Basic CPU Benchmark on GCP/Vultr/Hetzner/Scaleway

Updated whenever I can.
Encoding a 2h video (live concert from Japanese TV, MPEG-2, dark scene with grain) at 1280x720 resolution.

HandBrakeCLI -i in.ts -o out.mp4 -f av_mp4 -O -e x264 --encoder-preset slow --encoder-tune grain --encoder-profile high --encoder-level auto -q 20 --vfr -E copy:aac -w 1280 -l 720 --decomb --detelecine --crop 0:0:0:0
  • Scaleway bare-metal 8 CPU C2L:
    • 12.072023 fps
    • Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU C2750 @ 2.40GHz
    • €0.048 hourly
  • Scaleway Pro 8 vCPU x64-30GB not sold anymore:
    • 15.178861 fps
    • Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU D-1531 @ 2.20GHz
    • €0.100 hourly
  • Hetzner dedicated 8 vCPU:
    • 28.270920 fps
    • Intel Xeon Processor (Skylake, IBRS) @ 2.10GHz
    • €0.144 hourly
  • Scaleway 8vCPU GP1-S:
    • 30.584057 fps
    • AMD EPYC 7401P 24-Core Processor @ 2.00GHz
    • €0.158 hourly
  • Vultr bare-metal 8 CPU:
    • 36.676926 fps
    • Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1270 v6 @ 3.80GHz
    • $0.179 hourly
  • Scaleway 16vCPU GP1-M:
    • 43.332794 fps
    • AMD EPYC 7401P 24-Core Processor @ 2.00GHz
    • €0.318 hourly
  • GCP 24 vCPU:
    • 57.956608 fps
    • Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU @ 2.60GHz
    • $0.688 hourly
  • GCP 28 vCPU:
    • 63.077595 fps
    • Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU @ 2.60GHz
    • $0.802 hourly
  • GCP 32 vCPU:
    • 63.491947 fps
    • Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU @ 2.00GHz
    • $0.874 hourly
  • Vultr 24 vCPU:
    • 64.176575 fps
    • Virtual CPU a7769a6388d5 @ 2.40GHz
    • $0.952 hourly
  • GCP 96 vCPU:
    • 69.550346 fps
    • Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU @ 2.00GHz
    • $2.621 hourly

Note: HandBrake don’t scale well with more that 32 threads.