12th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors

Datasheet, Volume 1 of 2

ID 655258
Date 08/08/2022
Document Table of Contents

Hardware Accelerated Video Encode

Gen12 implements a low-power low-latency fixed function encoder and a high-quality customizable encoder with hardware assisted motion estimation engine which supports AVC, MPEG-2, HEVC, and VP9.

The HW encode is exposed by the graphics driver using the following APIs:

  • Intel® Media SDK
  • MFT (Media Foundation Transform) filters

Xe supports full HW accelerated video encoding for AVC/HEVC/VP9/JPEG.

Hardware Accelerated Video Encode 

Codec

Profile

Level

Maximum Resolution

AVC/H264

High

Main

L5.1

2160p(4K)

JPEG

Baseline

16Kx16K

HEVC/H265

Main

Main10

Main 4:2:2 10

Main 4:4:4

Main 4:4:4 10

L5.1

4320p(8K)

16Kx4K @higher freq

VP9

0 (4:2:0 Chroma 8 bit)

1 (partial: 4:4:4 8 bit)

2 (partial: 4:2:0 10 bit)

3 (partial: 4:4:4 10 bit)

4320p(8K)

16Kx4K @higher freq

Note:Hardware encode for H264 SVC is not supported.