I know some of you may have forgotten but it's that time of year again when MSU releases their codec comparison results, the winner this year was...x265 and Kingsoft HEVC encoder.

Before you guys get too excited, I am sorry to report that there were NO hardware powered encoders tested this year, no NVIDIA, AMD or Intel and they used the same 6700K they had used for last years shootout when Intel won.

Very disappointing, I would have liked to see what Kaby Lake had to offer, particularly it's VP9 encoder. Regardless, the Coffee Lake cpu's should be here soon, maybe I'll pick up an 8350K, which looks to be a pretty interesting chip or an 8400.