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Quad-core vs. 6-core

Posted: Sat May 09, 2020 2:47 am
by J2thel
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!

Re: Quad-core vs. 6-core

Posted: Sat May 09, 2020 2:28 pm
by mduell
About 50%, assuming reasonable settings.

Re: Quad-core vs. 6-core

Posted: Sat May 09, 2020 3:27 pm
by Woodstock
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.