• Hey there Guest! This holiday season you have a chance to win some cool AnandTech swag! Check out “The Holiday Hotlist” giveaway, which you can find here.

Benchmark your computer @4K with Handbrake 1.1 and H265!

ElFenix

Elite Member
Super Moderator
Mar 20, 2000
97,776
39
126
#1
Because many-core processors have low utilization doing 1080p recode, lets stress them out using 4k. Our new sample is a 4K HDR sample used to sell TVs.

For this test we'll be using handbrake 1.1.0 (1.1.1 has been released, please use 1.1.0 from the linked archive) and its built-in h.265 mkv 2160p60 preset:

2cn1f71.png

(if you're upgrading and don't see that preset, select "Reset Built-In Presets" under the Preset menu)

As before, go into Handbrake's Preferences, make sure QuickSync Decoding is unchecked under Video, and check the box to put a copy of individual encode logs either with the same location or in a specified location.

The line we're looking for is near the bottom of the log and looks like this:
encoded 1806 frames in 1709.87s (1.06 fps), 11820.04 kb/s, Avg QP:29.09
Report your results with your processor, stock/overclock speed, operating system, and ram speed/amount. I'll pull the results into a spreadsheet and update this OP with the leaderboard from time to time.
 
Last edited:

Markfw

CPU Moderator, VC&G Moderator, Elite Member
Super Moderator
May 16, 2002
16,836
181
136
#2
encoded 1806 frames in 394.29s (4.58 fps), 11820.04 kb/s, Avg QP:29.09

E5-2696v3 ES (I am pretty sure) 14 cores/28 threads@2.5 ghz

Windows 10, ram is 16 gig of 2133
 

Markfw

CPU Moderator, VC&G Moderator, Elite Member
Super Moderator
May 16, 2002
16,836
181
136
#3
encoded 1806 frames in 242.49s (7.45 fps), 11820.04 kb/s, Avg QP:29.09

1950x 16c/32t @3.8

Windows 10 32 gig PC3200 cl14
 

Markfw

CPU Moderator, VC&G Moderator, Elite Member
Super Moderator
May 16, 2002
16,836
181
136
#4
BTW, on both computers, after running the test and exiting the application, boinc would not go over 50% CPU usage. I had to reboot the computer to get things back to normal.

VERY odd
 

XabanakFanatik

Platinum Member
Oct 10, 2005
2,043
0
106
#5
5960x at 4.7GHz core, 4.6GHz cache, DDR4 3200 14-15-15-30-1T

Windows 10 Pro

encoded 1806 frames in 319.84s (5.65 fps), 11820.01 kb/s, Avg QP:29.09

Not bad. I'll be killing some applications and doing additional runs to see if I can shave off a few seconds.
 
Last edited:

IEC

Super Moderator
Super Moderator
Jun 10, 2004
13,380
35
126
#6
8700K at 4.7GHz all core, 4.7GHz cache, no AVX offset, -50mV vCore offset, DDR4-3600 CL15 @ XMP timings + pretty much all power limits maxed out and power saving disabled + Windows 10 Pro latest build w/High Performance power option.

encoded 1806 frames in 359.41s (5.02 fps), 11820.04 kb/s, Avg QP:29.09
 

epsilon84

Senior member
Aug 29, 2010
916
86
136
#7
encoded 1806 frames in 340.42s (5.31 fps), 11820.04 kb/s, Avg QP:29.09

8700K @ 5.0GHz / 4.9GHz AVX offset, 16GB DDR4 3400 15-16-16-35-2T running Windows 10 Pro
 
Last edited:
Jul 5, 2013
83
0
66
#8
encoded 1806 frames in 2631.13s (0.69 fps), 11820.04 kb/s, Avg QP:29.09

Gemini Lake J5005 NUC.
 
Dec 12, 2001
26,360
4
106
#9
encoded 1806 frames in 386.65s (4.67 fps), 11820.04 kb/s, Avg QP:29.09

i7 8700k 4.7Ghz w/4.5Ghz AVX offset. 16GB Corsair LPX DDR4-3200 @ 16-19-19-36

I don't have the best overclocking chip and I did not want to bother delidding it. My AVX offset has to be 4.5Ghz for stability and my score reflects that. This is mostly a gaming system and I don't use AVX enabled programs regularly so it's fine for me. A couple hundred Mhz isn't a deal breaker at all.
 
Apr 14, 2015
55
0
51
#10
encoded 1806 frames in 520.30s (3.47 fps), 11820.04 kb/s, Avg QP:29.09
Win 10 Pro
Ryzen 2600X at stock clocks, 16GB GSkill Trident Z @ 3466 14-14-14-30
 

jones377

Senior member
May 2, 2004
437
0
81
#11
encoded 1806 frames in 768.63s (2.35 fps), 11820.04 kb/s, Avg QP:29.09

i7 4770K 4C/8T Haswell at stock. 16GB DDR3 1600 9-9-9-24. Win10 Pro
 

gamervivek

Senior member
Jan 17, 2011
478
0
76
#12
encoded 1806 frames in 593.10s (3.05 fps), 11820.04 kb/s, Avg QP:29.09

ryzen 1600@3.5Ghz. 64GB DDR4 2666 14-14-14-35, Win 10 Home
 

XabanakFanatik

Platinum Member
Oct 10, 2005
2,043
0
106
#13
encoded 1806 frames in 768.63s (2.35 fps), 11820.04 kb/s, Avg QP:29.09

i7 4770K 4C/8T Haswell at stock. 16GB DDR3 1600 9-9-9-24. Win10 Pro
By "at stock" do you mean full stock with tdp limits throttling your core speed down to ~3.5 GHz or do you mean multicore enhanced 3.9 Ghz under load?
 

Hitman928

Golden Member
Apr 15, 2012
1,548
6
136
#14
encoded 1806 frames in 242.49s (7.45 fps), 11820.04 kb/s, Avg QP:29.09

1950x 16c/32t @3.8

Windows 10 32 gig PC3200 cl14
Can you post a snapshot of thread usage while running the test? I'm curious to see how many cores are actually being used.
 

cfenton

Senior member
Jul 27, 2015
226
1
71
#15
I ran the benchmark on a few machines. I thought it would be interesting to see how some of the older and cheaper ones manage.

  1. encoded 1806 frames in 476.90s (3.79 fps), 11820.04 kb/s, Avg QP:29.09 - Ryzen 1700 @ 3.7Ghz, Windows 10, 16GB DDR4 2933
  2. encoded 1806 frames in 5099.43s (0.35 fps), 11820.04 kb/s, Avg QP:29.09 - Chuwi Lapbook 14.1, Celeron N3450 stock (1.1Ghz turbo to 2.2Ghz), Linux Mint 18.3 KDE, 4GB DDR3 1600
  3. encoded 1806 frames in 6027.14s (0.30 fps), 11820.04 kb/s, Avg QP:29.09 - Celeron 2957U stock (1.4Ghz no turbo), Linux Mint 18.3 KDE, 6GB DDR3 1333
  4. encoded 1806 frames in 1586.81s (1.14 fps), 11820.04 kb/s, Avg QP:29.09 - I5 3570s stock (3.1 Ghz turbo to 3.6Ghz), Windows 10, 10GB DDR3 1333
 
Jan 13, 2010
99
0
71
#16
Intel i5-8400 - Windows 10, 16GB DDR4 3200C16 (All cores at 100% during encoding process)

encoded 1806 frames in 558.91s (3.23 fps), 11820.04 kb/s, Avg QP:29.09
 
Feb 19, 2017
60
0
51
#17
encoded 1806 frames in 414.34s (4.36 fps), 11820.04 kb/s, Avg QP:29.09

Ryzen 7 2700X @4ghz all cores, 16GB DDR 3200 CL14-13-13 LL, Windows 10 64bit
 

Bubbleawsome

Diamond Member
Apr 14, 2013
4,775
13
146
#18
i5 7300HQ 2.5/3.5 with an all core turbo of 3.2Ghz. 8GB RAM probably 2400Mhz, Windows 10 64-bit

encoded 1806 frames in 1022.42s (1.77 fps), 11820.04 kb/s, Avg QP:29.09
 

.vodka

Golden Member
Dec 5, 2014
1,013
9
136
#19
encoded 1806 frames in 430.69s (4.19 fps), 11820.04 kb/s, Avg QP:29.09

R7 1700 - 3800MHz @ 1.32v LLC0, relaxed EDC on, performance bias on, DDR4-3466 15-15-15-35 1T + Stilt's 3466MHz profile. Daily settings

----------------------------------------------------------

encoded 1806 frames in 416.04s (4.34 fps), 11820.04 kb/s, Avg QP:29.09

R7 1700 - 3950MHz @ 1.43v LLC4, relaxed EDC on, performance bias on, DDR4-3466 15-15-15-35 1T + Stilt's 3466MHz profile. As far as it'll go

---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Man, that voltage wall is more present than ever on this very early R7 1700, batch 1708 :D
3975-4025MHz would crash at 1.45v + LLC4 set in BIOS, had to back down to 3950MHz with all the performance enhancing options on to finish the encode.. and that was at ~80°C on this and ~18°C ambient temperature. Need custom WC to go on.

Without these tweaks (relaxed EDC and performance bias) sure, you can clock higher at the same voltage but then you end up at about the same final performance in this test so I leave them on. On other tests...

CPU usage is now 90-100%, a 1080p H265 encode as used in the thread before this one would be at ~40-50% CPU usage.
 
Last edited:

eek2121

Senior member
Aug 2, 2005
289
0
116
#20
Threadripper 1950X @ 4.1 GHz, RAM DDR4 3200 CL16 (32 GB)
Windows 10 with all the latest patches

encoded 1806 frames in 254.04s (7.11 fps), 11820.04 kb/s, Avg QP:29.09
 

Despoiler

Golden Member
Nov 10, 2007
1,780
23
136
#21
encoded 1806 frames in 444.03s (4.07 fps), 11820.04 kb/s, Avg QP:29.09

Ryzen 1700 @ 3.9ghz 3200 CL 14 1.387v auto LLC
 

ElFenix

Elite Member
Super Moderator
Mar 20, 2000
97,776
39
126
#22
 

richaron

Golden Member
Mar 27, 2012
1,306
1
131
#23
Ubuntu 18.04 (4.15.0-20-generic)
Ryzen 1700 @ 3.7 (1.2V in BIOS, 1.25-1.27V reality? [monitoring is hard])
64GB ECC @ 3000 CL17 (4 x 16GB dual ranked @ 1.35V)

encoded 1806 frames in 434.68s (4.15 fps), 11725.82 kb/s, Avg QP:29.05
 
Last edited:
Apr 14, 2015
55
0
51
#24
encoded 1806 frames in 347.50s (5.20 fps), 11820.04 kb/s, Avg QP:29.09

Win 10 Pro
8700K @ 4.8 (no AVX offset), 16GB Trident Z @ 14-14-14-28-1T
 

JoeRambo

Senior member
Jun 13, 2013
627
11
136
#25
encoded 1806 frames in 342.38s (5.27 fps), 11820.04 kb/s, Avg QP:29.09

8700K @ 4.8, 4.4 uncore, mem @3200 13-15-15-32-1T
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY