Compiling code in GCC
TrueCrypt disk encryption
Dude, look, they're gonna encrypt their stuff! Mwahahaha. Hahaha. Hah.
Heh. Man. Heh. Sniff.
They do keep trying, don't they?
7-Zip file compression and decompression
x264 video encoding
Handbrake video encoding
The Panorama Factory photo stitching
picCOLOR image processing and analysis
Well, at least there's an advantage to having those six cores in some of these programs. The 4960X also seems to be a little quicker than the 3970X. If I recall correctly, the Ivy core is supposed to be good for like four to six percent more oomph than Sandy, clock for clock.