975X Express Motherboard Round-Up: Foxconn, Abit, and MSI

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In our custom LAME MT MP3 encoding test, we convert a large WAV file to the MP3 format, which is a very popular scenario that many end users work with on a day-to-day basis to provide portability and storage of their digital audio content. 

LAME MT MP3 Encoding Test
Converting a Large WAV To MP3

In this test, we created our own 223MB WAV file (a never-ending Grateful Dead jam) and converted it to the MP3 format using the multi-thread capable LAME MT application in single and multi-thread modes. Processing times are recorded below. Once again, shorter times equate to better performance.



Talk about a photo finish.  Our custom LAME MT benchmark showed absolutely no variation between the 975X Express based motherboard.  The Abit AW9D-MAX, Foxconn 975X7AB, and MSI 975X Platinum v2 all posted the exact same scores in both the single-threaded and multi-threaded tests.

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