WB5: WME 9 and Mozilla Multitasking
For our next test, we moved on to a benchmark based Windows Media Encoder 9. PC WorldBench 5's Windows Media Encoder and Mozilla multi-tasking test reports encoding times in seconds, and like the tests on the previous page, lower times indicate better performance.
In this test, a video is encoded using Windows Media Encoder 9, while an instance of the Mozilla browser is running and navigating through various cached pages in the background. Because the system is multi-tasking with two different applications, this test is more taxing than just running an instance of WME.
With the exception of the P965-based P5B Deluxe which trailed the other motherboards by a considerable margin, all of the other platforms performed similarly in this benchmark. About 5 seconds separated the first place P5N32-SLI SE from the P5NSLI, and the Intel D975XBX fell right in between the two.