[FFmpeg-user] Dual Xeon VS Haswell-E, maximize fps
Henk D. Schoneveld
belcampo at zonnet.nl
Mon Sep 29 17:15:12 CEST 2014
Why wouldn’t it be realistic ?
Have a look at https://code.google.com/p/ppss/ to distribute jobs over the amount of systems you have and works like a charm.
On 29 Sep 2014, at 17:05, Ryan M <rymerrick at gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't know that it is realistic to have 8 systems running though. If I
> can pay more and have the approx same amount of throughput with one system,
> that would be better.
In what way would it be better, less room, yes but that’s very expensive room you pay for in my opinion.
> I just don't want to pay like $4k more (for the
> Xeon vs Haswell-EP) and only get a few more fps out of it. If stepping up
> to Xeon allows ~40fps like Sean said then it is probably worth it. Thank
> you very much for the input.
> On Sun, Sep 28, 2014 at 7:23 AM, Henk D. Schoneveld <belcampo at zonnet.nl>
>> On 28 Sep 2014, at 13:13, Henk D. Schoneveld <belcampo at zonnet.nl> wrote:
>>> On 26 Sep 2014, at 18:36, Ryan M <rymerrick at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> I am putting together hardware to encode a large and ever growing
>>>> of video using ffmpeg/x264. Much of the source video is 1080p ProResHQ.
>>>> Currently I have a box with a Haswell 4770k CPU which gets around 12-15
>>>> fps, I am of course looking to increase that as much as possible.
>>> Have a look at
>>> and compare with
>>> or in 1 view
>>> 7 times the price for less then 2 times the performance.
>>> Spreading the task over more much cheaper CPU’s gives you more bang for
>> the buck if realtime encoding isn’t needed.
>>> You could use 8 Dual Celeron systems to get the same performance as 1
>> E5-2690 where CPU cost would be 8x52.45 vs. 1x2299.99 Of course
>> motherboards etc are needed and housing but a low cost MB and Housing can
>> be bought at < 100.00 a piece. 8*(100+52.45) ~ 1220.00
>>> Saved more then $1.000 And the Xeon still needs a motherboard and case
>> of course.
>> The CPU Mark and single thread performance are good indicators for
>> relative ffmpeg encoding speeds. I do have i5 i7 and the named Celerons
>> which I compared extensively with the same source files and encoding
>> Disk I/O isn’t any problem, think of it, 5 times BluRay bitrates results
>> in 90Kb/s < 12MB/s. Every modern disk has no problem with that and even
>> old-fashioned nics, 100Mb/s can cope with that.
>>>> Trying to determine if getting the latest dual CPU Xeon (such as E5-2690
>>>> v3) setup is going to be worth the significant additional cost over the
>>>> best Haswell-E (Core i7-5960X).
>>>> I've read lots of articles/posts and it is not clear to me. I know
>>>> is subjective but looking to know if there'll be significant increase in
>>>> fps using 2 Xeons. I need to justify the $6-7k price tag.
>>>> Any insight/experience would be appreciated.
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