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Video encoding

DivX

We used the DivX converter, a tool included in the DivX package, in order to measure the encoding performance using this codec. The DivX codec is capable of recognizing and using all available cores and the SSE4 instruction set.

We converted a Full HD, six-minute long .mov video file into an .avi file, using the “HD 1080p” output profile. The results below are given in seconds, so the lower the better.

FX-6350 Review

On DivX encoding, the FX-6350 was 27% slower than the Core i3-6100, and 7% slower than the FX-8350 and the A10-7870K.

DVDShrink

DVDShrink is an old but still very useful program to “shrink” video DVDs that have more than 4.7 GiB of data to fit single-layer DVD media. We used it to compress the DVD of “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” DVD to 4.7 GiB. The results below are given in seconds, so the lower the better.

FX-6350 Review

In this test, the FX-6350 presented the same performance of the Core i3-6100, was 8% slower than the FX-8350, and 4% faster than the A10-7870K.

Media Espresso

Media Espresso is a video conversion program that uses the graphics processing unit of the video engine to speed up the conversion process. We converted a 1 GiB, 1920x1080i, 23,738 kbps, .mov video file to a smaller 320×200, H.264, .MP4 file for viewing on a smartphone. The results below are given in seconds, so the lower the better.

FX-6350 Review

Here the FX-6350 was 26% slower than the Core i3-6100, 5% slower than the FX-8350, and had the same performance of the A10-7870K.