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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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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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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 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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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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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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Adobe Premiere Pro - 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 Premiere Pro compared to the rest of the RTX 3000 series, as well as the AMD Radeon RX 6900XT.


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Impact of DDR5 Speed on Content Creation Performance

Written on March 7, 2022 by Matt Bach

The latest Intel 12th Gen processors officially support a range of DDR5 RAM speeds between DDR5-3600MHz and DDR5-4800MHz depending on a number of factors including how many RAM slots are on the motherboard, how many sticks are used, and whether the sticks are single or dual rank. But if you stick with JEDEC specifications for frequency and timing, how much does this actually impact performance in common content creation applications like Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and Unreal?


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How to Configure Storage and Cache File Locations in Premiere Pro

Written on February 8, 2022 by Matt Bach

Applications like Premiere Pro are extremely complex, with hundreds - if not thousands - of various of files working together each time you work on a project. Premiere Pro defaults to storing cache and scratch files in decent locations, but sometimes it can be beneficial to move them to a different area of your system.


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Understanding Storage for Video Editing

Written on February 1, 2022 by Matt Bach

Processors and video card may be the most discussed hardware when designing a video editing workstation, but the type and configuration of your local storage drives is also a very important consideration. Not only can a proper storage setup help your workstation perform at its best, but it can also help increase the longevity and reliability of your system.


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What Hardware do You Need to Edit DPX files in DaVinci Resolve Studio and Premiere Pro?

Written on January 26, 2022 by Matt Bach

DPX (Digital Picture Exchange) is a uncompressed, lossless image format that is is popular in the film and VFX industry and is often the go-to choice in high-end workflows where you need the best possible quality. The downside to DPX is that since it is uncompressed, the total file size can be absolutely massive - up to 266GB per minute. What kind of storage setup do you need to be able to edit DPX files, and do you also need a powerful CPU and GPU as well?


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What H.264 and H.265 Hardware Decoding is Supported in Premiere Pro?

Written on November 24, 2021 by Matt Bach

Premiere Pro supports hardware-based decoding for H.264 and H.265 (HEVC) which can significantly improve performance with these codecs, but not all "flavors" of these codecs are supported depending on the bit depth and chroma subsampling used. In addition, support can change depending on the capability of the hardware in your system. In order to determine exactly what is supported, we decided to do our own testing to see exactly what types of H.264/5 media has hardware decoding support in Premiere Pro.


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Adobe Premiere Pro: 12th Gen Intel Core vs AMD Ryzen 5000 Series

Written on November 4, 2021 by Matt Bach

Intel has launched their new 12th Gen Intel Core desktop processors (code-named "Alder Lake") with support for DDR5, PCIe 5.0, as well as a completely new hybrid architecture featuring a mix of Performance and Efficient-cores. This is a lot of new technologies in one product, so we are excited to see how much of a performance boost the 12th Gen CPUs will see in Adobe Premiere Pro.


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NVIDIA Lite Hash Rate GPU Performance

Written on October 26, 2021 by William George

In an attempt to make their GeForce line of consumer video cards less appealing to crypto miners, NVIDIA has updated many of their GPUs with "lite hash rate" versions. These are supposed to reduce effectiveness for mining of currencies like Etherium by about 50%, without impacting game performance or other applications, but to be sure of that we put a pair of GeForce RTX 3070 cards - one with LHR and one without - to the test.


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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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Adobe Premiere Pro - 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, and touting up to 18% IPC improvements. But are these features worth the higher cost of the Xeon platform, and how do they fare against AMD's Threadripper Pro line?


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Adobe Premiere Pro - 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. In this article, we will look at how it performs in Premiere Pro compared primarily to the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090.


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Adobe Premiere Pro - 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. In this article, we will look at how it performs in Premiere Pro compared primarily to the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090.


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Adobe Premiere Pro: 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 Premiere Pro?


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Adobe Premiere Pro - 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. But are these extra features useful for Premiere Pro, or should you stick with the normal Threadripper processors?


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Adobe Premiere Pro - NVIDIA RTX A6000 48GB Performance

Written on January 27, 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 Premiere Pro compared to recent NVIDIA Quadro and AMD Radeon Pro GPUs.


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Adobe Premiere Pro - AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Performance

Written on January 5, 2021 by Matt Bach

Adobe has been focusing fairly heavily on GPU performance in the latest versions of Premiere Pro, adding more GPU accelerated effects as well as GPU-based hardware encoding. NVIDIA typically has a strong performance lead over AMD for Premiere Pro, but will this continue with the recently launched AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB?


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Adobe Premiere Pro - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Performance

Written on December 30, 2020 by Matt Bach

Adobe has been focusing fairly heavily on GPU performance in the latest versions of Premiere Pro, adding more GPU accelerated effects as well as GPU-based hardware encoding. NVIDIA has help a strong performance lead in the past for Premiere Pro, but will this continue with the recently launched GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8GB?