Speed Up Video Encoding Time with Intel Core2 Duo Processor and TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress
Posted Aug 17, 2006

TMPG Inc. has announced that its flagship product, TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress (Ver. 4.2.1.188), officially supports the latest Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo processor. Based on the Core micro-architecture developed by Intel and the extended instruction set within, the Intel Core2 processors allows more efficient processing when compared to the streaming SIMD extended instruction set.

TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress recognizes the Intel Core2 Duo processor's two cores and uses the new extended instruction set in order to increase operational speeds. The software includes an array of features from frame-level cut-editing tools to advanced multiple video filtering and effects. TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress encoding also provides options for mobile support for PSPs, iPods, and PDAs for on-the-go video viewing.

By using the new extended instruction set, TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress achieves a 5 to18% increase in processing speed when compared to the Intel Core2 Duo E6600 processor and the Intel Pentium D 950. When encoding high-definition video the speed gain can increase up to 38%. To take advantage of the performance boost offered by the Intel Core2 processor during the MPEG-1/2 encoding, TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress algorithms were rewritten and optimized.

Calculation-intensive processes such as quantization or motion detection have been set to use the new extended instruction set. The memory access numbers have been reduced when enabling the new extended instruction set. This result in processing speed increases up to 18% in the motion detection's "high precision" mode.

TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress has also added the following:

Already optimized for multi-processor encoding, TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress has pushed the limits of the Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo's multithreading capabilities, giving the user superior software performance. TMPG Inc. is continually updating its software products to take advantage of the latest hardware environment.

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