In the past we have taken a look at the performance gains which can be achieved when converting small video files using Badaboom but recently Elemental added support for additional codec’s to the application. This makes the software much more flexible. Shown below is the result of converting a 1920×1080 file which was recorded in FRAPS to the highest quality iPod setting within Badaboom.
For this clip we can see that passing encoding work to the GPU has huge benefits with a reduction in time of 51 seconds on the Gigabyte 275. When we consider that the program used to encode the comparison results actually uses all 8 threads of the Core-i7 CPU it makes this GeForce result even more impressive.
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PowerColor offer their own branded version of the liquid cooled R9 295 X2… and now for those who want a similar level of framerate they have their air cooled dual core R9 290X with Devil 13 branding. Today we take a look at this R9 290X2 to see what Powercolor can do with their custom design card in a selection of games including Battlefield 4 and GRID Autosport at 4K resolution.