Quad-core vs. 6-core

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J2thel
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Quad-core vs. 6-core

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Can anyone tell me how much of a difference there is between a quad core processor vs. a 6 core processor in terms of encoding time for a Blu-ray movie? I realize I am not including information on my handbrake settings but I’m am just looking for generalized idea on what the difference is.

I am in the market for a new system but I don’t know if it’s worth it to drop the extra hundreds of dollars for a 6-core instead of a quad.

Thanks!

mduell
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Re: Quad-core vs. 6-core

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About 50%, assuming reasonable settings.

Woodstock
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Re: Quad-core vs. 6-core

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Have to wonder if you're buying Apple hardware for that big a difference in price. 8-core AMD processors (not the Ryzens) are around US$100 or less, and the 4-core versions are about the same. I haven't bought a 4-core in a decade.

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