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postPerspective Reviews Puget Systems Genesis I

Posted in News on 11/08/2018 by Jeremy Thomas

In this review, Brady Betzel of postPerspective dives into how Puget Systems identified the right custom-built PC solution for him (specifically for post), how his experience was before, during and after receiving the system and, finally, specs and benchmarks of the system itself.


Pix4D 4.3 Multi-GPU Scaling and NVLink

Posted in Articles on 11/07/2018 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.


Pix4D 4.3 vs 4.2 Performance Analysis

Posted in Articles on 11/06/2018 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.


Does AMD Threadripper Dynamic Local Mode improve photo editing performance?

Posted in Articles on 11/05/2018 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?


Does AMD Threadripper Dynamic Local Mode improve video editing performance?

Posted in Articles on 11/05/2018 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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High Expectations

Posted in Blog on 11/04/2018 by Brett Nordquist

A couple of years ago, a new restaurant opened for business in town. For anyone traveling into St. George from Las Vegas or Zion National Park, it is hard to miss because it's situated the ledge which overlooks the town.


After Effects CC 2019: NVIDIA GeForce RTX Performance

Posted in Articles on 10/31/2018 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?


Photoshop CC 2019: NVIDIA GeForce RTX Performance

Posted in Articles on 10/31/2018 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?


Does DaVinci Resolve Studio 15.1.2 support NVLink?

Posted in Articles on 10/31/2018 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.


PC for Premiere Pro: Puget Systems

Posted in News on 10/31/2018 by Jeremy Thomas

In this review, Premiere Bro explains how the computer builder is vitally important when selecting your next PC. What benefits does a smaller computer builder have over a large corporation?


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RTX 2080Ti with NVLINK - TensorFlow Performance (Includes Comparison with GTX 1080Ti, RTX 2070, 2080, 2080Ti and Titan V)

Posted in HPC Blog on 10/26/2018 by Dr Donald Kinghorn

More Machine Learning testing with TensorFlow on the NVIDIA RTX GPU's. This post adds dual RTX 2080 Ti with NVLINK and the RTX 2070 along with the other testing I've recently done. Performance in TensorFlow with 2 RTX 2080 Ti's is very good! Also, the NVLINK bridge with 2 RTX 2080 Ti's gives a bidirectional bandwidth of nearly 100 GB/sec!


How to Enable and Test NVIDIA NVLink on Quadro and GeForce RTX Cards in Windows 10

Posted in Support Hardware Guides on 10/26/2018 by William George

NVLink is enabled in different ways depending on what video cards you have, so we have compiled instructions for multiple GeForce and Quadro models. Once you've gone through those steps, though, it can be helpful to have a quick way to test and make sure it is working. We have put together a small program that does just that - and reports which video cards in a system are connected via NVLink as well as how much bandwidth they have between them.


Behind the Scenes at Puget Systems

Posted in News on 10/26/2018 by Jeremy Thomas

In this video, Destin with Smarter Every Day talks about his experience working with Puget Systems and shares his experience working with the Puget Systems team. He interviews some of the Puget Systems staff to get a better understanding of what sets Puget Systems apart and how recommended systems are designed for specific applications.


How to Build a 4K Editing Computer

Posted in News on 10/26/2018 by Jeremy Thomas

In this video, Destin with Smarter Every Day talks about his experience working with Puget Systems to solve his 4K 60fps rendering issues. A render that previously took 11 hours to complete, is now being done in only 2.5 hours. Live previews in Adobe Premiere are also 4.4X faster, allowing for more work to be done, in higher resolution without the need to pre-render footage in order to work the editing timeline.


Puget Systems Adobe Photoshop CC Benchmark

Posted in Articles on 10/24/2018 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.


Premiere Pro CC 2018: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Performance

Posted in Articles on 10/24/2018 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?


DaVinci Resolve 15: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Performance

Posted in Articles on 10/22/2018 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.


Featured: Smarter Every Day 4K Editing Workstation

Posted in Featured Systems on 10/20/2018

Smarter Every Day generates huge amounts of 4K and high speed footage content, and needed a high performance workstation that could keep up with their work. With a new workstation from Puget Systems, their post-production workflow is 4.4X faster!


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

Posted in Articles on 10/19/2018 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.


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

Posted in Articles on 10/19/2018 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.


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

Posted in Articles on 10/19/2018 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.


Agisoft PhotoScan 1.4.3: GeForce RTX 2080 & 2080 Ti Comparison

Posted in Articles on 10/19/2018 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.


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

Posted in Articles on 10/19/2018 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.


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

Posted in Articles on 10/19/2018 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.


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

Posted in Articles on 10/19/2018 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.