Apple iTunes performs brilliantly, converting an entire feature-length audio file from wave to AAC in just over one minute.
Anyone willing to wait a few seconds longer will be pleased to encode their audio CD to the nearly-universal MP3 format in well under two minutes.
Our switch to Windows 7 brought with it a moderate performance deficit in DivX encoding, though it’s far easier to attribute the performance improvements of Xvid to hardware.
Always CPU-intensive, our machine’s MainConcept results are better than most of the other systems we’ve tested, including former SBM machines.
- Our Most Powerful Build Yet?
- Graphics And Power
- Motherboard, CPU, And RAM
- CPU Cooling And Case
- Hardware Installation
- Test Settings
- Benchmark Results: Crysis And Fallout 3
- Benchmark Results: Far Cry 2 And H.A.W.X.
- Benchmark Results: World In Conflict
- Benchmark Results: Audio And Video Encoding
- Benchmark Results: Productivity
- Benchmark Results: Synthetics
- Power, Heat, And Efficiency