test a 450MB 1080i high definition MPEG2 video is transcoded via Cyberlink MediaShow Espresso 6 to a 640x360 MP4
video format suitable for the Apple iPhone 4.
|Video Transcoding Test|
Intel Core i5
Intel Core i5 2500K / Intel DH67BL test system this video transcoded in about 49
seconds without using Intel Quick Sync. When reconfigured to use the Intel
HD3000 integrated graphics core for video tanscoding tasks, the same video was
converted in just 14 seconds!
remarks on the Intel DH67BL motherboard are next.
The key to the success of the Intel DH67BL motherboard
is as an economical office work-horse PC.
Sure it can seamlessly playback HD movies over the
integrated HDMI 1.4 video output. Sure it has two USB 3.0 ports, two SATA III
ports and plenty of SATA II and USB 2.0. It's just that moving beyond all that,
there's not a lot going on here.
The Intel DH67BL is a vanilla platform which barely moves
beyond the feature set of the Intel H67 chipset.
Tweakers, gamers, overclockers - this is not your
If I were rolling out an office full of PCs on the other
hand, or a similar situation where economics really came into force, this would
be a worthy motherboard to build an affordable PC around. For home offices or
students who are primarily concerned with standard desktop work, internet and
office applications, content creation and perhaps a bit of 3D gaming every now
and then - the Intel DH67BL is a worthwhile motherboard to consider. The DVI-I
video output will meet the needs of most office users, though configuring dual
screen displays is not going to be simple out of the box.
After all, as you saw in the benchmarks, PCMark Vantage
doesn't take much of a hit when systems run on integrated graphics. Although
Intel's integrated graphics core is still pretty tame by mainstream discrete
videocard standards, it's worth noting that Sandy Bridge video transcoding is
heads and shoulders above the competition.
Bottom line, the Intel DH67BL is a compact motherboard
that manages to live up to Intel's big reputation, but offers scant little
beyond the Intel H67's core feature set.
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