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PFBM  
#1 Posted : Saturday, December 31, 2016 6:53:54 AM(UTC)
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HI !

Just to say that i´ve installed a vMix system on a old dual exacore xeon HP Z600 with 48 gigs of ram,
and a gtx 960 with 4 gigs of ram ( CPU: 2x Intel Xeon X5670 )
i had a I7 quadcore 3.6 ghz with the same gtx 960 and 16 gigs of ram.
i now can get about 3x more processing power...

very cost efective indeed.


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#2 Posted : Saturday, December 31, 2016 12:01:40 PM(UTC)
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Are you able to document or quantify any performance improvements within vMix?
I would think the major advantages would be seen with multiple NDI Input acquisitions and/or encoding for Streaming and Recording.


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#3 Posted : Saturday, December 31, 2016 12:11:48 PM(UTC)
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from 40% to 12% cpu consumption
4 hd cameras, 2 streams, recording in vc3 mxf,
magewell quad hdmi capture card.


Yes ! big multicore count....
more NDI.... More Multicorder count...
vmix likes multicore very much more thank Ghz.
its FFmpeg use, can use all the cores you can get for it :)
mine has 24 ( 12 real and 12 virtual at 3.2 ghz )

but a Z620 can get 32..... dual octocore xeon.... for 1000 euros...


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#4 Posted : Saturday, December 31, 2016 7:08:12 PM(UTC)
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I have a similar Dell T-7500 Workstation with dual xeon x5675 chips (24 total cores, 12 real and 12 virtual). Nothing I have thrown at it can choke the processors. These can easily be had for less than $1000 in the US.
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#5 Posted : Sunday, January 1, 2017 6:41:21 AM(UTC)
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Yess !!
When i said HP.... its just a reference.... DELL and others do the same thing.
1000 euros is just a price point . Because you have to buy it without the usual nvidia quadro graphic card.
and have to add a GTX card to the system.
these kind of workstations, have all chipsets with 40 lanes...
remember to populate all memory slots :)

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#6 Posted : Tuesday, January 24, 2017 1:28:11 PM(UTC)
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Hello,
Following this topic and since i have too much quirks with my X99 stream setup, i ordered a Z620 Workstation with Dual Xeon E5-2670
I'm planning on putting a Decklink Quad 2 and a Decklink Duo 2 inside for start and will do a full documentation after thoroughly testing it next week !
thanks for the idea, i'm eagerly waiting to test it !

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#7 Posted : Tuesday, January 24, 2017 3:14:45 PM(UTC)
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put the graphic card on the last pcie 16x slot.
it will cover the old pci slot that you dont need any more.
this way you wont waste pcie slots.

go to the Bios and turn on all cpu turbos :)
and hyperthreading ON
no virtualization.... no speedstep..... no unused devices such as com ports....
windows 10 pro 64 bits
cpu on background services not on programs....
use driverbooster free to get latest motherboard drivers.....
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#8 Posted : Sunday, January 29, 2017 6:04:30 PM(UTC)
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Got the system today.
Updated driver, changer some BIOS settings, but so far i can't get my quad 2 to work.

When i plug it, there is an error 31 with a PCI Bridge to PCI and i'm stuck
Maybe i should check the bios, so far i only followed your advices
Based on the service manual,
the upper PCIe port , first one, is blocked by 2nd CPU module
2nd one is PCIE 3.0 16x
Third one is PCIE 2.0 8x size but 4x bandwith, so this one is a no go for Quad 2, will try with a Duo 2 later
Fourth One is PCIE 3.0 8x, i used this one for Quad 2 and it should work but so far, no luck
Fifth one is PCIE 3.0 16x, the one you told me to put graphic card, but with cable management it's complicated for now, will take care of it later.

If anyone have an idea please, it would be greatly appreciated, thank you :

regard
Valentin
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#9 Posted : Monday, January 30, 2017 7:57:30 AM(UTC)
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i can try to help you :)

use 16x slots for quad2 and graphic card.

send me an email :)

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#10 Posted : Saturday, May 22, 2021 4:48:37 PM(UTC)
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