This benchmark in our suite tests the performance of one of the most popular H.264 encoders – open source X264. The results below are achieved from two passes the encoder makes through the video file. These are reported individually for further detail. The scores are tested with the newest 0.59.819 build of the x264 executable.
These results are absolutely devastating and really do show the benefits of the new architecture which is being tested today. Achieving over 60 frames per second in the second pass is a new record by a considerable margin. The Opteron by comparison struggles to get 35 frames per second.
Last month Intel launched their Z97 chipset, essentially an evolution of Z87, which in many cases brought new features such as SATA Express and M.2 compatibility to the mainstream desktop market. There was of course no new CPU at that time with the existing socket 1150 processors working without issue in the new boards. Since then though Intel launched (along with some lower spec models) the Core i7-4790K, a model which sits at the top of their mainstream platform. Today we see how it compares to various other models when installed on Gigabytes Z97X Gaming 5 and paired with PowerColors new dual core 290X Devil 13.
AMD AM1 Platform - Athlon 5350 Review
Yesterday AMD launched their latest high end GPU, the R9 295X2, a £1000/$1500 monster of a product which offered flawless gaming performance at 1080p and impressive performance at 4K resolutions. For the limited consumers who can afford (or need) it...