Lame MP3 Multi-Threaded
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 our multi-threaded the LAME MP3 encoding tests, the landscape changed a bit. Intel's HyperThreading technology allowed it to maintain an edge for the dual core Pentium Extreme Editions, even versus the highly overclock 2.95GHz OMEN CrossFire a121x. In single-threaded mode, the OMEN sneaked past the Pentium EE 955 but who runs single-threaded anymore?