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.
Best Workstation PC for Adobe After Effects (Winter 2020)
After Effects can be a power hungry application, requiring a powerful workstation with plenty of system memory in order to keep you in your creative process. In this post, we will go over a few of our recommendations in the winter of 2020 for the best PC for Adobe After Effects for a range of budgets.
Best Workstation PC for Adobe After Effects (Summer 2020)
After Effects can be a power hungry application, requiring a powerful workstation with plenty of system memory in order to keep you in your creative process. In this post, we will go over a few of our recommendations in the summer of 2020 for the best PC for Adobe After Effects for a range of budgets.
Best Workstation PC for Adobe Premiere Pro (Summer 2020)
Depending on the type of footage you work with, the hardware requirements for Premiere Pro can range from a fairly moderate system, to an incredibly powerful one. In this post, we will go over a few of our recommendations for the best PC for Adobe Premiere Pro for a range of budgets.
DaVinci Resolve Studio 16.1.2 Update – RED SDK improvements
The latest version of DaVinci Resolve (16.1.2) includes an update to the latest RED SDK which is supposed to greatly improve performance when working with R3D files in DaVinci Resolve. But exactly how much of an impact does this make in the real world? (Hint: it is a lot!)
What is the Best CPU for Video Editing (2019)
Your CPU is one of the most important parts in your workstation, but picking which CPU to use can be an overwhelming task with literally hundreds of options to choose from. In this post, we will be discussing what the best CPU is to use for a video editing workstation while keeping things at a relatively high level so that it can help answer the question for anyone – regardless on how much they keep up with the latest tech.
Does PCIe Gen4 improve GPU performance in video editing apps?
PCIe Gen4 is finally here with twice the theoretical bandwidth of PCIe Gen3. But with the current Gen4 motherboards and video cards, does the extra bandwidth actually matter for video editing applications like Premiere Pro, After Effects, and DaVinci Resolve?
Video Editing Performance with Intel Xeon W-3200 Series Processors
While the choice between using an Intel X-series or Intel Xeon W processor is often decided by more than straight-up performance, it is still useful to know exactly how much performance you might be losing in order to gain Xeon-exclusive features like 64 PCI-E lanes or Reg. ECC memory support. To that end, in this post we will be benchmarking the Intel X-series, Intel Xeon W-3200, as well as the AMD Threadripper processors in a range of applications including Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, and DaVinci Resolve.
First Look at AMD Ryzen 3rd Gen CPUs for Video Editing
AMD’s new Ryzen 3rd generation CPUs just launched with terrific performance improvements across the board. While we don’t have the full lineup tested just yet, we wanted to give a first look at what we are seeing in Premiere Pro, After Effects, DaVinci Resolve, and other applications commonly used in video editing.