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X58 On A Budget: Seven Sub-$200 Core i7 Boards

Benchmark Results: Audio/Video Encoding

Apple iTunes inexplicably favors the EX58-UD3R. If not for BIOS oddities we’d expect all of today’s samples to encode our soundtrack in one minute, eleven seconds.

With a three-way tie at the top of Lame encoding, Gigabyte mysteriously falls almost to the bottom. It should be apparent by now that Jetway’s BI-600 doesn’t support Intel Turbo mode, a technology that increases CPU multiplier by one (multi-core operations) or two (single-core operations) speed bins under high CPU load.

Gigabyte again finds the top position in TMPGEnc.

ASRock and Asus match Gigabyte in MainConcept H.264 encoding.