Handbrake encoding Sandy Bridge *Updated with several results*

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  1. acedickson, Mar 7, 2011
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    acedickson macrumors 6502a

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    In order to benchmark head to ->Big Buck Bunny and download the 1920x1080 MP4.

    Encode using the Apple TV 2 preset and report back with length of encode, average FPS, and your Mac's specs. If willing, run the same encode 3 times and report averages but if you can't 1 is helpful too.

    If your machine has different specs, i.e. more RAM, I'll update with your specs. As they're reported I'll update this post for all users.

    "In other words confirming what we already know, having an SSD doesn't improve encode speeds." DaGamer34

    I agree, and to try to clean up the benchmarks I'm going to remove drive size in the specs of the machines.

    2011 MacBook Pro (Sandy Bridge)

    13"

    13" MBP 2.3GHz Dual Core i5 4GB RAM - 10 mins 22 secs @ 23.06 fps
    13" MBP 2.3GHz Dual Core i5 8GB RAM - 10 mins 20 secs @ 23.28 fps

    13" MBP 2.7GHz Dual Core i7 4GB RAM - 9 mins 53 secs @ 24.18 fps
    13" MBP 2.7GHz Dual Core i7 8GB RAM - 9 mins 17 secs @ 25.76 fps

    15"

    15" MBP 2.0GHz Quad Core i7 4GB RAM - 6 mins 44 secs @ 35.31 fps
    15" MBP 2.0GHz Quad Core i7 8GB RAM - 6 mins 7 secs @ 39.23 fps

    15" MBP 2.2GHz Quad Core i7 4GB RAM - 5 mins 39 secs @ 42.27 fps
    15" MBP 2.2GHz Quad Core i7 8GB RAM - 5 mins 39 secs @ 42.31 fps

    15" MBP 2.3GHz Quad Core i7 4GB RAM - 5 mins 19 secs @ 44.78 fps
    15" MBP 2.3GHz Quad Core i7 8GB RAM - 5 mins 25 secs @ 44.20 fps

    17"

    17" MBP 2.2GHz Quad Core i7 4GB RAM - 5 mins 37 secs @ 42.48 fps
    17" MBP 2.2GHz Quad Core i7 8GB RAM - 5 mins 40 secs @ 42.03 fps

    17" MBP 2.3GHz Quad Core i7 4GB RAM - TBD
    17" MBP 2.3GHz Quad Core i7 8GB RAM - 5 mins 49 secs @ 41.12 fps


    Miscellaneous Macs

    13" MBA (Late '10) 2.13GHz C2D 4GB RAM - 20 mins 58 secs @ 11.42 fps

    13" MBP 2.26GHz C2D 8GB RAM - 19 mins 12 secs @ 12.47 fps
    13" MBP 2.4GHz C2D 4GB RAM - 19 mins 25 secs @ 12.32 fps
    15" MBP Core i7 2.66 GHz 8GB RAM - 11 mins 15 secs @ 21.07 fps

    Mac Mini 2GHz C2D 4Gb RAM - 22 mins 33secs @ 10.86 fps

    27" iMac 2.8GHz i7 Quad Core 8GB RAM - 5 mins 46 secs @ 41.45 fps
    27" iMac 2.93GHz i7 Quad Core 8GB RAM - 5 mins 39 secs @ 42.06 fps

    Mac Pro 2.8GHz Quad Core 16GB RAM - 6 mins 12 secs @ 38.69 fps
    Mac Pro 3.33GHz 6 Core 16GB RAM - 3 mins 34 secs @ 67.27 fps

     
  2. mulo macrumors 68020

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    someone will need to upload a movie clip somewhere as results will vary depending on the clips current bitrate compression and so forth.
     
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  4. ZBB macrumors newbie

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    I got my new MBP the other day and did some Handbrake encodes over the weekend.

    I have the "base" 15", so 2.0GHz quad-core i7. It replaced a 4-year old 15" MBP that was 2.16GHz core 2 duo (late 2006 design).

    I typically encode straight from the DVD and use the Apple Universal preset. I would typically get 15-16 FPS on the old MBP, although some DVDs would drop to the 8-10 range. This is SD content.

    The new MBP was doing encodes in the 125-130 FPS range :cool:
     
  5. superericla macrumors 6502

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    If you all want very complex encodes to try out for a more difficult speed test you could paste this into the advanced settings box for the apple tv 2 preset using an HD movie. My computer right now gets around 1-2 fps with these settings.
    Code:
    ref=6:bframes=8:b-adapt=2:direct=auto:me=umh:merange=24:subq=10:rc-lookahead=60:analyse=all:trellis=2
    :deblock=-1,-1:psy-rd=1.0,0.15
     
  6. acedickson, Mar 7, 2011
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    acedickson thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Big Buck Bunny is a good clip to encode with. If we can decide, collectively, on the settings I'll update the main post.

    I think getting a good idea of the difference between processors will help a lot of new and current members make decisions.
     
  7. rnelan7 macrumors 6502

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    Might be a little irrelevant but I can post my results on my iMac when we agree on a common video
     
  8. acedickson thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't see a problem with having comparative results from other recent machines.
     
  9. acedickson thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, source and settings decided and updated in first post.
     
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    If you'd be willing to run the benchmark I'll post your results too, comparatively.
     
  12. kfscoll macrumors 65816

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    Is there any way to get Handbrake to retain/display the average FPS and encode time after the conversion is finished? I see where that information is during the encode but it disappears as soon as the encode completes.
     
  13. acedickson thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    There's an encoding log once the encode is finished.

    https://trac.handbrake.fr/wiki/ActivityLog
     
  14. grillface macrumors newbie

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    My Specs (note the HDD):

    15" MBP Core i7 2.2Ghz Quad Core 4GB RAM 500GB 7200RPM


    Results:

    [18:43:01] work: average encoding speed for job is 42.266727 fps

    Encode time was 5:39 as far as I was able to make out. The log didn't give me a time so I had to work it out manually from the start and finish times.

    Hope this helps!
     
  15. acedickson thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for getting us started grillface. A few more benchmarks and we'll start to get a good idea of the differences between machines.
     
  16. Trom macrumors newbie

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    Basically the same as grillface.

    15" MBP Core i7 2.2Ghz Quad Core 8GB RAM 750GB 5400RPM

    [05:55:01] work: average encoding speed for job is 42.308796 fps

    about 5:39
     
  17. sk3tch, Mar 8, 2011
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    15.4" / 2.2 GHz i7 Quad / 8GB RAM / 128 GB Apple/Toshiba SSD

    edit:

    source: .avi file on local SSD
    start: 9:25:55a
    finish: 9:31:52a

    5 min. 57 sec.

    edit2:

    source: .avi file on NAS connected via gigabit ethernet
    start: 10:32:57a
    finish: 10:38:44a

    5 min. 47 sec.
     
  18. ZZANG macrumors regular

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    Not to hijack this thread, but can anyone tell me which is better?

    Handbrake vs Video Converter or iVl? :confused:

    I know two are free and the last two are Mac Apps...

    I just want the best program to redo some formats and maintain optimal sound and video quality.


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  19. DerHexer macrumors newbie

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    If I don't forget, I will check on my 13" i7 with sdd tonight.
     
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    If anyone has access to a good high speed ftp and would be nice enough to download and host the video file that would be great.
     
  22. antmo macrumors member

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    Just an fyi... I've encoded that video in the past with handbrake and had issues. Double check that the runtime of the encoded video matches the original. It appears to finish successfully, but actually ends early and leaves a very short encoded video.
     
  23. Shady Pioneer macrumors member

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    I will give this a go later for you.

    I've got a 15" 2.0GHz Quad Core with 4GB RAM and 7200rpm HDD. :cool:
     
  24. WontonX, Mar 8, 2011
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    The torrent seems to have many seeds and is downloading pretty quickly.

    13" MBP Core i5 2.3Ghz Dual Core 8GB RAM 320GB 5400RPM

    Run 1: 11 min. 50 sec. @ 23.097168 avg fps
    Run 2: 10 min. 18 sec. @ 23.377243 avg fps
    Run 3: 10 min. 16 sec. @ 23.328012 avg fps
    Run 4: 10 min. 16 sec. @ 23.319891 avg fps

    Total average: 10 min. 42 sec @ 23.280579 avg fps

    Not sure why my first run took so much longer. Seems like runs 2,3,4 are most representative of what you would get. Anyhow, hope this helps someone.
     
  25. dagamer34, Mar 8, 2011
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    17" MBP Core i7 2.2Ghz Quad Core 8GB RAM 128GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD - 42.030411 fps @ 5:40

    In other words confirming what we already know, having an SSD doesn't improve encode speeds. I think this test would be much more interesting if users with older Macs posted as well. Get some 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 Macs for comparison. HandBrake (or really ffmpeg encoding) is also probably one of the few pure CPU applications that scales linearly with raw CPU performance.
     

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