AMD Phenom X4 9950 and 9350e Quad-Core Processor ReviewTue, Jul 01, 2008 - 12:00 AM
Sony Vegas 8.0b
The Vegas Pro collection combines Vegas Pro 8, DVD Architect Pro 4.5, and Dolby Digital AC-3 encoding software to offer an integrated environment for all phases of professional video, audio, DVD, and broadcast production. These tools let you edit and process DV, AVCHD, HDV, SD/HD-SDI, and all XDCAM formats in real time, fine-tune audio with precision, and author surround sound, dual-layer DVDs. Vegas Pro software also supports 24p, HD and HDV editing, which is what we are going to look at in this benchmark.
The Sony Vegas 8.0b workload that we are using takes a series of short movie and audio files and creates a single video that incorporated special effects and transitions. It uses a MainConcept HDV encoding profile to render the 24p widescreen video clip at a resolution of 1440x1080x32.
Benchmark Results: Running our custom Sony Vegas 8.0b benchmark shows just how important a CPU is when it comes to create a single video clip from multiple clips. The AMD Phenom X4 9950 was running right with the Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 processor and the AMD Phenom X4 9350e was just behing the Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 processor.