Originally Posted by billythekid2012
so i converted a avi video to dvd it was a small file stock it took 180 seconds thats convertting and burning it to dvd.
at 4.8 ghz the same file took 160 seconds so i saved 20 seconds.
so say for some thing that would take 1 hour to get done at stock and only took 55 minuts at 4.8.
is it worth it for a home user i can see if you had a busniess where you did a lot
and it saved you hours a day.
don,t get me wrong i all way o/c my cpu but i am just getting to the point that it is not worth it.
unless your doing loads of photo or video editing stuff like that
but it is nice to see my 3.8 cpu at 4.8 to 5 ghz stable.
I wouldn't count the time it takes to burn into the equation. That will be limited by your media/dvd burner. If the application you are using to encode is written for multicore systems you should see an improvement in encoding time.
If you do not see much of animprovement, the program may only be using a core or two, not all that are available. If that is the case you may have to find a new program