I'm not familar with the lingo and the techie stuff when it comes to encoding video but I encoded the movie "The Departed" and it only took about 40 min! I used the preset for the iphone 4 and the average fps was about 105. On my old turion 2.1 processor encoding was completely UNBEARABLE! Which is why I didn't do it much. Has anyone tried encoding on the 2.2 or 2.3 quad i7 yet?