MSI Mega mPC 945 SFF PC
World Bench 5.0 - WME 9 & LameMT
The next World Bench 5 module we ran focused on Windows Media Encoder 9 encoding performance.
Once again, when comparing integrated graphics to the results recorded with the GeForce 7600GT installed, we see a delta of approximately 2.2%. Looking at the Abit AL8's results, this was the closest test we've recorded thus far, with virtually identical results.
For our next benchmark, we ran a custom Lame MT encoding test where 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.
With Lame MT encoding, both systems were equally efficient at completing this processor intensive test. In both single and multi-threaded tests, each test bed returned identical results.