Intel P35 Express Comparison: ASUS & Gigabyte

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WorldBench Multi-task & LAME MP3 Benchmarks

We continued our comparison of the ASUS and Gigabyte motherboards with a Windows Media Encoder benchmark that is is also part of the Worldbench 5.0 suite, a video is encoded using Windows Media Encoder, while an instance of the Mozilla browser is also running and navigating through various cached pages. Because the system is multi-tasking with two different applications, this test is more taxing and representative of a common multitasking end user experience.

Windows Media Encoder 9 & Mozilla Multi-Tasking
Digital Video Encoding With Web Browser Multitasking


The gap between the boards gets even more narrow in the multimedia test. The two boards post scores within 1% of each other. Once again, during real-world usage, the performance difference would be completely unnoticeable.

LAME MT MP3 Encoding Test
Converting a Large WAV To MP3
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.


The same trend continues in our LameMT MP3 encoding test. The ASUS P5K3 Deluxe edges out the Gigabyte P35T-DQ6 to take first place.

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