The performance of the AV1 encoder of ARC A380 is very good
Recently, the Youtube channel EposVox used ARC A380 to test its AV1 encoder, which shows that the comparison is more outstanding than the H.264 encoder of NVIDIA and AMD.
EposVox said that in recent years, more streaming media platforms have begun to adopt the AV1 format. Although many GPUs currently support AV1 decoding, if you want to make videos in AV1 format, you can only use software instead of higher hardware. Intel’s Xe-HPG architecture is mainly for game applications, but the Xe media engine for video hard encoding and decoding has been further enhanced on the previous Xe-LP architecture and can support hardware encoding and decoding in VP9, AVC, HEVC, and AV1 formats.
The results show that the performance of the AV1 encoder of ARC A380 is very good, and the performance of 3.5 Mbps is even comparable to the performance of NVIDIA and AMD at 6 Mbps. This means that less bandwidth is required to see the same quality video, reducing the bandwidth on the network. Rumor has it that Nvidia’s new generation of GPUs based on the Ada Lovelace architecture will also incorporate the AV1 encoder, and AMD’s RDNA 3 architecture seems to be doing the same.