VIA's K8T900 Chipset
Windows Media Encoder 9 and LAME MP3
We continued our testing with WorldBench 5's video encoding benchmark based on Windows Media Encoder 9. Lower times indicate better performance.
Once again, we saw a slight edge in favor of VIA's K8T900 reference board, beating the nForce 4 SLI comparison board by 4 seconds, a 1 % difference.
In our custom Lame MP3 encoding test, we convert a large digital audio file to the MP3 format. 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. Shorter times equate to better performance.
With LAME MP3 Encoding, both test platforms were essentially tied, with the K8T900 edging out the ECS KN1 SLI Extreme system by 1 second.