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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.

LAME MT MP3 Encoding Test
Converting a Large WAV To MP3

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?


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