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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The 45 watt Kaveri APU is just about able to keep up with the results from the 100 watt A10-5800K results though Intel continues to have the edge even with its dual-core configuration.

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)

Kaveri has a strong showing in our x264 encoding test and is able to outperform the previous generation parts from the Richland family with ease, 29% faster in the second pass result for example.  I find it very impressive that AMD's new 45 watt part can compete with its own 100 watt Trinity APU.

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