Compression and Encryption

7-Zip Compression


I decided to replace the WinRAR test with a more repeatable and threaded application – 7-Zip.

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The 3470 is again pretty competitive with the 3770K until we hit the 8 thread mark where it falls behind by 33%.

 

TrueCrypt Encryption


TrueCrypt is one of the most popular pieces of software for disk encryption and it includes a handy benchmark mode to test the capabilities of your processor. Keep in mind that many modern CPUs include AES acceleration which is used throughout TrueCrypt.

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Encryption is another case where the multi-threading capability of HyperThreading really benefits the higher end Intel processors, seeing a 35% and 43% benefit in our two test configurations.
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