Video editors tend to stick with Intel as a outcome of it’s a reliable brand with stable merchandise, and benchmarks present that it does an excellent job of handling single-core workloads. However, Intel chips are costly, they usually reserve their greatest options for higher-priced CPUs. In an effort to gain market share, AMD is extremely generous, and lots of the finest features are available on their lower-end CPUs. Barely larger than a cracker, the CPU is the brains of the operation and the most important piece of hardware for video encoding. If the motherboard won’t assist your CPU out of the box, just search for another one and save yourself the effort. If you ever replace your BIOS, which you should, please don’t update when there’s a possibility of a power outage.