Encoding Tests with XMPEG and Windows Media Encoder 9
The first test we ran was with XMPEG, where we converted a MPEG file to DivX AVI format. Then we followed that up with a conversion of an AVI file to WMV format using Microsoft's Windows Media Encoder 9.
Typical to what we've been seeing with the 900 series chipsets, each motherboard returned the same performance in this round of tests. Here, we saw consistent times across all three test beds, with no variation in scores whatsoever.
With our Windows Media Encoder 9 tests, we saw a similar trend as with the XMPEG testing, with very slight variations overall. In this case, each board was off by one second, with the Foxconn 925XE7AA-8EKRS2 posting the slowest of the three results. Nonetheless, this is a mere technicality and the results should be interpreted as a three-way tie just like the XMPEG scores.