x264 HD Benchmark is a reproducible measure of fast your machine can encode a short HD-quality video clip into a high quality x264 video file. It’s nice because everyone running it will use the same video clip and software. The video encoder (x264.exe) reports a fairly accurate internal benchmark (in frames per second) for each pass of the video encode and it also uses multi-core processors very efficiently. All these factors make this an ideal benchmark to compare different processors and systems to each other.
What’s x264? It’s more or less the next generation Xvid/DivX codec.
Requires AviSynth 2.5.8.
Important – If you are using an Intel Core i7 or Core i5 processor (or their Xeon brethren), please be sure to turn off Intel Turbo Mode in the BIOS for accurate results!
Download: x264 HD Benchmark 3.18