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.
TrueCrypt shows a 3.6% advantage in favor of the Core i7-7700K processor over the 6700K.