Originally Posted by PB4UGO
with his processor at stock speed, and the optimal rendering settings for his project, a 20 minute 1080p render should take roughly 35-45mins.
overclock that thing to 4.5-4.7ghz and it should be faster than real time, unless there are multiple effects and a ton of audio.
****ALSO...and this is important.....20Mbps is waaaaaay overkill, unless your going to blu-ray. if it's for internet, you can half it. Hardly a sacrafice in quality, and most, if not all sites re-encode it to a lower bitrate anyway.
I tried rendering a video that was roughly the same size and duration as the one I spoke of earlier, and it estimated that it would take roughly the same amount of time to render (about 55-57 minutes); even with the load placed completely on the CPU.
I changed the bit rate to 10,000,000 instead, and we'll see if that does anything. Are you sure I shouldn't merely drop it down to 15,000,000?
I don't want to sacrifice too
Anywho, when I dropped the bit rate down to 10,000,000, that dropped the estimated rendering time down to roughly 47 minutes.
8 minute reduction in time.
Although I am really hoping to achieve 20-30 minutes, tops.
The other thing to note is that, I'm pretty sure I would have seen the same results if I had dropped down to 10,000,000 on my i5. That's my biggest qualm here; I don't understand why I'm not seeing a significant boost since the upgrade. =[
It's like the HT technology isn't being utilized at all.