Media and Rendering TestsCineBench 10
This rendering benchmark based off of the Cinema 4D engine is a terrific indicator for multi-threaded processing.
LAME 3.97a MT MP3 Encoder
This version of the LAME MP3 encoder is multi-threaded and takes advantage of two threads.
Known mainly for its DVD re-encoding prowess, our test uses the Handbrake command line interface.
Our media encoding and rendering scores between the various X58 motherboards are pretty much identical as you would expect though the Core 2 and Phenom systems drag behind quite a bit.