Media and Rendering Tests

CineBench 10
This rendering benchmark based off of the Cinema 4D engine is a terrific indicator for multi-threaded processing.


 

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LAME 3.97a MT MP3 Encoder
This version of the LAME MP3 encoder is multi-threaded and takes advantage of two threads.


 

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Handbrake
Known mainly for its DVD re-encoding prowess, our test uses the Handbrake command line interface.


 

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In every media encoding and rendering benchmark, both MSI motherboards couldn’t hang with Gigabyte’s similar offerings. What does this mean for the consumer? In our opinion, these performance differences should be reviewed with a grain of salt because they are based off synthetic tests. In a real world environment, these minuscule differences in scores won’t equate to noticeable performance issues for the user.

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