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News and Releases
Here are the very latest news from SiSoftware:
2014 RTM SiSoftware Sandra 2014 Released: London, UK, 25th November 2013 - Updated Device Performance Certification, New Benchmarks, Windows 8.1 support.

While Sandra has been updated for the brand-new Windows 8.1 / Server 2012/R2 operating systems, we have not forgotten Windows 8, 7, Vista or even XP* users - all new features and enhancements are supported on all operating systems.

As SiSoftware operates a "just-in-time" release cycle, some features were introduced in Sandra 2013 service packs: in Sandra 2014 they have been updated and enhanced based on all the feedback received. more...

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2013 SP6 SiSoftware Sandra 2013 SP6 Released: London, UK, 2nd October 2013 - Windows 8.1 RTM suppport and hardware optimisations.

This service pack adds software support (Windows 8.1 RTM), hardware optimisations (Atom BayTrail, AMD Kaveri, UEFI, etc.) as well as various other software stability improvements. more...

DirectX Compute Shader GPGPU SiSoftware DirectX Compute Shader Support Released: London, UK, 4th January 2010 - SiSoftware releases its suite of DirectX 11 Compute Shader GPGPU benchmarks as part of SiSoftware Sandra 2010.

Compute Shader/DirectCompute is a new programmable shader stage introduced with DirectX 11 that expands Direct3D beyond graphics programming. We believe Compute Shader/DirectCompute will become "the standard" for programming parallel workloads in Windows, thus we have ported all our GPGPUs benchmarks to DirectX 11 Compute Shader/DirectCompute. more...

OpenCL GPGPU SiSoftware OpenCL Support Released: London, UK, 30th November 2009 - SiSoftware releases its suite of OpenCL GPGPU benchmarks as part of SiSoftware Sandra 2010.

OpenCL is an open standard for running parallel tasks on GPUs, CPUs and hardware accelerators using the same code - unlike proprietary solutions. We believe OpenCL will become "the standard" for programming parallel workloads in the future, thus we have ported all our GPGPUs benchmarks to OpenCL. more...

Archived News
Benchmarking 101
We have started a series of articles to detail the new benchmarks of the latest version, Sandra 2014.
Sandra 2014 : OpenCL ES Android Tablet GP(GPU) Battle ARM vs. x86: Which is the best? @ SiSoftware
Sandra 2014 : OpenCL GPGPU Android Battle : Which is the best? (Qualcomm vs. Samsung) @ SiSoftware
Sandra 2013 : Intel Tablet Contender: Atom Z3000-Series (BayTrail) SoC: Memory Sub-System @ SiSoftware
Sandra 2013 : Intel Tablet Contender: Atom Z3000-Series (BayTrail) SoC: GPGPU @ SiSoftware
Sandra 2013 : Intel Tablet Contender: Atom Z3000-Series (BayTrail) SoC @ SiSoftware
Sandra 2013 : Crypto hash acceleration through SHA extensions @ SiSoftware
Learn what they do, how their work and what the results mean. How do current devices (CPUs, GPGPUs, memory, drives, etc.) compare and how future, soon to be released devices fare?
Reviews, Tweaks and Benchmarks
Here are the very latest reviews using Sandra from around the Internet:
Sandra 2014 : ASUS Maximus VI Impact LGA 1150 Motherboard Review @ HardOCP [New!]
Sandra 2014 : @ 01net [New!]
Sandra 2014 : AMD Athlon 5350 And AM1 Platform Review: Kabini In A Socket @ Tom's Hardware [New!]
Sandra 2014 : Nvidia’s new Maxwell-powered GTX 750 Ti is hyper-efficient, quiet, a serious threat to AMD @ Extreme Tech
Sandra 2014 : GeForce GTX 750 Ti Review: Maxwell Adds Performance Using Less Power @ Tom's Hardware
Sandra 2014 : Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga: A Yoga Dressed For Business @ Hot Hardware
For a complete list of reviews, check out Reviews & Benchmark Results. If we're missing a recent review, please contact us.

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