Solution Performance

eBLive A-5000* is an HEVC encoder that ships in two modes:

  • eBLive A-5000-HQ: High-Quality (HQ) real-time encoder @ bit rates of <= 15 Mbps for high-quality video broadcast applications
  • eBLive A-5000-HD: High Density (HD) real-time encoder @ bit rates of <=15 Mbps for real-time video streaming applications

eBLive A-5000 can use all available cores of the listed processors, using at most 15GB of memory footprint per channel.

Hardware at-a-glance: Intel® Xeon® 8180 Platinum processor

Platform features: More cores, higher memory bandwidth

Software tools/libraries: Intel® CompilerIntel® VTune™ Amplifier

Product and Performance Information


Testing conducted on eBrisk video software comparing 2S Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8180 processor to 2S Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2699 v4. Testing by eBrisk.
OS: Windows Server* 2012 R2 Standard Build 9600.
Baseline: 2S Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2699 v4, 2.2GHz, 22 cores, turbo and HT on, 128GB total memory, 8 slots / 16GB / 2400 MT/s / DDR4 RDIMM, 360GB, Intel® SSD.
New: Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8180 processor, 2.5GHz, 28 cores, turbo and HT on, 192GB total memory, 12 slots / 16GB / 2666 MT/s / DDR4 LRDIMM, 1 x 800GB, Intel® SSD DC S3710.
Test Environment: Bitrate is chosen as the maximum bitrate where the encoder is real-time at (up to 15Mbps for 4kp60/50, up to 10Mbps for 4kp30/25/24 , up to 10Mbps for 1080p60/50).Original video was loaded to the RAM before the start of the encode.
Test Clips ( Amazon HDR UHD 24fps: downloaded then decoded using ffmpeg to yuv 420 10bit. Netflix Clips 2160p 60fps 10bit: Boat, Crosswalk, FoodMarket, Narrator, PierSeaside, RitualDance, Tango. SVT 1080p 50fps: crowd_run, ducks_take_off, old_town_cross, park_joy.


Benchmark results were obtained prior to implementation of recent software patches and firmware updates intended to address exploits referred to as "Spectre" and "Meltdown". Implementation of these updates may make these results inapplicable to your device or system. 

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