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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?


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Intel Core i9 12900KS CPU Review Roundup

Written on April 5, 2022 by Matt Bach

Intel is expanding their "Core" series lineup with the new top-end Core i9 12900KS. Compared to the 12900K, this new CPU has a slightly higher base and boost frequency, but in exchange requires a bit more power and has a higher price tag. Is it worth investing in this new model, or is it better to stick with the Core i9 12900K or one of AMD's Ryzen processors?


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V-Ray: Intel Core i9 12900KS Performance

Written on April 5, 2022 by Kelly Shipman

Intel is expanding their "Core" series lineup with the new top-end Core i9 12900KS. Compared to the 12900K, this new CPU has a slightly higher base and boost frequency, but in exchange requires a bit more power. The question is: does the higher frequency make any difference in V-Ray?


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Cinema 4D: Intel Core i9 12900KS Performance

Written on April 5, 2022 by Kelly Shipman

Intel is expanding their "Core" series lineup with the new top-end Core i9 12900KS. Compared to the 12900K, this new CPU has a slightly higher base and boost frequency, but in exchange requires a bit more power. The question is: does the higher frequency make any difference in Cinema 4D?


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Unreal Engine: Intel Core i9 12900KS Performance

Written on April 5, 2022 by Kelly Shipman

Intel is expanding their "Core" series lineup with the new top-end Core i9 12900KS. Compared to the 12900K, this new CPU has a slightly higher base and boost frequency, but in exchange requires a bit more power. The question is: does the higher frequency make any difference in Unreal Engine?


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Adobe Photoshop: Intel Core i9 12900KS Performance

Written on April 5, 2022 by Matt Bach

Intel is expanding their "Core" series lineup with the new top-end Core i9 12900KS. Compared to the 12900K, this new CPU has a slightly higher base and boost frequency, but in exchange requires a bit more power. The question is: does the higher frequency make any difference in Photoshop?


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Adobe Lightroom Classic: Intel Core i9 12900KS Performance

Written on April 5, 2022 by Matt Bach

Intel is expanding their "Core" series lineup with the new top-end Core i9 12900KS. Compared to the 12900K, this new CPU has a slightly higher base and boost frequency, but in exchange requires a bit more power. Will this make a difference in Lightroom Classic, or should you save yourself a bit of money and get a less expensive CPU?


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Adobe After Effects: Intel Core i9 12900KS Performance

Written on April 5, 2022 by Matt Bach

Intel is expanding their "Core" series lineup with the new top-end Core i9 12900KS. Compared to the 12900K, this new CPU has a slightly higher base and boost frequency, but in exchange requires a bit more power. Even with the new multi-frame rendering feature, After Effects is still very sensitive to CPU frequency - so is the new 12900KS worth the investment?


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Adobe Premiere Pro: Intel Core i9 12900KS Performance

Written on April 5, 2022 by Matt Bach

Intel is expanding their "Core" series lineup with the new top-end Core i9 12900KS. Compared to the 12900K, this new CPU has a slightly higher base and boost frequency, but in exchange requires a bit more power. Will this make a difference in Premiere Pro, or is it not worth the investment?


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DaVinci Resolve Studio: Intel Core i9 12900KS Performance

Written on April 5, 2022 by Matt Bach

Intel is expanding their "Core" series lineup with the new top-end Core i9 12900KS. Compared to the 12900K, this new CPU has a slightly higher base and boost frequency, but in exchange requires a bit more power. DaVinci Resolve is known for how well it utilizes high-end GPUs, but the CPU is also a critical part of the performance equation. But does that translate into the Core i9 12900KS being a worthwhile investment?


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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti 24GB Review Roundup

Written on March 29, 2022 by Matt Bach

NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti is here, touting more performance than the RTX 3090 on paper - although it also comes with a larger price tag and higher power draw to match. How does this new card perform in the real world, and is it worth considering in your next system?


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DaVinci Resolve Studio - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Performance

Written on March 29, 2022 by Matt Bach

NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti is here, with higher performance than the RTX 3090, but a much higher price tag and power draw to go along with it. In this article, we will look to see how the RTX 3090 Ti performs in DaVinci Resolve Studio compared to the rest of the RTX 3000 series, as well as the AMD Radeon RX 6900XT.


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Adobe After Effects - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Performance

Written on March 29, 2022 by Matt Bach

NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti is here, with higher performance than the RTX 3090, but a much higher price tag and power draw to go along with it. In this article, we will look to see how the RTX 3090 Ti performs in After Effects compared to the rest of the RTX 3000 series, as well as the AMD Radeon RX 6900XT.