Intel i9 9900K processor review using Vegas Pro


fr0sty wrote on 3/10/2019, 1:33 PM

I'd hold off for those 3rd gen threadrippers for your other workstation.

And why is that?

If they're wanting to see better performance in Vegas with that line of CPUs before taking the plunge, the best bet would be to wait for the new architecture to drop.

TheRhino wrote on 3/15/2019, 8:36 PM

Reasons for ME to choose 9900K over Threadripper:

  • Faster SINGLE thread performance benefits my CURRENT apps...
    (at least one app is about 1.5X faster vs. Threaderipper 1950X/2950X...)
  • No known issues with older, proprietary apps I still need...
    (It is what it is... With AMD things are running fine until they're not...)
  • Thunderbolt 3 capable NOW
  • <$1000 to upgrade CPU/MB/RAM/COOLER

Shortcomings of 9900K:

  • HUGE for me=Lack of PCIe lanes. Partly overcome by Asus WS Z390's PLX chip...
  • Lack of bifurcation needed for M.2 PCIe RAID cards, etc...
  • LGA 1151 socket's limited upgrade path...
  • And yes, new architecture is always around the corner, like PCIe 4.0 & ZEN2.
    BUT, ZEN2 will likely not play nicely with my proprietary single-threaded apps..

4-6-2019 Update:

  • I just finished the first large editing projecting using the 9900K workstation from start-to-finish and am very happy with the results.
  • I get a 2X speed improvement over my Xeon 5660 4.0Ghz workstations on nearly everything I render.
  • I am also able to open multiple instances of Vegas & render them simultaneous without crashing.
  • I'm just using onboard video & CPU rendering for now because I also updated my displays to 4K...
  • Windows 10 & App install was the fastest ever... OS is on a 2.5" SSD & renders are from a (2) drive M.2 RAID to either a single M.2 or (4) 3.5" SATA hardware RAID.

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Workstation D with $1,350 USD of upgrades in April, 2019
--$500 9900K @ 5.0ghz
--$140 Corsair H150i liquid cooling with 360mm radiator (3 fans)
--$200 open box Asus Z390 WS (PLX chip manages 4/5 PCIe slots)
--$160 32GB of G.Skill DDR4 3000
--$350 refurbished, but like-new Radeon Vega 64 LQ (liquid cooled)

Renders Vegas11 "Red Car Test" (AMD VCE) in 13s when clocked at 5.0 ghz
(note: BOTH onboard Intel & Vega64 show utilization during QSV & VCE renders...)

Source Video1 = 4TB RAID0--(2) 2TB M.2 on motherboard in RAID0
Source Video2 = 4TB RAID0--(2) 2TB M.2 (1) via U.2 adapter & (1) on separate PCIe card
Target Video1 = 16TB RAID10--(4) 8TB SATA hot-swap drives on PCIe RAID10 card

10G Network using used $30 Mellanox2 Adapters & new $135 10G Switch
Copy of Work Files, Source & Output Video, OS Images on QNAP 653b NAS
Blackmagic Decklink PCie card for capturing from tape, etc.
(2) internal BR Burners connected via USB 3.0 to SATA adapters
Old Cooler Master CM Stacker ATX case with (13) 5.25" front drive-bays holds & cools everything.

Workstations A, B & C are 6-core 4.0ghz Xeon 5660 or I7 980x on Asus P6T6 motherboards.