Data Compression and Encoding
Our own custom WinRAR benchmark, this test takes a large 650 MB text file and compresses it with the highest compression option.
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.
Both of the 590 SLI motherboards perform very similarly here in the WinRAR and MP3 encoding tests, though the ECS once again takes the lead by a small margin.