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

  • Published on Sep 13, 2016
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  • Radeo Dreams
    Radeo Dreams 19 days ago

    lost of time, this test are imcomplete he show only he wants, i dont need watch the video for find out knowlege is faster than money, most the spensive peaces his buy is just for money show never he build a pc for real perfomance, some videos here is good but if take all channel is like 2 out 10 so you just need wait a 2 videos and skip the rest

  • James Roggy
    James Roggy Month ago

    Linux is always the wrong tool for the job :)

  • Shy Guy Mafia
    Shy Guy Mafia 2 months ago

    Every man knows that it aint the speed of your clock, but how you use it that matters. ^__--

  • fanofCOH
    fanofCOH 2 months ago

    Uber Xeon. I lold

  • MS النسي
    MS النسي 2 months ago

    idiot riche

  • Super Destroyer
    Super Destroyer 3 months ago

    Those are some long times but imagine with my PC with a 2400s

  • atd godjjj
    atd godjjj 4 months ago

    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 6 months ago

    The software is the problem...

  • it is Clock Speed!
    it is Clock Speed! 6 months ago

    Clockspeed or clocksped?

  • amangray films
    amangray films 6 months ago

    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 6 months ago

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

  • ApolloCreedAoC
    ApolloCreedAoC 8 months ago +1

    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 9 months ago

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

  • Lightstriker
    Lightstriker 9 months ago

    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 9 months ago


  • louisphilippe1100
    louisphilippe1100 10 months ago

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

    G POWER DRAGON 11 months ago

    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 11 months ago

    And then Threadripper enters the arena...

  • Xanderqwerty123
    Xanderqwerty123 11 months ago

    I watched this while drunk and it finally made sense

  • 1ch0
    1ch0 11 months ago

    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 11 months ago

    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 Year ago

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

  • cameron niven
    cameron niven Year ago

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

  • TheJeb52
    TheJeb52 Year ago +1

    Linus! You should try to make your own OS

  • TheJeb52
    TheJeb52 Year ago +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 Year ago

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

  • Mark Van Skiver
    Mark Van Skiver Year ago


  • Glen Waldrop
    Glen Waldrop Year ago

    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 Year ago

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

  • Sam Novelli
    Sam Novelli Year ago +1

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

  • tailsathome
    tailsathome Year ago

    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 Year ago

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

  • Lex -1172
    Lex -1172 Year ago

    64 core threadripper here we come!

  • Lachie Perrem
    Lachie Perrem Year ago

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

  • NoNameAd
    NoNameAd Year ago

    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 Year ago

    So basically 6950x OC to rule the world

  • Moosh
    Moosh Year ago

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

  • shinichixxxx
    shinichixxxx Year ago +1

    Tunnel bear :'(

  • Nathaniel Cutajar
    Nathaniel Cutajar Year ago +1

    RIP TunnelBear

  • Robin
    Robin Year ago

    tunnel bear Kreygasm

  • The Defcalyon
    The Defcalyon Year ago

    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 Year ago

    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 Year ago

    0:49 xD

  • Nadir Mustafa
    Nadir Mustafa Year ago

    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 Year ago

    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

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

  • Matt Man Productions

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

  • CC3DLtd
    CC3DLtd Year ago

    V-ray with a Xeon is GG

  • RhyxMormarteno
    RhyxMormarteno Year ago

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

  • Travis Ryno
    Travis Ryno Year ago +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 Year ago +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 Year ago

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

  • Casual Clouds
    Casual Clouds Year ago


  • Aidan Daly
    Aidan Daly Year ago

    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 Year ago

    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 Year ago

    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 Year ago +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 Year ago

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

  • El Has
    El Has Year ago

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

  • Just Mason
    Just Mason Year ago

    How do you auto organize and upload your vids??

  • Xasmanius Völk
    Xasmanius Völk Year ago

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

  • TechFan
    TechFan Year ago

    Where's the threadripper and Ryzen comparison?

  • Lucas Dixon
    Lucas Dixon Year ago

    Coach theoretical money general infection artist ritual cat.

    MGD.KHZNA Year ago


  • BzZerr
    BzZerr Year ago

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

  • Big Sean
    Big Sean Year ago +1

    *How can I download more cores?*

  • donnythedingo
    donnythedingo Year ago

    "only a few hundred bucks" :'D 😅

  • Randy Jackson
    Randy Jackson Year ago

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

  • T K
    T K Year ago

    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 Year ago

    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

    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 Year ago

    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 Year ago

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

  • Kurosai PH
    Kurosai PH Year ago

    Pentium 2 > i9 xtreme

  • TheGmodkilla
    TheGmodkilla Year ago

    What uh, video was that boat from?