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.
This application scales across many threads and is ideal for processors with Intel Hyper-Threading or a bunch of cores.
Benchmark Results: The x264 HD v5.0.1 benchmark showed the Intel Core i7-5775C was able to get 65.86 FPS on pass 1 and 16.41 FPS on pass 2. With the processor overclocked up to 4.3GHz we were able to get 75.93 FPS on pass 1 and 19.42 FPS on pass 2, which is slightly faster than a stock clocked Intel Core i7-4790K!