Audio and Video Encoding
When we tested audio and video encoding speed with DivX, iTunes and Windows Media codecs, the new Socket AM2 platform showed very tangible advantage. Steaming video encoding is very sensitive to memory bandwidth increase. So, Socket AM2 processors cope with these tasks about 2-4% faster than their Socket 939 counterparts.
Apple Quicktime doesn’t take the new platform with as much enthusiasm. In this application Socket AM2 Athlon 64 4800+ is even slower than its Socket 939 fellow. However, the performance different is not dramatic even when we work with streaming data.