My dad is going to be putting together a new computer in a couple months. He's mainly doing it for video encoding purposes. I was wondering what video encoding software would take advantage of dual cpus?
when i did some encoding with divx and stuff, i noticed the other cpu wasn't being used much.... there probably is some slight improvement to encoding on a dual but the biggest difference is that you can still be able to use the computer without seeing any slowdown.
I think it really depends on the codec, whether it can do multi-threads
I have used Vidomi, it is SMP aware, and i does actually improve with 2 cpu's. both Processors are pegged at 100%.
TMPENC and Mainconcept MPEG encoders are SMP aware, and are really fast on my duallie.
But if you are going to build a rig for Vid encoding, go Intel. I know im kinda an AMD fanboy i guess, but the P4 just toasts my duallie as far as raw speed in encoding.