This is for people who run MC on custom built computers, I will NEVER buy a qualified system, please do not reccomend or warn me of doing this.
I've been building my own computers and running Media Composer for about a decade now. I get flawless performance, but lately ive been considering upgrading to a prosumer cpu such as a 6900k, 6950x, possibly Ryzen 1800x, or wait for future Skylake-X.
My current setup is intel 4790k @4.4ghz 32gb ram, asus z97 gryphon motherboard, nvidia 980ti. And running Media Composer 8.8.1, windows 10 home.
When I do a mixdown it looks like im getting 68% avg across 8 threads. What average are you all getting? Id be interested to know about kabylake 7700k, skylake 6700k, 6900k, 6950x, AMD Ryzen, and other current cpus.
Im wondering if I built a computer with a 6950x @4ghz would Media Composer utilize all 10 cores/20 threads? If so, that would be a substantial performance upgrade over these mainstream gaming cpu's.
Also im going to start paying close attention to how Media Composer uses all my cores while performing different tasks. Mixing down, rendering, exporting, importing, transcoding, etc.
i also swear by my own spit and gaffa tape.
sweet spot core count wise is 6 imho, only DNxHR transcodes use more cores afaik.
ryzen is not tremendous idea for us i'd think, not enough pci-e lanes for my taste.
but a dual 8 core naples machine might interest me come summer.
128 pci-e lanes? count me the f. in. memeory bandwith is amazeballs, but i don't think we need that.
we'd have to figure out wether the avx shortcomings of the zen architecture have much impact on MC performance. I figure they might.
I'm curious, what do you want all the pci-e lanes for?
I just ordered a Ryzen 1700 w/ a gigabyte ga-ab350m matx motherboard (i like compact setups). I'll keep using my 980ti but get a 1080ti down the line.
I'm expecting to overclock to 4ghz. Ill let you know how it works out. I mainly want to transcode and export faster.
i need all the pci-e lanes i can get.
got 6 pci-e devices in my main rig.
gpu, raid controller, HBA, mojo dx, additional usb, soundcard.
using 38 of 40 available lanes. couldn't push another gpu without sacrifices, someday i might wanna.
i do as much as possible via pci-e. most stable, most bandwidth.
cool thing you're trying ryzen. clock for clock comparision to intel for MC would be very interesting.
This is from my 2015 build , still rather valid results , no OC , it´s factory settings for the 4960x so above 4 ghz ( it switches to 4,12 sometimes ) and 12 times that , also notice the GPU usage
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