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 did fairly well when run on 12 threads, as you can
see from the screen shot above. The first pass was not using all of the processing power available on the cores, but on the second pass all 12 threads were at
Benchmark Results: The second pass of the X264 HD Video Encoding benchmark is much more processor intensive than the first pass. That being said, the AMD FX-8350 was running just a split second behind the Intel Core i7 3770K. The FX-8350 was able to average 15.0475 frames per second while the Intel Core i7 was able to average 15.28 frames per second. The AMD FX-8150 was able to average 12.9925 frames per second which is more than 2 frames per second behind the FX-8350.