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.
I decided to replace the WinRAR test with a more repeatable and threaded application, 7-Zip.
Again all of the Sandy Bridge options put up impressive numbers with the 2600K once again proving to be a powerful force, even up against the Core i7-980X.