SiSoftware Sandra 20/21-R3 – Stability fixes

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We are pleased to release R3 (version 31.29) update for Sandra 20/21 with the following changes: Sandra 20/21 Press Release Hardware Support, Updates & Fixes All CPU Benchmarks: internal stability fixes; additional AVX512 optimisations. All GP-GPU Benchmarks: internal stability fixes; additional “Ampere” Ti optimisations. Reviews using Sandra 20/21: BabelTechReviews AMD … Read more…

SiSoftware Sandra 20/21-R2x – Pushing AVX512

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Note: We have updated R2 with R2x to fix an OpenCL GP-GPU bug discovered by Mark Poppin. We are pleased to release R2x (version 31.25) update for Sandra 20/21 with the following changes: Sandra 20/21 Press Release Benchmark Support, Updates & Fixes CPU Scientific Benchmark: greatly improved AVX512 GEMM (SGEMM, … Read more…

Intel 11th Gen Core RocketLake – Cache & Memory Performance (2x DDR4-3200)

What is “RocketLake”? It is the desktop/workstation version of the true “next generation” Core (gen 10+) architecture – finally replacing the ageing “Skylake (SKL)” arch and its many derivatives that are still with us (“CometLake (CML)”, etc.). It is a combination of the “IceLake (ICL)” CPU cores launched about a … Read more…

Intel 11th Gen Core RocketLake AVX512 Performance Improvement vs AVX2/FMA3

What is AVX512? AVX512 (Advanced Vector eXtensions) is the 512-bit SIMD instruction set that follows from previous 256-bit AVX2/FMA3/AVX instruction set. Originally introduced by Intel with its “Xeon Phi” GPGPU accelerators – albeit in a somewhat different form – it has finally made it to its desktop CPU lines with … Read more…

SiSoftware Sandra 20/21-R1X Updates and Fixes

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We are pleased to release R1X (version 31.20) update for Sandra 20/21 with the following changes: Sandra 20/21 Press Release Note: We have also back-ported most of the fixes to release R16x (version 30.120) update for Sandra 20/20 out now. Please update to this version of you are still using … Read more…

Intel Iris Gen 12 (UHD 750) Rocketlake Review & Benchmarks – GP-GPU Performance

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What is “RocketLake”? It is the desktop/workstation version of the true “next generation” Core (gen 10+) architecture  – finally replacing the ageing “Skylake (SKL)” arch and its many derivatives that are still with us (“CometLake (CML)”, etc.). It is a combination of the “IceLake (ICL)” CPU cores launched about a … Read more…

Intel 11th Gen Core RocketLake (i9-11900K) Review & Benchmarks – CPU AVX512 Performance

What is “RocketLake”? It is the desktop/workstation version of the true “next generation” Core (gen 10+) architecture – finally replacing the ageing “Skylake (SKL)” arch and its many derivatives that are still with us (“CometLake (CML)”, etc.). It is a combination of the “IceLake (ICL)” CPU cores launched about a … Read more…

Processor Multi-Core Efficiency: Inter-Thread Latency & Bandwidth Benchmarking

What is the “Processor Inter-Thread Efficiency” Benchmark? The “processor inter-thread efficiency” benchmark (ex. “multi-core Efficiency“) in SiSoftware Sandra has been specially designed to measure inter-thread/core/module/node/package communication efficiency of modern processors. It has been designed back in the days of the “Intel Pentium-D” (effectively two Pentium 4 in the same package) … Read more…

Intel 11th Gen Core RocketLake (i7-11700K) Review & Benchmarks – AVX512 Performance

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What is “RocketLake”? It is the desktop/workstation version of the true “next generation” Core (gen 10+) architecture – finally replacing the ageing “Skylake (SKL)” arch and its many derivatives that are still with us (“CometLake (CML)”, etc.). It is a combination of the “IceLake (ICL)” CPU cores launched about a … Read more…

Crypto-processor (TPM) Benchmarking: Discrete vs. internal AMD, Intel

What is a Crypto-Processor (TPM)? A crypto-processor or TPM (“Trusted Platform Module”) is a secure unit (or interface) designed to perform cryptographic functions in a secure manner. While in the past it was implemented by a hardened micro-controller (chip) that had to be installed onto the mainboard, it is now … Read more…

SiSoftware Sandra 20/21 (2021) Released!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Press Office SiSoftware Sandra 20/21 Released: Brand-new benchmarks & modules Updates: R1x, R2x, R3. London, UK, March 3rd, 2021 – We are pleased to announce the launch of SiSoftware Sandra 20/21, the latest version of our award-winning utility, which includes remote analysis, benchmarking and diagnostic features … Read more…

SiSoftware Sandra 20/20/14g (2020 R14g) Future Hardware Support

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Updates R14e/g 30.96 (3-Feb-2021): Optimisations to AMD Ryzen 5000-series and older. R14c 30.95 (31-Jan-2021): Resolves possible crash issues on older AMD (Kabini, etc.) systems. R14b 30.94 (27-Jan-2021): Resolves issues on future Intel Rocketlake (RKL)/Alderlake (ADL) systems. R14a 30.93 (26-Jan-2021): Resolves issues on older Intel Haswell (HSW)/Broadwell (BRW) systems. As we … Read more…

ZHAOXIN KaiXian KX-U6780A Benchmarks – CPU Performance

Who is “Zhaoxin”? It is a joint venture of VIA Technologies that now effectively owns Centaur Technologies. Centaur/IDT used to make the “WinChip” – one of the few x86 compatible designs. After VIA aquisition, Centaur/VIA then produced the C3, C7 and finally Nano. After Zhaoxin formation, the designs continued with … Read more…

AMD Radeon RX 6800 (RDNA2, Navi2L) Review & Benchmarks – GPGPU Performance

What is “Navi2”? It is the code-name of the new AMD GPU, the 2nd generation RDNA (Radeon DNA) GPU arch(itecture) that itself replaced “Vega” / last of the GCN arch(itecture). Unlike the original Navi that was a mid-range GPU – this is the very much expected “big Navi” top-end GPU … Read more…

AMD Radeon RX 6900XT (RDNA2, Navi2X) Review & Benchmarks – GPGPU Performance

What is “Navi2”? It is the code-name of the new AMD GPU, the 2nd generation RDNA (Radeon DNA) GPU arch(itecture) that itself replaced “Vega” / last of the GCN arch(itecture). Unlike the original Navi that was a mid-range GPU – this is the very much expected “big Navi” top-end GPU … Read more…

SiSoftware Sandra 20/20/13 (2020 R13) Optimisations & Fixes

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As we continue to move towards Sandra 20/21 release, we are pleased to release R13 (version 30.88) update for Sandra 20/20 (2020) with the following changes: Sandra 20/20 (2020) Press Release Optimisations & Fixes GPGPU Crypto Benchmarks Hashing (SHA1, SHA2-256/512) performance optimisations across CUDA, OpenCL, DirectX CS, OpenGL CS SHA2-512 … Read more…

SiSoftware Sandra 20/20/12 (2020 R12) Updates & Fixes

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As we move towards Sandra 20/21 release, we are pleased to release R12 (version 30.85) update for Sandra 20/20 (2020) with the following changes: Sandra 20/20 (2020) Press Release Optimisations & Fixes: CPU Crypto Benchmark: AES HWA acceleration not used when available. [30.81 fix] VAES / AVX2 HWA acceleration may … Read more…

Intel DG1 Discrete (Iris Xe Max Gen12) Review & Benchmarks – GPGPU Performance

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What is “DG1” / “Iris Xe”? It is the gen(eration) 12 graphics introduced with the “TigerLake” (TGL) mobile APUs and will also feature on “RocketLake” (RKL) desktop APUs – but will also be launched as discrete GPU for laptops and even desktops as an add-in card. In effect, Intel is … Read more…

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X (Zen3) Review & Benchmarks – CPU 16-core/32-thread Performance

What is “ZEN3” (Ryzen 5000)? AMD’s Zen3 (“Vermeer”) is the 3rd generation ZEN core – aka the new 5000-series of CPUs from AMD, that introduces further refinements of the ZEN(2) core and layout. An APU version (with integrated “NaviX” graphics) is also scheduled to be launched later (as normal) but … Read more…

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X (Zen3) Review & Benchmarks – CPU 6-core/12-thread Performance

What is “ZEN3” (Ryzen 5000)? AMD’s Zen3 (“Vermeer”) is the 3rd generation ZEN core – aka the new 5000-series of CPUs from AMD, that introduces further refinements of the ZEN(2) core and layout. An APU version (with integrated “NaviX” graphics) is also scheduled to be launched later (as normal) but … Read more…