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 Core i7 3960X EE is a class leader with encoding, verified by these results. The tremendous memory bandwidth clearly helps to boost overall throughput, supported by the high running 2133mhz G.SKILL memory.