Intel Core i7-5960X 8-Core Haswell-E Processor Review


x264 HD Encoding


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 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 is one of the multi-threaded benchmarks that is able to show the full potential of the Intel Core i7-5960X processor. We found the 5960X was 97.44 FPS on pass 1 and 27.51 FPS on pass 2. This makes it roughly 43% faster than the Intel Core i7-4790K and if you are working with video content this could be a big time saver.