VP9 libvpx Encoding

This is a standard video encoding performance test of Google's libvpx library and the vpxenc command for the VP9/WebM format using a sample 1080p video.

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

Project Site

webmproject.org

Test Created

8 December 2011

Last Updated

4 January 2020

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type

Processor

Average Install Time

57 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 UploadsTest Completions*Reported Installs*OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsVP9 libvpx Encoding Popularity Statisticspts/vpxenc2011.122012.032012.062012.092012.122013.032013.062013.092013.122014.032014.062014.092014.122015.032015.062015.092015.122016.032016.062016.092016.122017.032017.062017.092017.122018.032018.062018.092018.122019.032019.062019.092019.122020.032020.062020.092020.125K10K15K20K25K
* 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 Fri, 26 Feb 2021 19:51:11 GMT.
Speed 039.8%Speed 560.2%Speed Option PopularityOpenBenchmarking.org

Revision History

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 1.8.2

Speed: Speed 5

OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 966 public results since 4 January 2020 with the latest data as of 22 February 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
Frames Per Second (Average)
98th
6
32.6 +/- 0.5
97th
22
32.6 +/- 3.0
97th
8
32.6 +/- 0.3
94th
12
30.2 +/- 0.2
93rd
10
30.0 +/- 1.7
92nd
7
29.7 +/- 1.6
88th
14
28.6 +/- 0.1
87th
5
28.3 +/- 0.4
86th
6
27.9 +/- 2.7
86th
4
27.8 +/- 1.2
84th
4
26.9 +/- 0.3
84th
22
26.7 +/- 1.8
84th
7
26.7 +/- 3.4
83rd
22
26.3 +/- 1.7
82nd
3
26.3 +/- 1.5
82nd
12
26.1 +/- 0.5
82nd
10
26.1 +/- 0.9
77th
4
25.2 +/- 0.4
77th
10
25.1 +/- 3.7
Mid-Tier
75th
< 25.1
72nd
8
24.5 +/- 0.3
71st
3
24.2 +/- 0.3
69th
6
23.7 +/- 0.5
69th
8
23.7 +/- 1.8
67th
10
23.4 +/- 0.8
67th
21
23.3 +/- 2.8
67th
15
23.2 +/- 0.9
64th
6
22.8 +/- 1.0
63rd
5
22.6 +/- 0.7
61st
6
22.3 +/- 0.7
60th
3
22.3 +/- 0.9
58th
5
22.1 +/- 0.3
55th
4
21.9 +/- 1.2
55th
5
21.8 +/- 0.7
55th
3
21.7 +/- 0.8
54th
3
21.7 +/- 1.1
54th
5
21.6 +/- 0.3
53rd
5
21.5 +/- 0.1
53rd
5
21.4 +/- 0.3
53rd
5
21.4 +/- 0.1
51st
5
21.2 +/- 0.2
Median
50th
21.1
49th
6
20.9 +/- 0.2
48th
3
20.8 +/- 2.4
48th
14
20.8 +/- 1.7
48th
3
20.7 +/- 1.2
47th
5
20.5 +/- 0.7
47th
5
20.5 +/- 0.2
46th
4
20.4 +/- 0.8
45th
9
20.3 +/- 1.8
45th
21
20.3 +/- 2.1
45th
9
20.3 +/- 1.6
44th
8
20.1 +/- 1.8
43rd
4
19.7 +/- 0.1
42nd
11
19.6 +/- 1.4
40th
6
19.0 +/- 1.4
39th
6
18.9 +/- 1.6
37th
5
18.7 +/- 1.5
37th
9
18.7 +/- 0.6
37th
6
18.7 +/- 1.5
36th
9
18.6 +/- 2.1
36th
4
18.5 +/- 0.6
32nd
15
18.2 +/- 0.2
28th
5
17.7 +/- 2.5
Low-Tier
25th
< 17.3
25th
4
17.2 +/- 2.1
23rd
6
16.8 +/- 0.7
19th
3
16.1 +/- 0.2
19th
11
16.0 +/- 1.2
18th
3
15.7 +/- 1.2
18th
4
15.3 +/- 2.0
17th
4
15.1 +/- 0.3
14th
5
13.7 +/- 0.1
14th
7
13.6 +/- 1.9
10th
9
11.2 +/- 0.3
8th
3
9.6 +/- 0.5
7th
6
9.6 +/- 0.6
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Speed: Speed 5966 Results Range From 1 To 82 Frames Per Second18152229364350576471788580160240320400

Based on OpenBenchmarking.org data, the selected test / test configuration (VP9 libvpx Encoding 1.8.2 - Speed: Speed 5) 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 5Run-Time3691215Min: 1 / Avg: 1.77 / Max: 8

Based on public OpenBenchmarking.org results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 0.5%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between RunsSpeed: Speed 5Deviation246810Min: 0 / Avg: 0.49 / Max: 4

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 BaseVP9 libvpx Encoding CPU Core ScalingSpeed: Speed 54681216243248641.07662.15323.22984.30645.383

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OpenBenchmarking.org Community User Comments

no neon on ARM systems

Currently the default vpxenc install on ARMv7 will use generic-gnu and not the armv7-linux-gcc which offers x2 more fps.

Post by gajdipajti on 25 September 2013, 04.44.

input file is unsupported

The test is attempting to encode a .mov file but that is not valid input for vpxenc. It is treating it as raw yuv input. Try watching the output to verify this.

vpxenc needs a yuv or y4m file as input.

Post by johann on 31 May 2018, 16.16.

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