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Intel DX79SI Image Editing and Video Encoding Performance

Media Benchmarks

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We've developed our own suite of benchmarks using real-world and open-source applications to simulate how PCs are actually used. The suite comprises an image editing test using Gimp, a video encoding test using Handbrake, and a multi-tasking test using 7-Zip to archive and encrypt a large batch of files while an HD movie plays in mplayer.

A score of 1,000 means that the test system is as fast as our reference PC, which used a 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 at stock speed, 2GB of Corsair 1,066MHz DDR2 memory, a 250GB Samsung SpinPoint P120S hard disk and an Asus P5K Deluxe WiFi-AP motherboard. The scoring system is linear, so a system scoring 1,200 points is 20 per cent faster than our reference system. Equally, a system scoring 1,200 is 4 per cent faster than a system scoring 1,150.

GIMP Image Editing

Website: GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP)
Far from being some kind of pr0n-filtering tool, Gimp is an open source image editing application - Gimp is an acronym of GNU Image Manipulation Program. Our test simulates how well a PC can manipulate a collection of large digital photos. Achieving a low time requires a PC with a powerful CPU, plenty of quick memory and efficient hard disk drive access.

Image Editing

Gimp

  • Intel DX79SI
  • ASRock X79 Extreme4-M
  • Asus Rampage IV Extreme
  • Asus Sabertooth X79
  • MSI X79A-GD65 (8D)
  • ASRock X79 Extreme4
    • 1735
    • 2077
    • 1719
    • 2127
    • 1715
    • 2168
    • 1697
    • 2136
    • 1688
    • 2155
    • 1677
    • 2091
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Handbrake H.264 Encoding

Website: HandBrake
We use the open-source, GPL-licensed, multi-platform, multi-threaded video encoder Handbrake to encode an HD video using the H.264 codec. This primarily tests multi-threaded CPU and memory subsystem performance.

Video Encoding

Handbrake

  • ASRock X79 Extreme 4
  • ASRock X79 Extreme 4-M
  • Asus Rampage IV Extreme
  • Asus Sabertooth X79
  • MSI X79A-GD65 (8D)
  • Intel DX79SI
    • 3702
    • 4773
    • 3698
    • 4805
    • 3693
    • 4771
    • 3688
    • 4763
    • 3687
    • 4810
    • 3530
    • 4670
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  • Stock
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