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System Builder Marathon, August 2012: $1000 Enthusiast PC

Benchmark Results: Media Encoding

The performance of media encoding applications is dependent on clock rates, instructions per clock (IPC), and parallelization. The Core i5-3570K's Ivy Bridge design gives it a slight advantage in the IPC category, and its frequency is much higher than the Core i5-2400 when we overclock it. But both systems are able to schedule four threads at a time to to their quad-core architectures.