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AMD Ryzen 7 and Nero Video 2017. A Look at Performace

AMD Ryzen 7 and Nero Video 2017. A Look at Performace

Hi everyone,

Today, I’m sharing my experience with Nero Video 2017 on my AMD Ryzen 7 PC.

So far, I’m not pleased with the performance Nero Video is having on this PC. The issue seems to be that the software is coded to use just a few cores or threads instead of using every core and thread of the CPU. I can get to this conclusion as on my Intel i7 PC, it manages to use like 80% of the CPU. Here on Ryzen, it is using between 30 to 40% for an MPEG-4 Blu-Ray encoding. This is a CPU encoding process, so the GPU isn’t being used except when it renders the menus. It seems Menu generation is OpenCL accelerated.

Here, I’m encoding some videos from a robotics event from 2015 I recorded (here is the playlist), being converted to Blu-Ray files using the MPEG4 codec:

1 - Nero Vdeo 2017

Now, take a look at the Task Manager:

2 - Task Manager AMD Ryzen 7 1700

Let’s take a look at the processes view:

3 - Task Manager AMD Ryzen 7 1700

So yeah… The Nero Video software needs serious optimizations for the AMD Ryzen chips. At this stage, it takes the same amount of time to do the render on my Intel i7-3610QM PC which is a CPU from 2012… We are now in 2017… I really hope Nero fixes it so it can use the full potential of this PC:

4 - Nero Video 2017 with Task Manager