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After Effects GPU Roundup: NVIDIA SUPER vs AMD RX 5700 XT

Written on August 15, 2019 by Matt Bach

Outside of very specific situations, After Effects is usually going to be limited more by your CPU than your GPU. However, the more GPU accelerated effects you use, the larger the benefit to using a faster video card. Both AMD and NVIDIA have recently released a number of new video cards, but is there any benefit to using them in After Effects?


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Photoshop GPU Roundup: NVIDIA SUPER vs AMD RX 5700 XT

Written on August 14, 2019 by Matt Bach

Both AMD and NVIDIA have recently released a number of new video cards including the Radeon RX 5700 XT and the NVIDIA SUPER cards. Photoshop only uses the GPU to accelerate a small (but growing) list of effects, however, so is there any benefit to using any of these new card?


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V-Ray Next GPU Roundup: NVIDIA GeForce RTX SUPER Performance

Written on August 9, 2019 by William George

V-Ray Next is made up of two rendering engines: a traditional CPU based renderer, as well as a GPU-based hybrid engine that can run on both GPUs and CPUs for extra performance. With the launch of NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX "SUPER" series of video cards, we are taking a look at how the whole RTX lineup performs on the GPU side of V-Ray Next.


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OctaneRender 4 & 2019 GPU Roundup: NVIDIA GeForce RTX SUPER Performance

Written on August 9, 2019 by William George

OctaneRender is a GPU-based rendering engine, utilizing the CUDA programming language on NVIDIA-based graphics cards. With the launch of NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX "SUPER" series of video cards, we are taking a look at how the whole RTX lineup performs on both the current OctaneRender 4 and the upcoming 2019 release which adds support for RTX technology and greatly increased rendering speeds.


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Redshift 2.6.41 GPU Roundup: NVIDIA GeForce RTX SUPER Performance

Written on August 9, 2019 by William George

Redshift is a GPU-based rendering engine, now owned by Maxon and available bundled with Cinema 4D - as well as in the form of plug-ins for other 3D applications. It was written to use NVIDIA's CUDA graphics programming language, and since NVIDIA recently refreshed their GeForce series with new 2060, 2070, and 2080 "SUPER" cards we thought it would be a good time to re-test the whole RTX lineup.


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RealityCapture 1.0.3: AMD Ryzen 3rd Gen vs Intel Core 9th Gen

Written on July 24, 2019 by William George

AMD's new Ryzen 3rd generation processors feature both an increase in core count and per-core performance, allowing them to rival and sometimes beat Intel's mainstream Core processors in professional applications. In this article we are going to take a look at how these new CPUs handle RealityCapture, which benefits from both core count and clock speed at various points throughout its workflow.


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DaVinci Resolve Studio CPU Roundup: AMD Ryzen 3, AMD Threadripper 2, Intel 9th Gen, Intel X-series

Written on July 23, 2019 by Matt Bach

DaVinci Resolve is known for how heavily it relies on the power of your GPU, but the CPU also plays an huge role in how well it performs. AMD's new Ryzen 3rd generation processors feature both an increase in core count and per-core performance, which is exactly what DaVinci Resolve needs to get the best performance. Will this make these new chips the best choice for video editors compared to the AMD Threadripper, Intel 9th Gen, and Intel X-series CPUs?


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Premiere Pro CPU Roundup: AMD Ryzen 3, AMD Threadripper 2, Intel 9th Gen, Intel X-series

Written on July 22, 2019 by Matt Bach

AMD's new Ryzen 3rd generation processors feature both an increase in core count and per-core performance, which is exactly what Premiere Pro tends to need to get the best performance. Will this make these new chips the best choice for video editors compared to the AMD Threadripper, Intel 9th Gen, and Intel X-series CPUs?


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Cinema 4D CPU Roundup: AMD Ryzen 3, AMD Threadripper 2, Intel 9th Gen, Intel X-series

Written on July 22, 2019 by William George

AMD's new Ryzen 3rd generation processors feature both an increase in core count and per-core performance, both of which directly improve rendering speeds in Cinema 4D. In this article we will take a look at how they stack up to other AMD and Intel processors in this application, focusing exclusively on rendering performance via Cinebench R20.


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V-Ray Next CPU Roundup: AMD Ryzen 3, AMD Threadripper 2, Intel 9th Gen, Intel X-series

Written on July 22, 2019 by William George

AMD's new Ryzen 3rd generation processors feature both an increase in core count and per-core performance, both of which directly improve rendering speeds in V-Ray Next. In this article we will take a look at how they stack up to other AMD and Intel processors in this application, both in the pure CPU and GPU+CPU render pipelines.


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Does RAM speed affect video editing performance?

Written on July 22, 2019 by Matt Bach

While we generally stick to the RAM speed that is officially supported by a processor, we get a lot of comments claiming that we are limiting performance by not using higher frequency memory. This begs the question: does RAM speed actually impact real-world performance in video editing applications?


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After Effects CPU Roundup: AMD Ryzen 3, AMD Threadripper 2, Intel 9th Gen, Intel X-series

Written on July 19, 2019 by Matt Bach

After Effects traditionally likes lower core count CPUs that run at a high frequency, but although AMD's new Ryzen 3rd generation processors have an increase in core count, they are also much better at lightly threaded workflows than the previous generation. But exactly how much of a difference will this make in After Effects compared to the AMD Threadripper, Intel 9th Gen, and Intel X-series CPUs?


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Puget Systems Adobe After Effects CC Render Node Benchmark

Written on July 18, 2019 by Matt Bach

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 our After Effects Render Node benchmark that we use in our internal testing!


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Photoshop CPU Roundup: AMD Ryzen 3, AMD Threadripper 2, Intel 9th Gen, Intel X-series

Written on July 17, 2019 by Matt Bach

AMD's new Ryzen 3rd generation processors have arrived and shaken up the dynamic between Intel and AMD in many workloads. But how well do they handle heavy Photoshop workloads compared to the AMD Threadripper, Intel 9th Gen, and Intel X-series CPUs?


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Puget Systems Adobe Premiere Pro CC Benchmark

Written on July 8, 2019 by Matt Bach

Want to see how your system stacks up to the latest hardware? Download and run our Premiere Pro benchmark that we use in our internal testing!


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First Look at AMD Ryzen 3rd Gen CPUs for Video Editing

Written on July 7, 2019 by Matt Bach

AMD's new Ryzen 3rd generation CPUs just launched with terrific performance improvements across the board. While we don't have the full lineup tested just yet, we wanted to give a first look at what we are seeing in Premiere Pro, After Effects, DaVinci Resolve, and other applications commonly used in video editing.


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First Look at AMD Ryzen 3rd Gen CPUs for Rendering

Written on July 7, 2019 by William George

AMD launched their third generation of mainstream Ryzen processors today, but we were only provided with the low-end Ryzen 5 3600 ahead of time. We have ordered the Ryzen 7 3800X and Ryzen 9 3900X, and should be testing them soon, but until then we can at least look at how the overall architecture is doing with the example we do have.


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NVMe RAID 0 Performance in Windows 10 Pro

Written on July 1, 2019 by William George

As SSDs have gotten faster, especially with the advent of NVMe technology, the vast majority of users don't need to worry about RAID 0. However, there are still some niche applications where combining the speed of multiple, very fast SSDs is helpful - so in this article we are going to look at the current state of NVMe RAID solutions on a variety of modern platforms from Intel and AMD.


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Does RAM Capacity Affect RealityCapture Performance?

Written on June 26, 2019 by William George

RealityCapture, like other photogrammetry applications, is built to take a batch of photographs and turn them into digital, 3D models. The algorithms used during that process are designed to be "out of core", meaning that not all of the data has to be loaded into system memory (RAM) at the same time - allowing for full processing without requiring a ton of available memory. Having more RAM can still be beneficial, though, so we decided to test how much impact it has on performance.


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Threadripper 2990WX Photogrammetry Performance: Windows 10 1809 vs 1903 & CorePrio

Written on June 11, 2019 by William George

When the performance of AMD's Threadripper processors is brought up, the discussion can often turn toward some of the oddities of this CPU's architecture and how it interacts with thread scheduling in Windows 10. That is something which AMD has attempted to improve with their Ryzen Master software, and which has been partially addressed by Microsoft as well (via Windows updates). Some folks in the wider AMD enthusiast community have tried to tackle this issue too.


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Metashape 1.5.1: NVIDIA GeForce, Titan, and AMD Radeon Performance Comparison

Written on June 11, 2019 by William George

Metashape, formerly known as PhotoScan, is a photogrammetry program that takes a set of images and combines them to create a 3D model or map. Processing of those images into point clouds and 3D meshes/textures is time-consuming, heavily using a computer's CPU and GPU. We have recently updated our benchmark tools to support Metashape, along with new image sets to test, so now we are taking a look at how different NVIDIA and AMD video cards perform in this application.


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Pix4D 4.3 vs 4.4 Performance Differences

Written on June 11, 2019 by William George

Pix4D is an advanced photogrammetry application, suited to a wide range of uses, with a focus on handling images captured by drone cameras. Processing of those images into point clouds and 3D meshes/textures is time-consuming, heavily using a computer's CPU and GPU. We have recently updated our benchmark tools for Pix4D, and published articles looking at CPU and GPU performance on version 4.3 - but in the midst of our testing, 4.4 was released. Is it any faster?


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Puget Systems Adobe After Effects CC Benchmark

Written on June 10, 2019 by Matt Bach

Updated 7-1-2019. Want to see how your system stacks up to the latest hardware? Download and run our After Effects benchmark that we use in our internal testing!


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RealityCapture 1.0.3: NVIDIA GeForce and Titan Performance Comparison

Written on June 5, 2019 by William George

RealityCapture, like other photogrammetry applications, is built to take a batch of photographs and turn them into digital, 3D models. The many steps involved in that process can take a lot of time, and utilize both the CPU and GPU at different points. We recently put together a benchmark tool for RealityCapture, and after looking at processor performance last week we are now diving into a comparison of the current NVIDIA GeForce and Titan video cards.


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Pix4D 4.3: NVIDIA GeForce and Titan Performance Comparison

Written on May 31, 2019 by William George

Pix4D is an advanced photogrammetry application, suited to a wide range of uses, with a focus on handling images captured by drone cameras. Processing of those images into point clouds and 3D meshes/textures is time-consuming, heavily using a computer's CPU and GPU. We have recently updated our benchmark tools for Pix4D, and now are taking a look at how different NVIDIA video cards perform in this program.