Athlon 64 6000+ X2 - Dual Core at 3GHz - Video and Audio Encoding Benchmarks

Article Index
Athlon 64 6000+ X2 - Dual Core at 3GHz
Athlon 6000+ Processors Specs and Overclocking
Test Systems and Memory Benchmarks
Synthetic CPU Testing
Synthetic CPU Tests - Continued...
Video and Audio Encoding Benchmarks
Photoshop CS2, Ultima Online and WinRAR
3DMark 2005 and 2006 Benchmarks
Real-World Gaming Benchmarks
Final Thoughts, Conclusion and Value

Video & Audio Encoding:

Regardless of canned benchmark results, we believe the best way to see real processor performance is use it in the real world.  The following set of benchmarks are taken from applications that many people use everyday.  Take a look and see how each of these processors really perform when compared to each other at both stock and overclocked speeds.

For ConvertX to DVD we used a 97 minute DivX file and converted it using the medium quality/performance setting in VSO Software's latest ConvertXtoDVD software.  We followed that up with dbPowerAMP encoding using the standard LAME encoder as well as the OGG SSE2 codec.  DivX Encoding was done on a small video clip using the drag-and-drop converter on the Home Theatre Profile.  The Quicktime tests were done using the "Best/Multipass" settings and a small clip was exported.  Finally, DVDShrink was performed on Shanghai Noon from the original size - 7.47GB and compressed to 4.27GB.

ConvertX to DVD
Time in Minutes:Seconds - Lower is Better

 

 dbPowerAMP Transcoding
Time in Seconds - Lower is Better

 

 DivX Encoding
DivX 6.2.1 Encoder - Time in Seconds - Lower is Better

 

 QuickTime Encoding
Time in Seconds - Lower is Better

 

 DVDShrink 3.2
Time in Minutes:Seconds - Lower is Better

 

The Athlon 6000+ X2 took the cake in the ConvertX to DVD tests both at stock and overclocked speeds.  Other than that, the Core 2 Duo E6600 was faster in almost every situation.  On the next page we'll take a look at a few real-world applications - other than video and audio conversion.