Originally Posted by Skrumzy
That actually did help a little bit. I haven't seen that chart yet. They do a 2 pass encode with x264 though =(. However what I can take from that is, usually the 1st pass is a quick analyze whereas the 2nd pass is a deeper analysis. The fps are marginally better in the second pass which is probably what I would be looking at for a quality 1 pass encode. They don't mention their settings though which is another downer. I see the x6 beat the 2600k in a couple encodes which is surprising.
Benchmarks, although I hate using that term, like this give me more reason to spend my money more wisely and just get the x6.
I wonder what 6-10 frames would equate to in time spent rendering. I guess you would have to have the total amount of frames that the movie had to figure that out though.
I don't see where the x6 beat the 2600k in encoding benchmarks. I checked the ones that rdfloyd and I posted and the i7 came out on top with every encoding one besides one where the i5 came 1st. Also, That's on stock clocks. If you can overclock it to atleast 4.8ishGHZ, It will easily beat the x6 with better time/FPS.
And you said you would spend your money wisely and get the x6. Uhm, I don't think that would be spending your money wisely when the i7 basically eats the x6 in basically every single benchmark almost.
Also, 6-10 frames means alot in rendering. You want to get as much frames as you can out of a CPU. It may not seem alot, But when it comes down to rendering those high HD videos, You want as many frames as you can get.