Flask and CliBench
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Flask is a digital video encoder program that I used for benchmarking here. I took at 200 MB MPEG file and compressed into Divx format. The software then reports the average framerate that it was able to keep the video out during compression. Showing nearly 80% increase in frame rate, the dual-Athlon system should look very intriguing to any video editors out there now.
This is a new test that I used simply because of its multi-threaded capabilities. There were 7 tests, and I broke it down into 2 graphs in order to make it easier to read. And, in all the tests except the memory throughput, you see about a 40% gain in performance. CliBench simulates different kinds of work, independent of any other program and that is why I chose it. These results should make designers and CAD workers feel very positive.