ASUS Maximus VII Impact mITX Intel Z97 Motherboard Review


X264 HD Video Encoding Benchmark

x264 HD Encoding Benchmark

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.

x264 HD Encoding Benchmark

This application did fairly well when run on 8 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 ~95% load.

ASUS Maximum VII Impact X264 HD Video Encoding Benchmark Results
Benchmark Results: The ASUS Maximus VII Impact was pretty much at a dead heat with the ASUS z97-Pro [Wi-Fi] in the X264 HD Video Encoding benchmark. During the first pass the Maximus VII Impact mITX motherboard averaged 85.87 frames per second .48 frames per second ahead of the ASUS Z97-Pro. The second pass which is considerably more processor intensive showed only a .1 frame per second difference between the two boards. The ASUS Z97-Pro took a slight lead with 17.28 frames per second while the ASUS Maximus VII Impact mITX motherboard averaged 17.27 frames per second.