AV1 codec, the core of video editing PC, perfectly compatible with 13th generation Core i7

One of the most enviable jobs for elementary school students these days is a creator, commonly referred to as a ‘YouTuber’. Regardless of fields such as fashion, beauty, and games, creators who have a large number of subscribers become an authority in the field and hold wealth and honor in one hand. Become a celebrity’s celebrity.

As the creator market grows exponentially, the quality of videos is also rapidly increasing. 4K, which has not yet been fully implemented by broadcasters, is basic in the world of YouTube. It is undeniable that there is not only Corona 19 but also the growth of the creator market behind the recent high performance of PCs.

When buying a new PC, in the past, the standard was how well the game ran or how smoothly Photoshop or Illustrator work could be done, but now video editing has emerged as one of the most important criteria.

It is how pleasant and uneasy it is in Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, etc. It was also common sense that games and graphic work could be done quickly if there was no difficulty in editing high-definition video.

# 13th generation core processor boasting perfect compatibility with AV1 codec

Intel’s 13th generation processor Raptor Lake is also a CPU that is attracting attention in line with the growth of the creator market. It’s not just because it’s the latest product from the most famous CPU company. This is because the AV1 codec and the 13th generation core processor, which are used by YouTube, Google Photos, and even Netflix, boast a close-to-perfect breath.

AV1 is by far the most popular codec in recent years. This codec, developed by the Open Media Alliance, is highly efficient compared to existing codecs and is actively applied to companies and creators that service video content.

The problem is that it requires high-spec hardware instead of high efficiency. Hardware capabilities are essential to edit and transmit compressed high-definition video.

This is where the 13th Gen Intel Core processor excels. The 13th generation CPU fully supports the AV1 codec at the decoding level and at the hardware level even with its own built-in graphics. Intel has already designed AV1 hardware decoding for built-in graphics after the 11th generation.

Accordingly, up to 8K resolution can be reproduced at 60 frames, and hardware decoding is supported up to 120 frames for 4K and 240 frames for 1080p. In addition, you can use 10-bit and 12-bit color depths and HDR (High Dynamic Range), a wide color gamut.

Although H.266, a paid codec, is superior in terms of compression rate, it is difficult for creators to ignore AV1 in that AV1 has become much more popular as a free codec. The advantage of being free is clearer than any other condition in terms of effectiveness.

# Optimal CPU model for video editing, 13th generation Core i7-13700

Crucially, to reduce the encoding time even a little, the help of a good processor is desperately needed. The Core i7-13700 is a representative grade that meets the symbolism of the Core i7 and meets the outstanding performance ratio. In the field of video, it compensates for the 2% lack of Core i5, which feels slightly lacking, and is located in the middle position where it can relieve the realistic burden of the powerful performance-based Core i9.

A realistic compromise is needed in the current recession. In a reality where processor performance is rapidly increasing, the flagship model is a clear alternative in terms of all tasks, but it is not enough to buy it unreasonably.

There is no dispute that the Core i7-13700 is the most realistic product that simultaneously meets the conditions of high performance at a reasonable price. First of all, it is impressive in that it is an upgraded version of the 12th generation that successfully settled the Intel 7 process, receiving rave reviews as ‘The Return of the King’.

In terms of design, it is encouraging that the number of P cores, which are high-performance cores, remains the same as in the previous work, but four more E-cores, which are high-efficiency cores, are added to make it eight. Fast speed is important in video editing, but more important is the ability to render stably without losing video.

Many creators still lose files during the editing process. This is a major accident that causes a different level of pain than not saving when working on a document and losing it. Armed with eight E-cores is a kind of insurance.

Not only the number of cores has changed, but the performance of both E-core and P-core has increased significantly due to architectural improvements. Performance means improvement in speed. The 13th generation core processor is based on the Gracemont architecture for E-core and Raptor Cove architecture for P-core. This is the basis for achieving up to 15% improvement in single-threading and up to 41% in multi-threading.

Another process improvement was expected in the 14th generation, which will appear soon, so expectations were not high until just before the release of the 13th generation. However, in the 13th generation Core i7-13700, Intel improved its marketability by implementing higher single-threaded performance than the previous generation flagship model Core i9-12900K.

If video editing is one criterion for selection, the Core i7-13700 is definitely the most recommended processor at this point. Excellent combination with major codecs, high performance of hybrid core, simultaneous realization of high efficiency, and high cost performance are evenly balanced.

Again, though, the Core i9 is a great first. Assuming, of course, that it’s convenient. Clearly, if you want to improve the overall workflow speed or if you have a need to serve high-resolution video to multiple platforms, the first thing you should look at is the processor.

By Kim Hyeon-dong · Kim Shin-gang editor co-planning
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