Video Encoding and Photo Editing
DivX 6.4 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.
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.
DVD Shrink 3.2
Using DVD Shrink, you can backup your DVDs and compress them to fit into smaller disc sizes. There latest version of the encoder is highly multi-threaded, hence our adding it to the test suite.
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.
VideoWave Movie Creator 1.5
This World Bench test simulates creating a video from home movies.
Adobe Premiere 6.5
A more professional level benchmark, here World Bench is simulating more content creation in video and audio format.
Adobe Photoshop 7.0.1
This incredibly popular image editing software is used in World Bench to simulate common image manipulation techniques.
In our three seperate tests, outside of the World Bench 5 test suite, we see some gains from the new Intel Core 2 QX6700 processor; DivX 6.4 sees an 18% gain, Windows Media Encoder see a 7.5% gain and DVD Shrink 3.2, a new addition, see a 32% gain. The rest of the tests show slightly slower results from the QX6700 in comparison to the E6700 CPU.