Handbrake is a fantastic free program which we wanted to include to confirm findings with Media Espresso, earlier in the review. HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder, available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows.
We used the latest V 0.9.5 for testing today across all platforms. We encoded an DVD.MPG file.
These results are more positive for the AMD processor. The FX 8150 isn’t quite as fast as the Core i7 2600k, but it is very close. The Core i5 2500k trails in last place, almost one full minute slower.