x264

This is a simple test of the x264 encoder run on the CPU (OpenCL support disabled) with a sample video file.

To run this test with the Phoronix Test Suite, the basic command is: phoronix-test-suite benchmark x264.

Project Site

videolan.org

Test Created

6 December 2010

Last Updated

19 February 2020

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type

Processor

Average Install Time

58 Seconds

Average Run Time

1 Minute, 11 Seconds

Test Dependencies

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

Accolades

300k+ Downloads + 10k+ Public Benchmark Results

Supported Platforms


Public Result Uploads *Reported Test Completions **Reported Installs **Test Profile Page Views ***OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsx264 Popularity Statisticspts/x2642010.122011.042011.082011.122012.042012.082012.122013.042013.082013.122014.042014.082014.122015.042015.082015.122016.042016.082016.122017.042017.082017.122018.042018.082018.122019.042019.082019.122020.042020.082020.122021.042021.0870K140K210K280K350K
* 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 30 November 2021.

Revision History

pts/x264-2.6.1   [View Source]   Wed, 19 Feb 2020 14:05:51 GMT
No need to download nasm anymore since v2.6.0 switched to system nasm.

pts/x264-2.6.0   [View Source]   Wed, 19 Feb 2020 09:47:08 GMT
Update against upstream, use system nasm.

pts/x264-2.5.0   [View Source]   Thu, 11 Oct 2018 12:34:42 GMT
Update x264 against newer build, should help with compiling on GCC8.

pts/x264-2.4.0   [View Source]   Sat, 28 Jul 2018 19:18:07 GMT
Update against upstream x264 to fix build problem on Linux with newer GCC compiler.

pts/x264-2.3.2   [View Source]   Sun, 08 Apr 2018 07:09:36 GMT
Build fixes for BSD.

pts/x264-2.3.1   [View Source]   Thu, 08 Mar 2018 12:22:39 GMT
Add Windows support.

pts/x264-2.3.0   [View Source]   Tue, 06 Feb 2018 14:51:16 GMT
Update against latest upstream x264, also switch to new video source for mirror.

pts/x264-2.2.1   [View Source]   Sat, 09 Sep 2017 10:52:47 GMT
Build nasm internally within the test profile

pts/x264-2.2.0   [View Source]   Sat, 09 Sep 2017 09:41:32 GMT
Update x264 snapshot, now require nasm

pts/x264-2.1.0   [View Source]   Fri, 19 May 2017 17:04:35 GMT
Update x264 against upstream daily snapshot.

pts/x264-2.0.0   [View Source]   Mon, 02 Nov 2015 17:24:24 GMT
Update against latest daily snapshot as previous snapshot was more than one year old.

pts/x264-1.9.0   [View Source]   Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:08:56 GMT
Update x264 against latest upstream code.

pts/x264-1.8.1   [View Source]   Tue, 01 Apr 2014 13:55:54 GMT
Add --disable-opencl to build configure as its not used and causes build issues out of the box on Fedora.

pts/x264-1.8.0   [View Source]   Fri, 10 Jan 2014 13:46:21 GMT
Update against latest daily snapshot of x264: 9 January 2014.

pts/x264-1.7.0   [View Source]   Sun, 09 Jun 2013 16:49:04 GMT
Update upstream x264 software against 2013-06-08 snapshot.

pts/x264-1.6.0   [View Source]   Tue, 14 May 2013 17:14:39 GMT
Update x264 against upstream 2013-05-14 release. Motivated by GCC 4.8 issues with previous release.

pts/x264-1.5.0   [View Source]   Tue, 29 Jan 2013 09:47:20 GMT
Update x264 upstream against 2013-01-28 snapshot.

pts/x264-1.4.0   [View Source]   Wed, 03 Oct 2012 22:33:27 GMT
Update x264 application against upstream snapshot 2012-10-03.

pts/x264-1.3.1   [View Source]   Wed, 07 Dec 2011 20:06:32 GMT
Update version string for x264.

pts/x264-1.3.0   [View Source]   Wed, 07 Dec 2011 10:13:30 GMT
Update x264 snapshot to upstream 2011-12-06.

pts/x264-1.2.0   [View Source]   Mon, 06 Dec 2010 15:36:20 GMT
Initial import into OpenBenchmarking.org

Suites Using This Test

C/C++ Compiler Tests

Video Encoding

Encoding

Multi-Core

CPU Massive

Server CPU Tests

Creator Workloads


Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

x264 2019-12-17

H.264 Video Encoding

OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 2,749 public results since 19 February 2020 with the latest data as of 5 December 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
# Compatible Public Results
Frames Per Second (Average)
100th
6
236 +/- 3
100th
8
229 +/- 11
99th
6
225 +/- 2
99th
5
220 +/- 2
96th
6
208 +/- 10
91st
7
196 +/- 28
90th
24
190 +/- 9
88th
5
186 +/- 6
85th
13
176 +/- 3
85th
12
175 +/- 4
84th
8
174 +/- 16
82nd
13
168 +/- 19
81st
21
166 +/- 9
81st
17
164 +/- 13
81st
10
163 +/- 19
77th
6
149 +/- 13
76th
6
147 +/- 3
Mid-Tier
75th
< 147
75th
4
146 +/- 1
70th
19
137 +/- 7
70th
21
137 +/- 13
69th
4
133 +/- 1
68th
11
130 +/- 12
66th
21
125 +/- 6
64th
18
117 +/- 3
63rd
4
114 +/- 1
63rd
8
113 +/- 6
62nd
9
111 +/- 4
60th
19
104 +/- 7
59th
3
101 +/- 1
59th
9
100 +/- 1
59th
27
100 +/- 3
57th
9
97 +/- 5
57th
10
97 +/- 3
56th
12
96 +/- 3
56th
8
95 +/- 3
54th
11
93 +/- 3
52nd
3
86 +/- 1
51st
10
83 +/- 3
Median
50th
80
48th
17
76 +/- 3
47th
19
75 +/- 1
45th
4
71 +/- 6
44th
14
69 +/- 2
40th
12
58 +/- 6
39th
4
55 +/- 1
38th
7
52 +/- 1
36th
11
50 +/- 5
36th
42
49 +/- 1
35th
10
48 +/- 2
35th
12
47 +/- 2
34th
29
46 +/- 5
31st
17
41 +/- 3
31st
10
39 +/- 2
30th
7
38 +/- 2
28th
12
34 +/- 2
27th
5
33 +/- 4
26th
4
31 +/- 3
Low-Tier
25th
< 30
25th
4
29 +/- 2
25th
6
29 +/- 3
24th
5
28 +/- 1
23rd
3
28 +/- 1
22nd
5
27 +/- 1
21st
3
25 +/- 1
20th
3
24 +/- 3
19th
9
21 +/- 3
19th
4
21 +/- 1
17th
3
19 +/- 2
16th
5
16 +/- 1
15th
8
15 +/- 1
15th
3
14 +/- 1
11th
3
10 +/- 1
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - H.264 Video Encoding2728 Results Range From 0 To 293 Frames Per Second0173451688510211913615317018720422123825527228930690180270360450

Based on OpenBenchmarking.org data, the selected test / test configuration (x264 2019-12-17 - H.264 Video Encoding) 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 BenchmarkH.264 Video EncodingRun-Time4080120160200Min: 1 / Avg: 2.95 / Max: 216

Based on public OpenBenchmarking.org results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 1.5%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between RunsH.264 Video EncodingDeviation3691215Min: 0 / Avg: 1.52 / Max: 10

Does It Scale Well With Increasing Cores?

Yes, based on the automated analysis of the collected public benchmark data, this test / test settings does 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 Basex264 CPU Core ScalingH.264 Video Encoding24681216202432641282.735.468.1910.9213.65

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