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 fibe minute HDV. The input file is encoded in Mpeg format. Video encode parameters are 23.9mbps, 1920×1080, 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 0.9.9 was used for benchmarking.
Benchmark Results: HandBrake version 0.9.9 showed that the Core i7-4770K “Haswell” processor was able to complete the benchmark 20 seconds faster than the Core i7-3770K “Ivy Bridge” processor. This is a nice 14% performance improvement doing a task that most desktop PC users do today at home.