Simply put, the x264 HD Benchmark is a reproducible measure of how fast your machine can encode a short HD-quality video clip into a high quality x264 video file. It’s nice because everyone running it will use the same video clip and software. The video encoder (x264.exe) reports a fairly accurate internal benchmark (in frames per second) for each pass of the video encode and it also uses multi-core processors very efficiently. All these factors make this an ideal benchmark to compare different processors and systems to each other. We are using x264 HD v5.0.1 for this test.
This application scales across many threads and is ideal for processors with Intel Hyper-Threading or a bunch of cores.
Benchmark Results: The x264 HD v5.0.1 benchmark showed the AMD A10-7870K APU was able to average 30.86 FPS on pass 1 and 9.42 FPS on pass 2. This is a 10.3% improvement on the second pass performance over the AMD A10-7800 and just shy of the performance of an Intel Core i7-920 quad-core processor that was released at the end of 2008.