ASUS X99-Deluxe LGA2011-v3 Motherboard & Intel X99 Chipset 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 X99-Deluxe Intel Core i7-5960X X264 Benchmark Performance
Benchmark Results: In the x264 HD Video Encoding benchmark the ASUS X99-Deluxe and Intel Core i7-5960X were quite a bit faster than the other systems. The first pass which isn’t the most processor intensive was cruising along at an average of 136.71 frames per second, compared to the Intel Core i7-4960X which averaged 114.34 frames per second that’s a pretty big difference! Though if we go all the way back to the Intel Core i7-920, it averaged only 48.27 frames per second. The second pass is a much more processor intensive run and showed the ASUS X99-Deluxe averaging 29.95 frames per second. The ASUS P9X79-Pro and Intel Core i7-4960X averaged 23.14 frames per second while the Intel Core i7-920 was screaming with an average of 9.61 frames per second!