Originally Posted by Mfusick
I am confused. Using the middle example of the 2.19GB you saying you did the exact same file and settings on handbrake on both machines- and the X4 620 took 1:22.20 and the 1090t X6 took only 48:20 ??? So you saved half an hour on the X6 ???
Your total times seem strange to me.
That seems like an awfully long time. I'd expect that to take me 15 minutes.
I realize the 1090T x6 is a pretty decent CPU. isn't that like an i5 level 2500k ???
Actually it makes sense I guess...
MD Athlon II X4 620
Description: Socket: AM3, Clockspeed: 2.6 GHz, No of Cores: 4, Max TDP: 95 W
CPU Launched: Q2 2009
CPUmark/$Price: 33.44 Overall Rank: 416
Last Price Change: $89 USD (2010-08-25)Average CPU Mark 2976
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T
Description: Socket: AM3, Clockspeed: 3.2 GHz, Turbo Speed: 3.6 GHz, No of Cores: 6, Max TDP: 125 W
Other names: AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1090T Processor
CPU Launched: Q2 2010
CPUmark/$Price: 18.42 Overall Rank: 160
Last Price Change: $304.92 USD (2010-07-04)Average CPU Mark 5618
So I am just now realizing that pentium based HTPC's might actually take hours do to things that take me minutes. Good explanation (unintentionally) of showing value in higher CPU power.
Intel Celeron G530 @ 2.40GHz
Description: Socket: LGA1155, Clockspeed: 2.4 GHz, No of Cores: 2, Max TDP: 65 W
Other names: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU G530 @ 2.40GHz
CPU Launched: Q2 2011
CPUmark/$Price: 57.89 Overall Rank: 536
Last Price Change: $39.14 USD (2011-12-15)Average CPU Mark 2266
Intel Core i7-2600K @ 3.40GHz
Description: Socket: LGA1155, Clockspeed: 3.4 GHz, Turbo Speed: 3.8 GHz, No of Cores: 4, Max TDP: 95 W
Other names: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600K CPU @ 3.40GHz
CPU Launched: Q4 2010
CPUmark/$Price: 29.88 Overall Rank: 57
Last Price Change: $289.99 USD (2011-01-10)Average CPU Mark: 8665 (stock at 3.4ghz) It's really about 10,500 overclocked probably.
Encoding video is probably one of the main reasons you would want a higher CPU. The difference really shows.
For just making a HTPC- a cheap $35 G530 is fine to playback 1080p videos.