I've read an article on Anand Tech that talks about how handbrake is going to release their program with OpenCL and GPGPU video transcoding support:
Apparently the x264 encoder for h.264 is going to use the graphics card to boost transcoding speeds (not sure about VP8 ) . So here's the question: Assuming the handbrake developers implement this properly, which hardware configuration would be more ideal: an I5 3450 with a GTX 560 Ti, or an I7 3770K with a GT 640 card for VDPAU decoding?
I'm wondering because for some reason, the writers of the article though this development would apply to mobile chipsets (why on Earth would anyone choose a laptop over a dekstop for video transcoding unless they really needed portability?) with integrated graphics (the whole point is GPGPU transcoding here guys, don't you think this is going to interest users with high-powered graphics cards instead of users with Integrated ones? Because you know, they're going to see the biggest benefit?!) and they didn't do any other comparisons.
So what do you guys think?