Compression and Encryption

7-Zip Compression

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

The Haswell Review - Intel Core i7-4770K Performance and Architecture - Processors 12

Haswell jumps out ahead of even the Sandy Bridge-E Core i7-3970X in our testing here and stays just ahead of Ivy Bridge – an edge of 5% on the 4 thread result.


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.

Thanks to the improved AES performance of Haswell, the Core i7-4770K is 24% faster than the Core i7-3770K but is still slower than the 6-core Core i7-3970X SNB-E.  In our non-AES accelerated tests the AMD FX-8350 does very well and actually beats out the stock speed Haswell by a small margin. 

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