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When Linux Breaks: How to Pick Up the Pieces

Posted in Support Software Guides on 11/16/2021 by Ben Bohnen

Linux Troubleshooting guide


Clint Jones - Pwnisher

Posted in Landing Pages on 11/09/2021 by DJ Bailey

Clinton Jones is a director, 3D/VFX artist and photographer. Over the last three years he has been focusing on the creation of photoreal 3D renderings in order to expand his story-telling ability, and has recently dedicated his full efforts to growing his YouTube channel, and creating high quality art with his community of talented young artists. His 3D journey began with a simple thought: "If I can think it, I can create it."


12th Gen Intel Core CPU Review Roundup

Posted in Articles on 11/04/2021 by Matt Bach

Intel has launched their new 12th Gen Intel Core desktop processors (code-named "Alder Lake") featuring support for DDR5, PCIe 5.0, as well as a completely new hybrid architecture using a mix of Performance and Efficient-cores. This is a lot of new technologies in one product which makes it hard to estimate how each model will perform in the real world without application and workflow specific benchmarking and testing.


Adobe Premiere Pro: 12th Gen Intel Core vs AMD Ryzen 5000 Series

Posted in Articles on 11/04/2021 by Matt Bach

Intel has launched their new 12th Gen Intel Core desktop processors (code-named "Alder Lake") with support for DDR5, PCIe 5.0, as well as a completely new hybrid architecture featuring a mix of Performance and Efficient-cores. This is a lot of new technologies in one product, so we are excited to see how much of a performance boost the 12th Gen CPUs will see in Adobe Premiere Pro.


Adobe After Effects: 12th Gen Intel Core vs AMD Ryzen 5000 Series

Posted in Articles on 11/04/2021 by Matt Bach

Intel has launched their new 12th Gen Intel Core desktop processors (code-named "Alder Lake") featuring support for DDR5, PCIe 5.0, as well as a completely new hybrid architecture using a mix of Performance and Efficient-cores. This is a lot of new technologies in one product, so we are excited to see how much of a performance boost the 12th Gen CPUs will see in Adobe After Effects - especially in light of the new multi-frame rendering feature in After Effects 22.0.


Adobe Photoshop: 12th Gen Intel Core vs AMD Ryzen 5000 Series

Posted in Articles on 11/04/2021 by Matt Bach

Intel has launched their new 12th Gen Intel Core desktop processors (code-named "Alder Lake") featuring support for DDR5, PCIe 5.0, as well as a completely new hybrid architecture using a mix of Performance and Efficient-cores. Photoshop is largely single-threaded which may diminish the value of the hybrid architecture, but we are still very curious to see what these new CPUs are capable of.


Adobe Lightroom Classic: 12th Gen Intel Core vs AMD Ryzen 5000 Series

Posted in Articles on 11/04/2021 by Matt Bach

Intel has launched their new 12th Gen Intel Core desktop processors (code-named "Alder Lake") featuring support for DDR5, PCIe 5.0, as well as a completely new hybrid architecture using a mix of Performance and Efficient-cores. AMD has held the performance crown in Lightroom Classic for a number of years, but is this enough to put Intel back on top?


DaVinci Resolve Studio: 12th Gen Intel Core vs AMD Ryzen 5000 Series

Posted in Articles on 11/04/2021 by Matt Bach

Intel has launched their new 12th Gen Intel Core desktop processors (code-named "Alder Lake") featuring support for DDR5, PCIe 5.0, as well as a completely new hybrid architecture using a mix of Performance and Efficient-cores. This is a lot of new technologies in one product, so we are excited to see how much of a performance boost the 12th Gen CPUs will see in DaVinci Resolve Studio.


Unreal Engine: 12th Gen Intel Core vs AMD Ryzen 5000 Series

Posted in Articles on 11/04/2021 by Kelly Shipman

Intel has launched their new 12th Gen Intel Core desktop processors (code-named "Alder Lake") featuring support for DDR5, PCIe 5.0, as well as a completely new hybrid architecture using a mix of Performance and Efficient-cores. This is a lot of new technologies in one product, so we are excited to see how much of a performance boost the 12th Gen CPUs will see in Unreal Engine.


Cinema 4D: 12th Gen Intel Core vs AMD Ryzen 5000 Series

Posted in Articles on 11/04/2021 by Kelly Shipman

Intel has launched their new 12th Gen Intel Core desktop processors (code-named "Alder Lake") featuring support for DDR5, PCIe 5.0, as well as a completely new hybrid architecture using a mix of Performance and Efficient-cores. This is a lot of new technologies in one product, so we are excited to see how much of a performance boost the 12th Gen CPUs will see in Cinema 4D.


V-Ray: 12th Gen Intel Core vs AMD Ryzen 5000 Series

Posted in Articles on 11/04/2021 by Kelly Shipman

Intel has launched their new 12th Gen Intel Core desktop processors (code-named "Alder Lake") featuring support for DDR5, PCIe 5.0, as well as a completely new hybrid architecture using a mix of Performance and Efficient-cores. This is a lot of new technologies in one product, so we are excited to see how much of a performance boost the 12th Gen CPUs will see in V-Ray.


12th Gen Intel Core - Do you need Windows 11?

Posted in Articles on 11/04/2021 by Matt Bach

Due to the new hybrid architecture used on the 12th Gen Intel Core desktop processors (code-named "Alder Lake"), Windows 11 is recommended in order for the Thread Director to be fully operational. But does this actually make a difference in the real world, or are their other issues that would actually make Windows 10 the better option?


Solomon Jagwe - AMD Ryzen Threadripper Workstation

Posted in Landing Pages on 11/02/2021 by DJ Bailey

Solomon Jagwe is a freelance 3D artist, modeler, animator, painter, illustrator, and the creator/director of the Adventures of Nkoza and Nankya.


Using an external DAC to empower your workstation

Posted in Support Hardware Guides on 10/29/2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

DAC stands for digital-to-analog converter. A DAC takes digital audio information and converts it to an analog signal.


Intel Z690 vs Z590 vs Z490 Chipset Comparison

Posted in Articles on 10/29/2021 by William George

Over the last few iterations of their mainstream Core processors, Intel has offered many different chipsets with varying features. However, within each generation one stands at the top of the product stack, usually with naming using the "Z#90" convention. Today we are taking a look at the last three such chipsets: Z490, Z590, and the latest Z690 to see what has changed over the years.


Nicki Sun

Posted in Landing Pages on 10/27/2021 by DJ Bailey

We can't say enough good things about Nicki Sun! Working with her has been every bit the pleasurable experience it looks like it'd be when watching her in front of the camera. To get more insight about how we worked with her to improve her workflow, have a look inside!


NVIDIA Lite Hash Rate GPU Performance

Posted in Articles on 10/26/2021 by William George

In an attempt to make their GeForce line of consumer video cards less appealing to crypto miners, NVIDIA has updated many of their GPUs with "lite hash rate" versions. These are supposed to reduce effectiveness for mining of currencies like Etherium by about 50%, without impacting game performance or other applications, but to be sure of that we put a pair of GeForce RTX 3070 cards - one with LHR and one without - to the test.


Episode 101 - Puget Systems' 2021 Live Stream Extravaganza - Day 5 - State of the Industry: Computer Hardware

Posted in News on 10/22/2021 by Houston Bennett

Welcome to Day 5, Part 2 of our 2021 Live Stream Extravaganza! With the cancellation of NAB Show 2021 this year, we were eager to find other ways of connecting with you and our partners.


What is Pagefile, and how to adjust it

Posted in Support Hardware Guides on 10/22/2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

Pagefile or Virtual Memory is a critical part of Windows. This article will explain why along with how to adjust if you encounter errors or issues


Episode 100 - Puget Systems' 2021 Live Stream Extravaganza - Day 5 Part 1 - Virtual Production: The Future of Hollywood?

Posted in News on 10/22/2021 by Houston Bennett

Welcome to Day 5 of our 2021 Live Stream Extravaganza! With the cancellation of NAB Show 2021 this year, we were eager to find other ways of connecting with you and our partners.


Episode 99 - Puget Systems' 2021 Live Stream Extravaganza - Day 4 - Virtual Production: Motion Capture

Posted in News on 10/21/2021 by Houston Bennett

Welcome to Day 4 of our 2021 Live Stream Extravaganza! With the cancellation of NAB Show 2021 this year, we were eager to find other ways of connecting with you and our partners.


Episode 98 - Puget Systems' 2021 Live Stream Extravaganza - Day 3 - Artificial Intelligence for Post Production

Posted in News on 10/20/2021 by Houston Bennett

Welcome to Day 3, Part 2 of our 2021 Live Stream Extravaganza! With the cancellation of NAB Show 2021 this year, we were eager to find other ways of connecting with you and our partners.


Episode 97 - Puget Systems' 2021 Live Stream Extravaganza - Day 3 Part 1 - State of the Industry: VFX / MoGraph

Posted in News on 10/20/2021 by Houston Bennett

Welcome to Day 3 of our 2021 Live Stream Extravaganza! With the cancellation of NAB Show 2021 this year, we were eager to find other ways of connecting with you and our partners.


Episode 96 - Puget Systems' 2021 Live Stream Extravaganza - Day 2 - Adobe After Effects: Multi-Frame Rendering

Posted in News on 10/19/2021 by Houston Bennett

Welcome to Day 2 of our 2021 Live Stream Extravaganza! With the cancellation of NAB Show 2021 this year, we were eager to find other ways of connecting with you and our partners.


Episode 95 - Puget Systems' 2021 Live Stream Extravaganza - Day 1 Part 2 - DaVinci Resolve

Posted in News on 10/18/2021 by Houston Bennett

Welcome to Day 1, Part 2 of our 2021 Live Stream Extravaganza! With the cancellation of NAB Show 2021 this year, we were eager to find other ways of connecting with you and our partners.