Our test file is a 42 minute AVI file.
GPU Assisted Media Conversion
Our second media encoding test takes a 4 GB 1920x1080 file and converts it with Arcsoft Media Convertor 7 or Badaboom 2.0 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 Radeon does drop the encoding time a little, CPU use too, however the clear winner is the GTX 590 which finishes 12 seconds faster. Not only that though the quality of output provided by Badaboom is far in excess of the AMD solution.