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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