Published: 10th December 2008 | Source:Foxconn | Price:£200.63 | Author: Matthew Fogg
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.
The ViMark benchmark shows a significant performance deficit between all three comparison motherboards over the Foxconn ELA, with the exception of AVI encoding where the difference is minimal. Surprisingly, the Foxconn ELA manages to pull ahead of the competion in the 7-Zip Compression benchmark, even with less clock speed than the other motherboards. However, once again we see the Foxconn ELA's performance fall away during the Decompression benchmark.
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