I’m currently in the process of converting my dvd and bluray collection to .265 using handbrakes nvenc encoder.
I’m running a modest 1660.
I also make video for YouTube in premiere which I usually export in .264.
I note that when encoding most of the GPU resources are idle and I believe this is because the encoding relies on a specific portion of the GPU which is probably intended to help with streaming above all else?
I would like to know how i can rate the performance of other cards such as RTX 3060 or equivalent quatro for this kind of workload vs my current card as it doesn’t seem directly related to the key specs?
Or would my money be better spent on a 16 core CPU?