AMD A10-6800K Richland Review
Media Transcoding Using Handbrake
A common task for media PCs to undertake is the transcoding of various video files, whether to change the format to one more desirable or as a means of compression. For our tests we have employed the popular software known as Handbrake to transcode three separate files. As previously mentioned, Richland boasts an impressive boost to applications which employ OpenCL, which Handbrake is included. As such, we're expecting good things from the 6800K.
The small file comes in at just under 100MB and is 1080p. This test is to show how the CPUs will deal with small video clips that can be taken by most modern smart phones.
The larger files come in two distinct flavours - a 2GB standard definition video to demonstrate how non-HD footage is processed, and a 1080p MKV file weighing in at almost 5GB.
Together we feel we have covered the most common usage scenarios.
The 6800K comes out triumphant in all three tests, which is a promising result for the CPU. When processing the large MKV file the Richland chip was more than 1,000 seconds in front of the i3-3220, and 650 seconds in front of the 5800K - an impressive result by and large.