Quantifying the Efficiency Improvements in Wirecast 15

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Comparing system CPU and GPU usage in various live-streaming and broadcast production workflows on the two newest versions of Wirecast.

CPU/GPU usage benchmark results for Wirecast 15, compared to Wirecast 14, on Test Set 1.
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Test Set 2 Avg/Max CPU Version 14 Version 15 Difference
Workflow 1 Average CPU 58.75% 25.70% -56.26%
Max CPU 79.10% 37.00% -53.22%
Workflow 2 Average CPU 39.20% 23.05% -41.20%
Max CPU 55.65% 32.85% -40.97%
Workflow 3 Average CPU 72.90% 28.80% -60.49%
Max CPU 99.75% 45.15% -54.74%

CPU usage benchmark results for Wirecast 15, compared to Wirecast 14, on Test Set 2.

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Key Takeaways and Conclusions

Wirecast 15 uses up to 60% fewer computer resources than previous versions – freeing up valuable CPU and GPU processing power to enable the most complex workflows

  • On an eighth-generation Intel Coffee Lake CPU with NVIDIA Quadro Pascal GPU acceleration, Wirecast 15 uses up to 30% less CPU and 50% less GPU resources than Wirecast 14.
  • On an eighth-generation Intel Coffee Lake CPU, with integrated GPU, Wirecast 15 uses up to 60% fewer CPU resources than Wirecast 14.
  • Wirecast 15 makes 1080p60 workflows possible on Gear 310, or similar machines using integrated GPU.

We are excited to see what live-streaming and broadcasting professionals create using the new and improved Wirecast 15. With the added efficiency improvements, along with the other great features in the new version of Wirecast, high-quality and professional-looking video production is easier and more accessible to individuals of any experience level. Try Wirecast 15 for free today and see what you can create.

Benchmark results and blog post developed by:

Lynn Elliott

Senior Product Manager for Wirecast @ Telestream