It’s official. The latest version of HWBOT x265 is here and ready to go. Updated from version 1.2.0 released last September, the 2.0.0 version adds an upgraded and improved encoder version 188.8.131.52, user selectable instruction sets, real-time monitoring, and an upgraded CPU-Z plus a few other fixes.
Developed by Czech developer and HWBOT member Havli, HWBOT x265 Benchmark is based on the open source x265 encoder. It can take advantage of modern CPUs instructions and scales well with multi-core processors. With two presets available, 1080p and 4k, the main workload involves converting H264 source video to H265/HEVC and measure average fps. Havli had this to say about the latest 2.0.0 version:
“HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.0.0 is based on improved x265 encoder, build 184.108.40.206 (compiled by GCC). Compared to previous version (220.127.116.114 GCC), the new one greatly improves encoding speed on virtually all processor architectures. Also multi threading seems to be better - the bigger your CPU is, the better relative fps gain you can expect.”
Here’s the full change-log:
- -The x265 encoder upgraded to v 18.104.22.168
- -User selectable instruction set to use for benchmarkX
- -Real time monitoring introduced, using Open Hardware Monitor 0.7.1.5 Alpha
- -CPU-Z upgraded to version 1.77
- -Fixed elapsed time and remaining time indication - it is no longer timezone dependent.
Note: Older version of the benchmark are still supported on HWBOT.