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Re: x264 video encoding benchmark

Post by DMB2000uk » Sun Nov 04, 2007 3:19 pm

What did the results of the same frequency different FSB show? Is that coming in to play here too?

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Re: x264 video encoding benchmark

Post by graysky » Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:09 pm

Updated the tables with another 45 nm chip: the QX9650 -- both at stock levels and @ overclocked to 4.2 GHz! With it, and the others (Xeon E5330 (Dual board), Q9550, and Q9350) there is now data on 4 different 45 nm chips.

One thing that I found striking about these new chips is that they are only marginally faster than their 65 nm counterparts when encoding x264 (about 5-6 % faster with all other factors being equal or close to equal). Have a look at the general trends table for the Kentsfield vs. Yorkfield comparison at the official host.
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Re: x264 video encoding benchmark

Post by DMB2000uk » Wed Nov 21, 2007 3:53 am

Thanks Graysky, there really were some nice trends to look at there ^_^

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Re: x264 video encoding benchmark

Post by graysky » Sun Feb 24, 2008 8:49 am

First off, thanks to all who contributed data.

24-Feb-2008 - Finally updated the data tables on the x264 benchmark page. They are now html based (not .gif images) which makes my life updating them much easier and I will keep this tables up-to-date daily as people post results. Have a look at the 'Data Tends' table that contains a look at the Phenom quad vs. both Kentfield and Yorkfield quads. There are also some comparisons of Wolfdale dual vs. Conroe dual, and some other good stuff.
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Re: x264 video encoding benchmark

Post by hnzw_rui » Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:41 am

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---------- RUN1PASS1.LOG
encoded 1749 frames, 40.22 fps, 1850.89 kb/s

---------- RUN2PASS1.LOG
encoded 1749 frames, 40.23 fps, 1850.89 kb/s

---------- RUN3PASS1.LOG
encoded 1749 frames, 38.58 fps, 1850.89 kb/s

---------- RUN4PASS1.LOG
encoded 1749 frames, 40.31 fps, 1850.89 kb/s

---------- RUN5PASS1.LOG
encoded 1749 frames, 40.34 fps, 1850.89 kb/s

---------- RUN1PASS2.LOG
encoded 1749 frames, 9.67 fps, 1826.37 kb/s

---------- RUN2PASS2.LOG
encoded 1749 frames, 8.09 fps, 1826.32 kb/s

---------- RUN3PASS2.LOG
encoded 1749 frames, 9.70 fps, 1826.37 kb/s

---------- RUN4PASS2.LOG
encoded 1749 frames, 9.69 fps, 1826.37 kb/s

---------- RUN5PASS2.LOG
encoded 1749 frames, 9.75 fps, 1826.37 kb/s
Just a note since most people don't like absolute paths/to put this on the root of C:\ - it's actually a pain to do so when using Vista. It's possible to use relative paths for DGIndex starting from either v1.4.7 or v1.4.8 (can't remember which exactly) so you can definitely do this on v1.4.9 which you included with the test. Just uncheck Options >> Use Full Paths when creating the .d2v. Once it's already created, you can also edit the 3rd line on the .d2v file to just "test-480p.mpg" provided it's in the same directory as the .d2v. I would also suggest moving DGDecode.dll to the same folder as the .avs and .d2v files and renaming it to something unique in case people already have a different version installed on their machine.

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LoadPlugin("x264benchDGDecode.dll")
x264benchDGDecode_mpeg2source("test-480p.d2v")
loop(11)
Edit the .bat files to remove absolute paths and the only thing the user would have to do is download and install Avisynth and run the batch file.
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Re: x264 video encoding benchmark

Post by graysky » Sun Feb 24, 2008 1:38 pm

Thanks for the data and the suggestion.
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Re: x264 video encoding benchmark

Post by KnightRid » Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:56 am

Tried to run but kept getting errors.

Running Vista Ultimate 32bit on a Q6700
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I have it in the work2 directory on C, but something about the DIB files not being supported?

I uninstalled avisynth and reinstalled it, but still keep getting the errors.

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Re: x264 video encoding benchmark

Post by DMB2000uk » Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:10 am

Odds are you need to run the benchmark as an administrator, try the right click properties menu to see if you can elevate the permissions.

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Re: x264 video encoding benchmark

Post by hnzw_rui » Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:22 am

No permissions necessary. I'm guessing you just didn't copy "DGDecode.dll" from the "C:\work2\Initial Setup\" folder to the AviSynth plug-ins folder (C:\Program Files\Avisynth 2.5\plugins\).
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Re: x264 video encoding benchmark

Post by graysky » Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:57 pm

Yeah, probably missing the dll. It has been tested hundreds of times and it will work for ya :)
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Re: x264 video encoding benchmark

Post by KnightRid » Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:36 am

LOL - I THOUGHT I copied the dll file over, but I drug the damn shortcut for avisynth instead :roll: - Everyone at once...MIKE IS AN IDIOT

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---------- RUN1PASS1.LOG
encoded 1749 frames, 136.05 fps, 1850.94 kb/s

---------- RUN2PASS1.LOG
encoded 1749 frames, 136.50 fps, 1850.94 kb/s

---------- RUN3PASS1.LOG
encoded 1749 frames, 137.80 fps, 1850.94 kb/s

---------- RUN4PASS1.LOG
encoded 1749 frames, 137.77 fps, 1850.94 kb/s

---------- RUN5PASS1.LOG
encoded 1749 frames, 137.64 fps, 1850.94 kb/s

---------- RUN1PASS2.LOG
encoded 1749 frames, 36.44 fps, 1829.16 kb/s

---------- RUN2PASS2.LOG
encoded 1749 frames, 37.08 fps, 1829.10 kb/s

---------- RUN3PASS2.LOG
encoded 1749 frames, 36.81 fps, 1829.43 kb/s

---------- RUN4PASS2.LOG
encoded 1749 frames, 37.06 fps, 1829.40 kb/s

---------- RUN5PASS2.LOG
encoded 1749 frames, 37.01 fps, 1829.07 kb/s

Q6700 stock with 800mhz DDR2 stock - everything stock :) on an Intel DG33TL MB

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Re: x264 video encoding benchmark

Post by graysky » Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:35 pm

@knightrid - thanks for the results... what o/s are you running and can you post a cpu-z screenshot in the memory section (timings and mem speed)?

Is this a work machine? If not, why not buy yourself a nice P35 or X38 board and enjoy it? The Q6700 should be able to hit 3.3 GHz with little effort and depending on your cooling, even more.
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Re: x264 video encoding benchmark

Post by KnightRid » Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:45 pm

graysky wrote:@knightrid - thanks for the results... what o/s are you running and can you post a cpu-z screenshot in the memory section (timings and mem speed)?

Is this a work machine? If not, why not buy yourself a nice P35 or X38 board and enjoy it? The Q6700 should be able to hit 3.3 GHz with little effort and depending on your cooling, even more.
I will snag cpu-z and do a screen shot for you - maybe tomorrow I will do that - everything is stock.

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I would like to get another motherboard and a nice cooler for this - I have an arctic freezer 7 pro, but that is going to be used for the c2d e6700 when i get my lazy ass in gear and get it running again. Right now this one is on stock cooling :shock:

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Re: x264 video encoding benchmark

Post by KnightRid » Thu Feb 28, 2008 6:44 am

screen cap for you on the memory - LOW and SLOW memory :)
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Re: x264 video encoding benchmark

Post by DMB2000uk » Thu Feb 28, 2008 9:48 am

KnightRid wrote:LOW and SLOW memory :)
That better have been sarcasm :P

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