Asus A8N SLI Premium - NF4 SLI For AMD Refined
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.
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.
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.