Build professional-grade media applications for client, mobile, and embedded IoT environments.

Transcode, Encode, & Decode

Power your workflow with hardware-accelerated video.

Video Quality

Deliver vibrant, sharp, high-quality video in the shortest amount of time.

Faster Frame Rates

Leverage the high performance and efficiency of Intel® GPUs to create videos faster.

HEVC Performance

Multistream Performance: HEVC on Intel® Xeon® Processors4 (1xRT = 30 FPS)
  Number of Real-Time Streams (30 FPS)
Number of Real-Time Streams (60 FPS)
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Performance results are based on testing as of 2017 and may not reflect all publicly available security updates. See the configuration disclosure for details. No product can be absolutely secure.


For more complete information about performance and benchmark results, visit Benchmarks.

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Product and Performance Information


Intel does not provide technical support for the FEI through the media community forum nor Priority Support. Building an application with FEI may take significantly more effort compared to the standard Intel Media SDK API.

FEI validation is limited. Some combinations of encoding parameters may lead to unstable application behavior, crashes, and hangs. Its API is not backward compatible. FEI is subject to the same EULA terms as Intel Media SDK. Some components are distributed as prerelease materials, which restricts their usage according to the EULA.


Intel's compilers may or may not optimize to the same degree for non-Intel microprocessors for optimizations that are not unique to Intel microprocessors. These optimizations include SSE2, SSE3, and SSSE3 instruction sets and other optimizations. Intel does not guarantee the availability, functionality, or effectiveness of any optimization on microprocessors not manufactured by Intel. Microprocessor-dependent optimizations in this product are intended for use with Intel microprocessors. Certain optimizations not specific to Intel microarchitecture are reserved for Intel microprocessors. Please refer to the applicable product User and Reference Guides for more information regarding the specific instruction sets covered by this notice.

Notice revision #20110804


Baseline configuration: 15 real-time HD AVC-HEVC or 4 real-time UHD AVC-HEVC transcode, 8 real-time HD HEVC-HEVC or 2 real-time UHD HEVC-HEVC transcode using Intel® Media SDK (target use: 7), all content 8-bit 4:2:0. Benchmark platform configuration: Intel® Xeon® E3-1585Lv5 processor at 3.0 GHz, ring at 3.0 GHz, and GT at 1.15 GHz; primary BIOS version: SKLSE2R1.R00.B104.B01.1511110114; driver: Platform: RVP11 halo fab 2; operating system: Windows* Enterprise 8.1 x64, 16 GB memory, 2 DIMMS 2133 MHz, one socket, four cores, Iris® Pro graphics P580, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology enabled, and next generation Intel® Virtualization Technology enabled.


Specific hardware technical specifications apply. For more information, see performance benchmarks.


Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on microprocessors from Intel. Performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations, and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. Consult other information and performance tests while evaluating potential purchases, including performance when combined with other products. For more information, see Performance Benchmark Test Disclosure. Source: Intel measurements, as of June 2017.