Recommended DaVinci Resolve 16 Workstations
Hand-built and supported in the US, Orbital Computers’ exceptionally well-priced Workstation PCs offer industry-leading performance and reliability.
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² The full selection of NVIDIA Quadro Professional Video Cards and Nvidia GeForce RTX cards is available with every workstation – select a system above to configure. If you need a card that isn’t listed on the site, contact us.
³ The Intel Core i9 10900K at 5.30 GHz Turbo is an available option with the C2000 Workstation. the C2000 includes the i7 10700K, 8 cores, 16 threads, 5.1 GHz Turbo by default.
Orbital Computers Workstations for DaVinci Resolve 16 - Built for Scalable Performance
Stunning render performance. Snappy system response for 4k to 8k workloads. Orbital Computers’ Premiere Pro workstations are hand built and supported by experts in the USA to power through the most intensive video production workloads imaginable.
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Highly recommended workstation with up to Intel Core i9 11900KF - Fastest Single-Thread PC. Generally provides the most usable performance possible for most tasks by optimizing single-thread speeds.
Fastest single-threaded performance and superb multi-threaded capabilities make the Silenced C2000 the ideal workstation for most workloads. Silence optimized, top of the line supporting components included by default. No cut corners - the best of the best.
- Up to Intel Core i9 11900KF
- Up to 8 Cores, 16 Threads, 5.3GHz³
- Nvidia Quadro or RTX²
- Up to 128GB DDR4 RAM
Fastest multi-thread workstation with up to 18 cores & 36 threads. Best for Rendering & Simulation
Ultimate CPU performance and multi-GPU expansion. Best for rendering, heavy simulations, and multi-threaded tasks. Offers the strongest mix of high core count while retaining a high operating frequency.
- Intel Core i7/i9 Extreme X299
- 18 Cores 36 Threads 4.8GHz*
- Up to 4x Nvidia Quadro and RTX GPUs²
- Up to 256GB DDR4 RAM
A5000 Pro - Resolve
Ultimate multi-threaded CPU performance and multi-GPU expansion. Supports up to 1.5TB high frequency ECC RAM. Best reserved for heavy rendering and other scalable multi-threaded tasks.
- Dual Intel Xeon Silver/Gold CPUs
- Up to 40 Cores 80 Threads 3.7GHz*
- Supports 2x GPUs
- *Most powerful RTX GPU possible is highly recommended for Resolve
- Up to 1.5TB ECC DDR4 RAM
DaVinci Resolve 16 Workstation
CPU / PROCESSOR
DaVinci Resolve 16 can make use of both the CPU and GPU to process visual effects including warp stabilization, color space conversions, blending, etc. Along with exporting, file encoding/decoding, rendering previews, Resolve 16 is a highly multi-threaded program, meaning it can make use of many CPU cores to significantly speed up many processes. Some tasks, particularly within the Fusion tab, are primarily single-threaded, meaning they will make use of a few cores at a time at their max operating frequency (value given in GHz). A strong video production CPU would be the Intel Core i9 10900k 10 core 5.3 GHz CPU found on the Orbital Silenced C2000. For Resolve power users, we would strongly recommend the Orbital C3000 Pro with an Intel Core i9 CPU with up to 18 cores, 36 threads at 4.8 GHz. Within Resolve, adding more cores and a higher operating frequency will usually keep increasing performance for its many multi-threaded tasks, but only to a certain limit. Adding more than 14-16 cores will generally not result in faster performance within Resolve.
MEMORY / RAM
DaVinci Resolve RAM recommendations: 32GB for 1080p workloads, 64GB for 4k, 128GB for 6k, and 256GB for 8k. All Orbital Computers Workstations are designed to be user expandable with non-proprietary memory modules; that way you can start with a lower RAM capacity to keep costs down and upgrade as needed in the future. All RAM used by Orbital comes with a manufacturer’s lifetime warranty on parts.
For most professional users, the Orbital C3000 Pro with an i9 18-core CPU and high-end RTX GPU is the recommended video editing workstation for Resolve. If your goal is to minimize rendering time, consider adding a second or third RTX 3000 Series GPU.
Choosing the right video card for Resolve is critical to maximizing performance. Resolve can make use of CUDA processing to dramatically improve encoding, rendering, and effects tasks. We recommend the Nvidia GeForce RTX line of video cards for Resolve as they offer massive amounts of video-RAM and CUDA cores and can be scaled up as needed to further increase your Orbital Computers Workstation’s performance. The Nvidia RTX 2070 Super is a strong option for many video production workloads while keeping budget to a minimum. For serious power users, the Nvidia RTX 3000 Series are the top of the line options. Resolve will generally make use of 2 to 3 GPUs to accelerate computationally heavy tasks so adding 2 or 3 GPUs will continue to increase performance in a nearly-linear fashion.
For most Resolve workflows, we recommend at least 2 solid state drives – one for your operating system and programs and another for use as a media cache/scratch disk and a large traditional hard drive for long term video file storage. Orbital Computers offers the fastest NVMe PCI-e solid state drives with individual read speeds over 3,500 MBps to provide major performance boosts with tasks like timeline scrubbing, file transfer, saving/loading, and much more.
Orbital Computers has been a leading professional workstation computer builder for over 7 years. We only build with the highest quality components, providing maximum performance, unbeatable reliability, and industry-leading in-house tech support, free for life. All Orbital Computers Workstations are built and supported in the USA.
The Orbital Computers Difference
3+ years parts and 5 years labor coverage included at no extra cost on all Orbital Computers.
Our engineers test components from all manufacturers and only the best hardware makes the cut and each PC is individually stress tested before shipment.
We never install excess software like the mainstream brands. Just a clean, machine, tuned to perfection and ready to go out of the box.
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Each Orbital computer is purpose-built to match your workload. This is key to making our machines faster and lower priced than the competition.
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