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Best CPU for Encoding

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Hi
What is best CPU for editing and encoding movies and series very fast?
Intel i9 or AMD RYZEN?
 
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The one with more cores would help than any other feature imho.
 
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Check the review numbers and make an informed decision based on that?


 

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The one with more cores would help than any other feature imho.
Check the review numbers and make an informed decision based on that?


Thanks,
What is best motherboard coordinated by this CPU? (From GIGABYTE)
 
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Quick sync.. you don't know what you had until its gone..
 
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5900X or 5950X are currently the best CPU's for encoding video.
 
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Modern encoding software like Corel VideoStudio Pro 2020 takes advantage of Intel quick sync and NVIDIA cuda. It's not about cores...
 
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Modern encoding software like Corel VideoStudio Pro 2020 takes advantage of Intel quick sync and NVIDIA cuda. It's not about cores...
You should have said some.
 
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Check the recommended specs for the program you will be using. But remember, it is not just about the CPU.
 
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What is best CPU for editing and encoding movies and series very fast?
Intel i9 or AMD RYZEN?
It depends. If you're doing VFX, threadrippers KILL everything. Ask Blur Studios, ILM, or Red Camera.

If this for simple stuff, it depends on the app you use. Personally gpu has gotten efficient enough where I use it over cpu.
 
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Ryzen for anything heavy lifting. even the 3900x stomps on Intels. The 5900 and 5950 are leagues faster.
 

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What is best motherboard coordinated by 11900K CPU? (From GIGABYTE)
Anything that can handle the amount of stupid in terms of power draw.
 
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An 11900K on a gigabyte board is for people who are gluttons for punishment. A buggy new chip on a board from a maker notorious for some of the worst bioses / build experiences... you're one wrong setting away from setting your house on fire.
 
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An 11900K on a gigabyte board is for people who are gluttons for punishment. A buggy new chip on a board from a maker notorious for some of the worst bioses / build experiences... you're one wrong setting away from setting your house on fire.
All it took for my Gigabyte board to die on me was simply setting a DRAM timing wrong. Replacement was DOA. Got a ROG Strix B550-F instead, never gonna buy Gigabyte again.
 
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All it took for my Gigabyte board to die on me was simply setting a DRAM timing wrong. Replacement was DOA. Got a ROG Strix B550-F instead, never gonna buy Gigabyte again.
What brand does the best long-lasting mainboard recommend?
 

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What brand does the best long-lasting mainboard recommend?
That's honestly on you. Look at reviews, read articles, see what features you need. Do some actual research.
 

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Quick sync.. you don't know what you had until its gone..

Modern encoding software like Corel VideoStudio Pro 2020 takes advantage of Intel quick sync and NVIDIA cuda. It's not about cores...
CUDA, nor QuickSync, nor whatever AMD calls theirs are good for any serious encoding. They're nice and fast, but quality/bitrate isn't great. I'd only use it for say, locally streaming a movie with Plex and the target device doesn't support the format, because locally, bandwidth is abundant, so the bitrate can be high as shit and it'll be fine. It's also useful for live streaming with OBS or something if you're gaming and streaming on the same system and you don't have a CPU like the 5950x, where even your cores have cores.
What brand does the best long-lasting mainboard recommend?
Depends on what type of streaming you're talking about, and your budget. If you're a gamer who wants to stream on Twitch, you're either looking at, at least, an AMD 5900x or preferably a 5950x, if you want the best quality/bitrate and your wallet is fat enough. If you are more budget conscious, you probably want an i5 10400. Not the 10400F. You want the non-F model so you can take advantage of the Intel Graphics (QuickSync) to do the heavy lifting of the encoding for you. NVENC or whatever AMD calls theirs is okay, but it does place some strain on the graphics card, so it's better to take advantage of the otherwise unused integrated graphics on the CPU.

You specifically mention encoding "movies and series", however, so I don't think you're thinking about this for streaming. For this kind of encoding, you can pick two from the following three: low bitrate, high quality, and fast encoding times. You're not getting a fast, quality result if you don't want the result to weigh a ton, and you're not getting a fast, small filesize result unless you totally kill the quality. If you're like me and you want quality results that aren't also huge, what you need is time. These types of encodes just take longer. If you want all three, it's only (somewhat) possible if you have a lot of money to buy some serious hardware. Even the 16 core 5950x might seem slow if you have a huge library. But time is cheap. You can set up large batch encodes and walk away, letting your computer plug away while you go to work/school/sleep. I used to rip DvDs (or Blu-Rays) of entire TV series, and I wind set up MeGui to encode 1 season at a time, just so I didn't set up too large of a chunk to be done in case something went wrong (either I set something up incorrectly, power outage, or some other weird failure).
 

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A buddy of mine encoded about 4TB worth of 1080p and 4k video on my dual 2680v2, and that took about a week minus waiting for him to wake up and start the next batch.

You're looking at a 3900x/3950x or 5900x/5950x before going to the big boys of Threadripper, Epyc, and Xeon. If you're on a huge budget maybe some dual 2011/2011v3 Xeons could be an option.
 
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