Benchmark Results: Audio And Video Encoding
Both iTunes and Lame are single-threaded, responding to both clock rate and IPC. As a result, the Racer 2.0’s architectural advancements allow it to shine, while the X7200’s more aged architecture suffers a noticeable defeat. After all, neither applications knows what to do with six cores.
HandBrake and MainConcept both respond favorably to added cores, leveraging the Core i7-990X's six cores fully. But MainConcept gives the Racer 2.0’s more modern architecture a larger boost over its P150HM predecessor.