Intel Core i7-6700K Skylake 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 showed the Intel Core i7-6700K was able to average 76.71 FPS on pass 1 and 19.87 FPS on pass 2. With the processor overclocked up to 4.6GHz we were able to get 87.00 FPS on pass 1 and 22.39 FPS on pass 2, which is faster than a stock clocked Intel Core i7-4790K and almost as fast as the Intel Core i7-4960X on the X79 platform!