Applications: DivX Conversion and LAME MP3
Here we used the latest XMPEG version coupled with the latest DivX codec version to convert an episode of The Simpsons. Where the previous Athlon 64 processors were just barely able to outperform the best of the Athlon XP and Pentium 4 offerings, the 3400+ is able to beat them out by 17% or better.
The audio encoding benchmark still goes to the P4 3.2 GHz processor. The RazorLame application with the Lame engine still gets the best results through the enhancements of HyperThreading and higher frequencies. The Athlon 64 3400+ is close behind, and the Athlon 64 3200+ and 3000+ are only two seconds apart.