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Benchmark Results: Audio/Video

Six-Core Analysis, Part 2: Intel Core i7-980X Scaling
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We’ve said repeatedly that iTunes wasn’t thread-optimized. It appears that this statement isn’t entirely accurate. The app is multi-threaded, but the "benefit" is pathetic.

The Lame MP3 encoder is also better off with a fast dual-core rather than a massive six-core processor.

MainConcept and HandBrake for video transcoding both scale well with additional CPU cores.

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