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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.


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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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V-Ray - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Performance

Written on March 29, 2022 by Kelly Shipman

NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti is here, touting more performance than the non-Ti variant - although with a larger price tag and power draw to match. The big question is exactly how does this fit in Nvidia's crowded lineup for GPU Rendering.


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Unreal Engine 4.26 - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Performance

Written on March 29, 2022 by Kelly Shipman

NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti is here, touting more performance than the non-Ti variant - although with a larger price tag and power draw to match. The big question is exactly how does this fit in Nvidia's crowded lineup for Unreal Engine.


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OctaneRender 2020 - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Performance

Written on March 29, 2022 by Kelly Shipman

NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti is here, touting more performance than the non-Ti variant - although with a larger price tag and power draw to match. The big question is exactly how does this fit in Nvidia's crowded lineup for GPU Rendering.


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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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Intel Z690 vs H670 vs B660 vs H610 Chipset Comparison

Written on February 8, 2022 by William George

Intel's 12th Gen Core processor family initially launched with the top-end Z690 chipset, but in the months since that time Intel has added additional chipset options with varying feature sets. Now that several of those have been released, we are taking a look at the four desktop chipsets: Z690, H670, B660, and H610.


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V-Ray - NVIDIA RTX A6000, A5000, A4000 Performance

Written on February 7, 2022 by Kelly Shipman

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 V-Ray from Chaos Group compared to recent NVIDIA Quadro GPUs.


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Redshift - NVIDIA RTX A6000, A5000, A4000 Performance

Written on February 7, 2022 by Kelly Shipman

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 Redshift from Maxon compared to recent NVIDIA Quadro GPUs.


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OctaneRender - NVIDIA RTX A6000, A5000, A4000 Performance

Written on February 7, 2022 by Kelly Shipman

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 Octane from Otoy compared to recent NVIDIA Quadro GPUs.


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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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Intel 12th Gen - How do P-Cores and E-Cores Compare

Written on January 27, 2022 by Kelly Shipman

With Intel's new 12th Generation CPU, they have moved to a hybrid architecture with different sized cores. We look at how these cores perform compared to each other and theorize what other core combinations would provide.


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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?