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Mac Pro Westmere Performance with Handbrake Video Encoding

Last updated 2010-09-05 - Send Feedback
Related: Macs, Mac Pro, Video, Mac

See test machine configuration.

Handbrake [download] scales well to about 8-9 cores, but that’s about it. See Optimizing Handbrake.

The 12-core is about 20% faster than the 6-core, because Handbrake uses only about 9 cores.

Handbrake encode to MPEG-4

Beta build vs regular

The August 30, 2010 build is about 9% faster than the 0.94 release version.

Handbrake encode to MPEG-4,using 12-core 3.33GHz Mac Pro

Settings

These are the settings used for testing.

Settings used for encoding
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