EPoX EP-5LDA+GLI 945P Motherboard
WB5.0 Continued & LAME MP3 Encoding
We continued our testing with a video encoding benchmark based on Windows Media Encoder 9. In this test, we ran the Windows Media Encoder 9 portion of the World Bench 5 suite where encoding times were recorded in seconds. Lower times indicate better performance.
With Windows Media Encoding, the EPoX EP-5LDA+ GLI topped the Abit AL8 by 2 seconds overall, a minor lead at best.
In our custom Lame MP3 encoding test, we convert a large digital audio file to the MP3 format. 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. Processing times are recorded below. Once again, shorter times equate to better performance.
Utilizing the multithreading capabilities of the Pentium D 820, both test systems completed the encoding in 54 seconds or less. With the single threaded test, the scores jumped to 1:31 at best, which is not quite double the time of the multi-threaded test.