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What is best CPU for 4K Hardware Transcoding ?



i like to have your review for my analysis for best CPU for 4K transcoding.

My targets: as much as possible codecs via hardware transcoding, less costs (<80€) , best for future 4K usage


During my analysis i checked latest Synology models (here: DS918+) using hardware transcoding (see overview table here: link)

Also i added currently used by XPENOLOGY (here: DS916, DS3615, DS3617)

And latest my choise; Pentium G4600



DS918+    Intel Celeron J3455 (Appollo lake)

DS916      Intel Pentium N3710 (Braswell)

DS3615    Intel Core i3-4130 (Haswell)

DS3617    Intel Xeon D-1527 (Broadwell)

My CPU    Intel Pentium G4600 (Kaby Lake)


after full compare


i could sort out

- Pentium N3710 ($161) and Xeon ($259) and i3-4130($117) as too expensive





Then i had a look to future of 4K transcoding here and here and here


and made comparism (did not found available CPU with AV1 Codec )



especially the table with codecs shows me that for me Pentium G4600 is best


-  70€ (link, sorry in german)

- many codec in hardware and h265 10 bit support

- also T-Version with 35watts is available


please share your analysis and give me hints if i forgot impotant things for future


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