EVGA X99 Classified 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.

X264 HD Video Encoding Benchmark Results
Benchmark Results: In the x264 HD Video Encoding benchmark the EVGA X99 Classified took a slight lead over the ASUS X99 Deluxe system during the first pass of the benchmark with an average rate of 129.90 frames per second compared to 128.16 frames per second. The Second pass of the benchmark yielded slightly different results and showed our two Intel X99 systems swapping places, though the difference is near negligible. The EVGA X99 Classified and Intel Core i7-5960X averaged 28.28 frames per second while the ASUS X99 Deluxe averaged 28.33 frames per second.