• Server specifications for Intel Quick Sync acceleration with Wowza Transcoder

    Wowza Transcoder supports Intel Quick Sync accelerated video encoding. This article describes the basic specifications for workstation and server-level computers that support Intel Quick Sync Video.

    Note: Wowza Streaming Engine™ 4.0.4 or later is required.

    Windows-based server specifications

    The following processor models are supported:

    • 2nd-generation Intel Core processors with Intel HD Graphics 3000/2000 or later

    Linux-based server specifications

    The following processor models are supported:

    • Intel Xeon Processor E3-1285 v3 and E3-1285L v3 (Intel C226 Chipset) with Intel HD Graphics P4700

    • 4th Generation Intel Core Processors with Intel Iris Pro Graphics, Intel Iris Graphics or Intel HD Graphics 4200+ Series

    Note: Intel Xeon processors are only supported with the chipsets listed. Intel Xeon configurations with other chipsets are not supported. Previous generations of Intel Core processors are not supported. Intel Celeron and Intel Atom processors are also not supported.


    Originally Published: 10-07-2011.
    Updated: For Wowza Streaming Engine 4.0.4 on 07-02-2014.

    Comments 4 Comments
    1. stlava -
      How does wowza handle systems with multi-cpus that support quicksync? Will the encoding be load balanced between the multiple cpus?
    1. rrlanham -
      According to Intel, the current multi-processor chipsets do not support QuickSync

    1. sivadwnitsuj -
      When do you anticipate supporting the QuickSync acceleration on Linux?
    1. sivadwnitsuj -
      Will you be providing hardware accelerated video encoding on Linux?