Render benchmarks

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davesnapeuk
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Joined: May 27 2003

Does anyone know of a website which give render benchmarks?
I'd like to know if my PC is behaving and doing what it should.
Typically I'm running a render speed of 3 x real time (eg. 3 hrs to render 1 hr) when doing MPEG2 captured at 704x576 to PAL DVD 720x576 usnig ULead MSP7.

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PC: AMD XP3000+, 1GB DDR RAM, 120GB ATA100, 120GB SATA, ABit NF7-S Sys board nForce2 chipset.
Editor: ULead MSP7 and Pinnacle Studio 8, DC10 Analogue Capture.

PC: AMD XP3000+, 1GB DDR RAM, 120GB ATA100, 120GB SATA, ABit NF7-S Sys board nForce2 chipset.
Editor: ULead MSP7 and Pinnacle Studio 8, DC10 Analogue Capture.

bcrabtree
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There's no bench marks that will give you the sort of information you appear to be seeking.

However, if you want to know the performance that others are achieving with MPEG-2 encoding in MSP 7, you should keep an eye on this site:
www.hyperactivemusic.com/mspro7testinstructions.htm

There are files you can download to carry out a range of render tests. The results will be published on the site.

For the record, I did some tests to accompany the review of MSP 7 that will be appearing in Computer Video's August issue (on sale end of June), and was getting about 1.5x real time - but this was converting the other way, from AVI to MPEG-2.

The only test I did going the other way was of a 34-second MPEG-2 file (one of the resources to be downloaded from the above site as a part of the tests) that was converted to an AVI, and this took 41 secs, which is about 1.2x real time.

The above results were using a dual-Athlon XP MP 2600+ (2.13GHz) machine with 1GByte RAM.

The machine was an Advanced Micronics Stealth (ultra-quiet) Halycon AMP32 Productivity Station (760MPX Parhelia512) Foundation with Windows XP Pro with SP1.

It has a Tyan Tiger MPX (S2466N-4M) dual-processor motherboard (AMD-760 MPX chipset).

Bob C

davesnapeuk
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Joined: May 27 2003

Cheers Bob,
I'm on there as No. 3 (as at this moment in time)
Looking at the results it all seems to be playing around the FSB for improvements so I may try and crank mine up a tad to see how it goes (oh - er)

Cheers,
Dave

[This message has been edited by davesnapeuk (edited 27 May 2003).]

PC: AMD XP3000+, 1GB DDR RAM, 120GB ATA100, 120GB SATA, ABit NF7-S Sys board nForce2 chipset.
Editor: ULead MSP7 and Pinnacle Studio 8, DC10 Analogue Capture.