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Clarkdale's Efficiency: Core i5-661 Versus Core 2, Athlon II, And Phenom II

Benchmark Results: Audio/Video

We didn’t find many performance benefits when converting digital audio into Apple’s format. We’ve been using this rather old version for the sake of comparable results. You see the processor benchmarks in our CPU charts soon.

Lame seems to be faster mainly because of Turbo Boost.

MainConcept shows significant performance gains, while DivX and Xvid transcoding scale rather linearly.