Asus A8V Deluxe "Wireless Edition" (Socket 939)
XMPEG & WME 9
Next, we did some video encoding with all four of the test systems. To get these scores listed below, we took a standard MPEG 2 format video clip and converted it to DivX format using version 5.1.1 of the CODEC with XMPEG v5.03. The results below are reported in Minutes : Seconds. Lower scores equal better performance.
The Asus A8V Deluxe's slight memory bandwidth advantage allowed it to finish the XMPEG encoding test 1 second faster than the MSI MS-6702E. Once again, the MSI board when powered by the 3800+ was able to outrun the nForce3 / FX-53 powered SK8N. With only 3 seconds separating the competitors here, its tough too say any one system was the "winner", however.
We continued our testing with another video encoding benchmark using Windows Media Encoder 9. In this test, we took a 416MB Digital Video file and encoded to WMV9 format. Once again, times were recorded in Minutes : Seconds, with lower times again indicating better performance.
The Windows Media Encoder 9 benchmark had an even smaller spread than we saw in the XMPEG tests. With Windows Medias Encoder 9, only 2 seconds separated the "fastest" system from the "slowest" system. Although the Asus A8V Deluxe did put up the best time here, the performance differences fall well within the margin of error for this test.