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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.


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

Written on February 17, 2020 by Matt Bach

As AMD continues to release processors with more and more cores, we are getting to the point that there is are concerns that the normal version of Windows 10 Pro is not able to effectively utilize all these cores. To find out, we decided to test the 3990X and a number of other processors with Windows 10 Pro for Workstations as well as with SMT/HT disabled.


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Cinema 4D CPU Rendering Performance: AMD Threadripper 3990X 64 Core

Written on February 7, 2020 by William George

AMD has launched a new top-end CPU in their Threadripper product line, equipped with a whopping 64 cores. We are putting this new 3990X chip to the test in one of the applications where its high core count should shine: CPU based rendering in Cinema 4D. See how it stacks up to the other Threadripper models as well as Intel and AMD's various other desktop processors.


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V-Ray CPU Rendering Performance: AMD Threadripper 3990X 64 Core

Written on February 7, 2020 by William George

AMD has launched a new top-end CPU in their Threadripper product line, equipped with a whopping 64 cores. We are putting this new 3990X chip to the test in one of the applications where its high core count should shine: CPU based rendering with V-Ray. See how it stacks up to the other Threadripper models as well as Intel and AMD's various other desktop processors.


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Pix4D 4.4 CPU Performance: AMD Threadripper 3990X 64 Core

Written on February 7, 2020 by William George

AMD has launched a new top-end CPU in its Threadripper product line, equipped with a whopping 64 cores: the 3990X. In this article we are looking at how it stacks up to the other 3rd gen Threadripper models as well as Intel and AMD's various other desktop processors.


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RealityCapture CPU Performance: AMD Threadripper 3990X 64 Core

Written on February 7, 2020 by William George

AMD has launched a new top-end processor, equipped with a whopping 64 cores: the Threadripper 3990X. After extensive testing we are ready to report on how this new CPU performs in RealityCapture, compared to several of AMD and Intel's other current desktop chips.


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Agisoft Metashape CPU Performance: AMD Threadripper 3990X 64 Core

Written on February 7, 2020 by William George

AMD has launched a new top-end CPU, equipped with a whopping 64 cores: the Threadripper 3990X. In this article we will look at how this new chip performs in Agisoft Metashape, compared to a variety of Intel and AMD's other desktop processors.


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After Effects CPU performance: AMD Threadripper 3990X 64 Core

Written on February 7, 2020 by Matt Bach

At the moment, After Effects typically only utilizes a handful of CPU cores, which makes the new AMD Threadripper 3990X, with a massive 64 cores, extreme overkill. But does that make the 3990X a bad option for After Effects, or will it surprise us by out performing the other mainstream CPUs offered by Intel and AMD.


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Premiere Pro CPU performance: AMD Threadripper 3990X 64 Core

Written on February 7, 2020 by Matt Bach

More than most Adobe applications, Premiere Pro is able to make use of CPUs that have higher core counts. The new AMD Threadripper 3990X takes this to the extreme, however, with an incredible 64 cores. Will Premiere Pro be able to utilize all of these cores, or will the 3990X actually end up being slower than one of AMD's more affordable options?


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DaVinci Resolve CPU performance: AMD Threadripper 3990X 64 Core

Written on February 7, 2020 by Matt Bach

DaVinci Resolve may be known for its ability to utilize your GPU, but depending on your project, the CPU can actually be a bigger factor for performance. But even in these cases, is AMD's new Threadripper 3990X with 64 cores overkill?


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Photoshop CPU performance: AMD Threadripper 3990X 64 Core

Written on February 7, 2020 by Matt Bach

Due to the nature of how Photoshop works, a CPU with a high number of cores is rarely necessary to get the best performance. In fact, some applications can actually see a loss in performance with more CPU cores, which is why we are very interested to see how the new AMD Threadripper 3990X with 64 cores is able to run Photoshop.


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Lightroom Classic CPU performance: AMD Threadripper 3990X 64 Core

Written on February 7, 2020 by Matt Bach

Lightroom Classic contains a number of tasks that can leverage a decent number of CPU cores to improve performance. The new AMD Threadripper 3990X, with a massive 64 cores, should excel when exporting images in particular, but many applications see less and less benefit as you get into extremely high core counts. Will Lightroom be able to leverage all 64 cores, or is there no benefit to using the 3990X over a much less expensive CPU like the Threadripper 3960X?


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What is the Best CPU for Rendering (2019)

Written on December 20, 2019 by William George

For CPU-based rendering engines, the processor is by far the most important hardware choice when building or buying a workstation. What is the best choice among all the new CPUs that were launched in 2019, though? We've tested a wide range of chips so that we can provide that answer to you, so read on to find out!


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What is the Best CPU for Photogrammetry (2019)

Written on December 20, 2019 by William George

Picking the processor, or CPU, is one of the most important decisions when building or buying a workstation - but there are dozens of options to pick from at any given point, with varying specifications and price points, so making the right choice isn't always clear-cut. We've tested all of the latest processors from Intel and AMD across three popular photogrammetry applications to help you know what the best choice is for your next system.


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DaVinci Resolve Studio 16.1.2 Update - RED SDK improvements

Written on December 19, 2019 by Matt Bach

The latest version of DaVinci Resolve (16.1.2) includes an update to the latest RED SDK which is supposed to greatly improve performance when working with R3D files in DaVinci Resolve. But exactly how much of an impact does this make in the real world? (Hint: it is a lot!)


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PugetBench for Lightroom Classic

Written on December 17, 2019 by Matt Bach

Updated 12/17/2019. Want to see how your system performs in Adobe Lightroom Classic? Download and run our free public Lightroom Classic benchmark to see how your system compares to the latest hardware.


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PugetBench for Premiere Pro

Written on December 11, 2019 by Matt Bach

Updated 12/11/2019. Want to see how your system performs in Adobe Premiere Pro? Download and run our free public Premiere Pro benchmark to see how your system compares to the latest hardware.


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PugetBench for AERender (After Effects Render Node)

Written on December 11, 2019 by Matt Bach

Updated 12/11/2019. Do you use After Effects with multiprocessing plugins or homemade scripts like BG Renderer Max or RenderGarden to improve rendering performance? Want to see how your system stacks up to the latest hardware? Download and run the AERender benchmark that we use in our internal testing!


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PugetBench for After Effects

Written on December 10, 2019 by Matt Bach

Updated 1/17/2020. Want to see how your system performs in Adobe After Effects? Download and run our free public After Effects benchmark to see how your system compares to the latest hardware.


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PugetBench for Photoshop

Written on December 10, 2019 by Matt Bach

Updated 12/9/2019. Want to see how your system performs in Adobe Photoshop? Download and run our free public Photoshop benchmark to see how your system compares to the latest hardware.


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What is the Best CPU for Video Editing (2019)

Written on November 27, 2019 by Matt Bach

Your CPU is one of the most important parts in your workstation, but picking which CPU to use can be an overwhelming task with literally hundreds of options to choose from. In this post, we will be discussing what the best CPU is to use for a video editing workstation while keeping things at a relatively high level so that it can help answer the question for anyone - regardless on how much they keep up with the latest tech.


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What is the Best CPU for Photography (2019)

Written on November 25, 2019 by Matt Bach

While our hardware articles are extremely helpful in helping you pick the right CPU for your workflow, they only look at a single application and are often more technical than many readers may want. In this post, we will be discussing what the best CPU is to use for a photography workstation while keeping things at a relatively high level so that it can help answer the question for anyone - regardless on how much they keep up with the latest tech.


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Agisoft Metashape CPU Performance: Intel Core X-10000 vs AMD Threadripper 3rd Gen

Written on November 25, 2019 by William George

Intel and AMD have both launched new lines of high-end desktop processors, with different approaches to increasing value. AMD's 3rd Gen Threadripper CPUs are based on a newer microarchitecture, bringing better performance for around the same price as previous models. Intel, on the other hand, focused on reducing price while still using the same underlying technology as their last series. We tested both to see which approach gives the best results in Agisoft Metashape.


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Cinema 4D CPU Rendering Performance: Intel Core X-10000 vs AMD Threadripper 3rd Gen

Written on November 25, 2019 by William George

Intel and AMD have both launched new lines of high-end desktop processors, with different approaches to increasing value. AMD's 3rd Gen Threadripper CPUs are based on a newer microarchitecture, bringing better performance for around the same price as previous models. Intel, on the other hand, focused on reducing price while still using the same underlying technology as their last series. We tested both to see which approach gives the best results for rendering in Cinema 4D.