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  • Thu, Aug 16 2018 1:58 PM In reply to

    Re: i9 vs Threadripper (Intel vs AMD) plus some test results

    My experience with MC on Threadripper differs from project to project, but in general I would not recommend it. With DNxHD/HR it runs quite smooth, especially 1080p (but of course, any cheap PC will handle this). But I notice the different between "quite smooth" and "really fast" as soon as I fire up Premiere, which is a lot faster (in playback) and more responsive (the UI/timeline) than MC on Threadripper. This week I tried to edit a music video, and MC fell flat on its face when I tried to combine multiple clips of QT Animation @ 4K DCI res in one frame (cropped and scaled). It's a pretty extreme example, but when I tried the same thing in Premiere it was no problem at all.

    Sure, Threadripper is not supported by Avid, but I have a feeling that MC's playback engine is just outdated and in need of a rewrite, to work better with modern hardware. I think they're working on that (I remember reading something about it in an article about the UI-panel last April), but it might be years away, who knows.

    CPU: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X 16-core 3.4GHz GPU: GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti 11G MB: Gigabyte X399 Designare EX RAM: 64GB Kingston HyperX Predator HX430C15PB3K4... [view my complete system specs]
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    • fropdaddy
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    Re: i9 vs Threadripper (Intel vs AMD) plus some test results

    Walter Johan:
    This week I tried to edit a music video, and MC fell flat on its face when I tried to combine multiple clips of QT Animation @ 4K DCI res in one frame (cropped and scaled). It's a pretty extreme example, but when I tried the same thing in Premiere it was no problem at all.

    I wonder if you weren't using QT Animation if it would perform better due to the way that QT is supported (or not) on PC.

     

     

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