Media Content Processing
Audio and Video transcoding are very popular resource-hungry tasks that home computer systems often have to deal with. However, the developers of corresponding software applications always pay special attention to optimizing their solutions for multi-core CPUs. So, the results obtained here make a lot of sense. Triple-core processors work faster than dual-core ones, but lose to the quad-core ones. As a result, the new Athlon II X3 435 can easily outperform 90-dollar Intel processor, but at the same time loses to a 100-dollar quad-core Athlon II X4 620.