This is a benchmark of the SVT-AV1 open-source video encoder/decoder. SVT-AV1 was originally developed by Intel as part of their Open Visual Cloud / Scalable Video Technology (SVT). Development of SVT-AV1 has since moved to the Alliance for Open Media as part of upstream AV1 development. SVT-AV1 is a CPU-based multi-threaded video encoder for the AV1 video format with a sample YUV video file.

To run this test with the Phoronix Test Suite, the basic command is: phoronix-test-suite benchmark git/svt-av1.

Project Site

Test Created

8 March 2019

Last Updated

9 June 2021

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type


Average Install Time

2 Minutes, 21 Seconds

Average Run Time

52 Seconds

Test Dependencies

C/C++ Compiler Toolchain + 7-Zip / p7zip + Yasm Assembler + CMake + Git


5k+ Downloads

Supported Platforms

Public Result Uploads *Reported Installs **Reported Test Completions **Test Profile Page Views ***OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsSVT-AV1 Popularity Statisticsgit/svt-av12019.032019.052019.072019.092019.112020.012020.032020.052020.072020.092020.112021.012021.032021.052021.072021.092021.112022.012022.032022.052022.072022.092022.112023.012023.032023.052023.072023.092023.112024.01400800120016002000
* Uploading of benchmark result data to is always optional (opt-in) via the Phoronix Test Suite for users wishing to share their results publicly.
** Data based on those opting to upload their test results to and users enabling the opt-in anonymous statistics reporting while running benchmarks from an Internet-connected platform.
*** Test profile page view reporting began March 2021.
Data updated weekly as of 18 February 2024.
Preset 440.3%Preset 859.7%Encoder Mode Option
Bosphorus 1080p50.8%Bosphorus 4K49.2%Input Option

Revision History

git/svt-av1-2.3.0   [View Source]   Wed, 09 Jun 2021 18:27:24 GMT
Update test profile for changed GitLab repository from GitHub, update against pts/svt-av1 version with 4K option, etc. Pull per

git/svt-av1-1.2.0   [View Source]   Fri, 08 Mar 2019 10:32:31 GMT
Commit of svt-av1 test to git/ that uses Git sources of encoder for benchmark.

Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:


Encoder Mode: Preset 8 - Input: Bosphorus 4K metrics for this test profile configuration based on 37 public results since 9 June 2021 with the latest data as of 11 February 2024.

Additional benchmark metrics will come after has collected a sufficient data-set.

OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Encoder Mode: Preset 8 - Input: Bosphorus 4K37 Results Range From 0 To 96 Frames Per Second816243240485664728088963691215

Based on data, the selected test / test configuration (SVT-AV1 Git - Encoder Mode: Preset 8 - Input: Bosphorus 4K) has an average run-time of 3 minutes. By default this test profile is set to run at least 3 times but may increase if the standard deviation exceeds pre-defined defaults or other calculations deem additional runs necessary for greater statistical accuracy of the result.

OpenBenchmarking.orgMinutesTime Required To Complete BenchmarkEncoder Mode: Preset 8 - Input: Bosphorus 4KRun-Time48121620Min: 1 / Avg: 2.06 / Max: 15

Based on public results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 0.6%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between RunsEncoder Mode: Preset 8 - Input: Bosphorus 4KDeviation246810Min: 0 / Avg: 0.6 / Max: 4

Tested CPU Architectures

This benchmark has been successfully tested on the below mentioned architectures. The CPU architectures listed is where successful result uploads occurred, namely for helping to determine if a given test is compatible with various alternative CPU architectures.

CPU Architecture
Kernel Identifier
Verified On
Intel / AMD x86 64-bit
(Many Processors)
ARMv8 64-bit
Apple M1

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