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.
The 3770k is around 11 seconds faster than the 2700k ‘out of the box’. When we overclock the 3770k to 4.6ghz it is around 3 seconds faster than the 2600k when clocked to 4.8ghz.