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AMD Ryzen 7000 Series Processors Content Creation Review

Posted in Articles on 09/26/2022 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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V-Ray: AMD Ryzen 7000 Series vs Intel Core 12th Gen

Posted in Articles on 09/26/2022 by Kelly Shipman

AMD's new Ryzen 7000 Series of processors have arrived, promising faster performance along with new features like support for DDR5 memory. The previous gen Ryzen 5000 already had a lead over Intel's 12th generation. Just how much faster could these processors be?


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Cinema 4D: AMD Ryzen 7000 Series vs Intel Core 12th Gen

Posted in Articles on 09/26/2022 by Kelly Shipman

AMD's new Ryzen 7000 Series of processors have arrived, promising faster performance along with new features like support for DDR5 memory. The previous gen Ryzen 5000 already faired well against Intel's 12th generation in Cinema 4D. Will AMD be able to take a strong lead with these new CPUs?


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Blender: AMD Ryzen 7000 Series vs Intel Core 12th Gen

Posted in Articles on 09/26/2022 by Kelly Shipman

AMD's new Ryzen 7000 Series of processors have arrived, promising faster performance along with new features like support for DDR5 memory. The previous gen Ryzen 5000 already faired well against Intel's 12th generation in Blender. Will AMD be able to improve its lead with these new CPUs?


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Unreal Engine: AMD Ryzen 7000 Series vs Intel Core 12th Gen

Posted in Articles on 09/26/2022 by Kelly Shipman

AMD's new Ryzen 7000 Series of processors have arrived, promising faster performance along with new features like support for DDR5 memory. The previous gen Ryzen 5000 already faired well against Intel's 12th generation in Unreal Engine. Will AMD be able to improve its lead with these new CPUs?


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Adobe Photoshop: AMD Ryzen 7000 Series vs Intel Core 12th Gen

Posted in Articles on 09/26/2022 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. Compared to the Intel Core 12th Gen processors, the previous generation Ryzen 5000 Series fell behind Intel in lightly threaded applications like Photoshop. But will AMD be able to take the lead with the new Ryzen 7000 Series?


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Adobe Lightroom Classic: AMD Ryzen 7000 Series vs Intel Core 12th Gen

Posted in Articles on 09/26/2022 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. Compared to the Intel Core 12th Gen processors, the previous generation Ryzen 5000 Series fell slightly behind Intel in Lightroom Classic. Will the new Ryzen 7000 series allow AMD to retake the performance lead?


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Adobe After Effects: AMD Ryzen 7000 Series vs Intel Core 12th Gen

Posted in Articles on 09/26/2022 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 and AMD currently trade blows in After Effects depending on the type of project, but will the new Ryzen 7000 processors allow AMD to take a clear lead in every workflow?


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Adobe Premiere Pro: AMD Ryzen 7000 Series vs Intel Core 12th Gen

Posted in Articles on 09/26/2022 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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DaVinci Resolve Studio: AMD Ryzen 7000 Series vs Intel Core 12th Gen

Posted in Articles on 09/26/2022 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 DaVinci Resolve, especially for intraframe and RAW codecs.


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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 & 4080

Posted in Landing Pages on 09/20/2022 by William George

NVIDIA has announced the first GeForce RTX 40 Series video cards, arriving in the last quarter of 2022. Read on for more details about the RTX 4090 and 4080 graphics cards and to sign up to be notified when they are available for purchase in Puget Systems workstations.


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Powered by ASUS

Posted in Landing Pages on 09/15/2022 by William George

Puget Systems chooses only the highest quality manufacturers for the components we use in our PCs. ASUS has consistently proven themselves as an industry leader in performance and reliability. Puget Systems uses ASUS motherboards, video cards, optical drives, sound cards, networking gear, and monitors. By partnering closely with ASUS, we're able to provide a better product!


Dr Donald Kinghorn (Scientific Computing Advisor)

WSL2 vs Linux (HPL HPCG NAMD)

Posted in HPC Blog on 08/31/2022 by Dr Donald Kinghorn

We've been curious about the performance of WSL for scientific applications and decided to do a few relevant benchmarks. This is also a teaser for some hardware-specific optimized application containerization that I've been working on!


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AMD Ryzen 7000 Series

Posted in Landing Pages on 08/29/2022 by William George

AMD's Ryzen family of desktop processors has been a solid gaming and workstation CPU line for several years now. The new Ryzen 7000 Series, arriving in late September 2022, continues to improve upon AMD's processor design with the new "Zen 4" architecture and higher clock speeds.


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Highpoint RAID Management Software - Getting Started

Posted in Support Hardware Guides on 08/15/2022 by Ben Nelson

Recently added to our product line, the Highpoint 7505 NVME RAID controller is a speedy PCIe 4.0 HBA that can eliminate storage bottlenecks. In order to grasp the full capability of the controller, Highpoint includes a web based utility for management over the RAID configurations and settings. Within the software you can create RAID arrays, view health and temperatures, enable/disable Cross Sync, and more.


Dr Donald Kinghorn (Scientific Computing Advisor)

UPDATE v0.2 NVIDIA GPU Powerlimit Setup

Posted in HPC Blog on 07/06/2022 by Dr Donald Kinghorn

This is just a short post to announce a more usable version of the NVIDIA GPU powerlimit setup script that I released a few months ago. This update to version 0.2 uses an interactive mode to set GPU powerlimits and optionally setup a systemd unit file to set these limits on subsequent reboots.


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Windows 10 vs Windows 11 for Content Creation: 8 Month Update

Posted in Articles on 07/06/2022 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?


William George (Product Development)

Threadripper PRO Workstation Pricing Comparison: Puget Systems vs Lenovo

Posted in Blog on 07/06/2022 by William George

Here at Puget Systems we certainly aren't always the cheapest option, but I have always believed that we provide a lot of value - from our Labs testing and no-pressure consultations to our in-depth quality control processes and lifetime tech support. Since AMD just launched the new Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series, I thought this would be a great time to go back to my consulting roots and share some real-world price comparisons with one of our competitors: Lenovo.


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Recommended Systems for Adobe Premiere Pro

Posted in Featured Systems on 07/01/2022

Whether you are working with H.264, MP4, ProRes, CineForm, RED, or any other codec, our workstations have been optimized to give you the very best performance when editing and exporting video in Premiere Pro.


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Recommended Systems for DaVinci Resolve

Posted in Featured Systems on 07/01/2022

DaVinci Resolve has a unique set of hardware requirements that you will not find on most standard computers. Our workstations have been designed and optimized specifically for Resolve to give you the best possible performance.


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Recommended Systems for Foundry Nuke

Posted in Featured Systems on 07/01/2022

Nuke is a 2D and 3D VFX program with 3D modeling features. Our recommended systems are designed to allow you to focus on your art without any hardware bottlenecks.


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Recommended Systems for Blender

Posted in Featured Systems on 07/01/2022

Blender is a free, open-source application offering a wide range of content creation capabilities. Our recommended systems are designed to allow you to focus on your art - whether modeling, animation, rendering, or anything else - without any hardware bottlenecks.


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Recommended Systems for Cinema 4D

Posted in Featured Systems on 07/01/2022

Whether creating or animating scenes and models in Cinema 4D, our recommended systems are designed specifically for the needs of C4D users.


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Recommended Systems for Game Development

Posted in Featured Systems on 07/01/2022

From creating game art and assets to the depths of design and programming, these workstations will provide plenty of performance to power through your workflow.


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Recommended Systems for Unity

Posted in Featured Systems on 07/01/2022

Easy enough for the beginner and powerful enough for the expert; Unity is terrific for anyone to easily create 3D games and applications for mobile, desktop, the web, and consoles.