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Intel Pentium 4 Vs. Atom: A Battle Of The Generations

Benchmark Results: Audio/Video

iTunes is not optimized for multi-core processors. This workload obviously favors higher clock rates.

The same applies for the Lame MP3 encoder.

Video transcoding prefers the dual-core CPU.

HandBrake video transcoding is quickest on the Atom D510 dual-core CPU.