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AMD’s Encoder Tweaks Rival Nvidia, But Intel’s AV1 Reigns Supreme

AMD has released a new update to the AMF Encoder SDK. version 1.4.26, It has some new features, including a new “Quality Boost” mode called PreAnalysis. Chris Griffiths of Code Calamity We were able to get some hands-on time with the latest update to determine if this new boost mode is a good fit for you. Ultimately, this feature improves AMF encoding quality by 1-2%, but at a significant performance cost.

For starters, AMF is AMD’s latest GPU hardware H.264 encoder built into modern GPUs like the RX 6000 series for video encoding and live gameplay recording/streaming. This is effectively AMD’s counter to Nvidia’s NVENC encoder.

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