Benchmark Results: Transcoding
Known for its propensity to scale based on frequency, IPC throughput, and parallelism, MainConcept shows the biggest gap between Xeon E3 SKUs seen thus far. Absolutely, waiting six more seconds for a Xeon E3-1290 to finish its task isn’t major, but the 10% improvement could be significant in more demanding workloads.
Similar to the SolidWorks benchmark, HandBrake enjoys more of an advantage from Intel’s Ivy Bridge design that we see from the other benchmarks. Intel’s Xeon E3-1280 v2 achieves a strong win as a result.