NVIDIA vs. Radeon VDPAU Mesa 17.2 Video Decode Performance

Written by Michael Larabel in Display Drivers on 26 May 2017. Page 4 of 4. 37 Comments
NVIDIA vs. Radeon VDPAU Testing

The multi-threaded MPEG decoding was also very slow for Radeon on Mesa 17.2 + Linux 4.12. Unfortunately, qvdpautest doesn't have any newer HEVC or 4K tests, etc.

NVIDIA vs. Radeon VDPAU Testing

For those curious how the different GPUs performed thermal-wise during the testing process of these tests run via VDPAU.

NVIDIA vs. Radeon VDPAU Testing

And here is a look at the AC system power consumption use for the tested graphics cards during the different VDPAU benchmarks conducted.

What driver/GPU do you use for any HTPC/media PC? Do you rely upon HDMI/DP audio? Let us know in the forums.

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