Media Encoding

Handbrake


Known mainly for its DVD re-encoding prowess, our test uses the Handbrake command line interface on a full DVD rip to gauge CPU performance.

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A solid showing by the Core i5-3350P as it is able to stay pretty close to the most expensive Ivy Bridge processors while also outperforming the 8-core FX-8150 from AMD.

 

x264 HD Benchmark


The popular x264 benchmark available from graysky does a two-pass H.264 encode on 720p video.  The first pass appears to be more clock-sensitive while the second pass is more heavily threaded.

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Even in the second pass of this test, which is much more heavily threaded than the first run, the Core i5-3350P hangs around the speed of the FX-8150 though it is 42% slower than the 3770K.

 

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