I do motherboard reviews only. To me, this is unimportant. I suppose the they used the same settings, and same source files, as well as same ram speed and HDD config. That said, the percentile difference should be roughly equal. It is possible that Handbrake has been tweaked to take advantage of GPUs, too, there are many unknowns here. However, I choose to to accept they used the same source file for each, and one finished faster than the other. If the price is the same, but one is faster, clearly one is the better option for your dollar? I care more about usability than benchmark performance. My A8-3850 system, when paired with an SSD, seems just as fast as my Sandybridge rig for most of my daily uses. And it uses less power while doing so. There seems to be one obvious thing everyone is missing, but I'm not gonna say anything myself.