CPU performance benchmark tests aimed at video processing can measure how well a CPU renders video content. Modern computers offload most of the video playback rendering tasks from the CPU to the Graphics Processing Unit; however, the two can work in tandem and the CPU’s performance can help improve performance. The CPU plays an essential role in encoding rendered video for playback; the encoding process is an all-hands-on-deck test of the CPU’s processing power.
Computer Hardware and Video Rendering
A powerful CPU is important for rendering video playback on a computer that’s lacking in the GPU department: the higher the video resolution, the harder it is for the computer to play the video content fluidly. A CPU’s ability to render video content is a measurement how quickly it can covert coded content for display.