x265

This is a simple test of the x265 encoder run on the CPU with 1080p and 4K options for H.265 video encode performance with x265.

To run this test with the Phoronix Test Suite, the basic command is: phoronix-test-suite benchmark x265.

Project Site

x265.org

Test Created

28 July 2018

Last Updated

16 October 2020

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type

Processor

Average Install Time

2 Minutes, 53 Seconds

Average Run Time

3 Minutes, 55 Seconds

Test Dependencies

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

Accolades

40k+ Downloads

Supported Platforms


Public Result Uploads *Reported Installs **Reported Test Completions **Test Profile Page Views ***OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsx265 Popularity Statisticspts/x2652018.072018.082018.092018.102018.112018.122019.012019.022019.032019.042019.052019.062019.072019.082019.092019.102019.112019.122020.012020.022020.032020.042020.052020.062020.072020.082020.092020.102020.112020.122021.012021.022021.032021.042021.052021.062021.072021.082021.095K10K15K20K25K
* 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 20 September 2021.
Bosphorus 4K53.2%Bosphorus 1080p46.8%Video Input Option PopularityOpenBenchmarking.org

Revision History

pts/x265-1.3.0   [View Source]   Fri, 16 Oct 2020 17:48:37 GMT
Update against x265 3.4 upstream, add 1080p/4K video option input.

pts/x265-1.2.0   [View Source]   Sun, 08 Sep 2019 18:43:32 GMT
Update against upstream per https://github.com/phoronix-test-suite/test-profiles/pull/99

pts/x265-1.1.0   [View Source]   Mon, 04 Feb 2019 12:47:16 GMT
Update against x265 v3.0, also fixes building on POWER9.

pts/x265-1.0.0   [View Source]   Sat, 28 Jul 2018 12:09:00 GMT
Finally got around to uploading this x265 video encode test profile.

Suites Using This Test

C/C++ Compiler Tests

Video Encoding

Encoding

Multi-Core

Common Workstation Benchmarks

CPU Massive

Server CPU Tests

Creator Workloads


Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

x265 3.4

Video Input: Bosphorus 4K

OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 1,735 public results since 16 October 2020 with the latest data as of 23 September 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
9
31.6 +/- 0.3
100th
3
30.1 +/- 0.3
99th
14
30.0 +/- 0.7
98th
6
29.3 +/- 0.1
97th
8
28.7 +/- 2.0
96th
19
28.2 +/- 1.2
96th
3
28.2 +/- 0.2
92nd
99
27.1 +/- 1.5
92nd
5
27.0 +/- 0.4
90th
5
26.3 +/- 0.2
87th
4
25.4 +/- 0.3
86th
5
25.2 +/- 0.9
86th
13
25.0 +/- 0.8
85th
6
25.0 +/- 0.4
85th
4
24.9 +/- 1.1
83rd
3
24.6 +/- 0.2
83rd
12
24.6 +/- 2.2
83rd
3
24.6 +/- 0.1
82nd
9
24.3 +/- 1.1
82nd
15
24.3 +/- 1.1
81st
9
24.1 +/- 1.5
81st
7
24.1 +/- 1.2
80th
9
24.0 +/- 1.2
80th
9
23.9 +/- 0.2
76th
95
23.3 +/- 1.8
Mid-Tier
75th
< 23.1
75th
6
23.0 +/- 0.6
74th
6
22.7 +/- 1.7
74th
6
22.5 +/- 0.6
74th
9
22.5 +/- 1.2
72nd
14
21.9 +/- 1.5
69th
18
21.2 +/- 2.1
69th
20
21.0 +/- 0.6
69th
3
20.8 +/- 0.1
65th
18
19.9 +/- 0.6
65th
11
19.9 +/- 0.7
65th
3
19.8 +/- 0.2
65th
31
19.7 +/- 0.7
64th
5
19.7 +/- 1.5
63rd
6
19.4 +/- 0.1
63rd
10
19.3 +/- 0.6
62nd
9
19.2 +/- 0.8
59th
17
18.6 +/- 0.4
56th
7
16.6 +/- 0.6
55th
3
15.9 +/- 0.4
54th
32
15.6 +/- 0.4
53rd
3
15.1 +/- 0.1
52nd
39
14.8 +/- 1.3
51st
24
14.5 +/- 0.8
Median
50th
14.4
50th
3
14.2 +/- 0.1
47th
10
13.3 +/- 0.3
47th
6
13.3 +/- 0.1
46th
4
12.8 +/- 0.6
45th
6
12.7 +/- 0.9
44th
11
12.4 +/- 0.4
44th
12
12.3 +/- 0.1
43rd
4
12.2 +/- 0.1
43rd
13
12.0 +/- 0.5
43rd
8
12.0 +/- 1.8
42nd
4
11.9 +/- 1.1
42nd
3
11.8 +/- 0.1
42nd
6
11.8 +/- 0.2
41st
7
11.6 +/- 1.2
41st
23
11.6 +/- 0.8
40th
5
11.5 +/- 0.5
38th
9
10.4 +/- 0.1
38th
4
10.3 +/- 0.5
37th
16
10.0 +/- 0.1
36th
8
9.9 +/- 0.2
36th
5
9.9 +/- 1.1
34th
3
8.8 +/- 0.1
34th
9
8.8 +/- 0.5
34th
7
8.8 +/- 0.3
33rd
10
8.6 +/- 0.8
33rd
4
8.6 +/- 0.5
31st
4
8.4 +/- 0.1
31st
3
8.3 +/- 0.2
31st
8
8.3 +/- 0.2
29th
3
8.1 +/- 0.1
29th
5
7.8 +/- 1.0
28th
3
7.8 +/- 0.2
27th
5
7.3 +/- 0.1
27th
4
7.3 +/- 0.1
26th
19
7.0 +/- 0.2
Low-Tier
25th
< 7.0
25th
3
6.8 +/- 0.4
23rd
5
6.4 +/- 0.3
23rd
3
6.4 +/- 0.1
21st
8
6.1 +/- 0.5
19th
4
5.9 +/- 0.1
17th
33
5.5 +/- 0.3
14th
4
4.7 +/- 0.3
13th
8
4.6 +/- 0.3
12th
3
4.4 +/- 0.1
12th
4
4.4 +/- 0.3
12th
3
4.3 +/- 0.1
12th
4
4.2 +/- 0.1
12th
4
4.1 +/- 0.5
7th
3
2.8 +/- 0.4
7th
6
2.6 +/- 0.1
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Video Input: Bosphorus 4K1729 Results Range From 0 To 33 Frames Per Second036912151821242730333660120180240300

Based on OpenBenchmarking.org data, the selected test / test configuration (x265 3.4 - Video 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 BenchmarkVideo Input: Bosphorus 4KRun-Time1020304050Min: 1 / Avg: 4.17 / Max: 50

Based on public OpenBenchmarking.org results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 0.7%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between RunsVideo Input: Bosphorus 4KDeviation3691215Min: 0 / Avg: 0.71 / Max: 8

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 Basex265 CPU Core ScalingVideo Input: Bosphorus 4K24681216243248641281.39382.78764.18145.57526.969

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