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Lenovo Erazer X700 Gaming PC Review: Is It As Fast As It Looks?

Results: Audio And Video Encoding

This iTunes benchmark is single-threaded and favors high frequencies and efficient architectures, so the quad-core CPUs found in our $1300 SBM and M8 builds complete the task more quickly. Similarly, LAME MP3 shows that many desktop-oriented workloads still aren't optimized for workstation-class processors (though LAME can be threaded by running multiple transcodes simultaneously).

HandBrake and TotalCode Studio are optimized for multi-core processors, and bestow notable leads on the X700 and $2550 SBM PC.

Thomas Soderstrom
Thomas Soderstrom is a Senior Staff Editor at Tom's Hardware US. He tests and reviews cases, cooling, memory and motherboards.