Intel Pentium G850 Sandy Bridge 2.9GHz CPU Review

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Handbrake

Handbrake

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.

HandBrake 0.9.5 benchmarking

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
for benchmarking.

HandBrake 0.9.5 benchmarking

Benchmark Results:
HandBrake version 0.9.5 loves having multiple physical CPU cores and threads to work with. The Intel Pentium G620 and G850 both didn’t fare too well on this benchmark since they are both dual-core processors without Hyper Threading technology. The Intel Pentium G850 was able to finish the workload 35 seconds faster than the Intel Pentium G620, which made it 10.5% quicker.  The Intel Pentium G850 has a 300MHz faster CPU clock frequency, so it is ~11.5% faster on paper and it looks like this nearly holds true in the real world also. 

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