Compression and Encryption

7-Zip Compression

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

Intel Core i7-6950X 10-core Broadwell-E Review - Processors 9

It takes all 8 threads to get it there, but the flagship Broadwell-E processor takes the top spot on the 7zip compression results.


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.

For raw AES encryption speed, the Core i7-6950X is unmatched, offering up 96% faster results than the Core i7-6700K and 30% better results than the Core i7-5960X!

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