Shuttle SDXi Barebones System
LAME MT MP3 Encoding
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
With the LAME MT test being CPU intensive, we rarely see variations between multiple test systems equipped with the same CPU. In this case it was no different, with the Shuttle SDXi and the ASUS P5W DH Deluxe delivering the same level of efficiency in CPU performance.