DivX 6.5.1 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.
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.
In this test, the added memory speed on the MSI K9AGM2 made a HUGE difference in the results on the DivX encoding test — the MSI board was 21% faster than the Asus M2A-VM motherboard. My guess is that a BIOS update that allows for more memory timings will equalize these scores.