When AMD released their Ryzen 3rd Gen CPUs in 2019, they were able to match (or beat) Intel at most price points. Will Intel’s new 10th Gen lineup allow them to take back the Premiere Pro performance crown?
Intel processors have long been our recommendation for After Effects workstations, although AMD’s Ryzen 3rd Gen CPUs closed the gap to the point that there was little benefit to using one brand over the other. With the launch of the new Intel 10th Gen desktop processors, however, Intel has the chance to regain the lead for After Effects.
Lightroom Classic has a number of interesting performance quirks – chief among them the fact that AMD processors are overwhelming faster than Intel processors for a number of tasks like exporting and generating smart previews. Will this hold true for the new Intel 10th Gen processors, or will we see Intel take over as our go-to recommendation for Lightroom Classic?
When AMD released their Ryzen 3rd Gen CPUs in 2019, they very slightly out-performed Intel’s 9th Gen processors. Intel’s new 10th Gen lineup should allow them to take back the Photoshop performance crown, but will it be by a noticeable amount, or just a few percent?
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?
In addition to being one of the more important choice, getting the right CPU is also one of the more complicated decisions when configuring a Premiere Pro workstation. Unlike applications like Photoshop and After Effects where there is a relatively clear “best” CPU, in Premiere Pro there are reasons to use a wide range of processors depending on your budget and what you are doing. But which should you use in your system?
Unlike most other applications used in the video post-production process, DaVinci Resolve relies much more on the power of your video card(s) than it does on your processor. However, you do need enough CPU power to keep up with your GPU(s) and there are still some aspects of Resolve (like the Fusion tab) where the CPU is more important. In this article, we will be looking at a wide range of processors from Intel and AMD including the Intel 9th Gen, Intel X-series, AMD Ryzen 2nd Gen, and AMD Threadripper 2nd Gen CPU lines. In addition, we will be comparing them to a current Mac Pro 12 Core and iMac Pro 14 Core for those that are curious about how much faster a PC workstation can be compared to a Mac.
Choosing the right hardware for your new After Effects workstation can be overwhelming with hundreds or thousands of different hardware components to choose from. In this article, we are going to be benchmarking – using our newly released Puget Systems After Effects CC Benchmark – a wide range of processors from Intel and AMD including the Intel 9th Gen, Intel X-series, AMD Ryzen 2nd Gen, and AMD Threadripper 2nd Gen CPU lines. In addition, we will be comparing them to a current Mac Pro 12 Core and iMac Pro 14 Core for those that are considering going with a Mac-based workstation rather than a PC.