dav1d 0.8.2 AV1 Decoder Showing Nice Uplift On Intel, AMD CPUs

Written by Michael Larabel in Multimedia on 23 February 2021 at 12:00 AM EST. 4 Comments
Released yesterday was dav1d 0.8.2 as a fairly significant update to this AV1 CPU-based decoder. For those wondering what this update means for performance, here are some initial benchmarks.

While being a point release, dav1d 0.8.2 as expected is delivering some nice uplift in performance compared to dav1d 0.8.1. Some benchmarks I've been carrying out are indeed showing some nice improvements in performance:
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But most significant are the 10-bit decode improvements:
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More benchmark data on dav1d 0.8.2 and past releases can be found over on OpenBenchmarking.org.
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