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Donato M. Rondinelli
Web encoder: Quad or Dual core
on Dec 13, 2005 at 5:47:46 pm

I specked out a Quad-core 2.5 with 4GB Ram for web encoding. I want to be prepared to give an answer if I get the, "Can we do it cheaper" question.
How much speed would I loose if I went with a Dual core w/ 2 Gb ram?

We post two 60 minute Real hi/lo & WMP hi/lo streams a week with a large backlog of videos to encode. This G5 will probably be used 30-40 hrs a week on encoding & possibly other things. We use Squeeze 4.1.

On my dual 2.7 single core with 4Gb ram, I can do this job in 4 hours. That's 2 programs a day. Would it take the Dual-core w/ 2Gb Ram 25% longer? 50%? Is the quad with 4Gb ram overkill?

Thanks!


Donato M. Rondinelli


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Will Griffith
Re: Web encoder: Quad or Dual core
on Dec 15, 2005 at 7:11:50 pm

I'm not sure if Squeeze 4.1 recognizes 4 processors, but programs I have
used such as Maya, After Effects, and Compressor all render about twice
as fast as our dual 2.5.

no joke. it screems. and get as much ram as possible.



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Donato M. Rondinelli
Re: Web encoder: Quad or Dual core
on Dec 16, 2005 at 4:03:31 pm

Thanks. I just got the go-ahead for the Quad w/ 4Gb.
-dMR

Donato M. Rondinelli


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