Media and Rendering Tests
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.
In every media encoding and rendering benchmark, both MSI motherboards had some difficulty against Gigabyte’s similar offerings. The MSI Eclipse Plus did see some performance gains over the Eclipse SLI and X58 Platinum so it shows MSI is maturing with the X58 platform and continues to improve their processes.