Solution Performance

Enables commercial AVC/HEVC SW encoding use-cases. Runs multiple x264/x265 instances for live AVC/HEVC encoding. Improves quality and performance for file-based and live encoding.

“The new Intel Xeons deliver significantly higher quality and compression efficiency for live 4K 60P 10 bit HEVC video encoding!”
Tom Vaughan, VP & GM - Video at MulticoreWare

Product and Performance Information


Testing conducted on UHDkit comparing 2S Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8180 processor to 2S Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2699 v4 testing by MulticoreWare and Intel. For complete testing configuration details, see next slide.
Configuration: Version 2.0+1-e7102605d241, GCC 4.8.5, 64-bit, main-10 profile, assembly until AVX2 enabled, Videos: CanalPlus_UHD_Astra_50fps, DFL_Supercup_UHD_50fps and Samsung_football_Barcelona vs Real Madrid 10-bit 4:2:2 3840x2160 @ 60fps, live encoding with 8 parallel x265 encoders (segmented per-GOP) @ 18Mbps.
Baseline: 2S Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2699 v4, 2.2GHz, 22 cores, turbo and HT on, BIOS American Mega Trends v2.0, 256GB total memory, 16 slots / 16GB / 2133MHz / DDR4 2-rank DIMMs, 7 x 480GB, Intel® SSD DC S3510, CentOS Linux Release 7.2.1511 (Core), kernel 3.10.0.
New: 2S Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8180 processor, 2.5GHz, 28 cores, turbo and HT on, BIOS Intel Corporation  SE5C620.86B.01.00.0412.020920172159, 187GB total memory, 12 slots / 16GB / 2666MHz / DDR4 2-rank DIMM, 1x800GB Intel® SSD DC P3710, CentOS Linux Release 7.3.1611 (Core), kernel 3.10.0.


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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