HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform,
multithreaded video transcoder, available for MacOS X, Linux and
Windows. It is popular today as it allows you to transcode multiple
input video formats to h.264 output format and is highly multithreaded.
This workload is a 43-second HDV. The input file is encoded in Mpeg
format. Video encode parameters are 23.9mbps, 1440*1080, 29.9fps. Audio
encode parameters are 384 kbps, 48kHz, 2channel, mpeg audio version 1
layer 2. File size is 128MB. The workload is encoded into h.264 output
format using the preset – high profile. HandBrake version 0.9.5 was used
HandBrake version 0.9.5 loves having multiple physical CPU cores and threads to work with. The AMD Bulldozer FX-8150 processor with it’s eight physical cores does very well in this benchmark and was able to beat out the Intel Core i7-2600K by just over one second. The Intel Core i7-990X is still the front runner, but AMD is catching up!