Crayon Shin Chan wrote:
I have a 1055T at 3.85GHz. At this speed, and the following x264 settings:
program --profile main --level 3.1 --tune film --b-pyramid strict --ref 5 --merange 24 --partitions p8x8,b8x8,i4x4 --no-8x8dct --output "output" "input"
that means ME is at hexagon, and subpixel refinement is 7 (RD on all frames), I get ~40fps at around 40-50% CPU utilization. I think it's limited by the input, which in MeGUI is vfw4x264.exe, and Avisynth which is single threaded.
40%-50%? Yikes...something's up, unless you're stuck in singlethreaded-ville for long periods of time due to the filters used. I get cranky at dips down to 80-83%
BTW, I'm guessing that's the MeGUI provided settings (I don't use MeGUI, so I'm not sure), but if you're using only HEX, merange maxes out at 16 unless you bump up to UMH or higher.
I have some patience, but I'm not one of those people willing to wait a day for an encode - my electric bill is bad enough with this 955BE when I encode regularly
- but I typically use something like the following from the command line and get 92-100%, but most of the time, I'm only using FFT3DGPU as a filter, if that*:
"C:\x264\x264_64.exe" --output "E:\OUTPUT_FILE.264" "D:\__AVS files\INPUT_FILE.avs" --preset slow --tune film --open-gop normal --subme 9 --ref 6 --bframes 6 --crf 18
Occasionally I'll use --preset slower, depending on the encode.
* NTSC SD discs that were standards-converted from PAL, or silent movies - or even worse, silent movies that were standards converted (most of them, due to most restoration work on silents getting done in Europe these days) are more involved.