Media Espresso 6.5
Media Espresso is a video conversion program that uses the graphics processing unit of the video card to speed up the conversion process. It is also capable of using Intel’s QuickSync technology available in the CPUs from this company. We converted a 449 MB, 1920x1080i, 18884 kbps, MPG2 video file to a smaller 640×360, H.264, .MP4 file for viewing on a portable device such as an iPhone or iPod Touch.
Since Media Espresso is capable of using the video card GPU to speed up the conversion process, we also installed a GeForce GT 430 to see the performance we would have achieved if the CPU didn’t have an integrated graphics processor, and we were using a mainstream video card.
Here the Core i3-2100 was 36% faster than the A8-3850.
Using the integrated GPU of the A8-3850 CPU made our conversion process to be 16% faster than a GeForce GT 430, which is great.
The integrated GPU of the Core i3-2100 was 51% faster than a GeForce GT 430. In fact, the Core i3-2100 was 13% faster than a GeForce GTX 580, thanks to the Intel QuickSync technology.