Gigabyte EP45-DS3P (P45) DDR2 Motherboard
File Compression & Encoding Results
ViMark is the latest addition to the OC3D motherboard testing process and a relatively new benchmarking application in general. Designed to take the inaccuracies and guesswork out of measuring the time taken to encode video files, ViMark produces easily comparable and consistent results for encoding raw video into Windows Media, Quicktime, AVI and Gif formats. As always, a total of 5 benchmark runs were performed with the highest and lowest scores removed and an average calculated from the remaining 3 scores.
7-Zip is an open source Winzip-style file compression utility that has the ability to compress and decompress many file formats including its own .7z compression scheme. 7-Zip also comes complete with its own benchmarking utility for gauging the compression and decompression speed of the system that it is installed on.
Again we see the Gigabyte holding its own against the higher spec'd boards. Although this time the Gigabyte fails to keep pace with the Maximus II and the MSI board, it does snap at the heals of the P5Q Deluxe and actually equalled the Maximus II in the Quicktime test - not a bad result for a board costing half as much!
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