Audio/Video Encoding

MusicMatch Jukebox 7.10

MusicMatch Jukebox 7.10

DivX 6 with AutoGK

Armed with the DivX 6 and the AutoGK front end for Gordian Knot, we took all of the processors to task at encoding a chapter out of Pirates of the Caribbean. We set AutoGK to give us 75% quality of the original DVD rip and did not encode audio; all of the DivX 6 settings were left at default.

DivX 6.0 w/ AutoGK 1.60

Windows Media Encoder 9

To finish up our look at Video Encoding performance, we have two tests both involving Windows Media Encoder 9. The first test is WorldBench 5's WMV9 encoding test.

Microsoft Windows Media Encoder 9.0

Once we crank up the requirements a bit and start doing some HD quality encoding under WMV9, the single core performance drops dramatically:

Microsoft Windows Media Encoder 9.0

Video Creation/Photo Editing Gaming Performance


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  • neogodless - Monday, August 1, 2005 - link

    new comments system seems to hate Firefox

    anyway, all the price links on the article point to the Athlon 64 3800+ rather than the X2...
  • bersl2 - Monday, August 1, 2005 - link

    It WorksForMe(TM). Reply
  • neogodless - Tuesday, August 2, 2005 - link

    Good for you... I simply cannot login/post comments while using firefox. It seems to accept the login, as it doesn't spit back an "invalid" message but shows me the login form again, and no links to "post" or "reply". Probably just a cookie issue but I tried turning my security down a little and it still didn't work... is Anandtech requiring a 3rd party cookie to be set just to post comments... ? Reply
  • neogodless - Wednesday, August 3, 2005 - link

    Dang it...

    For a short while a month or so back, I was "approving" each cookie individually, and anandtech insisted on planting a cookie until I said "block site completely" - forgot about that until today. Finally able to post in Firefox now!
  • Staples - Monday, August 1, 2005 - link

    It is an eyesore regardless. I am using FF and I have not tried it in IE. Reply
  • SpaceRanger - Monday, August 1, 2005 - link

    Excellent Article. I'm glad that AMD is coming out with more affordable Dual-Core solutions. Reply
  • Marlin1975 - Monday, August 1, 2005 - link

    To bad the 2 people listed for having "availability" in this peice are already marking them OVER retail price. Let the price gouging start... :( Reply
  • blkrde - Monday, August 1, 2005 - link

    Lets hope the prices come down soon. I need one of these in my new build. Reply
  • neogodless - Wednesday, August 3, 2005 - link

    Yeah I haven't upgraded my motherboard/CPU combo in 20 whole months!!

    Still stuck with a 754 Athlon 64 3000+

    I figure the 3800+ is like two of those :)

    And like two of those... it'll only increase performance for multi-tasking... but it's already plenty for all the single tasks I have.

    Now I paid $215 then... so I guess $430 would be fair for one of these...

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