Benchmark Results: Audio And Video Encoding
Apple iTunes doesn’t respond to anything more than two processing cores, allowing the high-speed dual-core X9100 chosen by ASI to shine.
Lame MP3 encoding appears to have a stronger preference for the i7’s architecture, which benefits from Turbo Boost technology.
DivX 6.8.5 gets a huge boost from the D900F’s Core i7 desktop CPU, while Xvid appears to lack such optimizations.
MainConcept scales almost perfectly to core speed and the number of processing cores available, benefiting the D900F with a huge lead. It’s important to note here that the ASI IQ17 supports any Socket P performance processor, including quad-cores, though mobile quads such as the one used by MSI are significantly frequency-limited due to thermals.