In the sixth THG Video, we demonstrate the speed of our 4.1 GHz PC system, as well as the effects of extreme cooling as low as minus 52 degrees Celsius. To maintain video quality while maintaining a compact file size, we encoded the video in MPEG-4 and zipped it - like the previous five Tom's Hardware films. The results are worth seeing. Three minutes of high quality lab video footage in full PAL quality (720 x 576 pixels) with stereo soundtrack occupies a modest 13 MB.
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What You Need To Play It Back
The small file size and data rate of the Tom's Hardware video means that you will need a fast processor. It is important that you have the DivX codec version 5.02 installed on your computer. You can download the codec from DivX.com .
This codec enables you to play the video. As the audio signal has been compressed in MP3 format and this codec is already included in the latest versions of Windows, there is no longer any need for a special driver.
The History Of The Tom's Hardware Video
The first Tom's Hardware video, which attracted a great deal of attention in the industry, showed the overheating problems of the AMD Athlon XP/ MP processor . The second was a brief guide on how to enable overclocking on any AthlonXP/ MP .
The third video showed how to install an effective water-cooling system in a PC case . Here, we used only high quality components that would represent a good investment over a number of years.
Our fourth film showed Fall 2002 IDF: Day 3 How About A Little Video? , and included a number of interviews with some of the companies taking part. The latest video from November 14 2002, titled Single CPU in Dual Operation: P4 3.06 GHz with Hyper-Threading Technology , gave readers an overview of the possibilities with Hyper-Threading.
|THG Video 6: Technical Data|
|Video Resolution||720 x 576 @ 25 fps (PAL)|
|Audio Signal||Stereo, 16 Bit, 48 KHz|
|Audio Data Rate||128 kBit/s (16 kByte/s)|
|Video Data Rate||800 kBit/s (100 kByte/s)|
|Total Data Rate||928 kBit/s (116 kByte/s)|
|Video Compression||MPEG-4 DivX,
5.02 Pro Codec,
|Audio Compression||MPEG-1 Layer 3 (MP3), Fraunhofer|
|File Size||13 MB|
- A Rocket In The Socket: The 4.1 GHz PC From Tom's Hardware
- A Rocket In The Socket: The 4.1 GHz PC From Tom's Hardware, Continued
- Platform Discussion: Intel 7205 With Dual DDR400
- The Sixth THG Video: P4 With 4.1 GHz At -52°C
- Maximum Clock Speed: The Right CPU Makes All The Difference
- Room Heater: P4 With 135 W Power Dissipation
- New, Boxed Cooler For The P4 From 3.06 GHz Up
- Overview: Cooling System Design
- Overview: Cooling System Design, Continued
- A Comparison Of All P4 CPUs
- Test Setup And Details
- OpenGL-Performance: Quake 3 Arena
- DirectX 7 Games: 3D Mark 2000
- DirectX 8 Hardcore Game: Comanche 4
- MP3-Audio-Encoding: Lame MP3
- Video-Encoding MPEG-4: Virtual Dub Und Divx 5.02 Pro
- SiSoft Sandra 2002 Benchmarks
- PC Mark 2002
- Sysmark 2002
- Archiving: WinACE 2.2
- 3D-Rendering: Cinema 4D XL 7.303
- 3D-Rendering Performance: SPEC Viewperf 7
- Conclusion: P4 Stable At 4.1 GHz - At The Cutting Edge Of Today's Technology