Adobe Premiere Pro is generally pretty decent at leveraging both the CPU and GPU in your system, but even with a 28 Core CPU and Radeon Pro Vega GPUs, is the new 2019 Mac Pro able to keep up with a significantly more affordable PC workstation?
Adobe After Effects can easily bring even the most powerful workstation to its knees, but how does Apple’s new Mac Pro compare to a much more affordable PC workstation?
Apple’s new Mac Pro is a very slick and sturdy machine, but does its high price translate to better performance in Photoshop?
As AMD continues to release processors with more and more cores, we are getting to the point that there is are concerns that the normal version of Windows 10 Pro is not able to effectively utilize all these cores. To find out, we decided to test the 3990X and a number of other processors with Windows 10 Pro for Workstations as well as with SMT/HT disabled.
AMD has launched a new top-end CPU in their Threadripper product line, equipped with a whopping 64 cores. We are putting this new 3990X chip to the test in one of the applications where its high core count should shine: CPU based rendering in Cinema 4D. See how it stacks up to the other Threadripper models as well as Intel and AMD’s various other desktop processors.
DaVinci Resolve may be known for its ability to utilize your GPU, but depending on your project, the CPU can actually be a bigger factor for performance. But even in these cases, is AMD’s new Threadripper 3990X with 64 cores overkill?
More than most Adobe applications, Premiere Pro is able to make use of CPUs that have higher core counts. The new AMD Threadripper 3990X takes this to the extreme, however, with an incredible 64 cores. Will Premiere Pro be able to utilize all of these cores, or will the 3990X actually end up being slower than one of AMD’s more affordable options?
At the moment, After Effects typically only utilizes a handful of CPU cores, which makes the new AMD Threadripper 3990X, with a massive 64 cores, extreme overkill. But does that make the 3990X a bad option for After Effects, or will it surprise us by out performing the other mainstream CPUs offered by Intel and AMD.
Lightroom Classic contains a number of tasks that can leverage a decent number of CPU cores to improve performance. The new AMD Threadripper 3990X, with a massive 64 cores, should excel when exporting images in particular, but many applications see less and less benefit as you get into extremely high core counts. Will Lightroom be able to leverage all 64 cores, or is there no benefit to using the 3990X over a much less expensive CPU like the Threadripper 3960X?
Due to the nature of how Photoshop works, a CPU with a high number of cores is rarely necessary to get the best performance. In fact, some applications can actually see a loss in performance with more CPU cores, which is why we are very interested to see how the new AMD Threadripper 3990X with 64 cores is able to run Photoshop.