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Intel Dragon Canyon NUC 12 Extreme - Content Creation Review

Posted in Articles on 04/11/2022 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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Phil Holland - Intel Xeon W-3365 Workstation

Posted in Landing Pages on 04/06/2022 by DJ Bailey

Phil Holland is a Director and Cinematographer based out of Los Angeles, California. With a passion for high quality compelling motion picture content and a keen interest in state of the art technology Phil has shot exclusively in the 4K and 4K+ arena for several years. In 2016 he went "all 8K" and has since been a pioneer on that new visual frontier.


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Intel Core i9 12900KS CPU Review Roundup

Posted in Articles on 04/05/2022 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

Posted in Articles on 04/05/2022 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

Posted in Articles on 04/05/2022 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

Posted in Articles on 04/05/2022 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

Posted in Articles on 04/05/2022 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

Posted in Articles on 04/05/2022 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

Posted in Articles on 04/05/2022 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

Posted in Articles on 04/05/2022 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

Posted in Articles on 04/05/2022 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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Puget Systems at 2022 NAB Show

Posted in Landing Pages on 03/31/2022 by DJ Bailey

In 2022, our goal is to be where our customers are; to learn more about them, learn more about their workflows, and what cutting edge technologies are enabling those workflows. What better place to do that than NAB?


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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti 24GB Review Roundup

Posted in Articles on 03/29/2022 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

Posted in Articles on 03/29/2022 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

Posted in Articles on 03/29/2022 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

Posted in Articles on 03/29/2022 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

Posted in Articles on 03/29/2022 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

Posted in Articles on 03/29/2022 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

Posted in Articles on 03/29/2022 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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Webinar: The Current State of Workstation Hardware for After Effects

Posted in Landing Pages on 03/17/2022 by Eric Brown

If you're looking to build your next After Effects workstation, you want the best system possible for your money. In this 45 minute webinar, Matt will cover the latest findings from our After Effects performance benchmarks to help you get the most performance no matter your budget.


Dr Donald Kinghorn (Scientific Computing Advisor)

LTSP Configuration for Benchmark Platform of Diskless Workstations

Posted in HPC Blog on 03/16/2022 by Dr Donald Kinghorn

In this post we look at using a testing Lab of Windows systems as a benchmarking platform for Linux scientific application using network boot with nfsroot and home mounts. Linux is boot on the systems "diskless" leaving the Windows installs untouched. LTSP turned out to be a great time saver for setting up the configuration.


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Puget Systems at 2022 Game Developers Conference

Posted in Landing Pages on 03/10/2022 by DJ Bailey

In 2022, our goal is to be where our customers are; to learn more about them, learn more about their workflows, and what cutting edge technologies are enabling those workflows. What better place to do that than GDC?


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Impact of DDR5 Speed on Content Creation Performance

Posted in Articles on 03/07/2022 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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Webinar: How to Choose the Best Hardware for Unreal Engine Game Development

Posted in Landing Pages on 03/01/2022 by Eric Brown

Is your game development workflow more *work* than *flow*? It could be your hardware holding you back. In this 45 minute webinar, Kelly Shipman will cover how the various components in your system affect performance in Unreal Engine. Ideal for Unreal Engine users looking to improve the stability and performance of their workflow.


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Recommended Systems for Virtual Production

Posted in Featured Systems on 02/22/2022

Whether you are working with a simple green screen or a massive LED wall, these workstations will provide the performance you need for the latest virtual production techniques