General hardware/system (performance) questions

General questions or discussion about HandBrake, Video and/or audio transcoding, trends etc.
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Donny Bahama
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General hardware/system (performance) questions

Post by Donny Bahama »

I’m thinking about building a dedicated machine for Handbrake encoding. What I’m wondering is, can I skimp on the CPU (e.g. low end Ryzen) and get a fairly fast GPU? Or do they need to be equally powerful? Does more RAM = faster/better encodes? Or is 4GB enough for a Linux machine? Specific suggestions/recommendations appreciated.

mduell
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Re: General hardware/system (performance) questions

Post by mduell »

CPU is mostly all that matters. GPU not relevant.

4GB is enough for reasonable 1080p encodes, may be a little light for 4K depending on settings.

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