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.
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.
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.
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.
We are using V-Ray Benchmark version 4.10.07 and running the benchmark on the CPU only.
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.
We are using WinRar version 5.90 and running the built-in 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.