Performance Content Creation and Transcoding
Video Transcoding Handbrake
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 an Ultra HD source file towards a 1080p30 MKV container. This software is nice for benchmarking the CPU and memory. 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.
Handbrake (video en- or transcoding) is a good example of the fact that faster and, sure, quad-channel clocked memory helps out pretty well. The differences are small. I am throwing in some other setups into the benchmarks just for scaling reason.
CINEBENCH is a real-world cross platform test suite that evaluates your computer's performance capabilities. CINEBENCH is based on MAXON's animation software CINEMA 4D, which is used extensively by studios and production houses worldwide for 3D content creation. MAXON software has been used in blockbuster movies such as Spider-Man, Star Wars, The Chronicles of Narnia and many more. This test scenario uses all of your system's processing power to render a photorealistic 3D scene (from the viral "No Keyframes" animation by AixSponza). This scene makes use of various different algorithms to stress all available processor cores. The Cinema 4D engine also has a yearning thirst for HyperThreading and thus will be in favor of Intel processors that can hyper-thread. The test scene contains approximately 2,000 objects containing more than 300,000 total polygons and uses sharp and blurred reflections, area lights and shadows, procedural shaders, antialiasing, and much more. The result is given in points (pts). The higher the number, the faster the processor.