Compression and Encryption
I decided to replace the WinRAR test with a more repeatable and threaded application – 7-Zip.
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.
AMD has definitely improved cryptography performance in Kaveri as the 45 watt A8-7600 is 29% faster than the 45 watt Richland APU and even 10% faster than the Core i3-4330!