At The Last Second: AMD's Trump Card - The Athlon XP 2600+

MP3-Audio-Encoding: Lame MP3

With the Lame MP3 Encoder, a 178 MB sound file in WAV format is converted to MPEG-1 Layer 3 format under Windows XP. The chart shows that the AMD Athlon XP 2600+, with 96 seconds, clearly surpasses the P4 with 2533 MHz with about 105 seconds. And so the tables have turned. Overclocking to 2666 MHz (XP 3400+) provides even more speed - here, the CPU only requires 78 seconds.

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