Workstation vs Desktop, what is the difference

Workstation vs Desktop, what is the difference

#LenovoP620 #AMDThreadripperPro #WRX80

When looking to purchase a computer for Creating Content, 3D render, or Video Production, What are the limitations of desktop computers, and why you should buy a Workstation.

Featuring The Lenovo P620. The world’s first computer powered by the AMD Threadripper Pro.

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  1. T1E6X1 on January 13, 2023 at 3:00 am

    You mentioned that there is a ceiling on how many CPU cores that a desktop can have given it’s socket. Correct me if im wrong however I do not believe that to be true at all. The maximum cores on 1st and 2nd gen Ryzen were 8 cores and that was doubled to 16 starting with 3rd gen Ryzen. They are all on the same AM4 socket and the motherboards (depending on the vendor) allow you to swap the CPUs without needing to buy a new motherboard.

  2. Babacar Toure on January 13, 2023 at 3:01 am

    we can get a test video with blender and the p620 ?

  3. Andy Nonimuss on January 13, 2023 at 3:01 am

    128GB max? No, not true. A lot of modern motherboards can have up to 256GB of memory like a ROG Rampage VI Extreme Encore. 24 PCIe lanes max? No, not true. An Intel Core i9-10980XE has 48 PCIe lanes. I could build a water-cooled desktop PC that would easily crush a ThinkStation P620 workstation.

  4. Paly on January 13, 2023 at 3:01 am

    Great video! Love your channel ๐Ÿ˜„

  5. RivenrockGardens on January 13, 2023 at 3:02 am

    That Threadripper build is pretty awesome!
    My 5950x and 5700xt does OK with my 3D art and video editing.

  6. Mark Lapasa on January 13, 2023 at 3:03 am

    I had so many questions before watching this video and after the video, I got all the answers. Thx for putting this together.

  7. Ric Battaglia on January 13, 2023 at 3:06 am

    P620 is not to hot?๐Ÿค”

  8. WINGTUNG, CHAN on January 13, 2023 at 3:09 am

    I5โฐ4460 COMPUTER

  9. Luis B Perez on January 13, 2023 at 3:09 am

    Sir thank you for your in depth explanation, this old timer learned something new today. You gained a subscriber here. Best regards and stay safe.

  10. Pop on January 13, 2023 at 3:10 am

    Does switching out or adding a GPU to the workstation improve gaming FPS? Curious how this would do for work with a bit of first person shooter games on the side

  11. Birdie1991 Gaming on January 13, 2023 at 3:11 am

    second vid ive been recommend and im enjoying the content. You have sold this channel to me with out clickbait which is rare to find on youtube thank you for streamlining the information.

  12. Alfred Michael on January 13, 2023 at 3:11 am

    Helpful through experience ! Thanks a lot !

  13. trystan cortez on January 13, 2023 at 3:13 am

    What tower is that desktop

  14. Karishma Ansari on January 13, 2023 at 3:14 am

    If I put 2rtx 3080 with my 3950x it will not scale 100 percent??

  15. FraznoFire on January 13, 2023 at 3:14 am

    Workstations also usually have components that have greater endurance than regular consumer ones (for situations when theyโ€™re rendering for days on end) and come with better support options like next-day onsite warranty options

  16. Matthew Simmonds on January 13, 2023 at 3:15 am

    It is a shame that you didn’t cover the in between option. The non Pro Threadripper. I feel that it is the better option for a 3d artist that wants a workstation at home that is very capable for modeling, animation and rendering. My Threadripper trx40 build can take up to 256gb ram, a 64 core CPU, quad gpu’s etc for a lot less than the Pro models cost.

  17. Oussama MEBARKIA on January 13, 2023 at 3:16 am

    *Nice and clean comparison* ๐Ÿ‘
    *Can you make a benchmark/review for EPYC series* ?

  18. Eien Rozen on January 13, 2023 at 3:17 am

    You don’t actually get all 24 PCIe lanes. 4 of those are reserved by the processor for the chipset. So unless you run your second M.2 through the chipset, you’re stealing PCIe lanes from your GPU. Kind of a bummer considering this make RAID 0 pointless.

  19. edward mac nab on January 13, 2023 at 3:17 am

    That P620 you are showing doesn’t look like you could get two more GPU’s in there and as for RAM , I can’t see any bigger than 32GB RAM sticks anywhere so you’d sure have a big pile of RAM sticks back there ! Where would they go ?

  20. Enrique Padilla on January 13, 2023 at 3:19 am

    you forgot ABOUT THE 4 LANES TO THE CHIPSET. so you can only do 1 M.2 NVMe

  21. polka23dot on January 13, 2023 at 3:20 am

    Desktop is a computer. Workstation is a furniture. The best workstations are made by Altwork.

  22. gardner standifer on January 13, 2023 at 3:20 am

    dude your trying your trying to say intel e52699 is not a workstation chip yes it’s old tech but it’s still it’s still a workstation CPU! also ho is going to process 8k video that’s whole different type of workstation this video is all about marketing he is miss leading ignorant for profits and sale for new workstations because intel 5&6 generations intel chips are still relevant you can still run cad engineering software like e5-2680 v3 with at least 32gb- 3200 non-ecc or ecc of memory on a x99 platform with Quadro card with something he say is true ,I’m saying he is being miss leading about the desktop now the fact is yes if your going to process 8k video your going to need way more memory but for most users that’s not the case unless your in high tech animation

  23. Michael Johnson on January 13, 2023 at 3:20 am

    GREAT GREAT VID!!!! I was going to buy an HP z640, z840 or a custom machine because I’m just so used to my HP xw9400 (a dual cpu system). I am stuck on should I get a single or dual processor. I’m a photographer and graphic designer who uses 3Ds, Maya, and a bunch of the Adobe Creative Cloud applications. Do I even need dual processors for After Effects and small animations?

  24. Obscura Studios on January 13, 2023 at 3:21 am

    Very Incredible video!

  25. G on January 13, 2023 at 3:24 am

    I love that a bunch of threadripper & Ryzen CPUs and a few copies of 3ds Max are laying around ๐Ÿ˜† also that video thumbnail was gold ๐Ÿ‘Œ

  26. uooo foo on January 13, 2023 at 3:24 am

    Time is money in producation

  27. Jemari Serraty on January 13, 2023 at 3:24 am

    Can you do a review on the EK Fluid Works workstation?

  28. AdityaDivine on January 13, 2023 at 3:26 am

    Can you do a 32gn vs 64gb ram comparison in blender, Davinci resolve etc. Please

  29. Lip stick on January 13, 2023 at 3:26 am

    $32,000, I see, why You have a Desktop… How much did you pay for Your Desktop…
    Can I order a Desktop like Yours???

  30. William Faucher on January 13, 2023 at 3:30 am

    Mike, thank you. You’re an absolute godsend. I recently discovered your channel and I just want to say that while I consider myself reasonably tech savvy, I love the way that you portray and deliver information in such a clear and concise way, no fluff.
    Keep doing what you do!

  31. Metalpazallteway on January 13, 2023 at 3:30 am

    Is it true about the leak of the rtx4000 series coming out in October? Good video btw thank you for the clarification. I’m looking to upgrade I’m not sure to wait or buy. I need something for animation 3d but I also use Kontakt and best instruments a lot for music creation. Any thoughts? I would gladly appreciate it.

  32. Aniket Anand on January 13, 2023 at 3:35 am

    Is a workstation or a gaming pc better for unreal engine 5 and blender software ?

  33. SA on January 13, 2023 at 3:35 am

    So in layman terms, a workstation is a PC with a big ole pair of bollocks.

  34. Harvinder Singh on January 13, 2023 at 3:37 am

    This threadripper is for rich workstations. For us Athlon 3000 g is sufficient nu

  35. G on January 13, 2023 at 3:38 am

    Man this channel is what I was looking for for a long time probably the only channel of it’s kind on YouTube nobody does workstation PC stuff mainly I appreciate it sir.

  36. Robert Anthony Bermudez on January 13, 2023 at 3:39 am

    This video is a poor explanation.
    Workstation is one of the role of a computer. The computer atop a cash register used by a cashier is a Workstation the same way a bank tellers computer atop her desk. The workstation presented here can also be made by using consumer parts since there are Threadripper motherboards sold to common people. The workstation could be a desktop or a rack mount system or even a laptop..

  37. Michael Arden-sonego on January 13, 2023 at 3:39 am

    Hi , i am trying to get a more powerful computer for my Blender rendering for a film. i know previously stated in the videos you recommend the P620 but we also want to instal our 2 3080’s in it. need some help building this p620
    harambeaknuckle โ€” Today at 6:59 PM
    ^^Machine would be used for fluid sims/environment builds for film comping. We have hit the ceiling of what 1 3080 can do ๐Ÿ™‚

  38. Commando Jessica on January 13, 2023 at 3:40 am

    Xeon gold or Threadripper?

  39. Alphahydro on January 13, 2023 at 3:41 am

    You have that workstation decked out, geez

  40. Patrick King on January 13, 2023 at 3:43 am

    I priced my Lenovo P620 and it was over $32,000. I suppose I will have to save my pennies ๐Ÿ™„

  41. Harry Wild on January 13, 2023 at 3:46 am

    It is the cost! Usually 3-4 times more expensive for a workstation.

  42. SA on January 13, 2023 at 3:46 am

    It amazing how educated we’ve all had to become regarding technology/computers. Youre average guy (or guyess) who hasnt even been to college/university to study i.t mostly likely has a huge (relatively) amount knowledge on the subject.

  43. John Krain on January 13, 2023 at 3:47 am

    most small to medium size enterprise doesn’t need super high powered server. ๐Ÿ™
    my previous company had 7 production lines running 24×7 with MES and HMI but didn’t even have dedicated gpu. They only used med-grade xeon with 24 cores and 32gb ram and 4tb hdd. I suppose, high powered workstations are more for company that does a lot of video editing or cad works. even then, they most likely give out individual high powered desktop. maybe high level big tech company will use high powered workstation but as for rest of us small frays.. we are good with desktop. ๐Ÿ™

  44. Brother John's on January 13, 2023 at 3:50 am

    workstation seems the way to go for music creation also

  45. Pora Eroz on January 13, 2023 at 3:51 am

    and here i was thinking i can just slap as many GPUs as i wanted onto my build. Thanks for saving me he headache.

  46. Jonathan Chriqui on January 13, 2023 at 3:52 am

    But! Can it ru crisis?

  47. Tomi on January 13, 2023 at 3:54 am

    Thank you very much โค๏ธ

  48. Planet_Motion on January 13, 2023 at 3:55 am

    The Problem I personaly have with TR Systems, is the much slower single core power. C4d needs single core power. So if you are an animator TR systems are not the best choice.

  49. mnash3 on January 13, 2023 at 3:55 am

    Thanks for sharing your experience. Cool vid…. I have an idea for a part 2 of your video. Before I share that idea…. I do want to thank you for reconfirming that my desktop approach is more than enough for what I do. At the same time, here is the idea…. I think there are 3 items that were not covered in this video that would be a great part 2…..

    I just received the dreaded email from Microsoft that my computer is too old and is not compatible with Windows 11. Although the good news is that Windows 10 is supported through 2025, I still need to buy a new computer. It is actually a pretty strong computer with 3.7ghz CPU, 4 cores, 32 GB ram, etc. More than enough for what I do.

    1) Idea#1 – You did a great job of describing the differences between the workstation and desktop and the upgrade/scalable path for each, but what happens when Microsoft says in 10 years that your motherboard is not compatible with Windows 12? Is that motherboard upgradeable or universal or swappable or rated to compatible for 20 years?

    2) Idea#2 – Is the motherboard swappable for a current motherboard? And if so, how easy is it to do that swap? That is some major investment to upgrade the internal components and add all of those hard drives over 10 years just to say buy a new workstation when it is not compatible with the new operating system. My assumption is that the person would just end up buying a new workstation and then gutting the original system for the components that can be transferred to the new workstation.

    3) Idea#3 – I just figured that all of those internal components will generate their fair share of heat……. So it was cool that you mentioned your concerns about the power supply, but if you opt to do a second video, you should consider discussing in more detail if the system uses air cooling or liquid cooling or some new innovative technology to accommodate all the heat generated from all of those component upgrades and add-ons.

    In either case, cool vid. I think this is likely my 3rd or 4th time watching it in its entirety. I am not that technologically advance so I have to keep getting refreshers on why I am not investing in a workstation. lol….

    In either case, have a wonderful day.

  50. Thota Narendra Life Sciences ยฎ on January 13, 2023 at 3:57 am

    If I want to build my own work station, could you give me best specs with suggest company name to buy the computer parts

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