Sunday, May 13, 2012

CPU usage when running Handbrake

Video conversion is one of processes that takes a lot of processor power. Along with gaming this is where a fast, multi-core processor can be invaluable.

The 6 core AMD 1055T, shown above, gives a pretty good performance level to make conversions at a reasonable speed. For example a 45 minute TV episode will take approximately 3 mins to convert to an iPad format whereas it takes over 30 mins on a Dual Core Notebook.

While the two machines I did this comparison with represent pretty much opposite ends of the performance spectrum for speed it emphasizes the need for a reasonably powered CPU when you wish to make video conversions.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


I was wondering whether it was worthwhile upgrading to a 6 or 8 core machine - now I can see that there is a good reason.