AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X review

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Performance - Video Encoding

Video Transcoding

Video transcoding is well suited for systems that have more CPU cores. Encoding/transcoding to x.264 format is one of the most intensive tasks a processor can perform. In this test we encode a h.264 DTS 1080P trailer of 150 MB to Matroska x.264 with 5.1 channels AC3. This software is nice for benchmarking the CPU and memory. Compute wise this title also allows you to test features like AVX and OpenCL. We are testing brute processor performance right now though. The displayed number is the number of frames rendered per second averaged out over the encoding process. The higher the number, the faster the performance is. It's exactly in applications like these where processors with more cores really shine as they are all utilized to the maximum.

Much to my surprise Handbrake also ran into threading issues (we use the latest available build); a 16-core processor with double the amount of threads is where this software will max out. With the 1950X/2950X having a fast Turbo clock, these are in the lead. That, my friends, means ripping threads.



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