Benchmark Results: A/V Encoding
While benchmark updates prevent us from comparing today’s builds to previous SBM results, use of the same processor should make the upcoming comparison between this $2,500 system and the upcoming $1,300 build interesting. However, we can still gauge the benefit of overclocking.
A 16% overclock yielded the expected 16% performance gain in Lame MP3 encoding, but iTunes surprised us with a 22% performance difference. Shorter memory timings in the overclocked configuration might be responsible for the added performance benefit.
An average performance gain of 16% in TMPGEnc matches the overclock, while a 15% lead in Mainconcept isn’t far from expectations.