Intel’s 3 NUC 13 Extreme is a highly compact PC that is still capable of hosting high-end hardware like an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080, 64GB of RAM, and multiple M.2 NVMe storage drives. The question is, do you sacrifice any performance with thee ultra-compact NUC 13?
Following the success of the initial launch of their 13th Gen processors, Intel is now launching the Core i9 13900KS which is the first CPU to be capable of hitting 6 GHz at stock settings. But will this make any real difference for content creation?
Davinci Resolve Studio supports hardware-based decoding for H.264 and H.265 (HEVC) which can significantly improve performance with these codecs, but not all “flavors” of these codecs are supported depending on the bit depth and chroma subsampling used. In addition, support can change depending on the capability of the hardware in your system. In order to determine exactly what is supported, we decided to do our own testing to see exactly what types of H.264/5 media has hardware decoding support in DaVinci Resolve Studio.
AMD has launched their new Radeon 7000 series of GPUs, including the 7900 XTX. NVIDIA has long had a lead for many content creation workflows, however. Is the new 7900 XTX fast enough to make AMD a viable alternative to NVIDIA?
NVIDIA is continuing their new RTX 40 Series GPUs with the new RTX 4080 16GB. How does this new card perform in the real world, and is it worth considering in your next content creation workstation?
Introduction About a month ago, NVIDIA began rolling out their new RTX 40 series GPUs, starting with the GeForce RTX 4090 24GB. The RTX 4090 is an incredibly powerful GPU, and in our content creation review, it easily blew past anything else on the market. In that same article, we included test results in both
Intel’s 13th Gen processors bring terrific performance across the board, but many modern processors have been criticized for their high power draw and heat output. However, we have found that most CPUs only operate at these high temperatures when the motherboard BIOS is allowed to automatically overclock the processor above the official Intel specifications. Does running them at reference speeds impact performance, and how much of a difference does it make for thermals?
Following AMDs recent release of their Ryzen 7000 Series desktop processors, Intel is fighting back with their own launch of the Core 13th Gen processors (code named “Raptor Lake”). Unlike AMD’s launch which moved to a new socket and added support for DDR5, the 13th Gen CPUs are a drop-in upgrade for the 12th Gen processors since they share the same socket and existing support for DDR5 memory. Even though the base platform is largely unchanged, however, we still expect some big performance gains in a number of content creation workflows.
Intel’s new 13th Gen processors have just launched, hard on the heels of AMD’s recent release of their Ryzen 7000 Series. Intel and AMD currently trade blows in DaVinci Resolve Studio depending on the types of codecs you work with, with Intel leading for H.264/HEVC, and AMD leading for RAW media. Will the new 13th Gen allow Intel to take the top spot for DaVinci Resolve across the board?
Intel is not new to graphics in general, as they have long had a range of processors that featured integrated graphics. However, they are now starting to get into the discrete GPU market with their new Intel Arc series of cards. The Arc A380 launched a few months ago, but today we get the chance to examine the much more powerful Intel Arc A750 and A770. How will these cards perform, and how do they compare to their competitors from NVIDIA?