Athlon XP/2600+: encoding performance

MP3 encodingIntel’s intensive efforts to get software producers to optimise their program code for modern processors -- Intel CPUs, naturally -- continue to bear fruit. The MP3 encoder MusicMatch Jukebox has been optimised in version 7.

MP3 encoding
Intel’s intensive efforts to get software producers to optimise their program code for modern processors -- Intel CPUs, naturally -- continue to bear fruit. The MP3 encoder MusicMatch Jukebox has been optimised in version 7.0 for Intel’s Pentium 4. Even so, the 2.53GHz Pentium 4 only just beats the 1.8GHz Athlon XP/2200+, and comes second to the new 2.13GHz Athlon XP/2600+ in this test.


Video encoding
Intel’s 2.53GHz Pentium 4 is faster than the Athlon XP/2200+ at video encoding with LSX’s popular MPEG Encoder 3.5 when supported by Rambus memory. However, the new Athlon XP/2600+ is the fastest processor of all here.


When it comes to producing DivX videos using Xmpeg 4.5, the new 2.13GHz Athlon/2600+ is the fastest, but only by a whisker from Intel’s 2.53GHz Pentium 4.

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