It would be nice if we had some general benchmarks around here for what streaming does for CPU usage in both intel and amd hardware.
But I would think if you want up to 4 streams, I would get something more powerful. I don't believe that would be ideal.
agree. maybe we could create a default cpu / hardware test with some sample files (which cover the top 5 video / audio types and containers)
1080p mkv sample (dts, ac3 audio)
720p mkv sample (dts, ac3 audio)
for a load testing with transcoding to the top 4 devices:
it doesn't cover every use case, but it's a good "reference point".
after that, the users could compare it to other cpu benchmarks