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Photoshop CC 2019: Intel X-series 2018 Refresh Performance

Written on November 13, 2018 by Matt Bach

The new Intel Core X-series Processors have been launched without an increase in core count, but there has been a small frequency bump and a native fix for Spectre & Meltdown. Do these minor changes allow them to keep up with the more moderately priced Intel Core i9 9900K, or are they no faster than the previous generation models?


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Lightroom Classic CC 2019: Intel X-series 2018 Refresh Performance

Written on November 13, 2018 by Matt Bach

Lightroom Classic has been improving performance with higher core count CPUs, but interestingly enough, the new Intel Core X-series Processors do not have an increase in core count. They do have a small frequency bump and a native fix for Spectre & Meltdown, but is that enough to make them faster than the previous generation processors in Lightroom Classic?


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After Effects CC 2019: Intel X-series 2018 Refresh Performance

Written on November 13, 2018 by Matt Bach

The new Intel Core X-series Processors are here and while they do have a small frequency bump and a native fix for Spectre & Meltdown, they do not have any more cores than the previous generation. However, After Effects is not as well threaded as it used to be, which means that the lack of a core count increase is unlikely to be a problem.


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DaVinci Resolve 15: Intel X-series 2018 Refresh Performance

Written on November 13, 2018 by Matt Bach

DaVinci Resolve is a very GPU-intensive program which limits the amount of performance a higher-end CPU can give you. Depending on the amount of GPU power you have, even a mid-range CPU could perform the same as a more expensive CPU which begs the question: will the new Intel X-series CPUs be any faster than the previous generation?


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V-Ray: Intel X-series Refresh CPU Rendering Performance

Written on November 13, 2018 by William George

Intel just updated their X-series processor line, with new models using 9XXX numbering to match the recent 9th Gen Core Series launch a few weeks ago. The main improvements are small clock speed increases along with fixes for some of the CPU exploits discovered in recent years. In this article, we will look at how these new chips compare to existing Intel and AMD processors when rendering in V-Ray.


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Cinema 4D: Intel X-series Refresh CPU Performance

Written on November 13, 2018 by William George

Intel just updated their X-series processor line, with new models using 9XXX numbering to match the recent 9th Gen Core Series launch a few weeks ago. The main improvements are small clock speed increases along with fixes for some of the CPU exploits discovered in recent years. Cinema 4D uses a blend of performance factors, with clock speed being important for modeling, animation, and physics simulation while core count is king when it comes to rendering. Let's see how these new chips compare to other options from both Intel and AMD.


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Pix4D 4.3 Multi-GPU Scaling and NVLink

Written on November 7, 2018 by William George

Pix4D is an advanced photogrammetry application, suited to a wide range of uses, with a focus on handling images captured by drone cameras. Processing of those images into point clouds and 3D meshes/textures is time-consuming, heavily using a computer's CPU and GPU. In this article, we are looking at whether multiple GPUs improve Pix4D performance and if NVLink has any impact.


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Pix4D 4.3 vs 4.2 Performance Analysis

Written on November 6, 2018 by William George

Pix4D is an advanced photogrammetry application, suited to wide range of uses, with a focus on handling images captured by drone cameras. Processing of those images into point clouds and 3D meshes / textures is time consuming, heavily using a computer's CPU and GPU. A new version, 4.3, was released recently - so we are taking a look at performance of the previous version versus this one to see if there have been any improvements.


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Does AMD Threadripper Dynamic Local Mode improve photo editing performance?

Written on November 5, 2018 by Matt Bach

AMD's Threadripper 2970WX and 2990WX processors have incredibly high core counts, but often give low performance when running applications that cannot effectively use all their cores. The new "Local Dynamic Mode" is meant to help alleviate some of these issues, but will it actually help photo editing applications like Lightroom Classic and Photoshop?


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Does AMD Threadripper Dynamic Local Mode improve video editing performance?

Written on November 5, 2018 by Matt Bach

AMD's Threadripper 2970WX and 2990WX processors have incredibly high core counts, but often give low performance when running applications that cannot effectively use all their cores. The new "Local Dynamic Mode" is meant to help alleviate some of these issues, but will it actually help video editing applications like Premiere Pro, After Effects, and DaVinci Resolve?


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After Effects CC 2019: NVIDIA GeForce RTX Performance

Written on October 31, 2018 by Matt Bach

While we just recently tested the RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti in After Effects CC 2018, a number of changes have happened that prompted us to update our testing. Will the update to CC 2019, launch of the RTX 2070, or launch of the Intel Core i9 9900K change our conclusions or are powerful GPUs still unnecessary for most Ae users?


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Photoshop CC 2019: NVIDIA GeForce RTX Performance

Written on October 31, 2018 by Matt Bach

Photoshop uses the video card to accelerate a number of tasks, but a high end GPU is rarely necessary to get great performance. Do the RTX cards follow this trend in the latest version of Photoshop CC 2019, or will we finally see a reason to use a high-end GPU?


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Does DaVinci Resolve Studio 15.1.2 support NVLink?

Written on October 31, 2018 by Matt Bach

Blackmagic has not made any announcements about DaVinci Resolve supporting NVLink, but we decided to try it out to see what happens. Unfortunately, you need to enable SLI in order for NVLink to work on the GeForce RTX cards which results in some major performance issues.


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Puget Systems Adobe Photoshop CC Benchmark

Written on October 24, 2018 by Matt Bach

Updated for Photoshop CC 2019! Want to see how your system stacks up to the latest hardware? Download and run the free public Photoshop benchmark that we use in our internal testing.


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Premiere Pro CC 2018: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Performance

Written on October 24, 2018 by Matt Bach

NVIDIA's new RTX cards perform very well in Premiere Pro, but Premiere tends to be limited by the CPU more than the GPU. Because of this, is there any reason to use the RTX 2080 or 2080 Ti over the more affordable RTX 2070?


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DaVinci Resolve 15: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Performance

Written on October 22, 2018 by Matt Bach

DaVinci Resolve heavily leverages the GPU to improve performance which means that the new RTX cards should give excellent performance. This article is a follow-up to the RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti testing we did recently and adds results for the RTX 2070 8GB card.


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Agisoft PhotoScan 1.4.3: Intel Core i7 9700K & i9 9900K Performance

Written on October 19, 2018 by William George

PhotoScan makes heavy use of the central processor (CPU) in a computer to run many of the calculations involved in turning still images into a 3D model or map. Different steps in that process utilize the CPU in various ways, though, with both clock speed and core count coming into play. Let's see how the new 9th Gen Intel Core processors perform compared to existing Intel and AMD chips.


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V-Ray CPU Rendering: Intel Core i7 9700K & i9 9900K Performance

Written on October 19, 2018 by William George

Intel's mainstream processors are not built specifically for CPU based rendering, and both Intel and AMD offer models with far more cores which will perform better in this application, but it is still worth testing each generation of these chips because they are ideal for 3D design, motion graphics, and animation - which are often used in workflows alongside rendering.


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Cinema 4D: Intel Core i7 9700K & i9 9900K Performance

Written on October 19, 2018 by William George

Intel just released their 9th Gen Core Series processors, which have both higher clock speed and more cores than the previous mainstream generation. Cinema 4D uses a blend of CPU factors: clock speed is important for modeling, animation, and physics simulation - but core count is king when it comes to rendering. Let's see how these new chips compare to other options from both Intel and AMD.


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Agisoft PhotoScan 1.4.3: GeForce RTX 2080 & 2080 Ti Comparison

Written on October 19, 2018 by William George

PhotoScan makes use of the video cards in a computer to assist with the computation of certain steps. As such, the model of video card used can have an impact on the amount of time those steps take. In this article, we take a look at the GeForce RTX 2000-series - based on NVIDIA's Turing GPU architecture - to see how they compare to each other.


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Are the 9th Gen Intel Core Processors good for photo editing?

Written on October 19, 2018 by Matt Bach

Most photo editing applications prefer a higher clocked CPU over one with more cores, but Intel's new 9th Gen Core Processors feature not only an increase in core count, but also a small bump in frequency. These improvements make these new CPUs some of the fastest currently available for photo editing.


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Are the 9th Gen Intel Core Processors good for video editing?

Written on October 19, 2018 by Matt Bach

Intel's new 9th Gen Core Processors include both a small frequency bump and an increase in core count. Due to these improvements, these CPUs fare extremely well in video editing applications, performing close to 20% faster than the i7 8700K in many Adobe applications.


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DaVinci Resolve 15: Core i7 9700K & i9 9900K Performance

Written on October 19, 2018 by Matt Bach

DaVinci Resolve is a very GPU-intensive program, but that doesn't mean that the CPU doesn't matter. Depending on the amount of GPU power you have, even a mid-range CPU could perform the same as a more expensive CPU which makes the new 9th Gen CPUs from Intel very interesting for Resolve workstations with only a few GPUs.


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Photoshop CC 2018: Core i7 9700K & i9 9900K Performance

Written on October 19, 2018 by Matt Bach

The new 9th Gen Intel Core Processors have a number of improvements including a small frequency bump and an increase in core count. Photoshop tends to primarily rely on just a handful of cores, so the question is whether these improvements are enough to make a significant difference in performance.


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Lightroom Classic CC 2018: Core i7 9700K & i9 9900K Performance

Written on October 19, 2018 by Matt Bach

Since Lightroom Classic is much better at utilizing multiple CPU cores than the older versions of Lightroom, the new 9th Gen Intel Core Processors are very interesting. Not only do they have a small frequency bump, but they also include an increase in core count.