The Core i7-4960X started off the encoding tests with an impressive result, hitting 301.3fps in HandBrake, making it 6% faster than the i7-4770K and 8% faster than the i7-3960X.
The Core i7-4960X continued to perform well in our encoding tests, this time delivering 11% more performance than the i7-3960X in the second pass test. This meant that the i7-4960X was also 20% faster than the i7-4770K.
Finally we finish the encoding benchmarking with TMPGEnc Video Master Works with a 1080p mkv to mpeg2 conversion. Here the Core i7-4960X was just 3% faster than the i7-3960X and just 1% faster than the i7-4770K.