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Nvidia Quadro RTX A6000 In-House Benchmark Test Results

CCS recently acquired several Nvidia Quadro RTX A6000 GPU. With 48GB of VRAM and a hefty price tag of $5K it’s certainly not for everyone. They do however offer a host of significant improvements over the previous Turing architecture and are a great choice for projects involving massive datasets & workloads. We really like the…

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The Benefits of Liquid Cooling for Professional Workstations

THE BASICS Heat is the single most crippling byproduct of computing technology. Thermal fluctuation, performance throttling and system fatigue are all critical factors that restrict the potential of hi-performance professional computers. The default and usually the only factory option for professional-grade computer components is air cooling. It’s the cheapest, easiest solution requiring little engineering and…

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A SMARTER WAY TO OVERCLOCK PROCESSORS – AMD PRECISION BOOST OVERDRIVE v2

OVERCLOCKING CHALLENGES AT CCS we provide our customers with the highest performing workstations and systems available anywhere. Getting the most out of our AMD processors involves a balancing act of overclocking CPU cores to needed frequency levels, keeping CPU temps within safe limits and using the right air or liquid CPU cooling solutions. In general…

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2019 Apple Mac Pro Benchmark Performance Tests

Apple Mac Pro “Mega Grater” vs AMD Ryzen 9 In 2006, Apple Introduced the Mac Pro “Cheese-Grater”. In 2013 they released the “Trash-Can”. Now we have the 2019 Mac Pro “Mega-Grater” with entry-level configurations costing around $10,000.   Many professionals working in M&E love their Macs. And for good reason. The new Mac Pro is…

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Nvidia GeForce RTX3080Ti Performance Comparison

Nvidia released its latest 3000-series GPU last month – the RTX3080Ti. We got lucky and recently had the good fortune to acquire several of them. We had read a lot about the improved performance and naturally wanted to see how they performed on the bench compared to our existing RTX3080 and RTX3090 GPUs. The “Ti”…

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CCS – PCIe 4.0 Benchmark Performance Test Results

Several weeks ago, we discussed PCIe Gen4 and the incredible performance benefits it offers. As we mentioned, although the software technology has existed for years, PCIe Gen4 hardware has only recently come available. This past week, we benched a full PCIe 4.0 AMD 32-Core Threadripper workstation and ran several performance tests. The TR32 uses an…

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Blender, Octane, Redshift & V-Ray Render Test Results

At Creative Computing Solutions we recently ran several Render tests using four of the most popular Render software apps: Blender, Octane, Redshift & V-Ray. As you may know, Blender and V-Ray offer CPU and GPU render while Octane and Redshift are GPU-based Render apps. For the CPU Render tests we used our line of AMD…

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BASICS of RENDERING ~ What’s Right for You?

CUDA vs OpenGL   What is CUDA? CUDA was created by graphics card (GPU) manufacturer, Nvidia. In simple terms, CUDA allows programs to use the brains of the GPU as a sub-CPU. Your CPU passes certain tasks off to the CUDA enabled card. The GPU specializes in quickly calculating effects like lighting, movement and interaction.…

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CPU Render: Test Results

Last month CCS published the results of extensive in-house CPU & GPU ‘synthetic’ performance benchmark tests. Today we’re releasing the results from the first in a series of CPU & GPU Render tests. These tests will be geared towards providing ‘real-world’ workflow benchmarks. For this round, we focused on CPU Render using Cinebench R23, Corona…

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CPU | GPU Benchmark Test Results: Full Report

CPU | GPU Benchmark Test Results: Full Report

CCS helps customers get the best performance from their workstations by providing a wide range of customized options. You can find all sorts of online test results from computer manufacturers and component suppliers. We thought we’d take advantage of our diverse CPU/GPU inventory and see what test results look like when we ran them in-house.…

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Choosing the Right Computer

CHOOSING THE RIGHT WORKSTATION

It’s a simple fact that one single type of workstation configuration will not meet the needs for all software applications used for Media and Entertainment. Performance is based on a complex web of interactions associated with the application itself, the system configuration, the type of models being constructed, rendering complexities, data & storage paths and…

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NVIDIA Benchmark Tests

GPU BENCHMARK TEST RESULTS

After concluding our CPU benchmark tests, we decided to take a look at the performance of several Nvidia Graphic Cards including a new RTX3090 24GB GPU. We were especially impressed with the results of the new 3000-series card. For this round of tests we used an AMD 32-core 3970X workstation. Check it out:

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AMD Ryzen Benchmark Test Results

CPU BENCHMARK TEST RESULTS 2020

We started Creative Computing Solutions with the goal to give customers access to hi-performance computer workstations. One of the first things we did was to decide what our Inventory would look like. We knew that the inventory had to address the needs of Mac, Windows and Linux Users. It also needed to offer customers a…

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