Media Encoding TestsLAME 3.97a MT MP3 Encoder
This version of the LAME MP3 encoder is multi-threaded and takes advantage of two threads.
Windows Media Encoder x64
WME is a great video encoding application that supports WMV9 HD codecs and more.
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.
Known mainly for its DVD re-encoding prowess, our test uses the Handbrake command line interface.
Handbrake continues to scale very well with multi-core computing as we see an improvement of about 25% over the previous top speed.
I decided to replace the WinRAR test with a more repeatable and threaded application, 7-Zip.
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! 😉