Home

News

Forums

Hardware

CPUs

Motherboards

Video

Guides

CPU Prices

RAM Prices

Compare Prices



Sharky Extreme : CPU Reviews & Articles September 26, 2008





Be a Marketplace Partner








 Advertising Info

About the Double-Underlined Links



 - Most Active Threads
 - Technical Support
 - CPUs & Overclocking



Latest News


- AMD Rolls Out the ATI Radeon HD 4350 and HD 4550 Graphics Cards
- Acer Releases New High-Performance Aspire Notebooks
- OCZ Launches the HydroFlow HF-MK1 CPU Waterblock
- Dell Launches its Studio Desktop and Studio Slim Desktop Series
- Lenovo Delivers Two New ThinkPad X Notebooks
News Archives

Features

- SharkyExtreme.com: Interview with Microsoft's Dan Odell
- SharkyExtreme.com: Interview with ATI's Terry Makedon
- SharkyExtreme.com: Interview with Seagate's Joni Clark
- Half-Life 2 Review
- DOOM 3 Review

Buyer's Guides

- September Extreme Gaming PC Buyer's Guide
- July High-end Gaming PC Buyer's Guide
- May Value Gaming PC Buyer's Guide

HARDWARE

  • CPUs


  • Motherboards

    - AMD 790GX Chipset Review
    - Gigabyte GA-MA790FX-DS5 Motherboard Review
    - AMD 780G Chipset Review

  • Video Cards


    internet.commerce
    Be a Commerce Partner














    internet.com
    IT
    Developer
    Internet News
    Small Business
    Personal Technology
    International

    Search internet.com
    Advertise
    Corporate Info
    Newsletters
    Tech Jobs
    E-mail Offers


  •   


    Athlon X2 BE-2350 Processor Review
    By Vince Freeman :  June 5, 2007

    TMPGEnc Xpress 3.0 MPEG-1 Encoding Performance

    TMPGEnc Xpress 3.0 is a very popular and powerful MPEG encoder, and a program that not only provides real-world video encoding performance results, but also includes a host of specialized CPU support options. The program supports virtually all CPU multimedia features such as MMX/MMX-2, SSE/SSE2/SSE3, 3DNow!, along with multi-core and Hyper-Threading technologies.

    Due to the increasingly high performance of top-end processors, we have switched our reference video to a higher-end, 7-minute AVI file. In our first test, this file is then encoded it to MPEG-1 using TMPGEnc and the encoding time is recorded. The results are expressed in the form of time elapsed (minutes: seconds) and unlike our other benchmarks, a smaller bar denotes less time taken, and therefore better encoding performance.

    As we're looking at entry-level and mainstream processors, none of these can come close to the 1-minute mark, but these are still impressive encoding times. The Athlon X2 BE-2350 posts a respectable score, but it's still a bit behind the Core 2 Duo E6300 and the rest of the higher-clocked Athlon 64 X2 processors. These time gaps may not seem like much, but remember we're only talking about a 7-minute file using basic MPEG-1 encoding, and relative positioning is still the most important factor.

    TMPGEnc Xpress 3.0 MPEG-2 Encoding Performance

    For the next test, we've taken the same 7-minute video file, and encoded it to MPEG-2 using TMPGEnc Express 3.0. This is more stressful on the system than our previous MPEG-1 encoding, and is the standard for DVD authoring. The performance results are expressed in the form of time elapsed (minutes: seconds) and as with the MPEG-1 results, a smaller bar denotes less time taken, and therefore higher performance.

    The MPEG-2 encoding is much a tougher test, stressing even multi-core processors, and it's much easier to get a handle on the relative performance of the various models. Here, it's much the same story, with the 2.1 GHz Athlon X2 BE-2350 performing on par with its clock speed, while the differentials between the processors have grown quite noticeably.

    XMPEG DivX 6.4 Encoding Performance

    Along with standard MPEG tests, we also use a few other media encoding tests, such as XMPEG and its DivX encoding benchmark test. The same 7-minute video file is used, and the time to encode the first 12K+ frames is displayed in the chart below. As with the previous encoding tests, these are time-based and a smaller bar denotes higher performance. We have also upgraded to the latest DivX 6.4 codec (home theatre setting), which features optimizations for dual processor (SMP), dual core, and Hyper-Threading-enabled systems.

    There are no surprises in the XMPEG DivX encoding performance results, and again the Athlon X2 BE-2350 posts an encoding time directly in line with its core speed and market positioning.



    Page 1 The Athlon X2 BE-2350 Processor
    Page 2 Test Setup and Benchmark Software
    Page 3 PCMark05 Pro Performance
    Page 4 SANDRA XI, CINEBENCH 9.5 and WinRAR Performance
  • Page 5 MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and DivX 6.4 Performance
    Page 6 3DMark06 Pro, DOOM 3 and FarCry Performance
    Page 7 Quake 4, F.E.A.R. and CoR Performance
    Page 8 Company of Heroes, Prey and Splinter Cell: CT Performance
    Page 9 Benchmark Analysis and System Power Consumption
    Page 10 Value and Conclusion

    Copyright(c) 2008 Jupitermedia Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Legal Notices | Licensing , Reprints , & Permissions | Privacy Policy




    JupiterOnlineMedia

    internet.comearthweb.comDevx.commediabistro.comGraphics.com

    Search:

    Jupitermedia Corporation has two divisions: Jupiterimages and JupiterOnlineMedia

    Jupitermedia Corporate Info


    Legal Notices, Licensing, Reprints, & Permissions, Privacy Policy.

    Advertise | Newsletters | Tech Jobs | Shopping | E-mail Offers

    Solutions
    Whitepapers and eBooks
    Intel Article: Using Power & Display Context in the Intel Mobile Platform SDK
    Internet.com eBook: Real Life Rails
    IBM SCA Center Article: Simplifying Composite Applications with Service Component Architecture
    Intel PDF: Quad-Core Impacts More Than the Data Center
    Internet.com eBook: The Pros and Cons of Outsourcing
    Go Parallel Article: Scalable Parallelism with Intel(R) Threading Building Blocks
    Intel PDF: Analysis of Early Testing of Intel vPro in Large IT Departments
    Internet.com eBook: Best Practices for Developing a Web Site
    Intel PDF: IT Agility through Automated, Policy-based Virtual Infrastructure
    IBM CIO Whitepaper: The New Information Agenda. Do You Have One?
    Microsoft Article: BitLocker Brings Encryption to Windows Server 2008
    Microsoft Article: RODCs Transform Branch Office Security
    Go Parallel Article: James Reinders on the Intel Parallel Studio Beta Program
    Avaya Article: Advancing the State of the Art in Customer Service
    IBM Whitepaper: How are other CIOs driving growth?
    Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro: Web Conferencing and eLearning Whitepapers
    Avaya Article: Avaya AE Services Provide Rapid Telephony Integration with Facebook
    Go Parallel Article: Getting Started with TBB on Windows
    HP eBook: Storage Networking , Part 1
    MORE WHITEPAPERS, EBOOKS, AND ARTICLES
    Webcasts
    Go Parallel Video: Intel(R) Threading Building Blocks: A New Method for Threading in C++
    HP Video: Is Your Data Center Ready for a Real World Disaster?
    HP On Demand Webcast: Virtualization in Action
    Go Parallel Video: Performance and Threading Tools for Game Developers
    Rackspace Hosting Center: Customer Videos
    Intel vPro Developer Virtual Bootcamp
    HP Disaster-Proof Solutions eSeminar
    HP On Demand Webcast: Discover the Benefits of Virtualization
    MORE WEBCASTS, PODCASTS, AND VIDEOS
    Downloads and eKits
    Actuate Download: Free Visual Report Development Tool
    Red Gate Download: SQL Backup Pro
    Microsoft Download: Silverlight 2 Software Development Kit Beta 2
    30-Day Trial: SPAMfighter Exchange Module
    Red Gate Download: SQL Toolbelt
    IBM SCA Download: Start Building SCA Applications Today
    Iron Speed Designer Application Generator
    Microsoft Download: Silverlight 2 Beta 2 Runtime
    MORE DOWNLOADS, EKITS, AND FREE TRIALS
    Tutorials and Demos
    IBM IT Innovation Article: Green Servers Provide a Competitive Advantage
    Microsoft Article: Expression Web 2 for PHP Developers--Simplify Your PHP Applications
    Featured Algorithm: Intel Threading Building Blocks - parallel_reduce
    MORE TUTORIALS, DEMOS AND STEP-BY-STEP GUIDES