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

13 February 2023

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type

Processor

Average Install Time

1 Minute, 42 Seconds

Average Run Time

15 Minutes, 3 Seconds

Test Dependencies

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

Accolades

200k+ Downloads

Supported Platforms


Public Result Uploads *Reported Test Completions **Reported Installs **Test Profile Page Views ***OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsVP9 libvpx Encoding Popularity Statisticspts/vpxenc2011.122012.042012.082012.122013.042013.082013.122014.042014.082014.122015.042015.082015.122016.042016.082016.122017.042017.082017.122018.042018.082018.122019.042019.082019.122020.042020.082020.122021.042021.082021.122022.042022.082022.122023.042023.082023.122024.047K14K21K28K35K
* 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 updated weekly as of 21 April 2024.
Speed 047.5%Speed 552.5%Speed Option PopularityOpenBenchmarking.org
Bosphorus 1080p48.7%Bosphorus 4K51.3%Input Option PopularityOpenBenchmarking.org

Revision History

pts/vpxenc-3.2.0   [View Source]   Mon, 13 Feb 2023 17:09:40 GMT
Update against libvpx 1.13 upstream.

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

Video Encoding

C/C++ Compiler Tests

Encoding

Multi-Core

CPU Massive

Creator Workloads


Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

VP9 libvpx Encoding 1.13

Speed: Speed 5 - Input: Bosphorus 4K

OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 341 public results since 13 February 2023 with the latest data as of 6 April 2024.

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
4
28.4 +/- 0.3
100th
4
26.6 +/- 0.6
96th
12
23.5 +/- 0.5
95th
8
23.3 +/- 0.8
94th
7
22.9 +/- 0.3
90th
9
22.6 +/- 0.1
84th
13
22.2 +/- 0.2
82nd
15
22.0 +/- 0.4
78th
3
21.7 +/- 0.2
Mid-Tier
75th
< 21.4
71st
11
20.4 +/- 1.0
69th
3
18.4 +/- 0.1
67th
3
17.4 +/- 0.1
64th
4
16.1 +/- 0.1
62nd
3
15.5 +/- 0.1
59th
6
14.6 +/- 0.6
59th
3
14.6 +/- 0.2
54th
4
13.8 +/- 0.2
Median
50th
13.3
47th
3
12.3 +/- 0.4
43rd
3
10.7 +/- 0.2
42nd
4
10.5 +/- 1.4
41st
3
10.3 +/- 0.1
37th
4
9.7 +/- 0.1
34th
4
9.5 +/- 0.5
33rd
3
9.2 +/- 0.1
31st
4
8.7 +/- 0.1
Low-Tier
25th
< 8.2
13th
3
5.0 +/- 0.1
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Speed: Speed 5 - Input: Bosphorus 4K341 Results Range From 0 To 29 Frames Per Second36912151821242730333620406080100

Based on OpenBenchmarking.org data, the selected test / test configuration (VP9 libvpx Encoding 1.13 - Speed: Speed 5 - Input: Bosphorus 4K) has an average run-time of 5 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 4KRun-Time918273645Min: 1 / Avg: 4.84 / Max: 43

Based on public OpenBenchmarking.org results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 0.3%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between RunsSpeed: Speed 5 - Input: Bosphorus 4KDeviation246810Min: 0 / Avg: 0.33 / 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.

OpenBenchmarking.orgRelative Core Scaling To BaseVP9 libvpx Encoding CPU Core ScalingSpeed: Speed 5 - Input: Bosphorus 4K681216320.72991.45982.18972.91963.6495

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, rv64imafdcvsu
ARMv8 64-bit
aarch64
ARMv8 Cortex-A72 4-Core, ARMv8 Cortex-A76 4-Core, ARMv8 Neoverse-N1, ARMv8 Neoverse-V1, Ampere ARMv8 Neoverse-N1 256-Core, Apple M2, Rockchip ARMv8 Cortex-A76 4-Core

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