Data Compression and Encoding

WinRAR 3.72

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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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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Both of the AMD 690G motherboards perform very similarly here in our WinRAR and MP3 encoding tests, though the Intel E6400 processor easily takes the win in overall performance.

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