SiSoftware Sandra 20/20/6 (2020 R6) Released – 2 brand-new benchmarks!

Update Wizard

We are pleased to release R6 (version 30.45) update for Sandra 20/20 (2020) with the following updates: Sandra 20/20 (2020) Press Release Internet DNS Benchmark Benchmark the performance of the DNS service. Measure the latency of both cached and un-cached DNS queries to local and remote DNS servers. Internet Overall … Read more…

SiSoftware Sandra 20/20/5 (2020 R5) Released

We are pleased to release R5 (version 30.41) update for Sandra 20/20 (2020) with the following updates: Sandra 20/20 (2020) Press Release Benchmarks: Internet Connection, Internet Peerage Benchmarks: updated list of top websites to test against; additional multi-threading optimisations Hardware Support: Additional IceLake (ICL Gen10 Core), Future* (RKL, TGL Gen11 … Read more…

AVX512 Improvement for Icelake Mobile (i7-1065G7 ULV)

What is AVX512? AVX512 (Advanced Vector eXtensions) is the 512-bit SIMD instruction set that follows from previous 256-bit AVX2/FMA/AVX instruction set. Originally introduced by Intel with its “Xeon Phi” GPGPU accelerators, it was next introduced on the HEDT platform with Skylake-X (SKL-X/EX/EP) but until now it was not avaible on … Read more…

Intel Iris Plus G7 Gen11 IceLake ULV (i7-1065G7) Review & Benchmarks – GPGPU Performance

What is “IceLake”? It is the “proper” 10th generation Core arch (ICL) from Intel – the brand new core to replace the ageing “Skylake” (SKL) arch and its many derivatives; due to delays it actually debuts shortly after the latest update (“CometLake” (CLM)) that is also called 10th generation. Firstly … Read more…

SiSoftware Sandra 20/20/4a (2020 R4a) Released

Note: The original R4 release text has been updated below. The (*) denotes new changes. We are pleased to release R4a (version 30.39) update for 20/20 (2020) with the following updates: Sandra 20/20 (2020) Press Release Benchmarks: Crypto AES Benchmarks*: Optimised AVX512/AVX2-VAES code to outperform AES-HWA where possible. Crypto SHA … Read more…

Intel Core Gen10 IceLake ULV (i7-1065G7) Review & Benchmarks – CPU AVX512 Performance

What is “IceLake”? It is the “real” 10th generation Core arch(itecture) (ICL/IceLake) from Intel – the brand new core to replace the ageing “Skylake” (SKL) arch and its many derivatives; due to delays it actually debuts shortly after the latest update (“CometLake” (CLM)) that is also called 10th generation. Firstly … Read more…

SiSoftware Sandra 20/20/3 (2020 R3) Released

We are pleased to release R3 (version 30.31) update for 20/20 (2020) with the following updates: Sandra 20/20 (2020) Press Release Hardware Support: Additional PCIe extended capabilities support CPU Cyrptography Benchmarks: Block size changed to ~1500 bytes similar to Ethernet packet Various stability and reliability improvements GPGPU Cyrptography Benchmarks: Block … Read more…

SiSoftware Sandra 20/20/2 (2020 R2) Released

We are pleased to release R2 (version 30.27) update for 20/20 (2020) with the following updates: Sandra 20/20 (2020) Press Release Hardware Support: PCIe extended capabilities support Software Support: ReFS format Disk benchmark stability issues CPU Benchmarks: Tools (Visual C++ compiler 2019) Update GPGPU Benchmarks: CUDA: Updated SDK 10.2/10.1 OpenCL: … Read more…

SiSoftware Sandra 20/20/1a (2020 R1a) Released

Update November 25th: Released patch (version 30.24) to add further hardware and software support. Update October 24th: Released patch (version 30.21) to corrrect Windows 7 / Server 2008/R2 run-time issues. We are pleased to release R1 (version 30.24) update for 20/20 (2020) with the following updates: Sandra 20/20 (2020) Press … Read more…

Intel Core i9 10980X (Cascade Lake) Review & Benchmarks – CPU 18-core/36-thread AVX512 Performance

Intel Skylake-X Core i9

What is “Cascade Lake (CSL-X)”? It is one of the 10th generation Core X-Series  arch (CSL-X) from Intel – the latest revision of the “Skylake-X” (SKL-X) arch; it succeeds the older 9900 and 7900 X-Series for HEDT platform. Again, as on the desktop/mobile – it is not the “real” 10th … Read more…

Intel Core Gen10 CometLake ULV (i7-10510U) Review & Benchmarks – CPU Performance

What is “CometLake”? It is one of the 10th generation Core arch (CML) from Intel – the latest revision of the venerable (6th gen!) “Skylake” (SKL) arch; it succeeds the “WhiskyLake”/”CofeeLake” 8/9-gen current architectures for mobile (ULV U/Y) devices. The “real” 10th generation Core arch is “IceLake” (ICL) that does … Read more…

AMD Radeon 5700XT: Navi GPGPU Performance in OpenCL

What is “Navi”? It is the code-name of the new AMD GPU, the first of the brand-new RDNA (Radeon DNA) GPU arch(itecture) – replacing the “Vega” that was the last of the GCN (graphics core next) arch(itecture). It is a mid-range GPU optimised for gaming thus not expected to set … Read more…

AMD Radeon VII: Vega2 GPGPU Performance in OpenCL

What is “Vega2”? It is the code-name of the updated “Vega” GPU arch(itecture), the last of the GCN (graphics core next) arch (version 5.1) shrinked to 7nm before being replaced by the forthcoming “Navi”. Originally for the professional/workstation high-end market, “Vega2″/”big Vega” designed for compute (scientific, machine learning, etc.) workloads … Read more…

SiSoftware Sandra 20/20 (2020) Released!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Press Office SiSoftware Sandra 20/20 (2020) Released: Brand-new benchmarks (AI/ML), hardware support Updates: R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6. London, UK, July 18th, 2019 – We are pleased to announce the launch of SiSoftware Sandra 20/20 (2020), the latest version of our award-winning utility, which includes … Read more…

AMD Ryzen2 3700X Review & Benchmarks – CPU 8-core/16-thread Performance

What is “Ryzen2” ZEN2? AMD’s Zen2 (“Matisse”) is the “true” 2nd generation ZEN core on 7nm process shrink while the previous ZEN+ (“Pinnacle Ridge”) core was just an optimisation of the original ZEN (“Summit Ridge”) core that while socket compatible it introduces many design improvements over both previous cores. An … Read more…

AMD Ryzen2 3900X Review & Benchmarks – CPU 12-core/24-thread Performance

What is “Ryzen2” ZEN2? AMD’s Zen2 (“Matisse”) is the “true” 2nd generation ZEN core on 7nm process shrink while the previous ZEN+ (“Pinnacle Ridge”) core was just an optimisation of the original ZEN (“Summit Ridge”) core. While socket compatible it introduces many design improvements over both previous cores. An APU … Read more…

The new Neural Networks (AI/ML) Benchmarks: RNN Architecture

What is a Recurrent Neural Network (RNN/LSTM)? A RNN is a type of neural network that is primarily made of of neurons that store their previous states thus are said to ‘have memory’. In effect this allows them to ‘remember’ patterns or sequences. However, they can still be used as … Read more…

The new Neural Networks (AI/ML) Benchmarks: CNN Architecture

What is a Convolution Neural Network (CNN/ConvNet)? A CNN is a type of neural network that is primarily made of of neuron layers connected in such a way that they perform convolution over the previous layers: in effect they are filters over the input – the same way a blur/sharpen/edge/etc … Read more…

SiSoftware Sandra Titanium (2018) SP4/a/c Update: Retpoline and hardware support

Note: Updated 2019/June with information regarding MDS as well as change of recent CFL-R microcode vulnerability reporting. We are pleased to release SP4/a/c (version 28.69) update for Sandra Titanium (2018) with the following updates: Sandra Titanium (2018) Press Release Reporting of Operating System (Windows) speculation control settings for the recently … Read more…

AMD Ryzen 2 Mobile (2500U) Vega 8 GP(GPU) Performance

What is “Ryzen2” ZEN+ Mobile? It is the long-awaited Ryzen2 APU mobile “Bristol Ridge” version of the desktop Ryzen 2 with integrated Vega graphics (the latest GPU architecture from AMD) for mobile devices. While on desktop we had the original Ryzen1/ThreadRipper – there was no (at least released) APU version … Read more…