TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress support latest Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor


TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress announces full compatibility with the latest Intel® Core™2 Duo processor. This optimization, using the Core™2 Duo/Extreme extended instruction set, provides a 5 to 18% increase in speed..
July 27, 2006
TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress

GARDENA , CAJuly 27th, 2006 – Pegasys Inc. announces that its flagship product, TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress (Ver. 4.2.1.188), officially supports the latest Intel® Core™2 Duo processor.

The Core™2 processor is based on the Core™ micro-architecture developed by Intel®. The extended instruction set within the Intel® Core™2 processors (codenamed Conroe and Merom) allows more efficient processing when compared to the streaming SIMD extended instruction set (SSE2/SSE3).

Using the new extended instruction set, TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress achieves a 5 to 18 % speed increase when compared to the original Intel® streaming SIMD extended instruction set. Moreover, the speed gain can reach 38% when comparing Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6600 processor and the Intel® Pentium D 940 while encoding high definition video.


TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress recognizes the Intel® Core™2 Duo processor’s two cores and also uses the new extended instruction set in order to increase the operational speeds.
Click here to download the lastest verison of TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress Ver.4.2.1.188


Details regarding the speed acceleration provided by the new extended instruction set in TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress.

In order to take advantage of the performance boost offered by the Intel® Core™2 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 largely and successfully reduced when enabling the new extended instruction set, with a resulting speed increase of up to 18% in motion detection’s “High precision” mode.

TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress has also added the following:
1- Code optimization of motion detection processes, which is the most important part of the MPEG encoding process.
2- The codebase is optimized, thanks to the single unit performance comparison with the original Intel® streaming SIMD extended instruction set.

Already optimized for multi-processor encoding, TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress has pushed the limits of the Intel® Core™2 Duo’s multithreading capabilities, and will now let you experience truly exemplary performance.

Mr. Machida, Director of the Business Development at Intel Japan, declared about TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress; “We welcome the announce of the support of the Intel® Core™2 Duo processor by TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress (Ver. 4.2.1.188). By using a PC embedding the latest Intel® Core™2 Duo processor and multithreaded application, users can smoothly achieve highly process intensive task like high definition video work.”



Benchmark Charts:

TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress Ver.4.2.1.188 Benchmark Test SD size
Source TMPGEnc 3.0XPress demo movie (48.5MB)
Video MPEG-2 720 x 480 29.97fps avg.6000Kbps
Audio MPEG-1 Audio Layer 2 192Kbps
CRI Middleware provided demo "Kishin"
©2003 CRI Middleware Co.,LTD
Test Details Import the MPEG-2 file above in to TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress (Ver.4.2.1.188) using the MPEG-2 file reader and then encode to MPEG-2.
Encoding Settings MPEG file output template for DVD
Video Quality prioritized
NTSC
Aspect ratio (4:3)
CBR 6000kbps
Motion detection High
DC component procedure 9bit
Interlace
Audio MPEG-1 Audio Layer-2 384kbps
Preferences CPU related All possible CPU commands are enabled
Multithread all enabled
Cache setting disabled
OS Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2
Hardware Input, output are seperate HDDs

TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress Ver.4.2.1.188 Benchmark Test SD size
CPU Codename CPU Core count Simulateous Process Thread count Clock Required Time (sec)
Intel® Pentium™4 530J Prescott 1 2 3.0GHz 109
Intel® Pentium™ D 950 Presler 2 2 3.4GHz 58
Intel®Core™ 2 Duo
(new extended instruction set disabled (up to SSE2))
Conroe 2 2 2.4GHz 47
(with upto SSE 3 52sec)
Intel®Core™ 2 Duo
(new extended instruction set enabled)
Conroe 2 2 2.4GHz 40


TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress Ver.4.2.1.188 HD Size Benchmark
Source Video taken with a Sony Handycam HDR-HC1 1440 x 1080i (300 sec)
Video MPEG-2 Transport Stream 25000Kbps
Audio MPEG-1 Audio Layer-2 384Kbps
Test Details Import the above HDV video into TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress (Ver.4.2.1.188) with MPEG reader, and then encode for HDV MPEG-2 file.
Encoding Settings MPEG file output template for HDV
Quality Prioritized
NTSC
Aspect ratio (4:3)
HDV-HD2 format (1440 x 1080) 29.97 fps Interlace
Motion Detection High
Audio MPEG-1 Audio Layer-2 384kbps
Preferences CPU related All possible CPU commands are enabled
Multithread all enabled
Cache setting disabled
OS Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2
Hardware Input, output are seperate HDDs

TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress Ver.4.2.1.188 HD Size Benchmark Results
CPU Codename CPU Core count Simulateous Process Thread count Clock Required Time (sec)
Intel® Pentium™4 530J Prescott 1 2 3.0GHz 1897
Intel® Pentium™ D 950 Presler 2 2 3.4GHz 997
Intel®Core™ 2 Duo
(new extended instruction set disabled (up to SSE2))
Conroe 2 2 2.4GHz 794
(with upto SSE 3 884sec)
Intel®Core™ 2 Duo
(new extended instruction set enabled)
Conroe 2 2 2.4GHz 724


According to benchmark tests made using the Intel® Core™2 Duo processor in comparison to older processor models, the test results show an overall large performance increase.

The operating speed for TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress when using the Intel® Core™2 Duo processor is slower if the new extended instruction set is disabled and the SSE, SSE2, and SSE3 instruction sets are enabled in the Preferences window. This is compared to when all the instruction sets except for SSE3 are enabled. We believe this is due to our optimized routines and the manner in which the Intel® Core™2 Duo processor SSE2 instruction set is processed, whereas the SSE3 instruction set seems to have compatibility issues. When using the Intel® Core™2 Duo processor, please enable the new extended instruction set only.

Our Company will always strive to enhance its software products to the latest hardware environment.

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About TMPG, Inc.
TMPG, Inc. makes digital video easy. Headquartered in Gardena, California, the company was established early in 2003, built on a solid foundation of technology developed by its parent company, Pegasys Inc. The company's two flagship products, the TMPGEnc video encoder series and the new T MPGEnc DVD AUTHOR, anchor a strong line of retail and OEM digital video editing and encoding products for home and professional users. The recognized leaders in developing quality video encoding tools for MPEG applications, TMPG Inc.'s encoding technology is also incorporated into numerous commercial and professional video editing and DVD-creation software products. Applications developed by its parent, PEGASYS, have been bundled with quality products from top manufacturers in worldwide, including Sony Japan and Pioneer Australia. For more information about TMPG, Inc. and its products, visit the company's Website at www.tmpg-inc.com.



 



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