Media Encoding Tests

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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The performance delta between the 4770K and the 3770K is about 10% and Haswell is actually just ahead of the SNB-E 3970X.  At the 4.5 GHz overclocked speed Haswell sees another 12% performance gain.

 

x264 HD Benchmark


The popular x264 benchmark available from graysky does a two-pass H.264 encode on 1080p video.  The first pass appears to be more clock-sensitive while the second pass is more heavily threaded.

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(Screenshot shows 720p testing from v4.0, we are using 1080p on v5.0)

Another solid 8% edge over the Core i7-3770K and a 12% boost from the 4.5 GHz overclocked result.  Sandy Bridge-E is still faster at stock speeds but this Haswell part will cost you a third of the price. 

 

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