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.
Our media encoding tests show a distinct performance line with the Intel Core 2 processor and either the 975X chipset or nForce 590 SLI chipset.