ECS KN1 SLI Extreme: SLI on a Budget

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More World Bench 5.0 & LAME MP3

We continued our testing of the with a video encoding benchmark based on Windows Media Encoder 9.  In this test, we ran the Windows Media Encoder 9 portion of the WorldBench 5 suite with encoding times recorded in seconds.  Lower times indicate better performance.

World Bench 5.0 - Windows Media Encoder 9
More Digital Video Encoding

With World Bench 5's Windows Media Encoder 9.0 module, we saw the widest variation in scores thus far, with the MSI board holding a seven second lead over the ECS model.  Although again, these results are very close and well within the margin of error in this test.

LAME MP3 Encoding Test
Converting a Large WAV To MP3

In our custom Lame MP3 encoding test, we converted a large digital audio file to the MP3 format.  In this test, we chose a 223MB WAV 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.

Once again, with CPU intensive tasks, the MSI board had a slight leg up over the ECS board, with the ECS KN1 SLI Extreme trailing by two seconds.  To say one board was faster than the other at this point would be splitting hairs though.

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