Abit AL8 945P Motherboard Review

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World Bench 5.0 - WME 9 & LAME MP3

We continued our testing with World Bench 5, this time focusing on video encoding with their Windows Media Encoder 9 test.  Once again, lower times indicate better performance.

World Bench 5.0 - Windows Media Encoder 9
More Digital Video Encoding

The video encoding test seemed to run very well on the Abit AL8.  This gave the AL8 an edge over the next fastest board, the Foxconn 945P7AA-8EKRS2, by 6 seconds.

LAME MP3 Encoding Test
Converting a Large WAV To MP3

In our custom Lame MP3 encoding test, we convert a large digital audio file to the MP3 format.  This 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.  In this test, we chose a large 223MB WAV file (a never-ending Grateful Dead jam) and converted it to the MP3 format. Processing times are recorded below. Shorter times equate to better performance.

Once again, the AL8 took the top position, but all three were within 3 seconds of each other.

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