Support for the new AV1 video codec has expanded rapidly over the past few months. Unlike H.265, it offers more efficient compression than competitors like VP9 or H.264. However, decoding AV1 requires relatively new hardware, such as NVIDIA’s RTX 30 series graphics cards,AMDRadeon 6000 GPU, or 11th Gen and later Intel CPU.
Although more and more hardware devices support viewing AV1 content, inIntelBefore Arc graphics cards were released, AV1 video could only be created through software. Eposvox’s results suggest that content creators may want to switch to codecs as their usage scales.
When playing big games like “Halo Infinite” and “Battlefield 2042” over the network, the video of Intel’s AV1 encoder and H.264 encoder is significantly clearer, such as NVIDIA’s Nvenc, AMD’s AMF and Intel’s QSV, This is true even at lower bit sizes. Intel’s AV1 encoder at 3.5Mbps seems to beat AMD and NVIDIA at 6Mbps.