Media Encoding Tests
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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Windows Media Encoder x64

WME is a great video encoding application that supports WMV9 HD codecs and more.

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VirtualDub

VirtualDub is a great application for just about any kind of video conversion but our testing we are using the DivX codec to shrink a collection of videos.

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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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Handbrake continues to scale very well with multi-core computing as we see an improvement of about 25% over the previous top speed.


7-Zip Compression

I decided to replace the WinRAR test with a more repeatable and threaded application, 7-Zip.

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It’s pretty much a wash and the overclocked MSI XPower motherboard does a good job of demonstrating the benefits of even modest overclocks (especially those that don’t take much time or effort) to your overall system performance. 

I think we’ll end our benchmarks here as you can easily see where this is going – overclocks are faster than stock!  😉

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