$300 CPU Beats $4000 CPU?? - Cores vs clockspeed for video encoding

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  • atd godjjj
    atd godjjj День назад

    i know, it's 2019 and i'm late but curiosity from my parallel programming class brought me back here again and I just want to leave this:

    ambdahl's law

  • eualadindeal
    eualadindeal Месяц назад

    The software is the problem...

  • Clock Sped
    Clock Sped Месяц назад

    Clockspeed or clocksped?

  • amangray films
    amangray films Месяц назад

    Software utilization. If Adobe wanted, they can use the GPU at 100 percent during export from Lightroom or Premiere. Adobe isn't even trying. Adobe finally released an update to Premiere that allows proper 4K playback on older iMacs. Now a 2013 iMac can playback multiple streams of 4K video on a Adobe Premiere timeline. This used to be very hard even for the iMacPro. Software developers need to pull up there socks and hire more staff to solve the software bottlenecks.

  • Cicero 219
    Cicero 219 2 месяца назад

    Mmmmhhh 4k looks great on the lg 4k oled top of the line

  • ApolloCreedAoC
    ApolloCreedAoC 3 месяца назад

    Interesting video would be nice to see an updated video. With ryzen 3000 series coming out and 16 cores becoming more affordable would interesting to find out if there worth it or not

  • Wyatt Gattshall
    Wyatt Gattshall 4 месяца назад

    WAIT WAIT WAIT... did it have RGB? NO!?!? Well there's your problem silly!

  • Lightstriker
    Lightstriker 4 месяца назад

    I have no idea why in those old video Linus keeps playing with his dick with his right hand. KEEP YOUR HAND ABOVE THE TABLE!

  • cyabonga.m paul
    cyabonga.m paul 4 месяца назад


  • louisphilippe1100
    louisphilippe1100 5 месяцев назад

    Something like handbrake would use most if not all the cores.

  • Hype Beats
    Hype Beats 5 месяцев назад

    Hey,linus tech tips,can you do a similar test for gaming,like compare more cores vs clock speeds

    G POWER DRAGON 6 месяцев назад

    How about transcoding multiple video files at once CPU utilisation will Rise I've done transcoding 3 videos at the same time with AVS video trends converter with AVS video converter

  • kumbandit
    kumbandit 6 месяцев назад

    And then Threadripper enters the arena...

  • Xanderqwerty123
    Xanderqwerty123 6 месяцев назад

    I watched this while drunk and it finally made sense

  • 1ch0
    1ch0 6 месяцев назад

    Just giving away: I dont like Linus.
    But: Stop hyping Ryzen and telling people GPU Encoding would be so bad. It is simply not. When streaming on twitch, my 720p30 with 7.6 MBit/s on NVENC just look better in most party than what other streamers produce when using their CPU.. Why? Well, because.. They read CPU is so much better and wont believe anything else anymore. Its just ignorant. Just check for yourself. NVENC doesnt look worse and you dont waste CPU power, energy and time. There is no reason at all today for using the CPU for encoding, if you not have a really big streaming rig like an threadripper 1950X or higher which does the encoding entirely.

  • Christopher Carson
    Christopher Carson 6 месяцев назад

    Can you please link the "36 Core Xeon VLOG" video.. The link above is incorrect and takes you to the Laszlo music link..

  • Everything AA
    Everything AA 7 месяцев назад

    Can we have a 2600X vs 1700 & 1700X video

  • cameron niven
    cameron niven 8 месяцев назад

    What multiple cores isn’t the best for everything... suprise

  • TheJeb52
    TheJeb52 8 месяцев назад +1

    Linus! You should try to make your own OS

  • TheJeb52
    TheJeb52 8 месяцев назад +1

    When I upload a 1080p video on my computer takes anywhere from 30minutes (the shortest video I uploaded) to about 5 hours (any video over 20 minutes long)

  • Toms Tech
    Toms Tech 8 месяцев назад

    5:15 "not a heavily threaded workload" LITERALLY 44 threads evenly used.

  • Mark Van Skiver
    Mark Van Skiver 8 месяцев назад


  • Glen Waldrop
    Glen Waldrop 8 месяцев назад

    Are you using Cuda or NVENC? Just for clarification, both are available on a few models, though Cuda has been deprecated in most cases.

  • Shadow Fc
    Shadow Fc 9 месяцев назад

    Mr linus can you make a build with a subscriber and make it with me please 🙏

  • Sam Novelli
    Sam Novelli 9 месяцев назад

    i9-7980XE or i7-6950X for video encoding and live preview on Adobe Premiere?

  • tailsathome
    tailsathome 9 месяцев назад

    I just upgrading my old dual e5 2680 v1 To i9 7940x To avoid low performance like this on x265. Working well in 4k that is heavily multithread.

  • Tactical Aioli
    Tactical Aioli 9 месяцев назад

    you mean like when you gave your daughter that 18 core xeon facaded as intel i9?

  • Lex -1172
    Lex -1172 9 месяцев назад

    64 core threadripper here we come!

    • Lex -1172
      Lex -1172 9 месяцев назад

      And 64 threads....

    • Lex -1172
      Lex -1172 9 месяцев назад

      I meant 32....

  • Lachie Perrem
    Lachie Perrem 9 месяцев назад

    why use the intel ssd why not a Samsung 970 EVO 2TB M.2 or something

  • NoNameAd
    NoNameAd 10 месяцев назад

    Do you have an update to this? This is my delima right now and urgently need a solution for rendering out of Ae using media encoder to h.264? What’s the fastest machine possible?

  • givemeajackson
    givemeajackson 11 месяцев назад

    So basically 6950x OC to rule the world

  • Moosh
    Moosh 11 месяцев назад

    0:39 a few hundred bucks, huh? that's my wallet right there.

  • shinichixxxx
    shinichixxxx 11 месяцев назад +1

    Tunnel bear :'(

  • Nathaniel Cutajar
    Nathaniel Cutajar 11 месяцев назад +1

    RIP TunnelBear

  • Robin
    Robin 11 месяцев назад

    tunnel bear Kreygasm

  • The Defcalyon
    The Defcalyon Год назад

    Linus plz tell me nothing will happen to my Asus rog strix gl702VS . I enabled all 8 cores on my laptop. And my friends are saying that this will increase my performance in games and stuff,but some people say that my laptop will burn , or i will get BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH (( What will happen to my laptop ?

  • SPACKlick
    SPACKlick Год назад

    I know this is old but When showing multiple graphs, keep the items in the same order, it makes comparing results much fucking easier.


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  • Szaone 01
    Szaone 01 Год назад

    0:49 xD

  • Nadir Mustafa
    Nadir Mustafa Год назад

    In my experience not every transcoding software is developed with same technique, if you are add processor to increase your performance you should chose an software which use processor power to transcode like Carbon Coder....?

  • Hesham Sweed
    Hesham Sweed Год назад

    Linus we know the title of your video is (for video encoding)
    but please Don't blame the Xeon chip it self, and be honest
    the problem it's not Xeon with multi cores , the problem is the media encoding programs it self, rather than each year they Release a new edition of their programs with a new look and a tool not even fully functioning, they should change their data base from the roots.
    sorry for my English.

  • Warface EliteKrew
    Warface EliteKrew Год назад

    Sorry Linus, but I laughed hard at the boat fail.

  • Matt Man Productions
    Matt Man Productions Год назад

    Linus is such a moron. Don't even know how he can call himself a techie.

  • CC3DLtd
    CC3DLtd Год назад

    V-ray with a Xeon is GG

  • RhyxMormarteno
    RhyxMormarteno Год назад

    Linus did you test it at one user or multiple users droping work about same time.

  • Travis Ryno
    Travis Ryno Год назад +1

    Linus, put “Active Transistor Count” on your charts as well!! (“Active” since some lower chips share counts but with cores disabled.)

    • Travis Ryno
      Travis Ryno Год назад +1

      Example: the 2699 V4 die has 7.2B transistors, but since it’s a 24 core die w/ 2 disabled, that leaves: “6.6 Billion Active Transistors” ..at 2.7Ghz

  • Darrell May
    Darrell May Год назад

    thanks for adding the 6700k!,,,,I made a good choice!,,,

  • Casual Clouds
    Casual Clouds Год назад


  • Aidan Daly
    Aidan Daly Год назад

    Saw this nvidia cuda link on www.github.com/chainer for tesla GPU and deep learning using IBM #Power9 CPU dna/rna protien model

  • alexmouris
    alexmouris Год назад

    So you need High clocks AND enough threads.... hhhmmmmmmmmm
    4.0 to 4.2 on 16 cores with a good cooler?
    but its amd and we all know how LTT feels about amd dont we?

  • Sleepy Ancient
    Sleepy Ancient Год назад

    Fun fact about 3d rendering: Using a CPU, any CPU? Then shrink the size of the space being rendered to speed it up.
    Using a GPU, any GPU? Increase the size of the space being rendered to speed it up.

  • Michael Pawlik
    Michael Pawlik Год назад +1

    You guys gotta work on the curves of your colour grading. Videos can look washed out sometimes and not quite contrasty-and-punchy enough.

  • Greg Deocampo
    Greg Deocampo Год назад

    the issue isn't xeon it's media encoder's lack of support for multiple cores.

  • El Has
    El Has Год назад

    Um... Why does the sound stop at 0:02?

  • Just Mason
    Just Mason Год назад

    How do you auto organize and upload your vids??

  • Xasmanius Völk
    Xasmanius Völk Год назад

    Well new cpu means new environment to the os and i think it would be smart to check all the configuration-options.

  • TechFan
    TechFan Год назад

    Where's the threadripper and Ryzen comparison?

  • Lucas Dixon
    Lucas Dixon Год назад

    Coach theoretical money general infection artist ritual cat.

    MGD.KHZNA Год назад


  • M3
    M3 Год назад

    more ram than storage there

  • BzZerr
    BzZerr Год назад

    JUST WHAT I NEEDED. thank you. Im about to buy a computer so want the best.

  • Big Sean
    Big Sean Год назад +1

    *How can I download more cores?*

  • donnythedingo
    donnythedingo Год назад

    "only a few hundred bucks" :'D 😅

  • Randy Jackson
    Randy Jackson Год назад

    The Problem is: Adobe! All Adobe products are horrible at ressource usage. Resolve is much more sophisticated!

  • Kagakh EarthHammer
    Kagakh EarthHammer Год назад

    Linus I'm hearing a lot about downloading cores and I don't really understand it could u do a video on this please

  • MrPhreeradical
    MrPhreeradical Год назад

    I had to watch this the day after I bought an Asus Z10PE-D8 WS to build an uber Xeon rig.........FUMING!!!!

  • Penny Pincher-Coins
    Penny Pincher-Coins Год назад

    why didn't he just say use a quad and over clock it as much as you can and your fine?

  • Rand Name
    Rand Name Год назад

    tl;dr: "Don't use shit programs, because most of the overpriced ones aren't even multi-core/multi-thread friendly."

  • jim davidson
    jim davidson Год назад

    Your sister's earrings look great on you. LOL LOL.

  • Cyrus Samelo
    Cyrus Samelo Год назад

    Pentium 2 > i9 xtreme

  • TheGmodkilla
    TheGmodkilla Год назад

    What uh, video was that boat from?

    FRYEGS6 Год назад

    I am a noob to all this, so, hy not just run the xeons in cpu mode only, to get the best performance? Was the miscalculation made with the GPU assistance? I would be upset after spending that amount of money, to find those results, but, there was no way in hell you could have known that in advance or even predicted (that outcome). Well looks like the industry is not sharing their lab test results with us and only letting us talk to the sales persons from the company. How can you ever know what system will work well or hinder desired performance without some honest real world testing. Thanks for the LINUS. Well with all that said, I just did the same thing, but on a smaller scale. I just purchased a $700.00 dollar dual set of E5-2660 Xeons for my home use and now will have to keep you informed as to how they perform in the future.

  • Matt
    Matt Год назад

    Anyone else surprised that the 6700k kept up really well even while coming in last. It wasn't very far behind

  • Nether Warrior
    Nether Warrior Год назад

    I own a i7 6700k on my dell xps 8900 clocked at 3.4 ghz

  • Marcelo Melo da Silva
    Marcelo Melo da Silva Год назад

    Thanks, but I liked your watch, so what is that model?

  • Charlie TheCAM
    Charlie TheCAM Год назад

    i really love your videos friend, thanks a lot for making them

  • thatonekid87
    thatonekid87 Год назад

    Where did he get that case fan mount on his test bench? is that part of the rig itself?

  • SysPowerTools
    SysPowerTools Год назад

    Still use tunnel bear

  • Jun Medina
    Jun Medina Год назад

    Bro could you give me a gift 1155 socket 3rd gen for my oldschool cpu as my birthday gifr ehehe i always watch ur videos about computer 😎😎😎

  • erwinremigo
    erwinremigo Год назад

    This is because the program and the OS do not use the system efficiently. Many times, only some of the cores are used while the rest remain more or less idle.

  • nope
    nope Год назад

    If u guys dont like that 4000$ proccessor . I can humbly take it

  • Mr Gruust
    Mr Gruust Год назад

    The cpu graphs indicate you haven't pinned down the CPUs. And that thrashes CPU caches. Even though you only use ~30% CPU performance, that load gets distributed to all CPUs. Thrashing caches is probably the worst you can do.

  • Savin Babu
    Savin Babu Год назад

    Can you give away pc

  • _oussama699オッサマ
    _oussama699オッサマ Год назад +2

    Guys i can't find video QH p*** way?

  • adrian balint
    adrian balint Год назад

    can you remake the test on a amd cpu. maybe infinity fabric will make things much better

  • HeadCrushing4k
    HeadCrushing4k Год назад +3

    Let's see how a 1700x fairs in these tests.

  • econtp
    econtp Год назад

    What is the thing that holds a Noctua fan and where can I purchase it?

  • Martin Panda
    Martin Panda Год назад

    GPU performance is very dependent on ram speed!

  • Fool's Requiem
    Fool's Requiem Год назад

    Servers (and the Processors that are used in them) aren't designed for video output, but computing and storage access/storage. It shouldn't be a surprise that a Xeon processor didn't do so well in video related tests.

  • Dota 2 SEA Hub
    Dota 2 SEA Hub Год назад

    linus it's a joke r8?

  • Mark Zhdanovsky
    Mark Zhdanovsky Год назад

    Asus x99 Delux ii is crap, died on me after 10 months, q-code 99 and asking 9v instead of asking 12v, that's why processor even fails to start.

  • K to the L
    K to the L Год назад

    id like to see similar testing like this done again now vs. AMD chips. r7, r5, and why not the r3 to.. (dont want the little guy to feel left out lol...) then we can start talking about when you are going to swap all ur shitz over to amd and dump intel back in to their pile of innovationless mostly useless and sometimes "borrowed" ideas. think about which company is better.. o schnapp someone hacked intel ;) and sooner or later amd will be cracking the gpu market open as well... its a brave new world (0rder!) f f F the polic3

  • Klaus Filler
    Klaus Filler Год назад

    Please please please update this with Ryzen Threadripper

  • wesler218
    wesler218 Год назад

    wow at the time of me watching this the i7 6950x has dropped over $100

  • Naila Masood
    Naila Masood Год назад

    hey linus tech tips do sell any graphic cards for cheap?
    I am thinking of buying one.

  • PrussianKamikaze
    PrussianKamikaze Год назад

    I want to put old IDE drives in my upcoming PC build this winter. Right now my option is to buy a couple PCI cards that have an IDE port on them. Although, I don't know if they will work and I don't want to waste money (or even worse, break my drives). Would you be able to cover this topic?

  • Zeno
    Zeno Год назад

    just asking, is a dual core pentium CPU clocked at 2.60 Ghz still good?

  • Pen
    Pen Год назад

    the only problem is that not all of us have all of the us gold reserves

  • Corné van Driel
    Corné van Driel Год назад

    Hey Linus, try exporting multiple projects at the same time? I bet you can beat the lower end CPUs in GPU mode by adding a second GPU and doing multiple exports simultaneously.

  • 333jas
    333jas Год назад

    The main thing multiple cores are useful for is 3D rendering. All else will not use the cores to the fullest. But since GPU rendering is quickly taking over 3D rendering the need for multi-core chips is waning.