AMD Turns Up The Heat: Athlon XP 1900+

MP3 Audio Encoding: Lame MP3

The Lame MP3 Encoder under Windows XP is used to convert a 178 MB sound file from WAV format to "MPEG-1 Layer 3" format. While the Pentium 4/2000 was the fastest CPU at encoding and MP3 in our last test, in this round the Athlon XP 1900+ takes the gold.

MPEG-4 Video Encoding: Flask Mpeg And DivX

Our last comparison was the ultimate sensation - the AMD Athlon XP 1800+ beat the Intel Pentium 4/2000. With the Athlon XP 1900+, Athlon has just widened its lead. But it remains to be seen how both run once the new DivX codec with an enhanced Flask Mpeg comes out - the tables might just turn then.