The encoder formerly known as MainConcept is well-threaded, and a fast SSD array helps this dual-processor workstation achieve the best score seen in this test thus far.
HandBrake demonstrates similar results. Fast storage, plenty of memory, and two powerful CPUs deliver impressive numbers in this threaded encoder.
The same cannot be said for Lame, which is not a threaded test. Rather, it's sensitive to architectural efficiency and clock rate. You can certainly run multiple file conversions at a time to achieve some degree of parallelism, but that's not what we're measuring here.
Acrobat XI Pro
Also a single-threaded workload, converting a PowerPoint presentation to PDF taxes one core. The faster you can run it, the sooner this task finishes.
Compiling is certainly a productivity-oriented task that legitimately justifies workstation-class hardware. This is our standard Chrome compile test, and you really can’t shake a stick at these results. Two and a half times faster than our baseline workstation and a third faster than Chris’ results here.
- Inside And Outside Of Dell's Precision T5600 Workstation
- Test System And Benchmarks
- Results: Adobe Creative Cloud
- Results: Autodesk 3ds Max And Maya
- Results: NewTek LightWave 3D 11.5, E-on Vue 11, And Blender
- Results: Digital Audio Workstation
- Results: LuxMark, Cinebench, SPECviewperf, and Euler3d
- Results: Media Encoding And Productivity
- Results: Synthetics
- Results: Compression
- Results: Storage
- The Precision T5600 Is Still At The Top Of Dell's Workstation Portfolio