What AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO Means for Post Production
AMD says their new Ryzen™ Threadripper™ PRO processor is “Built for creating” and we can’t disagree. The power behind our new BOXX APEXX Everest* workstation, this new proc has some impressive benchmark credentials:
- AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ PRO can outperform two of the competition’s highest core count processors.
- 25+ record breaking wins
- First 64 core pro workstation CPU
- Leadership single and multithreaded application performance
With that in mind, let’s take a quick look at what this new processor and what it means to video editors, VFX artists, and other post production professionals using DaVinci Resolve and Adobe Creative Cloud.
DaVinci Resolve Studio combines 8K editing, color correction, visual effects and audio post-production all in one application, allowing you to instantly move between those tasks with one click. Another key advantage of DaVinci Resolve Studio is the fact that it’s built for post collaboration so editors, assistants, colorists, VFX artists and sound designers can all work simultaneously on the same project.
If you’re a DaVinci Resolve user, you have to be able to deliver in any format or resolution. This is often where bottlenecks develop due to underpowered workstations which struggle with 8K or real-time collaboration. However, with an AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ PRO-based system like the APEXX Everest, it’s not an issue.
With a frequency of 4.5GHz, the Threadripper™ PRO 3995WX processor boasts up to 64 cores/128 threads, which is the highest core count available in any professional CPU. Each core also has equal access to memory, resulting in a blazing fast architecture. For DaVinci Resolve 8K content, Threadripper™ PRO enables instant 8K playback at real-time rates.
The Threadripper™ PRO inside the APEXX Everest also supports PCIe 4.0, improving performance and power by allowing data to move faster to and from host to up to four NVIDIA RTX™ GPUs and Samsung SSDs.
Now let’s take a look at Adobe, where Threadripper™ PRO also ensures less time waiting and more time creating. The new processor accelerates Premiere Pro or After Effects video and motion graphics powered by Adobe Sensei AI, integrated workflows, and increases support for every camera, frame, and platform. With 64 processing cores, you can also expect accelerated video editing and animations, faster render previews, video encoding, and animation exporting.
And like the improved 8K support offered for DaVinci Resolve, Threadripper™ PRO enables real-time editing of 8K REDCODE RAW footage in Premiere Pro. When it comes to storage, PCIe® 4.0 and up to 2TB of memory means you’ll be loading those 8K files faster than ever before.
If you’re a post pro who made the move to AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ a few years back, you know that processor lived up to the hype. You also know it may be time to upgrade to Threadripper™ PRO. If you never tried Threadripper in the first place, it’s time to experience what you missed—and go PRO in the process.
*APEXX Everest is equally outstanding for Avid, 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, Vegas PRO, V-Ray, and other applications.