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.
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!