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 AMD A8-7600 and AMD A10-7800 were both faster than the Intel Pentium G3258 20th Anniversary Dual-Core Processor on the more important and time consuming second pass. We were shocked to find very little performance between the A10-7800 and A8-7600, but keep in mind that the A10-7800 has a modest 100Mhz turbo clock difference and two additional graphics cores that aren’t being used in this benchmark.