Who washed my video? x264 vs x265 ‘placebo’ comparison

I wanted to know something about the actual x265 development state and since I didn’t find anything up to date I decided to do my own tests. First of all I compiled a recent snapshot of x265:

./x265 –version x265 [info]: HEVC encoder version 0.7+259-5e2043f89aa1 x265 [info]: build info [Linux][GCC 4.8.2][64 bit] 8bpp x265 [info]: […]