Video Encoding and Photo Editing

DivX 6.1 with XMPEG 5.03

This test uses the latest DivX codec that supports multi-threaded encoding on the XMPEG application for easy encoding setup.  Here we had a 2 GB video that we asked XMPEG to convert the first 10,000 frames to DivX.

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Windows Media Encoder 9

This custom test uses the standard Windows Media Encoder to convert a 720p HD video file to a 2Mb CBR DVD-quality video in two passes. 

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Windows Media Encoder 9 Take Two

This version of the test is part of the World Bench suite of tests and encodes a smaller video.

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VideoWave Movie Creator 1.5

This World Bench test simulates creating a video from home movies.

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Adobe Premiere 6.5

A more professional level benchmark, here World Bench is simulating more content creation in video and audio format.

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Adobe Photoshop 7.0.1

This incredibly popular image editing software is used in World Bench to simulate common image manipulation techniques.

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Core 2 Duo wins again in all of our video encoding tests.  The performance gains for the X6800 over the FX-62 are 34%, 23%, 21%, 18%, 13% and 31%.  Cough.  Considering the $530 E6700 is also winning every single benchmark against the FX-62 shown here, AMD is going to have problems in PR. 

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