Compression and Encryption

7-Zip Compression

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

Ivy Bridge-E: Intel Core i7-4960X Processor Review - Processors 9

At both the single and dual thread levels, the Haswell processor is proving to be a bit faster than Ivy Bridge-E and it isn't until we hit the 8-thread level that the 4960X is really able to take a lead. Even then it is only by 6.5% or so.


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 AES encryption acceleration here the Core i7-4960X is able to pull in a score of 5.6 GB/s in TrueCrypt's AES test and nabs a 33% advantage over Haswell's average over encryption test suite.

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