cards in Windows, but some driver releases do allow it to function. This article will look at how to get that working, if you really must have it, and why we are not offering it on our workstations here at Puget Systems.


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SOLIDWORKS 2020 SP1 CPU Performance

Written on February 28, 2020 by William George

With the recent release of SOLIDWORKS 2020's first service pack, as well as multiple new CPU launches from Intel and AMD in the past few months, we thought it would be a good time to do a roundup of processor performance in modeling, rendering, and simulations within SOLIDWORKS.


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SOLIDWORKS 2020 SP1 GPU Performance

Written on February 28, 2020 by William George

With the recent release of SOLIDWORKS 2020's first service pack, we thought it would be a good time to do a roundup of NVIDIA Quadro video card performance with regards to modeling in SOLIDWORKS.


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PugetBench for Adobe Creative Cloud

Written on February 25, 2020 by Matt Bach

The free version of our benchmarks allow individuals to evaluate the performance of their own systems in popular Adobe Creative Cloud applications like Photoshop, Lightroom Classic, Premiere Pro, and After Effects. However, for commercial use (system reviewers, hardware/software developers, workstation manufacturers, etc.), we have but specific commercial use versions that include features that are often desired such as command line automation, result logging, and email support.


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AMD Threadripper 3990X: Does Windows 10 for Workstations speed up photogrammetry?

Written on February 19, 2020 by William George

When AMD launched the 64-core Threadripper 3990X, some reviewers reported that performance of this 128-thread beast was hindered by running a normal version of Windows 10 Pro - and that instead using Windows 10 Pro for Workstations or Windows 10 Enterprise gave better results. We have investigated that claim using our in-house Pix4D and RealityCapture benchmarks to see if the choice of operating system could impact our customers.


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AMD Threadripper 3990X: Does Windows 10 for Workstations improve rendering performance?

Written on February 19, 2020 by William George

When AMD launched the 64-core Threadripper 3990X, some reviewers reported that performance of this 128-thread beast was hindered by running a normal version of Windows 10 Pro - and that using Windows 10 Pro for Workstations or Windows 10 Enterprise instead gave better results. We have investigated that claim using Cinebench and V-Ray benchmarks to see if the choice of operating system could impact our customers.