EposVox: Premiere Pro is Faster on Intel? Hardware Encoding Demystified

A lot of talk has been generated about which processors are best for editing and rendering in Adobe Premiere Pro following their April CC 2018 12.1 update where they FINALLY enabled Intel Quick Sync Video encoding - which utilizes the iGPU of some Intel CPUs to compress to H264 faster. But I feel like a lot of these discussions miss the mark, and the gaps in info provided, or outright misinformation given, has led some viewers to become even more polarized with regards to Intel vs. AMD in editing. —EposVox