FLAC Audio Encoding

This test times how long it takes to encode a sample WAV file to FLAC format five times.

To run this test with the Phoronix Test Suite, the basic command is: phoronix-test-suite benchmark encode-flac.

Project Site

xiph.org

Test Created

6 December 2010

Last Updated

4 March 2018

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type

Average Install Time

39 Seconds

Average Run Time

1 Minute

Accolades

250k+ Downloads + 10k+ Public Benchmark Results

Supported Platforms


Public Result UploadsTest Completions*Reported Installs*OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsFLAC Audio Encoding Popularity Statisticspts/encode-flac2011.042011.082011.122012.042012.082012.122013.042013.082013.122014.042014.082014.122015.042015.082015.122016.042016.082016.122017.042017.082017.122018.042018.082018.122019.042019.082019.122020.042020.082020.122021.0450K100K150K200K250K
* Data based on those opting to upload their test results to OpenBenchmarking.org and users enabling the opt-in anonymous statistics reporting while running benchmarks from an Internet-connected platform.
Data current as of Sat, 10 Apr 2021 03:16:33 GMT.

Revision History

pts/encode-flac-1.6.0   [View Source]   Sun, 04 Mar 2018 09:38:58 GMT
Update against FLAC 1.3.2 from 1.3.1, add Windows support.

pts/encode-flac-1.5.0   [View Source]   Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:14:40 GMT
Change encode-flac run times for audio conversion to three due to fast run times on modern CPUs.

pts/encode-flac-1.4.0   [View Source]   Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:09:10 GMT
Update encode-flac against new upstream FLAC 1.3.1 release.

pts/encode-flac-1.3.0   [View Source]   Fri, 21 Jun 2013 14:40:13 GMT
Update against upstream Xiph.Org FLAC 1.3.0.

pts/encode-flac-1.2.0   [View Source]   Mon, 06 Dec 2010 14:41:03 GMT
Initial import into OpenBenchmarking.org

Suites Using This Test

Audio Encoding

C/C++ Compiler Tests

Encoding

CPU Massive

Creator Workloads

Single-Threaded


Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

FLAC Audio Encoding 1.3.2

WAV To FLAC

OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 5,148 public results since 4 March 2018 with the latest data as of 8 April 2021.

Below is an overview of the generalized performance for components where there is sufficient statistically significant data based upon user-uploaded results. It is important to keep in mind particularly in the Linux/open-source space there can be vastly different OS configurations, with this overview intended to offer just general guidance as to the performance expectations.

Component
Percentile Rank
# Matching Public Results
Seconds (Average)
89th
126
8 +/- 1
88th
46
8 +/- 1
84th
11
9 +/- 1
83rd
11
9 +/- 1
82nd
28
9 +/- 1
78th
22
9 +/- 1
77th
15
9 +/- 1
76th
16
9 +/- 1
76th
17
9 +/- 1
Mid-Tier
75th
> 9
74th
10
9 +/- 1
74th
4
10 +/- 1
72nd
34
10 +/- 1
72nd
4
10 +/- 1
69th
129
10 +/- 1
64th
13
10 +/- 1
64th
77
10 +/- 1
61st
32
10 +/- 1
59th
13
10 +/- 1
59th
4
10 +/- 2
59th
13
11 +/- 1
58th
3
11 +/- 1
58th
19
11 +/- 1
57th
12
11 +/- 1
55th
13
11 +/- 1
54th
6
11 +/- 1
52nd
9
11 +/- 1
51st
22
12 +/- 2
51st
3
12 +/- 1
51st
14
12 +/- 1
Median
50th
12
50th
5
12 +/- 2
46th
28
12 +/- 1
46th
45
12 +/- 1
45th
4
12 +/- 1
45th
17
12 +/- 2
44th
12
13 +/- 1
43rd
16
13 +/- 1
42nd
4
13 +/- 1
41st
15
13 +/- 2
40th
22
13 +/- 1
40th
6
13 +/- 2
39th
31
14 +/- 1
38th
6
14 +/- 1
37th
8
14 +/- 2
37th
15
14 +/- 2
34th
5
15 +/- 1
32nd
5
16 +/- 2
32nd
8
16 +/- 2
32nd
6
16 +/- 1
32nd
4
16 +/- 1
31st
3
16 +/- 2
31st
3
16 +/- 1
31st
4
16 +/- 2
30th
9
17 +/- 1
29th
7
17 +/- 1
29th
28
17 +/- 1
28th
4
17 +/- 1
28th
3
18 +/- 1
27th
3
18 +/- 1
26th
3
18 +/- 2
Low-Tier
25th
> 19
25th
3
19 +/- 3
25th
3
19 +/- 2
24th
3
20 +/- 2
24th
16
20 +/- 1
22nd
3
21 +/- 2
21st
10
22 +/- 3
21st
13
22 +/- 3
21st
3
23 +/- 2
20th
3
24 +/- 1
19th
5
24 +/- 1
18th
6
27 +/- 1
17th
4
28 +/- 2
16th
3
32 +/- 1
16th
3
34 +/- 1
15th
3
36 +/- 1
15th
3
37 +/- 2
14th
14
43 +/- 4
14th
7
44 +/- 6
14th
3
44 +/- 1
13th
3
46 +/- 1
13th
3
48 +/- 4
12th
9
52 +/- 7
10th
6
66 +/- 7
9th
4
72 +/- 5
7th
3
98 +/- 3
6th
17
105 +/- 14
5th
25
112 +/- 12
5th
6
115 +/- 2
2nd
4
317 +/- 6
1st
14
494 +/- 53
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - WAV To FLAC5148 Results Range From 5 To 1410 Seconds5427911615319022726430133837541244948652356059763467170874578281985689393096710041041107811151152118912261263130013371374141110002000300040005000

Based on OpenBenchmarking.org data, the selected test / test configuration (FLAC Audio Encoding 1.3.2 - WAV To FLAC) has an average run-time of 2 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 BenchmarkWAV To FLACRun-Time612182430Min: 1 / Avg: 2.21 / Max: 25

Based on public OpenBenchmarking.org results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 1%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between RunsWAV To FLACDeviation48121620Min: 0 / Avg: 0.99 / Max: 16

Does It Scale Well With Increasing Cores?

No, based on the automated analysis of the collected public benchmark data, this test / test settings does not generally scale well with increasing CPU core counts. Data based on publicly available results for this test / test settings, separated by vendor, result divided by the reference CPU clock speed, grouped by matching physical CPU core count, and normalized against the smallest core count tested from each vendor for each CPU having a sufficient number of test samples and statistically significant data.

AMDIntelOpenBenchmarking.orgRelative Core Scaling To BaseFLAC Audio Encoding CPU Core ScalingWAV To FLAC2468121620243248641.35422.70844.06265.41686.771

Notable Instruction Set Usage

Notable instruction set extensions supported by this test, based on an automatic analysis by the Phoronix Test Suite / OpenBenchmarking.org analytics engine.

Instruction Set
Support
Instructions Detected
SSE2 (SSE2)
Used by default on supported hardware.
 
MOVDQA MOVAPD MULSD ADDSD CVTSI2SD SUBSD MOVUPD UNPCKLPD MULPD ADDPD DIVSD DIVPD UCOMISD SQRTSD MOVD ANDPD CVTTSD2SI ANDNPD CMPNLESD ORPD MOVDQU PUNPCKLQDQ COMISD PADDQ PSHUFD XORPD CVTSD2SS CVTSS2SD PSRLDQ PSLLDQ CVTDQ2PS CVTPD2PS MAXSD PMULUDQ MINSD CVTDQ2PD SUBPD
SSSE3 (SSSE3)
Used by default on supported hardware.
 
PABSD PALIGNR PHADDD
Used by default on supported hardware.
Found on Intel processors since Sandy Bridge (2011).
Found on AMD processors since Bulldozer (2011).

 
VZEROUPPER VBROADCASTSS VEXTRACTF128 VINSERTF128 VBROADCASTSD
Used by default on supported hardware.
Found on Intel processors since Haswell (2013).
Found on AMD processors since Excavator (2016).

 
VPBROADCASTD VINSERTI128 VEXTRACTI128 VPERMD VPERMQ VPERM2I128 VPGATHERQQ VPBROADCASTQ VPGATHERQD VPBROADCASTW
FMA (FMA)
Requires passing a supported compiler/build flag (verified with targets: skylake, tigerlake, cascadelake, sapphirerapids, alderlake, znver2, znver3).
Found on Intel processors since Haswell (2013).
Found on AMD processors since Bulldozer (2011).

 
VFMADD231SD VFMADD231PD VFMADD132SD VFMSUB231SS VFMADD231SS VFMSUB231SD VFMADD213SS VFNMADD231SD VFNMADD132SD VFMADD213SD VFMADD231PS VFMADD132PS VFNMADD132PD
The test / benchmark does honor compiler flag changes.
Last automated analysis: 30 January 2021

This test profile binary relies on the shared libraries libFLAC.so.8, libm.so.6, libc.so.6, libogg.so.0.

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