Intel's Core i5-2400 does better than AMD's FX-6100 when it comes to media encoding, despite the fact that we're stuck with a single memory channel and a modest overclock. Although the FX is specified as a six-core processor, it's architecture isn't that cut and dry. Even at a lower clock rate, four of Intel's Sandy Bridge-based cores simply get more work done.
AMD does take a single victory in HandBrake when its FX-6100 is overclocked to 4.5 GHz.
- Giving It Up For More Gaming Performance
- CPU, Motherboard, And Cooler
- Video Cards, Power Supply, And Case
- Memory, Hard Drive, And Optical Drive
- Building And Tweaking Around A Radeon HD 7970
- Test System And Benchmarks
- Benchmark Results: Synthetics
- Benchmark Results: Media Encoding
- Benchmark Results: Productivity
- Benchmark Results: Battlefield 3 And Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- Benchmark Results: DiRT 3 And StarCraft II
- Power And Temperature Benchmarks
- A Surprisingly Robust Gaming System