Data Compression and Audio Encoding
Our own custom WinRAR benchmark, this test takes a large 650 MB text file and compresses it with the highest compression option.
This test does basically the same thing in the World Bench suite but with WinZIP instead.
LAME MT MP3 Encoding
This custom test uses the LAME MT engine to benchmark encoding a 650 MB WAV file into a standard 128 kbps MP3 file. We used the Microsoft compiler for the most fair results.
MusicMatch Jukebox 7.10
This World Bench test also encodes ripped WAV files into MP3 using the popular MusicMatch software.
Here we have Intel’s first wins in our benchmarks in quite some time! In our WinRAR 3.51 data compression test, the T2600 is able to match the performance of the X2 4800+ to within a second and actually win by a handful on the WorldBench 5 based WinZIP test.
For our audio encoding, Intel and AMD split the difference with the X2 doing the best on the MusicMatch Jukebox benchmark and the T2600 taking a slight lead in the multi-threaded LAME MT test.