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AMD X670E vs X670 vs B650E vs B650

Written on September 26, 2022 by William George

AMD has launched their latest Ryzen 7000 Series processors, which use a new socket design and thus require new chipsets and motherboards. To fill this role, AMD is offering two chipset models with two variants each. How do X670 and B650 compare? And what differences are found in the "extreme" versions of each?


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AMD Ryzen 7900X vs Intel Core i9 7900X - Battle of the 7900X's

Written on September 26, 2022 by Matt Bach

AMD has launched their new Ryzen 7000 Series desktop processors, and one of the new processors in particular offers us an opportunity for some unique testing and analysis. Namely, the AMD Ryzen 7900X shares the same model name as a slightly aged CPU from Intel: the Core i9 7900X. This begs the question: how does the newcomer 7900X fare against the veteran 7900X in content creation applications?


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AMD Ryzen 7000 Series Processors Content Creation Review

Written on September 26, 2022 by Matt Bach

AMD has launched their new Ryzen 7000 Series desktop processors (code-named "Raphael") based on the latest Zen 4 architecture. These CPUs support DDR5 and PCIe 5.0, with up to 16 cores with a peak clock speed of 5.7 GHz. Along with the increased frequencies and DDR5 support, AMD has touted a 13% IPC (instructions per clock) improvement compared to the previous generation. But, the question is, how will this all translate to real world performance for content creators?


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V-Ray: AMD Ryzen 7000 Series vs Intel Core 12th Gen

Written on September 26, 2022 by Kelly Shipman

AMD's new Ryzen 7000 Series of processors have arrived, promising faster performance along with new features like support for DDR5 memory. The previous gen Ryzen 5000 already had a lead over Intel's 12th generation. Just how much faster could these processors be?


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Cinema 4D: AMD Ryzen 7000 Series vs Intel Core 12th Gen

Written on September 26, 2022 by Kelly Shipman

AMD's new Ryzen 7000 Series of processors have arrived, promising faster performance along with new features like support for DDR5 memory. The previous gen Ryzen 5000 already faired well against Intel's 12th generation in Cinema 4D. Will AMD be able to take a strong lead with these new CPUs?


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Blender: AMD Ryzen 7000 Series vs Intel Core 12th Gen

Written on September 26, 2022 by Kelly Shipman

AMD's new Ryzen 7000 Series of processors have arrived, promising faster performance along with new features like support for DDR5 memory. The previous gen Ryzen 5000 already faired well against Intel's 12th generation in Blender. Will AMD be able to improve its lead with these new CPUs?


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Unreal Engine: AMD Ryzen 7000 Series vs Intel Core 12th Gen

Written on September 26, 2022 by Kelly Shipman

AMD's new Ryzen 7000 Series of processors have arrived, promising faster performance along with new features like support for DDR5 memory. The previous gen Ryzen 5000 already faired well against Intel's 12th generation in Unreal Engine. Will AMD be able to improve its lead with these new CPUs?


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Adobe Photoshop: AMD Ryzen 7000 Series vs Intel Core 12th Gen

Written on September 26, 2022 by Matt Bach

AMD's new Ryzen 7000 Series of processors have arrived, promising faster performance along with new features like support for DDR5 memory. Compared to the Intel Core 12th Gen processors, the previous generation Ryzen 5000 Series fell behind Intel in lightly threaded applications like Photoshop. But will AMD be able to take the lead with the new Ryzen 7000 Series?


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Adobe Lightroom Classic: AMD Ryzen 7000 Series vs Intel Core 12th Gen

Written on September 26, 2022 by Matt Bach

AMD's new Ryzen 7000 Series of processors have arrived, promising faster performance along with new features like support for DDR5 memory. Compared to the Intel Core 12th Gen processors, the previous generation Ryzen 5000 Series fell slightly behind Intel in Lightroom Classic. Will the new Ryzen 7000 series allow AMD to retake the performance lead?


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Adobe After Effects: AMD Ryzen 7000 Series vs Intel Core 12th Gen

Written on September 26, 2022 by Matt Bach

AMD's new Ryzen 7000 Series of processors have arrived, promising faster performance along with new features like support for DDR5 memory. Intel and AMD currently trade blows in After Effects depending on the type of project, but will the new Ryzen 7000 processors allow AMD to take a clear lead in every workflow?


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Adobe Premiere Pro: AMD Ryzen 7000 Series vs Intel Core 12th Gen

Written on September 26, 2022 by Matt Bach

AMD's new Ryzen 7000 Series of processors have arrived, promising faster performance along with new features like support for DDR5 memory. Intel has historically had an inherent advantage for video editing due to their Quick Sync technology that allows for greater hardware decoding of H.264/HEVC media, but the improved performance of Ryzen 7000 may allow them to take the lead for Premiere Pro.


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DaVinci Resolve Studio: AMD Ryzen 7000 Series vs Intel Core 12th Gen

Written on September 26, 2022 by Matt Bach

AMD's new Ryzen 7000 Series of processors have arrived, promising faster performance along with new features like support for DDR5 memory. Intel has historically had an inherent advantage for video editing due to their Quick Sync technology that allows for greater hardware decoding of H.264/HEVC media, but the improved performance of Ryzen 7000 may allow them to take the lead for DaVinci Resolve, especially for intraframe and RAW codecs.


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Windows 10 vs Windows 11 for Content Creation: 8 Month Update

Written on July 6, 2022 by Matt Bach

Windows 11 has officially been out for 8 months, and most applications now have official support for the new operating system. When it initially launched, we saw measurable performance issues with Windows 11 in content creation applications, but have those gone away now that the OS has had time to mature?


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AMD Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series Content Creation Review

Written on June 23, 2022 by Matt Bach

AMD's new Threadripper PRO 5000 WX series of CPUs are here, providing greater performance over the previous generation while maintaining the large memory capacity and high PCIe lane count that Threadripper Pro is known for. But just how much faster are these new processors in content creation applications, and how do they fare against their main competition: the Intel Xeon W-3300 series?


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Adobe Photoshop: AMD Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series vs Intel Xeon W-3300

Written on June 23, 2022 by Matt Bach

AMD's new Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series CPUs have arrived, promising faster performance with the same high core count and platform features found in the previous generation. Workstation-class CPUs like Threadripper Pro are usually extreme overkill for lightly threaded applications like Photoshop, but just how must faster are these new CPUs compared to their main competition: the Intel Xeon W-3300 series?


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Adobe Lightroom Classic: AMD Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series vs Intel Xeon W-3300

Written on June 23, 2022 by Matt Bach

AMD's new Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series CPUs have arrived, promising faster performance with the same high core count and platform features found in the previous generation. Workstation-class CPUs like Threadripper Pro may not be common for applications like Lightroom Classic, but there are some workflows that are able to take advantage of the raw horsepower of these processors. But, just how must faster are these new CPUs compared to their main competition: the Intel Xeon W-3300 series?


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Adobe After Effects: AMD Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series vs Intel Xeon W-3300

Written on June 23, 2022 by Matt Bach

AMD's new Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series CPUs have arrived, promising faster performance with the same high core count and platform features found in the previous generation. Workstation-class CPUs like Threadripper Pro are often used for high-end workflows in After Effects, not only because their high core count pairs well with the recent multi-frame rendering feature, but they also allow for huge amounts of RAM to be used. Just how must faster are these new CPUs compared to their main competition: the Intel Xeon W-3300 series?


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Adobe Premiere Pro: AMD Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series vs Intel Xeon W-3300

Written on June 23, 2022 by Matt Bach

AMD's new Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series CPUs have arrived, promising faster performance with the same high core count and platform features found in the previous generation. Workstation-class CPUs like Threadripper Pro are often used for high-end workflows process high resolution and RAW media. Just how must faster are these new CPUs, and how do they compare to their main competition: the Intel Xeon W-3300 series?


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DaVinci Resolve Studio: AMD Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series vs Intel Xeon W-3300

Written on June 23, 2022 by Matt Bach

AMD's new Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series CPUs have arrived, promising faster performance with the same high core count and platform features found in the previous generation. Workstation-class CPUs like Threadripper Pro are often used for high-end workflows in DaVinci Resolve Studio, both for their processing power, and for their ability to effectively utilize multiple GPUs. The question is: just how must faster are these new CPUs compared to their main competition: the Intel Xeon W-3300 series?


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V-Ray: AMD Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series vs Intel Xeon W-3300

Written on June 23, 2022 by Kelly Shipman

AMD's new Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series CPUs have arrived, promising faster performance with the same high core count and platform features found in the previous generation. Just how must faster are these new CPUs in V-ray, and how do they compare to the Intel Xeon W-3000 line?


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Cinema 4D: AMD Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series vs Intel Xeon W-3300

Written on June 23, 2022 by Kelly Shipman

AMD's new Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series CPUs have arrived, promising faster performance with the same high core count and platform features found in the previous generation. Just how must faster are these new CPUs in Cinema 4D, and how do they compare to the Intel Xeon W-3000 line?


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Blender: AMD Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series vs Intel Xeon W-3300

Written on June 23, 2022 by Kelly Shipman

AMD's new Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series CPUs have arrived, promising faster performance with the same high core count and platform features found in the previous generation. Just how must faster are these new CPUs in Blender, and how do they compare to the Intel Xeon W-3000 line?


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Unreal Engine: AMD Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series vs Intel Xeon W-3300

Written on June 23, 2022 by Kelly Shipman

AMD's new Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series CPUs have arrived, promising faster performance with the same high core count and platform features found in the previous generation. Just how must faster are these new CPUs in Unreal Engine, and how do they compare to the Intel Xeon W-3000 line?


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AMD Ryzen 5800X3D vs 5800X for Content Creation

Written on May 17, 2022 by Matt Bach

AMD has recently released the Ryzen 5800X3D, which is their first desktop processor using 3D-stacked L3 cache. This CPU has been very clearly marketed towards the gaming industry - and not content creation - but we wanted to see how well it holds up in content creation applications like Photoshop and Premiere Pro.


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Intel Dragon Canyon NUC 12 Extreme - Content Creation Review

Written on April 11, 2022 by Matt Bach

Intel's "Dragon Canyon" NUC 12 Extreme is a highly compact PC that is still capable of hosting high-end hardware like an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, 64GB of RAM, and multiple M.2 NVMe storage drives. However, the form factor does meant that the performance will not be as good as a standard desktop workstation. The question is, how much performance should you expect to lose by going with the ultra-compact Dragon Canyon NUC?