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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.


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V-Ray Next 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 the V-Ray Next renderer.


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RealityCapture 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 RealityCapture.


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Pix4D 4.4 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 Pix4Dmapper.


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After Effects CPU performance: Intel Core X-10000 vs AMD Threadripper 3rd Gen

Written on November 25, 2019 by Matt Bach

Both Intel and AMD are launching a new set of HEDT processors, and while performance is always going to be a main topic of discussion, what makes them immediately interesting for After Effects is the fact that both the Intel X-10000 and AMD Threadripper 3rd Gen support up to 256GB of RAM. This can be a major benefit for many After Effects users - assuming you do not need to give up performance in exchange for the higher RAM capacity.


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Premiere Pro CPU performance: Intel Core X-10000 vs AMD Threadripper 3rd Gen

Written on November 25, 2019 by Matt Bach

Intel has long been the go-to option for a high end Premiere Pro workstation, and the massive price cuts on the new Intel Core X-10000 series processors make them even more attractive. On the other hand, AMD has made some impressive improvements in raw performance with their new Threadripper 3rd Gen CPUs which may mark them as the top choice for getting the best possible performance in Premiere Pro.


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DaVinci Resolve Studio CPU Performance: Intel Core X-10000 vs AMD Threadripper 3rd Gen

Written on November 25, 2019 by Matt Bach

People often overlook the CPU when it comes to DaVinci Resolve, but in many cases the CPU is just as important as the power of your GPU(s). With Intel and AMD both launching new HEDT processors, getting a powerful Resolve workstation is easier than ever. The lower price of the Intel X-10000 series makes triple GPU setups more affordable, while the AMD Threadripper 3rd Gen CPUs continue to push the performance envelope.


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Photoshop CPU performance: Intel Core X-10000 vs AMD Threadripper 3rd Gen

Written on November 25, 2019 by Matt Bach

Photoshop typically doesn't require a HEDT processor, but with Intel drastically reducing the price of their new X-series CPUs and AMD greatly improving single threaded performance in their 3rd Gen Threadripper CPUs, is this finally going to change?


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Lightroom Classic CPU performance: Intel Core X-10000 vs AMD Threadripper 3rd Gen

Written on November 25, 2019 by Matt Bach

AMD's Ryzen processors are currently our go-to recommendation for Lightroom Classic, but both Intel and AMD are launching some very intriguing high end desktop CPUs that may change things. On Intel's side, the new X-series CPUs include a drastic reduction in price, while AMD has focused heavily on improving performance. Will either of these new processor lines end up taking the performance crown from Ryzen?


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DaVinci Resolve Studio CPU performance: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

Written on November 14, 2019 by Matt Bach

While DaVinci Resolve is known for its ability to leverage the power of your GPU, the CPU is often just as important, especially if you are not heavily utilizing noise reduction or OpenFX. The AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen CPUs are already a great choice for Resolve, but are the 16 CPU cores on the new Ryzen 9 3950X worth the increased price?


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Photoshop CPU performance: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

Written on November 14, 2019 by Matt Bach

With the 3rd generation Ryzen CPUs, AMD was able to close the gap with Intel in lightly threaded applications like Photoshop. Now, AMD has released a new CPU called the Ryzen 9 3950X which increases the number of cores available on that platform to 16 physical cores. But does that actually help at all in Photoshop?


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Lightroom Classic CPU performance: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

Written on November 14, 2019 by Matt Bach

When AMD launched their 3rd generation Ryzen CPUs, they took a commanding lead over Intel in terms of performance in Lightroom Classic. Now, AMD has released a new CPU called the Ryzen 9 3950X which increases the number of cores available on that platform to 16 physical cores. Will this allow AMD to extend their lead even further, or is Lightroom Classic not able to utilize those additional cores?


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After Effects CPU performance: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

Written on November 14, 2019 by Matt Bach

AMD's 3rd generation Ryzen CPUs did very well at launch, but Intel managed to maintain a small performance lead in After Effects. With the new Ryzen 9 3950X, however, AMD has added an additional four cores to their consumer processor line. Is that enough to allow AMD to take the performance crown in After Effects?


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Premiere Pro CPU performance: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

Written on November 14, 2019 by Matt Bach

Ever since the launch of the 3rd generation Ryzen CPUs, AMD and Intel have been trading blows when it comes to Premiere Pro performance. With the launch of the Ryzen 9 3900X, however, will AMD to take a solid lead over Intel?