Asus A8N SLI Premium - NF4 SLI For AMD Refined

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Windows Media Encoder 9 & Lame MP3


We continued testing these nForce 4 SLI based motherboards with a benchmark based on Windows Media Encoder 9.  PC World Bench 5's Windows Media Encoding test reports encoding times in seconds.  Lower times indicate better performance.

Windows Media Encoder 9
More Digital Video Encoding

Once again all entrants posted scores well within this test's margin of error.  The MSI board did lag ever so slightly but with a 2 second delta, you would have to agree that there really isn't much difference between these motherboard designs, with respect to this benchmark reference point.

LAME MP3 Encoding Test
Converting a Large WAV To MP3

In our custom Lame MP3 encoding test, we convert a large WAV digital audio 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.  In this test, we chose a large 223MB 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.

A tie ball game once again, but are there any tests we can show you that exhibit a real measurable difference in performance?  We'll keep digging in deeper, not to worry.

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