Apple iTunes gains nothing from the new architecture of our $2,500 Core i7 build and instead favors the slightly higher clock speed of the former $4,500 Core 2 Quad system.
Core i7 edges out Core 2 technology in Lame MP3 encoding.
All three video encoding tests heavily favor the $2,500 PC’s Core i7 architecture. TMPGEnc has always shown its preference for better memory performance, and these results indicate that Mainconcept has similar preferences.
- Upgrading To First Class…On The Cheap
- CPU, CPU Cooler, And RAM
- Motherboard, Graphics, And Hard Drives
- Case, Power, And Optical Drive
- Accessories And Assembly
- Test Settings
- Benchmark Results: First-Person Shooters
- Benchmark Results: Real-Time Strategy
- Benchmark Results: Audio/Video Encoding
- Benchmark Results: Productivity
- Benchmark Results: Synthetics
- Power Consumption