We wanted to revisit the media encoding section of the review after overclocking all the systems to an equal clock basis of 4.6ghz.
Moving from 3.6ghz to 4.6ghz gives huge gains for the system, dropping the initial encoding time by a whopping 2 minutes to just over 12 minutes. When enabling HD6970 hardware encoding, the time improves by well over another minute, to 10 minutes and 54 seconds.
As mentioned earlier in the review, Cyberlink tend to update this program fairly regularly, so we do expect a software patch to be released in the next month or two which will target the new AMD hardware. Media Espresso was updated recently with full Sandybridge and Fusion support.