Our first benchmarking program is AIDA 64. It has many different CPU benchmarks, the first two will are going to focus on are the CPU Queen and CPU PhotoWorxx. These are both synthetic benchmarks and higher scores are better.
Up next we have the ZLib and Hash tests. Again higher scores are better here.
Finally we have our AES test, which again higher scores are better.
HandBrake is a tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs. We take a video file that is ~6.27 GB, 3840 x 1714, 73.4 Mbps, 24fps, H.264, .mov file and transcoded it to a ~1480 MB, 1920×858, ~17.1 Mbps, 24fps, H.264, .mp4 video file. When we start the encoding process we start a timer, the faster the encoding completes the better.
The x264 HD Benchmark 5.0 encodes a 1080p video segment into the x264 format. There are two passes with 4 runs each. We average the 4 runs for each pass to give you what you see below. This is a multi-threaded test so it takes advantage of all the cores of your processor. Obviously higher frames per second is better.