Use Nero Score to compare the performance of your integrated and independent graphic cards!

If your system has two graphics cards, do you know how much better your independent graphic card will be than your integrated graphic card when decoding or encoding AVC video files?

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Previously, when Nero Score ran the AVC GPU test, it automatically picked the major graphic card from current system. Now you can choose which graphic card you want to do the AVC Decoding & Encoding test for before you start the test.

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Nero Score adds new AVC Decoding and Encoding Test

Following the AI Tagging test, Nero Score is once again focusing its benchmarking tool on real-world AVC decoding and encoding tests. This is a test unit for measuring the performance of system codecs running AVC software and hardware decoding & encoding separately.

Compared with previous video compression standards, AVC achieves effective compression while minimizing distortion caused by the compression process. Today, AVC has become a relatively main codec for users in video playback, transcoding, and compression.

Most benchmarking of codecs on the market is often done using a tool that comes with the codec, which does not truly reflect the performance, for example, your movie playback using the system’s Movies & TV application, and it is hard to relate these benchmark results under specific conditions with real-world performance.

Nero Score’s ‘AVC Decoding and Encoding Test’ is a unit that measures codec performance using only the system’s own codecs, which is a more realistic reflection of your system’s performance without running third-party applications.

Nero Score AVC decoding and encoding test decodes and encodes a dedicated Ultra HD 4K video clip with the system’s own codecs to measure the processing power of your system’s CPU and GPU for AVC.

AVC CPU

CPU/GPU AVC benchmarks and measures how many video frames per second can be processed with your system’s codec on the given CPU/GPU. The outcome of this test will let you compare how different CPUs/GPUs score in this domain. And you also can compare the CPU behaviors in AVC solution and AI inference solution.

Result

The test produces a benchmark score for AVC decoding and transcoding as a measure of performance. As with the AI Tagging test, higher scores mean better performance. Here are some scores for reference:

AVC CPUs (software decoding & encoding)

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX 64-Cores: 2343
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X 32-Core Processor: 2033
  • 12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900K: 1977

AVC GPUs (hardware decoding & encoding)

  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti: 4045
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070: 3937
  • Radeon Pro Vega 56: 3155
  • Intel Iris Xe MAX Graphics: 2322

Start testing AVC decoding and encoding performance today! Get Nero Score latest version from Nero Start or score.nero.com.

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What is Nero Score?

WHAT IS NERO SCORE?

Nero Score is a free tool which measures your processor’s (CPU) multi-core power and is pushing your graphics card (GPU) to it’s maximum limit with real world multimedia use cases.

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Nero Score is used by journalists to review hardware, hardware manufacturers to optimize their latest products, as well as computer owners to evaluate their individual system to make purchase decisions.

WHAT KIND OF BENCHMARKS ARE INCLUDED IN NERO SCORE?

The initial version of Nero Score includes an CPU AI benchmark and measures how many pictures per second can be processed with artificial intelligence on the given CPU. So this in not about training an model, but actually applying a trained model on data (called inference). The outcome of this test will let you compare how different CPUs score in this domain. The result can be 1:1 matched with CPU-based AI inference solution, like e.g. Nero AI Photo Tagger. The data set for this test includes 50 pictures that will be inferred 3 times each. The format and size of the pictures doesn’t matter for this test as the AI inference only needs an input of 299×299 pixels in size anyway.

WHAT KIND OF TESTS WILL BE NEXT IN NERO SCORE?

The roadmap for Nero Score foresees an extension into further multi-media related use cases utilizing CPU and multiple GPUs e.g. video encoding, 3D rendering.

HOW IS THE SCORE CALCULATED?

Nero is fully transparency on the calculation of the actual score. Each of the tests executed within Nero Score will generate a score of it’s own. For example: The CPU AI benchmark measures how many pictures are processed per second. This number is multiplied by a factor of 25 to generate the score for this specific test. So there is a 1:1 relation between the score and the performance of the CPU for the given task. A PC with twice the score will be twice as fast.

As soon as there are more tests a total score will be calculated from the single results and the simple formula for this calculation will be made transparent, too. Over time there might be changes on how the score is calculated, those will be called out and documented with revisions to ensure that results are always reproducible and comparable.

HOW CAN I CHECK MORE REAL-WORLD PERFORMANCE DATA?

score.nero.com will list all performance data which submitted by customers. Try Nero Score on your PC now, to see how your PC performs.

HOW CAN I GET NERO SCORE?

Download Nero Score from Nero Lab

WHAT SHOULD BE CONSIDERED BEFORE/WHILE RUNNING A TEST?

  • Laptops should be connected to a power supply.
  • The high performance power plan should be selected on any device.
  • All open applications should be closed.
  • No user activity should be done in the foreground.
  • Background activity should be avoided e.g. no virus scans, software update downloads, cloud uploads.

WHICH KIND OF PLATFORMS ARE SUPPORTED BY NERO SCORE?

At the moment Nero Score is supporting Windows 10 64-Bit exclusively.

ARE THERE COMMAND LINE OPTIONS AVAILABLE?

Yes, for example “C:\Program Files (x86)\Nero\Nero Apps\Nero Score\NeroScore.exe” runtimes:50 stoptime:3 logfile:1 will executed the current test 50 times with a pause of 3 seconds in between and create a log file in %temp%\NeroScore (so inside he current users system temp folder).

  • runtimes: number of times the test should be run
  • stoptime: time between the runs in seconds
  • logfile: defines if a log file should be generated 1 = yes / 0 = no
  • logfilepath: alternative path for the log file e.g. “E:” or “D:\Score”
  • autoexit: defines if the application should exit after all tests are done 1 =yes / 0 = no
  • language: use any of the above 4 letter codes to define the application language manually (e.g. es-ES)
  • exepath: runs a specific application on exit (e.g. “C:\WINDOWS\system32\notepad.exe”)

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