VP9 libvpx Encoding

This is a standard video encoding performance test of Google's libvpx library and the vpxenc command for the VP9 video format.

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

Project Site

webmproject.org

Source Repository

chromium.googlesource.com

Test Created

8 December 2011

Last Updated

3 June 2021

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type

Processor

Average Install Time

2 Minutes, 24 Seconds

Average Run Time

15 Minutes, 3 Seconds

Test Dependencies

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

Accolades

150k+ Downloads

Supported Platforms


Public Result Uploads *Reported Test Completions **Reported Installs **Test Profile Page Views ***OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsVP9 libvpx Encoding Popularity Statisticspts/vpxenc2011.122012.042012.082012.122013.042013.082013.122014.042014.082014.122015.042015.082015.122016.042016.082016.122017.042017.082017.122018.042018.082018.122019.042019.082019.122020.042020.082020.122021.042021.082021.122022.042022.082022.126K12K18K24K30K
* Uploading of benchmark result data to OpenBenchmarking.org 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 OpenBenchmarking.org 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 current as of 24 January 2023.
Speed 044.1%Speed 555.9%Speed Option PopularityOpenBenchmarking.org
Bosphorus 4K53.0%Bosphorus 1080p47.0%Input Option PopularityOpenBenchmarking.org

Revision History

pts/vpxenc-3.1.0   [View Source]   Thu, 03 Jun 2021 10:10:00 GMT
Update against libvpx 1.10 upstream, set row-mt=1 option, add 4K option.

pts/vpxenc-3.0.0   [View Source]   Sat, 04 Jan 2020 11:54:04 GMT
Update test profile from https://github.com/phoronix-test-suite/test-profiles/pull/121 plus fixes from https://github.com/phoronix-test-suite/test-profiles/issues/90

pts/vpxenc-2.5.0   [View Source]   Mon, 16 Sep 2019 15:25:01 GMT
Update libvpx upstream https://github.com/phoronix-test-suite/test-profiles/pull/100

pts/vpxenc-2.4.0   [View Source]   Thu, 30 May 2019 08:08:21 GMT
Add --row-mt=1 argument to vpxenc test for better multi-threaded performance per https://github.com/phoronix-test-suite/test-profiles/issues/83

pts/vpxenc-2.3.0   [View Source]   Sun, 17 Feb 2019 09:13:20 GMT
Use the same input file as SVT-VP9 test profile.

pts/vpxenc-2.2.0   [View Source]   Mon, 04 Feb 2019 20:37:51 GMT
Update against libvpx 1.8.0

pts/vpxenc-2.1.1   [View Source]   Sun, 17 Jun 2018 11:20:20 GMT
Limit the thread count to 64, if above 64, vpxenc complains of CPU thread count being too high.

pts/vpxenc-2.1.0   [View Source]   Sun, 17 Jun 2018 10:58:27 GMT
Update build script, switch to new source file.

pts/vpxenc-2.0.0   [View Source]   Tue, 06 Feb 2018 11:39:48 GMT
Update against libvpx 1.7.0, use new source video, various parameter updates, etc. Big rework overall.

pts/vpxenc-1.4.0   [View Source]   Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:03:13 GMT
Build fixes

pts/vpxenc-1.3.0   [View Source]   Wed, 04 Jan 2017 11:15:09 GMT
Update against upstream vpxenc 1.6 upstream plus GCC6 compatibility fix reported by Victor

pts/vpxenc-1.2.0   [View Source]   Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:11:22 GMT
Update against libvpx 1.3.0

pts/vpxenc-1.1.0   [View Source]   Wed, 03 Oct 2012 22:43:04 GMT
Update against upstream VP8 libvpx 1.1.0 release.

pts/vpxenc-1.0.0   [View Source]   Thu, 08 Dec 2011 09:15:46 GMT
First commit of a vpxenc - Google libvpx VP8 video encoding test.

Suites Using This Test

C/C++ Compiler Tests

Video Encoding

Encoding

Multi-Core

CPU Massive

Creator Workloads


Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

VP9 libvpx Encoding 1.10.0

Speed: Speed 5 - Input: Bosphorus 1080p

OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 734 public results since 3 June 2021 with the latest data as of 18 January 2023.

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
# Compatible Public Results
Frames Per Second (Average)
100th
5
57.5 +/- 0.5
100th
8
56.6 +/- 3.0
99th
6
54.1 +/- 0.6
99th
6
52.3 +/- 0.3
97th
9
51.2 +/- 0.5
95th
7
48.9 +/- 1.3
95th
7
48.5 +/- 0.4
93rd
7
47.3 +/- 2.1
92nd
26
46.5 +/- 2.5
89th
15
44.1 +/- 3.0
83rd
10
39.9 +/- 2.7
81st
15
39.2 +/- 4.3
81st
10
39.1 +/- 1.2
80th
34
39.0 +/- 1.3
78th
10
38.0 +/- 3.5
77th
12
37.7 +/- 1.7
Mid-Tier
75th
< 36.7
74th
4
36.1 +/- 0.7
72nd
3
34.2 +/- 0.4
70th
5
33.1 +/- 4.9
68th
14
32.4 +/- 4.6
68th
5
32.1 +/- 2.1
68th
17
32.1 +/- 2.1
66th
8
31.7 +/- 2.8
66th
12
31.6 +/- 3.6
66th
8
31.6 +/- 0.3
66th
3
31.5 +/- 1.7
65th
6
31.0 +/- 0.5
64th
8
31.0 +/- 3.5
63rd
3
30.3 +/- 0.1
62nd
6
29.7 +/- 0.5
59th
4
29.0 +/- 0.2
57th
5
28.7 +/- 0.1
57th
5
28.6 +/- 3.1
57th
3
28.4 +/- 0.1
57th
3
28.4 +/- 0.2
55th
4
28.2 +/- 0.1
54th
6
28.1 +/- 3.4
54th
5
27.9 +/- 2.4
53rd
4
27.3 +/- 3.9
52nd
4
27.1 +/- 0.1
52nd
3
26.9 +/- 0.2
Median
50th
26.7
50th
7
26.6 +/- 0.2
50th
4
26.5 +/- 0.2
49th
3
26.4 +/- 0.2
47th
11
26.0 +/- 0.4
45th
8
25.7 +/- 0.2
43rd
10
25.4 +/- 0.1
42nd
4
25.4 +/- 0.7
42nd
3
25.3 +/- 0.3
42nd
3
25.3 +/- 0.3
40th
4
25.1 +/- 0.2
39th
6
25.0
38th
3
24.8 +/- 0.1
36th
6
24.3 +/- 0.1
36th
4
24.2 +/- 0.1
35th
4
24.1 +/- 0.1
34th
4
23.8 +/- 2.2
34th
6
23.3 +/- 1.2
34th
4
22.8 +/- 0.7
33rd
4
22.7 +/- 0.6
32nd
9
22.6 +/- 0.1
31st
4
22.5 +/- 0.1
30th
3
22.3 +/- 0.3
29th
6
22.1 +/- 0.1
28th
5
22.0 +/- 2.3
28th
3
21.8 +/- 0.2
27th
3
21.4 +/- 0.1
Low-Tier
25th
< 20.9
25th
3
20.8 +/- 0.2
24th
4
20.5 +/- 0.2
23rd
3
20.3 +/- 1.1
21st
5
18.7 +/- 0.4
20th
9
18.1 +/- 0.1
18th
5
17.7 +/- 0.9
18th
4
17.7 +/- 0.5
17th
4
17.5 +/- 0.9
17th
4
17.5 +/- 0.1
16th
6
17.3 +/- 1.7
16th
3
17.1 +/- 0.1
13th
3
15.0 +/- 0.1
13th
7
15.0 +/- 0.6
13th
3
14.9 +/- 0.4
12th
4
14.2 +/- 0.9
11th
3
13.4 +/- 0.1
4th
4
9.0 +/- 0.1
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Speed: Speed 5 - Input: Bosphorus 1080p734 Results Range From 0 To 59 Frames Per Second510152025303540455055604080120160200

Based on OpenBenchmarking.org data, the selected test / test configuration (VP9 libvpx Encoding 1.10.0 - Speed: Speed 5 - Input: Bosphorus 1080p) 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 BenchmarkSpeed: Speed 5 - Input: Bosphorus 1080pRun-Time3691215Min: 1 / Avg: 1.5 / Max: 7

Based on public OpenBenchmarking.org results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 0.2%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between RunsSpeed: Speed 5 - Input: Bosphorus 1080pDeviation246810Min: 0 / Avg: 0.19 / Max: 3

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.

IntelAMDOpenBenchmarking.orgRelative Core Scaling To BaseVP9 libvpx Encoding CPU Core ScalingSpeed: Speed 5 - Input: Bosphorus 1080p2468121632640.71.42.12.83.5

Tested CPU Architectures

This benchmark has been successfully tested on the below mentioned architectures. The CPU architectures listed is where successful OpenBenchmarking.org 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
x86_64
(Many Processors)
RISC-V 64-bit
riscv64
SiFive RISC-V
ARMv8 64-bit
aarch64
ARMv8 Neoverse-N1, ARMv8 Neoverse-V1, Ampere Altra ARMv8 Neoverse-N1 160-Core, Apple M1, Apple M2

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