Encoding Benchmarks

Now it is time to look at another popular content creation workload, video encoding performance.  We all want this workload reduced, so the question is which CPU helps us get our videos to transcode faster.

Adobe Premiere Elements 2020

The first program we are using is from Adobe, this is Adobe Premiere Elements 2020.  This is not Adobe’s CC line or Pro line, this is the cheaper and featured reduced, Elements version.  What’s unique about this program is that it uses Adobe’s CPU rendering engine and does not support hardware GPU encoding at all.  Therefore, it is a pure CPU rendering application.  Having a faster CPU is a real objective with this program to reduce video export times.  We are using a 10-minute H.264 4K 60FPS video and exporting it to the program’s 4K UltraHD profile to the computer.

Intel Core i5-10600K Adobe Premiere Elements 2020

The Intel Core i5-9600K took a long 39 minutes and 31 seconds to export the video file.  The AMD Ryzen 5 3600X improved upon this time by a couple of minutes reducing it to 37 minutes and 14 seconds.  The Intel Core i5-10600K resulted in the quickest time in this program by reducing the export to 35 minutes and 22 seconds.  That takes nearly five minutes off the total render time.  When exporting longer videos these differences add up more and this shows the Intel Core i5-10600K is ahead of the 3600X in this program. 

HandBrake

We are using HandBrake 1.3.1 to take the same 10-minute H.264 4K 60FPS video and encode it with the Fast 1080p30 default setting.  The result is in the time it takes to render, lower is better.

Intel Core i5-10600K Handbrake

In HandBrake the result is much different than Adobe’s Premiere Elements 2020.  Firstly, the i5-9600K takes a long time at almost 20 minutes.  The Intel Core i5-10600K reduces that time by nearly 5 minutes.  But the AMD Ryzen 5 3600X comes in on top reducing the time another minute over the Core i5-10600K.

V-Ray

We are using V-Ray Benchmark version 4.10.07 and running the benchmark on the CPU only.

Intel Core i5-10600K V-Ray Benchmark

In V-Ray, the AMD Ryzen 5 3600X gives ever so slightly better performance, but the margin is small.  The Intel Core i5-10600K is providing good competition and really improves over the Intel Core i5-9600K.

WinRAR

We are using WinRar version 5.90 and running the built-in benchmark.

Intel Core i5-10600K WinRAR Benchmark

WinRAR greatly favors the AMD Ryzen 5 3600X, but the Intel Core i5-10600K is providing good competition and gives a lot more performance than the i5-9600K.

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  1. There are several sites like B&H listing prices for them, but availability is unknown. B&H does list the 10700 for sale. If you go to the drop down, it shows "coming soon" for most of the CPU’s. So, availability may be there but its spotty at best.
  2. Nicely written article as well. I preferred the order of presentation and including the overclocked results of the bigger chip. But this was all there as well.

    I do kinda sorta miss a pull down to hop to the testing results, sometimes reading the methodology is nice, but when it is a site and testers I trust I just want to see some numbers! ;)

  3. We may create a unified CPU review format at some point in the future. Unfortunately, this was the least amount of lead time we’ve ever had so Brent and I worked entirely independently to get these done.
  4. We may create a unified CPU review format at some point in the future. Unfortunately, this was the least amount of lead time we’ve ever had so Brent and I worked entirely independently to get these done.

    Naaa it’s all good. I enjoyed reading both reviews. Good on both of you on cranking these out in the short window you had!

  5. I do kinda sorta miss a pull down to hop to the testing results

    Table of Contents is at the top of both articles for me – is it missing for you?

    If it’s there now and was missing, it was likely when Brent was fixing some internal links as the plugin for it will randomly turn off the ToC when making edits.

    If it’s not there now, then you’re blocking that javascript.

    If you’re missing something else… please describe?

  6. Table of Contents is at the top of both articles for me – is it missing for you?

    If it’s there now and was missing, it was likely when Brent was fixing some internal links as the plugin for it will randomly turn off the ToC when making edits.

    If it’s not there now, then you’re blocking that javascript.

    If you’re missing something else… please describe?

    I may have grown accustomed to looking for the jump pages at the bottom of the screen in a pull down and never thought to check the top… maybe…. damnit.

  7. I may have grown accustomed to looking for the jump pages at the bottom of the screen in a pull down and never thought to check the top… maybe…. damnit.

    You inspired me to see if my WordPress/wizardry has grown enough to figure out how to put it back at the bottom. Looks like it worked. Enjoy the ToC at top and bottom of content and let me know if I broke something by doing that…

  8. You inspired me to see if my WordPress/wizardry has grown enough to figure out how to put it back at the bottom. Looks like it worked. Enjoy the ToC at top and bottom of content and let me know if I broke something by doing that…

    That works!

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