TheRhino wrote on 3/2/2020, 6:56 PM

I think the VEGA 56 / 64 use AMD VCE for encoding & UVD for decoding... I have a RTX 2060 in a fast 6-core I7-9750H $999 Evoo 17 laptop & a VEGA 64 liquid-cooled in a faster 8-core 9900K desktop. The laptop renders faster than expected, 1:41 vs. 1:34 minutes on the 4K rendertest posted on these forums. HOWEVER, the VEGA 64 displays the same (complex) project in the preview window at max quality at 13.25 FPS vs. the RTX 2060's 7 FPS... The VEGA 56 has 3584 cores & VEGA 64, 4096 vs. the RTX 2060 with 2176 cores... The latest AMD drivers paired with the latest Intel iGPU drivers have provided my best performance yet...

Workstation D with $1,350 USD of upgrades in April, 2019
--$500 9900K @ 5.0ghz
--$140 Corsair H150i liquid cooling with 360mm radiator (3 fans)
--$200 open box Asus Z390 WS (PLX chip manages 4/5 PCIe slots)
--$160 32GB of G.Skill DDR4 3000
--$350 refurbished, but like-new Radeon Vega 64 LQ (liquid cooled)

Renders Vegas11 "Red Car Test" (AMD VCE) in 13s when clocked at 4.9 ghz
(note: BOTH onboard Intel & Vega64 show utilization during QSV & VCE renders...)

Source Video1 = 4TB RAID0--(2) 2TB M.2 on motherboard in RAID0
Source Video2 = 4TB RAID0--(2) 2TB M.2 (1) via U.2 adapter & (1) on separate PCIe card
Target Video1 = 16TB RAID10--(4) 8TB SATA hot-swap drives on PCIe RAID10 card

10G Network using used $30 Mellanox2 Adapters & new $135 10G Switch
Copy of Work Files, Source & Output Video, OS Images on QNAP 653b NAS
Blackmagic Decklink PCie card for capturing from tape, etc.
(2) internal BR Burners connected via USB 3.0 to SATA adapters
Old Cooler Master CM Stacker ATX case with (13) 5.25" front drive-bays holds & cools everything.

Workstations A, B & C are older 6-core 4.0ghz Xeon 5660 or I7 980x on Asus P6T6 motherboards.

$999 Walmart Evoo 17 Laptop with I7-9750H 6-core CPU, RTX 2060, (2) M.2 bays & (1) SSD bay...