Which CPU is best for encoding Video, and Ripping UHD-DVD

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coldfire05
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Which CPU is best for encoding Video, and Ripping UHD-DVD

Post by coldfire05 » Mon May 11, 2020 3:52 pm

Can anyone say as to which CPU on the market is best for ripping, and encoding video discs?
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Re: Which CPU is best for encoding Video, and Ripping UHD-DVD

Post by Woodstock » Mon May 11, 2020 8:03 pm

Ripping: The one that is in the machine you own with a UHD-capable drive.
Encoding: The one with the highest clock speed and at least 8-12 cores (not just threads, actual cores) that you can afford.
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Re: Which CPU is best for encoding Video, and Ripping UHD-DVD

Post by coldfire05 » Tue May 12, 2020 10:53 pm

Thanks woodstock,

In my current setup, I have an ASUS P8/P67 pro MB, with an Intel i5 2500k(4core), and 8GB RAM. I have kind of figured that the ripping wasn't important as the drive really dictates that, and I have a couple top notch 4k UHD drives. I am leaning toward the MSI X570-A PRO Motherboard, with a Ryzen 9 3900X CPU, and adding up to 32GB RAM. Currently when I rip/encode a DVD such as The Soprano's, it takes just under 3 hours per disc. Could you venture a guess what it would take with the new setup as I have described? Would it be fair to say that 12 core as opposed to 4 core, it would take 1/3 of the time?

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PS, Video and some audio is the most intensive tasks I preform, I don't do any gaming.

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Re: Which CPU is best for encoding Video, and Ripping UHD-DVD

Post by Woodstock » Wed May 13, 2020 2:42 am

Your i5 is limited to 4 threads as well - so it is going to gasp on doing UHD. At least my i5 has HYPEr threading, which gets an extra 5-10% throughput.

I read good things about the Ryzens, but not enough to get me to buy one yet. I'm cheap - a 4GHz 8-core FX, motherboard, and 16GB of RAM are commodity items, so I can build servers for $150 plus case, and they work adequately for everything my company does, and a decent job of encoding for my personal systems. 16GB is more than handbrake would use most of the time, so I have no reason to spend more on RAM.

Raw horsepower, though, they're not even mid-pack. When you get to the 24-core and higher processors, you can run multiple x265 encodes simultaneously.
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