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Intel Core i7-3930K vs Core i7-3820 vs FX-8150 vs 990X vs 2700K Review

Intel Core i7-3930K vs Core i7-3820 vs FX-8150 vs 990X vs 2700K Review

Intel Sandy Bridge Extreme Core i7-3930K and Core i7-3820 vs AMD FX-8150, Core i7-2700K and Core i7-990X

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


Looking next to media encoding we see that for video work the i7-3930K again excels, beating the other CPUs by some way. The 3820 also performs well, beating the best socket 1155 processor and the high end AMD as well as the 990X again.

When we move to music encoding, using an application which allows us to assign a track per thread, the advantage of the extra threads/cores on the 990X and 3930K shows. The 3820 drops back to a little above 2700K performance with AMD (6 cores/threads) some way behind.

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Stuart Davidson

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