Intel Core i7-980X Six-Core Processor Extreme Edition Review



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.

HandBrake 0.9.4 benchmarking

This workload is a 43-second HDV. The input file is encoded in Mpeg format. Video encode parameters are 23.9mbps, 1440*1080, 29.9fps. Audio encode parameters are 384 kbps, 48kHz, 2channel, mpeg audio version 1 layer 2. File size is 128MB. The workload is encoded into h.264 output format using the preset – high profile. HandBrake version 0.9.4 was used for benchmarking.

HandBrake 0.9.4 benchmarking

Benchmark Results: HandBrake version 0.9.4 software showed that the Intel Core i7 980X
processor was able to once again destroy the competition in this benchmark that was able to put an 80% load across all 12 processing threads. The end result was a processor that is twice as fast as the AMD Phenom II 965 Black Edition and
25% faster than the Intel Core i7 975 quad-core processor.

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