A few reminders about dav1d
2 weeks ago, we released dav1d 0.5.0.
We even showed we were a lot faster than the new gav1 decoder on Android 64bit.
However, there were 2 cases where dav1d was not the best:
- desktop without SSSE3 capabilities, aka very old CPUs, in single-thread,
- Android phones in 32bits, in single-thread.
0.5.1 is a small release focused on those cases.
0.5.1 gets up to 50% speed improvements on SSE2 CPUs, which should make dav1d faster than aomdec in all desktop cases, from C to AVX-2.
At the same time, 0.5.1 gets up to 41% speed improvements on ARMv7 CPUs, which makes dav1d at least as fast as gav1.
Of course, in multi-thread, we were already faster :)
So, yes, dav1d is now faster than all the other decoders in all cases.