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. We used Big Buck Bunny as our input file, which has become one of the world standards for video benchmarks.
For our benchmark scenario we used a standard 2D 4K (3840×2160) 60 FPS clip in the MP4 format and used Handbrake version 1.2.2
We’ve recently had some people ask us to include Intel QSV performance in Handbrake, so we’ve tested all of the 9th Gen Intel Core processors with graphics.
Corona Renderer 1.3 allows you to test and compare the performance of your CPU using this free benchmark application, which is built upon Corona Renderer 1.3. Legit Reviews charted the time it took to complete the Corona Renderer benchmark.
The Persistence of Vision Ray Tracer, or POV-Ray, is a ray tracing program which generates images from a text-based scene description, and is available for a variety of computer platforms. We used the recommend scene, benchmark.pov, for CPU benchmarking, as it uses many of POV-Ray’s internal features.
Geekbench is a cross-platform processor benchmark, with a scoring system that separates single-core and multi-core performance, and workloads that simulate real-world scenarios. These tests are complex, avoiding simple problems with straightforward memory-access patterns, and push the limits of your system.