Gigabyte GA-G1975X G1-Turbo Motherboard
Encoding Speed Tests
We continued testing with another module from World Bench 5, this time based on Windows Media Encoder 9. PC WorldBench 5's Windows Media Encoding test reports encoding times in seconds, and like the tests on the previous page, lower times indicate better performance here.
The Gigabyte G1975X easily bested the trio of competitors, completing the Windows Media Encoding test in 10 seconds quicker than the nearest board from MSI. It's really quite a change from the last board we had reviewed from Gigabyte, the GA-8N-SLI, which had performed poorly in the same test, coming in last overall.
In our custom Lame MP3 encoding tests, we convert a large WAV file to the MP3 format, which is a very popular scenario that many end users work with on a regular basis, to provide portability and storage of their digital audio content. In this test, we chose a large 223MB WAV file (a never-ending Grateful Dead jam) and converted it to the MP3 format. Processing times are recorded below. Once again, shorter times equate to better performance.
Just as we saw with Windows Media Encoder, the G1975X breaks from the pack and posts the best time. We have been running this benchmark for some time now in our reviews, and rarely see any change in encoding times when using similar hardware.