Now, I'm trying to write a small blog article because I recently retired my old Q6600 and upgraded to 2700k.
Here's a small snippet from the draft:
Encoding speed is measured in (average) frames per second. The more, the merrier. It's also important to know that there are, what I like to call, "motion-heavy" and "motion-light" scenes.
Motion-heavy scenes take much longer to encode than motion-light ones, at least that was my experience in those 2+ years since. I might of course be totally wrong about this, and unfortunately I don't have hard statistics to show for, i.e. benchmarks while encoding. Just my observation, unfortunately.
Now, regarding the linked codec, used encoding software and linked settings, am I correct in the statement about motion-heavy and motion-light scenes?
My personal experience says yes. It takes me much longer to encode scenes where a lot is happening on the screen as opposed to motion light ones. Using the same codec, same encoding software and same settings as linked above.