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What is the best processor for an FM1 scoket for video encoding?

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I have my HTPC already built and wasn't planning on doing a lot of encoding with it but as things have progressed I am ripping more and more movies and eventually I think I might have to start batch encoding lots of the movies to decrease size on the HDD. I current have the AMD A8-3850 Llano 2.9GHz Quad Core chip in the system and I am just wondering.....if money is no object, is there any other FM1 socket chip that will give me noticeable increase in speed of encoding.

Also it should be noted that the system is already maxed out on 8GB of DDR3 RAM as well so I don't think I can get any performance increase there.

Thanks.
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A8-3870K 3.0 GHz (can be overclocked to any as long as it is stable) is the best FM1 processor. But if money is no object, you'd better buy Core i5/i7 (1.5-2 times faster than A8-3850).

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Well, if money is no object, building a server (up to 24 HDDs = 72 TB or more) is another choice.
Edited by renethx - 11/23/12 at 6:17pm
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Thread Starter 
Thanks for the info. Unfortunately I am locked into this mobo that is a FM1 socket so the i5 and i7 is out of the question unless I also spring for a new mobo.
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Looks like the FM1 supports the following so no -
the socket FM1 works with dual, triple and quad-core desktop processors with frequencies up to 3000 MHz. The socket supports dual-channel DDR3 memory up to DDR3-1866, and, optionally, integrated graphics processing unit.

You will gain the most by going to a 6 core. Here is an example of some HB encodings I did on a few different machines.

Some results of setting up files same on each pc for Handbrake -
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The file was .46 GB.

AMD Athlon X4 620 OC'd 3.2
Encoding job completed: 0:15:24

AMD Athlon 1090t X6 stock 3.2
encoding job completed: 0:08:30
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This 2nd file was 2.19gb

AMD Athlon X4 620 OC'd 3.2
encoding job completed: 1:22:20

AMD Athlon 1090t X6 stock 3.2
encoding job completed: 0:48:20
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Mobo is the ASRock A75M.
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An i7 3770, K entirely optional. The old FM1's are basically tweaked Athlon II's and are slow for any CPU heavy task.
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Originally Posted by renethx View Post

A8-3870K 3.0 GHz (can be overclocked to any as long as it is stable) is the best FM1 processor. But if money is no object, you'd better buy Core i5/i7 (1.5-2 times faster than A8-3850).
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Well, if money is no object, building a server (up to 24 HDDs = 72 TB or more) is another choice.

This. 3870K overclocked is the best you'll do on that board. The effort might gain you another 20% in cpu grunt, tops, and be loud, hot and thirsty. It's probably easier to just add HDD space.

Does anyone know of any CUDA assisted encoding? Adding an nvidia GPU would help in that instance.
Edited by Ruiner - 11/24/12 at 7:33am
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