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AV1 Decoder Comparison - 1080p
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CC BY 4.0AuthorNathan Egge
dav1d speed-up
bigLITTLEBoth
Previous Studies
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Affiliation
Mozilla / Xiph.Org
8-bit1.70x2.26x1.98x
AV1 Decoder Comparison 2020-May-10 (final)
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10-bit5.40x4.34x4.70x
AV1 Decoder Comparison 2019-Oct-7 (final)
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Software Decoders
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libgav1b998b0a2020-Apr-29
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dav1d-0.7.0dd1ed292020-May-19
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Source Material
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Resolution
1920x1080 4:2:0 @ 23.98 FPS
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8-bit @ 6736kbps
http://dgql.org/~nathan/chimera-8b-1080p.ivf
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10-bit @ 6191kbps
http://dgql.org/~nathan/chimera-10b-1080p.ivf
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Skip120
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Limit5000
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CPU Configurations
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taskset on just high power cores
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LITTLE
taskset on just low power cores
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no taskset (all cores)
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Thread Configurations
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libgav1dav1d
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ThreadsFrame ParallelFrame ThreadsTile Threads
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1No11
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2Yes12
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4Yes22
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6Yes32
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8Yes42
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12Yes62
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16Yes82
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Results (max FPS over thread configuration)
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Google Pixel 1 XL (2016) - Snapdragon 821Google Pixel 2 (2017) - Snapdragon 835Google Pixel 3 (2018) - Snapdragon 845Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro (2019) - Snapdragon 855ODROID-N2 (2019) - Amlogic S922X
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(2x) 2.15 GHz (2x) 1.6 GHz(4x) 2.35 GHz (4x) 1.9 GHz(4x) 2.35 GHz (4x) 1.9 GHz(1x) 2.84 GHz (3x) 2.42 GHz (4x) 1.78 GHz(4x) 1.8 GHz A73 (2x) 1.9 GHz A53
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8-bit dav1d33.83128.07154.05081.09440.18587.020102.79939.92798.14772.79038.48273.92566.72920.50373.659
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10-bit dav1d28.47920.80043.62853.73326.70056.18469.91724.67560.55979.36922.56044.01843.29813.40943.628
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8-bit libgav120.57315.20923.66043.24416.25935.98454.53915.11855.51667.32216.04761.87332.93210.65332.977
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10-bit libgav16.7785.4558.3869.8424.8889.57510.8514.77711.71315.8354.64614.0447.3715.57510.529
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Goolge Pixel 1 XL
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ReleasedOct 2016
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CPU
Snapdragon 821
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ChipsetMSM8996
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Cores4
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big (2x) 2.15 GHz
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LITTLE(2x) 1.6 GHz
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Memory4 GB
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Google Pixel 2
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ReleasedOct 2017
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CPU
Snapdragon 835
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ChipsetMSM8998
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Cores8
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big (4x) 2.35 GHz
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LITTLE(4x) 1.9 GHz
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Memory4 GB
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