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Adobe Lightroom Classic - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Performance

Written on September 17, 2020 by Matt Bach

While applications like Lightroom Classic utilize the GPU to accelerate a number of tasks, investing in a high-end GPU generally doesn't net you much performance gain. With NVIDIA's new RTX 30 series cards, will this continue to hold true, or is there a reason to invest in one of these new GPUs?


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DaVinci Resolve Studio - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Performance

Written on September 17, 2020 by Matt Bach

DaVinci Resolve has long been known for how well it utilizes the power of your GPU, but will it benefit from the raw power of the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080?


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Ryzen XT and Core i9 10850K for Photogrammetry: Are They Worth It?

Written on August 14, 2020 by William George

AMD and Intel have both released small revisions to their latest-gen consumer CPU lines, in the form of the Ryzen XT models and Core i9 10850K. On paper these appear to be identical to current products except for very slight adjustments in clock speed, but how do they stack up in real-world photogrammetry applications?


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Best Workstation PC for Inventor (Summer 2020)

Written on July 29, 2020 by William George

A short article covering some of the best computer system configurations for working with parts and assemblies in Inventor.


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Ryzen XT and Intel i9 10850K for 3ds Max: Are They Worth It?

Written on July 27, 2020 by Kelly Shipman

AMD and Intel have both added new CPUs to their existing product lines. AMD launched the Ryzen 3600XT/3800XT/3900XT and Intel launched the core i9 10850K. There are only minor differences in these new CPUs, but what impact does that have on 3ds Max?


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Ryzen XT and Core i9 10850K for Rendering: Are They Worth It?

Written on July 27, 2020 by William George

AMD and Intel have both released small revisions to their latest-gen consumer CPU lines, in the form of the Ryzen XT models and Core i9 10850K. On paper these appear to be identical to current products except for very slight adjustments in clock speed, but how do they stack up in real-world rendering benchmarks?


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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 Revit (Summer 2020)

Written on July 24, 2020 by William George

A short article covering some of the best computer system configurations for design and rendering in Autodesk Revit.


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Best Workstation PC for Adobe Photoshop

Written on July 21, 2020 by Matt Bach

Photoshop may not be the most intensive application for many workflows, but for those that spend a significant amount of time in it, a properly configured workstation can make a big impact on productivity. In this post, we will go over a few of our recommendations for the best PC for Adobe Photoshop for a range of budgets.


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Best Workstation PC for SOLIDWORKS (Summer 2020)

Written on July 17, 2020 by William George

A short article covering some of the best computer system configurations for design in SOLIDWORKS.


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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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Best Workstation PC for AutoCAD (Summer 2020)

Written on July 16, 2020 by William George

A short article covering some of the best computer system configurations for design in AutoCAD.


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Best Workstation PC for Adobe Premiere Pro (Summer 2020)

Written on July 15, 2020 by Matt Bach

Depending on the type of footage you work with, the hardware requirements for Premiere Pro can range from a fairly moderate system, to an incredibly powerful one. In this post, we will go over a few of our recommendations for the best PC for Adobe Premiere Pro for a range of budgets.


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Best Workstation PC for RealityCapture (Summer 2020)

Written on July 10, 2020 by William George

A short article covering some of the best computer system configurations for photogrammetry in RealityCapture.


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Best Workstation PC for Metashape (Summer 2020)

Written on July 10, 2020 by William George

A short article covering some of the best computer system configurations for photogrammetry in Metashape.


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3ds Max 2021 CPU Roundup: Intel vs AMD

Written on July 8, 2020 by Kelly Shipman

The release of 3ds Max 2021, as well as new CPUs from Intel and AMD, it was time for a new round of hardware testing. This was also a great opportunity to begin building a new benchmark suite to test many of the common actions within 3ds Max such as modeling, simulations and rendering. There has been a lot of changes within 3ds Max as well as with CPUs in the years since our last pass, so let's see how Max handles now.


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RealityCapture 1.0.3 HT / SMT Performance Analysis

Written on July 2, 2020 by William George

We've observed that some photogrammetry applications seem to perform better with lower core count processors, so we wanted to look at whether Hyperthreading and Simultaneous Multithreading could be negatively impacting performance in these programs. Next up is RealityCapture.


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Pix4D 4.5.6 HT / SMT Performance Analysis

Written on July 1, 2020 by William George

We've observed that some photogrammetry applications seem to perform better with lower core count processors, so we wanted to look at whether Hyperthreading and Simultaneous Multithreading could be negatively impacting performance in these programs. Next up is Pix4Dmapper.


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Agisoft Metashape 1.6.2 HT / SMT Performance Analysis

Written on June 30, 2020 by William George

We have observed that some photogrammetry applications seem to perform better with lower core count processors, so we wanted to look at whether Hyperthreading and Simultaneous Multithreading could be negatively impacting performance in these programs - starting with Agisoft Metashape.


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SOLIDWORKS 2020 SP1 Intel Core 10th Gen CPU Performance

Written on June 26, 2020 by William George

Intel recently updated their mainstream Core processor series, and since we had tested SOLIDWORKS 2020 SP1 pretty recently we thought it would be good to run these new CPUs through the same testing to see how they compare with other Intel and AMD models.


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Premiere Pro 14.2 GPU Roundup - NVIDIA GeForce SUPER vs AMD Radeon

Written on June 18, 2020 by Matt Bach

Depending on the number of GPU-accelerated effects you use, a higher-end GPU can give you a nice performance boost in Premiere Pro. But is it better to go with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX video card, or one of AMD's Radeon GPUs?


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Best Workstation PC for V-Ray Next GPU (Spring 2020)

Written on June 15, 2020 by William George

A short article covering some of the best computer system configurations for rendering with V-Ray Next GPU.


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Best Workstation PC for V-Ray Next CPU (Spring 2020)

Written on June 12, 2020 by William George

A short article covering some of the best computer system configurations for rendering with V-Ray Next CPU.


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Best Workstation PC for Pix4D (Spring 2020)

Written on June 11, 2020 by William George

A short article covering some of the best computer system configurations for photogrammetry in Pix4D.


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Best Workstation PC for Redshift 3D (Spring 2020)

Written on June 10, 2020 by William George

The second entry in a series of short articles looking at the best computer system specs for a variety of popular applications focuses on Redshift by Maxon.