AV1 Update Reduces CPU Encoding Times By Up To 34 Percent

According to Phoronix, (opens in new tab) Google has unveiled a new AOM-AV1 update – variation 3.5, that significantly increases encode instances when streaming, rendering, or recording from the CPU. At its best, the update can make improvements to encoding instances by up to 34{2c093b5d81185d1561e39fad83afc6c9d2e12fb4cca7fd1d7fb448d4d1554397}. 

It is a great addition to AV1’s capabilities, with the encoder becoming extremely common amid effective video clip platforms this kind of as YouTube. In addition, we are also observing significant assist for AV1 hardware acceleration on fashionable discrete GPUs now, these kinds of as Intel’s Arc Alchemist GPUs and, most importantly – Nvidia’s RTX 40-sequence GPUs.