I need your help regarding your recommandation which CPU I should get for a VPS mainly for plex transcoding. I could get an Intel Core i5-13500 or Intel Xeon E3-1275v5. I would need at high peaks approx. 10 simultaneous transcodes from 1080p.
I think I will go for the i5 because of the better igpu uhd770
Both are extreme overkill. Have you looked at the Quicksync guide?
Intel’s QuickSync makes use of your Intel CPU’s onboard GPU (make sure it has one) to accelerate transcoding. Early on, QuickSync had a reputation for being relatively pointless because it was not very capable and the resulting quality was quite poor. However, Intel continues to improve QuickSync quite drastically with each generation.
Typically, the quality and performance of QuickSync has more to do with the generation of CPU than it does with the model number of the CPU. For …
7th gen and up had a great iGPU
11th gen and up is even better.
So yes. Overkill. I would take the 13th gen unless your wanted to save money