Data Compression and Audio Encoding

WinRAR 3.51

Our own custom WinRAR benchmark, this test takes a large 650 MB text file and compresses it with the highest compression option. 

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WinZIP 8.1

This test does basically the same thing in the World Bench suite but with WinZIP instead.

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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.

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MusicMatch Jukebox 7.10

This World Bench test also encodes ripped WAV files into MP3 using the popular MusicMatch software.

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All of the results in this suite of tests are very close between the competing motherboards showing us again that the processor is really the heart of processing performance on the AMD platform.

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