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Intel Goes DDR - Do We Really Care?

MPEG-4-Encoding: Flask Mpeg Und Divx

MPEG-4 encoding definitely is a domain of the i850 and RDRAM. You can see very clearly that this platform is far the best for video encoding tasks.

MPEG-2-Encoding: Pinnacle Studio 7

MPEG-2 encoding is a domain of i850 as well, but the competition is not far behind.

MP3-Encoding: Lame Encoder

This benchmark consists of a 178 MB Wave audio file that gets converted into the MP3 audio format by 'Lame Encoder'. VIA's P4X266 is 6 seconds faster than the i845 with SDRAM - though you might think that this task depends from the CPU by almost 100%.