Video Encoding Tests with Windows Media Encoder and XMPEG
Video encoding tests are a great way to gauge processing throughput since encoding is an extremely CPU-dependant task. First, we used Window Media Encoder to convert an AVI to WMV. Then we used XMPEG to convert an MPEG to DivX AVI.
The Windows Media Encoder test was a virtual dead-heat between the two motherboards. We're looking at a mere one second difference in favor of the MSI 915P Neo2.
The same trend continued with the XMPEG test, with each board completing the conversion in 1:12 flat. There's not much else to say at this point. When it comes to video encoding, the MSI 915P Neo2 Platinum and ASUS P5GDC-V Deluxe are on the same level, period.
Next, we'll turn our attention to some gaming benchmarks.