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How many Multi-Format Codec Engines does i3-1215u have?

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As the production page ( https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/sku/226269/intel-core-i31215u-processor-10m-cache-u... ) of  i3-1215u says it has TWO Multi-Format Codec Engines, I expect it could decode two 8k60p av1 videos simultaneously.  However, the videos become choppy as soon as I start a second 8k60p av1 video.

 

In light of that situation, I did some digging and found discrepancies in the specs provided by Intel.

on (https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/platforms/details/alder-lake-p.html)

it says i3-1215UE, i3-1220PE, and i3-12300HE has only 1 single Video Decode Box.

But, if you go to their individual product pages, for example ( https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/227851/intel-core-i31215ue-processor-10m-cache-...),  they all claim they have 2 Multi-Format Codec Engines.

 

As Video Decode Box(aka.  VDBOX) and Multi-Format Codec Engine are used interchangeably in various Intel documents.  And on page 5 of ( https://www.intel.com/content/dam/develop/external/us/en/documents/vtune-for-media-apps-june2016-fin... ,  it even declares "VDBOX (also known as Video Box) holds the fixed function hardware blocks for encode and decode. It is also
sometimes referred to as MFX (multi-format video codec). " 

 

It seems either the Alder Lake P overview page or  all three production spec pages of i3-1215UE, i3-1220PE,  i3-12300HE has communicated the spec of Multi-Format Codec Engines number incorrectly.

 

So, I am wondering how many multi-format video codecs does  i3-1215U has?  Is there any way for end user to verify the number of multi-format video codecs in the system?

 

 

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Steven_Intel
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Hello slide,


Thank you for posting on the Intel® communities.


I will investigate more about this. As soon as I have an update, I will get back to you with the information.


Best regards,


Steven G.

Intel Customer Support Technician.


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