Results: Audio And Video Encoding
Paul’s $600 PC enjoys substantial performance-to-price advantages in single-threaded applications like iTunes and LAME MP3 encoding. The expensive machines win, but only because they’re clocked higher.
I could probably take a break and return from it while the $600 PC finishes its video encoding tests. My $1600 machine looks moderately faster than Don’s $1300 competitor, but it’s also only moderately more expensive.