[MEncoder-users] Dualcore and Quadcore performance?

larrystotler at netscape.net larrystotler at netscape.net
Sun Mar 22 20:35:10 CET 2009

---Original Message-----
From: Al Bogner <mencoder at ml082.pinguin.uni.cc>

>Do you mean Intel vs. AMD generally or did you compare AMD 4x and Intel 2x?

Intel vs. AMD generally.  The Core2 stills shows an edge over the Phenom II, although the gap has been narrowed.  

>The questions is how many percent quadcore is faster than dualcore. See processors above.

>Which one is faster for encoding:
>INTEL Core 2 Duo E8400 2x 3,00GHz 6MB 333MHz boxed or
>INTEL Core 2 Quad Q8200 4x 2.33GHz, 333MHz 

using 1 thread the E8400.  Using threads= the Q8200.  But, it would probably be pretty close.

>I would like to discuss a little bit later which options he uses, but first I 
>have to make a decision which hardware has the best value for the money. I am 
>willing to spend 150-200€ for the cpu. 

Actually, he said he got about 300% increase over 1 core using threads=4(just called him), so in this case, the X4 would be faster than
the dual core.  

>I am little bit confused of the TLB-Bug of the AMD Phenom II. Don't know if this problem is solved in the meantime.

That had to do with the original phenom, not the Phenom II.  


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