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Intel Z77 Chipset Launch Roundup

Intel Z77 Chipset Launch Roundup

8. Platform Benchmarks10. Media Playback


Intel Z77 Chipset Launch Article, featuring ASRock, ASUS, ECS, Intel and MSI Motherboards

Real World Performance – Media Encoding

Video Encoding
Our first media encoding test uses the latest CS5.5 software from Adobe. This software accesses all of the cores/threads available on our processors and is therefore an ideal application for media enthusiasts. To test performance we run a high resolution file (custom recording) through the encoder set to 1080p 24 HQ using the H.264 Blu-Ray codec within the application.



Benchmark Results


Music Encoding
Our music conversion test takes a 2CD lossless album and converts it using dBpoweramp into 128Kbps Mp3 format. dBpoweramp is a multi-threaded application which allows us to convert a track on each core/thread, at any one time.



Benchmark Results


On the last page we saw strong performance from the Z77 platform and that translates to a small increase in performance when converting media when compared to a high end Z68 board.

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Stuart Davidson is Senior Editor at HardwareHeaven having joined the site in 2002.