Our test file is a 42 minute AVI file.
GPU Assisted Media Conversion
Our second media encoding test takes a 4GB 1920x1080 file and converts it with Arcsoft Media Convertor 7 to iPad format. One run is completed with CPU only encoding, the second and third with ATI Stream /NVIDIA CUDA (GPU assistance).
When looking at the Windows Drag and Drop Transfer results there are very clear advantages to be seen from using our GPU to assist the CPU. In the case of our media conversion test the results look less impressive but what they don't show is that the GPU assisted results were achieved with less CPU use. The HIS 6970 freed up around 8% (on average) of CPU performance for other tasks while the encoding was taking place.