LAME MT: MP3 Encoding
In our custom LAME MT MP3 encoding test, we convert a large WAV 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 created our own 223MB WAV file (a never-ending Grateful Dead jam) and converted it to the MP3 format using the multi-thread capable LAME MT application in single and multi-thread modes. Processing times are recorded below. Once again, shorter times equate to better performance.
There were virtually no differences in performance between the various Core 2 Extreme X6800 powered motherboards be tested in our custom LAME MT encoding benchmark. In the single-thread test, the D975XBX was only 1 second "slower" than the rest of the pack, but in the multi-threaded test all four of the X6800 powered motherboards took exactly the same amount of time to encode the file.