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Should you upgrade to Windows 11 for Video Editing?

Written on October 8, 2021 by Matt Bach

Windows 11 is finally here, although many popular editing applications like Premiere Pro and After Effects do not yet have full official support. But, is there a reason to go ahead and upgrade to Windows 11 for video editing even before full support is added?


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How to Choose the Best Hardware for Multi-Frame Rendering in After Effects

Written on October 6, 2021 by Matt Bach

The new Multi-Frame Rendering feature vastly improved performance in Adobe After Effects - often giving a 2-4x increase in performance. This feature allows Ae to take advantage of significantly more CPU cores, but how does that change what hardware is best for After Effects?


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After Effects Multi-Frame Rendering GPU Performance Analysis

Written on October 6, 2021 by Matt Bach

Multi-Frame Rendering is making its way into Adobe After Effects, often giving a 2-4x boost to performance with its greatly improved multi-threading capability. But while this will make higher core count processors more effective, how will it affect GPU performance?


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After Effects Multi-Frame Rendering Processor Performance Analysis

Written on October 6, 2021 by Matt Bach

Multi-Frame Rendering is making its way into Adobe After Effects, often giving a 2-4x boost to performance with its greatly improved multi-threading capability. Will this make higher core count CPUs, or platforms with more RAM bandwidth, worth it?


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Adobe After Effects - Intel Xeon W-3300 Processor Performance

Written on July 29, 2021 by Matt Bach

Intel's new Xeon W-3330 series of workstation CPUs are here, ranging from 12 to 38 cores, touting up to 18% IPC improvement, and support for 4TB of RAM. The amount of RAM you have available for After Effects is often critical, but is Xeon W worth the cost in order to get up to 4TB of RAM, or should you stick with the Intel and AMD's consumer line of processors?


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Adobe After Effects - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti & 3080 Ti Performance

Written on July 19, 2021 by Matt Bach

NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and 3080 Ti are here, touting more performance and higher VRAM on the RTX 3080 Ti compared to the the RTX 3080 - although with a larger price tag to match. While After Effects does utilize the GPU for a number of effects, is the higher price worth it?


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Adobe After Effects - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Performance

Written on June 9, 2021 by Matt Bach

NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is here, touting more performance and higher VRAM than the RTX 3080 - although with a larger price tag to match. While After Effects does utilize the GPU for a number of effects, is the higher price worth it?


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Adobe After Effects: 11th Gen Intel Core vs AMD Ryzen 5000 Series

Written on March 30, 2021 by Matt Bach

Earlier this month, Intel announced the initial launch of their new 11th Gen Intel Core desktop processors (code-named "Rocket Lake"). These new processors are marketed as having substantially better per-core performance compared to their previous 10th Gen Core models, but will that be enough for Intel to overtake AMD in After Effects?


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How Fast is the new Multi-Frame Rendering in After Effects 18.1 BETA?

Written on March 10, 2021 by Matt Bach

One of the most common hardware complaint you will hear about After Effects is that it doesn't take advantage of the higher core count CPUs that are common in today's workstations. In the new After Effects 18.1 BETA, however, Adobe is introducing a new feature called Multi-Frame Rendering which should vastly speed up render times when you have a higher core count processor.


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Adobe After Effects - AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3000 Series CPU Performance

Written on February 19, 2021 by Matt Bach

AMD's new Threadripper Pro CPUs are here, combining many of the features from their Threadripper and EPYC CPU lines including increased memory and PCI-E capability. The amount of RAM you have available for After Effects is often critical, but is Threadripper Pro worth the cost in order to get up to 2TB of RAM, or should you stick with the Ryzen or Threadripper line of processors?


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Best Workstation PC for Adobe After Effects (Winter 2020)

Written on February 4, 2021 by Matt Bach

After Effects can be a power hungry application, requiring a powerful workstation with plenty of system memory in order to keep you in your creative process. In this post, we will go over a few of our recommendations for the best PC for Adobe After Effects for a range of budgets.


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Adobe After Effects - NVIDIA RTX A6000 48GB Performance

Written on January 26, 2021 by Matt Bach

While the launch of NVIDIA and AMD's consumer GPUs have been a major topic recently, NVIDIA is also starting to release the successor to their Quadro RTX line - starting with the RTX A6000. In this article, we will look at how it performs in After Effects compared to recent NVIDIA Quadro and AMD Radeon Pro GPUs.


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Adobe After Effects - AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Performance

Written on January 4, 2021 by Matt Bach

The number of GPU accelerated effects in After Effects has increased in recent years, but it continues to be an application that is primarily CPU bottlenecked. With the launch of the Radeon 6900 XT, we can get a look at how AMD competes with NVIDIA at the top end of their GPU product line.


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Adobe After Effects - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Performance

Written on December 30, 2020 by Matt Bach

The number of GPU accelerated effects in After Effects has increased in recent years, but it continues to be an application that is primarily CPU bottlenecked. With the launch of the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8GB, NVIDIA is finally at the end of their 3 month rolling launch of the GeForce 30 series cards. Will this new card continue the trend of NVIDIA dominance in After Effects?


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Adobe After Effects - AMD Radeon RX 6800 (XT) Performance

Written on December 1, 2020 by Matt Bach

The number of GPU accelerated effects in After Effects has increased in recent years, but it continues to be an application that is primarily CPU bottlenecked. However, AMD cards have in the past been slightly slower than their NVIDIA counterparts. Will the new Radeon RX 6800 and 6800 XT GPUs allow AMD to match or beat NVIDIA in After Effects?


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Apple M1 MacBook vs PC Desktop Workstation for Adobe Creative Cloud

Written on November 17, 2020 by Matt Bach

Apple has recently launched MacBook Air and Pro models using the new Apple M1 chip based on the Arm instruction set. While we do not usually examine performance for laptops, we wanted to see how these new chips compare to a desktop PC.


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Adobe After Effects: AMD Ryzen 5000 Series CPU Performance

Written on November 5, 2020 by Matt Bach

Ever since AMD launched their Ryzen 3000 Series processors last year, AMD and Intel have had almost identical performance in After Effects. With the new Ryzen 5000 Series, however, AMD is advertising major performance improvements that should allow them to take a solid performance lead over Intel.


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Adobe After Effects - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, 3080 & 3090 Performance

Written on October 29, 2020 by Matt Bach

After Effects is primarily limited by the performance of your CPU, but recent improvements by Adobe has made the GPU increasingly important. With NVIDIA's new RTX 3070 8GB, 3080 10GB, and 3090 24GB video cards bringing significantly higher raw performance to the table, will this translate into improved performance in After Effects?


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Adobe After Effects - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 & 3090 Performance

Written on September 24, 2020 by Matt Bach

After Effects is primarily limited by the performance of your CPU, but recent improvements by Adobe has made the GPU increasingly important. With NVIDIA's new RTX 3080 10GB and 3090 24GB video cards bringing significantly higher raw performance to the table, will this translate into improved performance in After Effects?


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Adobe After Effects - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Performance

Written on September 17, 2020 by Matt Bach

After Effects is primarily limited by the performance of your CPU, but recent improvements by Adobe has made the GPU increasingly important. With NVIDIA's new RTX 3000 series cards bringing significantly higher raw performance to the table, will this translate into improved performance in After Effects?


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Ryzen XT and i9 10850K for Adobe CC: Are They Worth It?

Written on July 27, 2020 by Matt Bach

Both AMD and Intel have recently released a number of minor updates to their CPUs with AMD launching the Ryzen 3600XT, 3800XT, and 3900XT while Intel has launched the Core i9 10850K. These new models are only slightly different than others that are already on the market, but do they provide any performance benefit?


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Best Workstation PC for Adobe After Effects (Summer 2020)

Written on July 17, 2020 by Matt Bach

After Effects can be a power hungry application, requiring a powerful workstation with plenty of system memory in order to keep you in your creative process. In this post, we will go over a few of our recommendations for the best PC for Adobe After Effects for a range of budgets.


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After Effects CPU performance: Intel Core 10th Gen vs AMD Ryzen 3rd Gen

Written on May 20, 2020 by Matt Bach

Intel processors have long been our recommendation for After Effects workstations, although AMD's Ryzen 3rd Gen CPUs closed the gap to the point that there was little benefit to using one brand over the other. With the launch of the new Intel 10th Gen desktop processors, however, Intel has the chance to regain the lead for After Effects.


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After Effects performance: PC Workstation vs Mac Pro (2019)

Written on April 9, 2020 by Matt Bach

Adobe After Effects can easily bring even the most powerful workstation to its knees, but how does Apple's new Mac Pro compare to a much more affordable PC workstation?


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PugetBench for Adobe Creative Cloud

Written on February 25, 2020 by Matt Bach

The free version of our benchmarks allow individuals to evaluate the performance of their own systems in popular Adobe Creative Cloud applications like Photoshop, Lightroom Classic, Premiere Pro, and After Effects. However, for commercial use (system reviewers, hardware/software developers, workstation manufacturers, etc.), we have but specific commercial use versions that include features that are often desired such as command line automation, result logging, and email support.