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Should you upgrade to Windows 11 for Photography?

Written on October 15, 2021 by Matt Bach

Windows 11 is finally here, and while many popular photo editing applications like Photoshop and Lightroom Classic technically have official support, many come with a note that there may still be performance issues. We want to test to see if performance in these applications is better on Windows 11 vs Windows 10, or if you should hold off on upgrading.


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Should you upgrade to Windows 11 for Unreal Engine?

Written on October 8, 2021 by Kelly Shipman

Windows 11 is finally here, however, Unreal Engine has not offered a specific update to support any new features of the OS. So what kind of performance could be expected as of the launch of Windows 11, without official support?


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Should you upgrade to Windows 11 for Rendering?

Written on October 8, 2021 by Kelly Shipman

Windows 11 is finally here, however, many popular rendering applications like Redshift and V_ray have not officially offered support for the new OS. So what kind of performance could be expected as of the launch of Windows 11?


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Should you upgrade to Windows 11 for Video Editing?

Written on October 8, 2021 by Matt Bach

Windows 11 is finally here, although many popular editing applications like Premiere Pro and After Effects do not yet have full official support. But, is there a reason to go ahead and upgrade to Windows 11 for video editing even before full support is added?


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How to Choose the Best Hardware for Multi-Frame Rendering in After Effects

Written on October 6, 2021 by Matt Bach

The new Multi-Frame Rendering feature vastly improved performance in Adobe After Effects - often giving a 2-4x increase in performance. This feature allows Ae to take advantage of significantly more CPU cores, but how does that change what hardware is best for After Effects?


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After Effects Multi-Frame Rendering GPU Performance Analysis

Written on October 6, 2021 by Matt Bach

Multi-Frame Rendering is making its way into Adobe After Effects, often giving a 2-4x boost to performance with its greatly improved multi-threading capability. But while this will make higher core count processors more effective, how will it affect GPU performance?


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After Effects Multi-Frame Rendering Processor Performance Analysis

Written on October 6, 2021 by Matt Bach

Multi-Frame Rendering is making its way into Adobe After Effects, often giving a 2-4x boost to performance with its greatly improved multi-threading capability. Will this make higher core count CPUs, or platforms with more RAM bandwidth, worth it?


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Windows 11 - Frequently Asked Questions

Written on September 30, 2021 by William George

Windows 11 is the latest version of Microsoft's consumer and professional operating system. Debuting in October 2021, it includes many user interface updates as well as various improvements under the hood. We've had a lot of questions from both new and existing customers about Windows 11, so we have compiled this FAQ to answer the most commonly asked queries.


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Unreal 4.27 adds multi-GPU support for lightmass building.

Written on September 9, 2021 by Kelly Shipman

Unreal Engine has very little use for multiple GPUs in a system. With the new 4.27 release, they've added Multi-GPU support for the GPU Lightmass plugin. But how does it work and is it worth the cost?


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Intel Xeon W-3300 Processor Review Roundup

Written on July 29, 2021 by Matt Bach

Intel's new Xeon W-3330 series of workstation CPUs are here, ranging from 12 to 38 cores, and touting up to 18% IPC improvements. But are these features worth the higher cost of the Xeon platform, and how do they fare against AMD's Threadripper Pro line?


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V-Ray - Intel Xeon W-3300 Processor Performance

Written on July 29, 2021 by Kelly Shipman

Intel's new Xeon W-3330 series of workstation CPUs are here, ranging from 12 to 38 cores, and touting up to 18% IPC improvements. But are these features worth the higher cost of the Xeon platform, and how do they fare against AMD's Threadripper Pro line?


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Cinema 4D - Intel Xeon W-3300 Processor Performance

Written on July 29, 2021 by Kelly Shipman

Intel's new Xeon W-3330 series of workstation CPUs are here, ranging from 12 to 38 cores, and touting up to 18% IPC improvements. But are these features worth the higher cost of the Xeon platform, and how do they fare against AMD's Threadripper Pro line?


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Unreal Engine - Intel Xeon W-3300 Processor Performance

Written on July 29, 2021 by Kelly Shipman

Intel's new Xeon W-3330 series of workstation CPUs are here, ranging from 12 to 38 cores, and touting up to 18% IPC improvements. But are these features worth the higher cost of the Xeon platform, and how do they fare against AMD's Threadripper Pro line?


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Adobe Photoshop - Intel Xeon W-3300 Processor Performance

Written on July 29, 2021 by Matt Bach

Intel's new Xeon W-3330 series of workstation CPUs are here, ranging from 12 to 38 cores, and touting up to 18% IPC improvements. 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 these new Intel processors perform compared to AMD's Threadripper Pro line.


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Adobe After Effects - Intel Xeon W-3300 Processor Performance

Written on July 29, 2021 by Matt Bach

Intel's new Xeon W-3330 series of workstation CPUs are here, ranging from 12 to 38 cores, touting up to 18% IPC improvement, and support for 4TB of RAM. The amount of RAM you have available for After Effects is often critical, but is Xeon W worth the cost in order to get up to 4TB of RAM, or should you stick with the Intel and AMD's consumer line of processors?


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Adobe Premiere Pro - Intel Xeon W-3300 Processor Performance

Written on July 29, 2021 by Matt Bach

Intel's new Xeon W-3330 series of workstation CPUs are here, ranging from 12 to 38 cores, and touting up to 18% IPC improvements. But are these features worth the higher cost of the Xeon platform, and how do they fare against AMD's Threadripper Pro line?


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DaVinci Resolve Studio - Intel Xeon W-3300 Processor Performance

Written on July 29, 2021 by Matt Bach

Intel's new Xeon W-3330 series of workstation CPUs are here, ranging from 12 to 38 cores, and touting up to 18% IPC improvements. But are these features worth the higher cost of the Xeon platform, and how do they fare against AMD's Threadripper Pro line?


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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti & 3080 Ti Review Roundup

Written on July 22, 2021 by Matt Bach

NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and 3080 Ti are here, touting more performance and higher VRAM on the RTX 3080 Ti compared to the the RTX 3080 - although with a larger price tag to match. But how do these new cards perform in the real world?


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Unreal Engine 4.26 - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti & 3080 Ti Performance

Written on July 21, 2021 by Kelly Shipman

NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and 3080 Ti are here, promising higher performance than their non-Ti counterparts - although with a larger price tag to match. The big question is exactly where these fit in Nvidia's crowded product line for Unreal Engine.


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OctaneRender 2020 - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti & 3080 Ti Performance

Written on July 20, 2021 by Kelly Shipman

NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 3070 Ti & RTX 3080 Ti are here, touting more performance than their non-Ti variants - although with a larger price tag to match. The big question is exactly where these fit in Nvidia's crowded lineup for GPU Rendering.


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Redshift - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti & 3080 Ti Performance

Written on July 20, 2021 by Kelly Shipman

NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 3070 Ti & RTX 3080 Ti are here, touting more performance than their non-Ti variants - although with a larger price tag to match. The big question is exactly where these fit in Nvidia's crowded lineup for GPU Rendering.


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V-Ray - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti & 3080 Ti Performance

Written on July 20, 2021 by Kelly Shipman

NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 3070 Ti & RTX 3080 Ti are here, touting more performance than their non-Ti variants - although with a larger price tag to match. The big question is exactly where these fit in Nvidia's crowded lineup for GPU Rendering.


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Adobe Premiere Pro - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti & 3080 Ti Performance

Written on July 19, 2021 by Matt Bach

NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and 3080 Ti are here, touting more performance and higher VRAM on the RTX 3080 Ti compared to the the RTX 3080 - although with a larger price tag to match. In this article, we will look at how it performs in Premiere Pro compared primarily to the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090.


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DaVinci Resolve Studio - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti & 3080 Ti Performance

Written on July 19, 2021 by Matt Bach

NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and 3080 Ti are here, touting more performance and higher VRAM on the RTX 3080 Ti compared to the the RTX 3080 - although with a larger price tag to match. In this article, we will look at how these cards perform in DaVinci Resolve Studio compared to the standard versions of the RTX 3070 and 3080.


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Adobe After Effects - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti & 3080 Ti Performance

Written on July 19, 2021 by Matt Bach

NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and 3080 Ti are here, touting more performance and higher VRAM on the RTX 3080 Ti compared to the the RTX 3080 - although with a larger price tag to match. While After Effects does utilize the GPU for a number of effects, is the higher price worth it?