Benchmark Results: Audio And Video Encoding
Apple's iTunes software favors the Core i7-3770K we used in our previous build. Because that workload is single-threaded, it sees no benefit from the Core i7-3930K's six cores. Meanwhile, its Sandy Bridge architecture is just a tad slower than what Ivy Bridge can do.
The same story applies to Lame, though the spread is a little tighter.
Finally, by the time we get to HandBrake, the benefit of Sandy Bridge-E's extra cores is made clear. This is the first real-world metric in today's suite to suggest our Core i7-3930K was a good choice, and MainConcept echos that sentiment.