SiSoftware Sandra 20/20/10 (2020 R10x) Update – optimisations and fixes

Update Wizard

Note: Original R10 release article has been updated with R10x update. We are pleased to release R10x (version 30.77) update for Sandra 20/20 (2020) with the following changes: Sandra 20/20 (2020) Press Release Latest Sandra Version We are moving towards a tiered system where different versions (R numbers) are provided … Read more…

AVX512-IFMA(52) Improvement for IceLake and TigerLake

CPU Multi-Media Vectorised SIMD

What is Sandra’s Multi-Media benchmark? The “multi-media” benchmark in Sandra was introduced way back with Intel’s MMX instruction set (and thus Pentium MMX) to show the difference vectorisation brings to common algorithms, in this case (Mandelbrot) fractal generation. While MMX did not have floating-point support – we can emulate them … Read more…

Intel Iris Plus G7 Gen12 XE TigerLake ULV (i7-1165G7) Review & Benchmarks – GPGPU Performance

Intel iRIS Xe Gen 12

What is “TigerLake”? It is 3rd update of the “next generation” Core (gen 11) architecture (TGL/TigerLake) from Intel the one that replaced the ageing “Skylake (SKL)” arch and its many derivatives that are still with us (“CometLake (CML)”, “RocketLake (RKL)”, etc.). It is the optimisation of the “IceLake (ICL)” arch … Read more…

Intel Core Gen11 TigerLake ULV (i7-1165G7) Review & Benchmarks – CPU AVX512 Performance

Intel Core i7 Gen 11

What is “TigerLake”? It is 3rd update of the “next generation” Core (gen 11) architecture (TGL/TigerLake) from Intel the one that replaced the ageing “Skylake (SKL)” arch and its many derivatives that are still with us (“CometLake (CML)”, “RocketLake (RKL)”, etc.). It is the optimisation of the “IceLake (ICL)” arch … Read more…

nVidia Titan RTX / 2080Ti: Turing GPGPU performance in CUDA and OpenCL

What is “Titan RTX / 2080Ti”? It is the latest high-end “pro-sumer” card from nVidia with the next-generation “Turing” architecture, the update to the current “Volta” architecture that has had a limited release in Titan/Quadro cards. It powers the new Series 20 top-end (with RTX) and Series 16 mainstream (without … Read more…

SiSoftware Sandra 20/20/9 (2020 R9) Update – GPGPU updates, fixes

Update Wizard

We are pleased to release R9 (version 30.69) update for Sandra 20/20 (2020) with the following updates: Sandra 20/20 (2020) Press Release GPGPU Benchmarks CUDA SDK 11.3+ update for nVidia “Ampere” (SM8.x) – deprecated SM3.x support OpenCL SDK updated to 1.2 minimum, 2.x recommended and 3.x experimental. Increased addressing in … Read more…

Benchmarks of JCC Erratum Mitigation – Intel CPUs

What is the JCC Erratum? It is a bug (“errata”) that affects pretty much all Intel Core processors (from 2nd generation “Sandy Bridge” SNB to 10th generation “Comet Lake” CML) but not the next-generation Core (10th generation “Ice Lake” ICL and later). JCC stands for “Jump Conditional Code”, i.e. conditional … Read more…

SiSoftware Sandra 20/20/8 (2020 R8t) Update – JCC, bigLITTLE, Hypervisors + Future Hardware

Note: The original R8 release has been updated to R8t with future hardware support. We are pleased to release R8t (version 30.61) update for Sandra 20/20 (2020) with the following updates: Sandra 20/20 (2020) Press Release JCC Erratum Mitigation Recent Intel processors (SKL “Skylake” and later but not ICL “IceLake”) … Read more…

Intel Core Gen10 CometLake (i9-10900K) 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 “CofeeLake” 8/9-gen current architectures for desktop devices. The “real” 10th generation Core arch is “IceLake” (ICL) that does bring many … Read more…

SiSoftware Sandra 20/20/7 (2020 R7) Released – updates and fixes

We are pleased to release R7 (version 30.49) update for Sandra 20/20 (2020) with the following updates: Sandra 20/20 (2020) Press Release Updates & Optimisations CPU Benchmarks: AMD Ryzen 4000 series (APU) preliminary support. GPGPU (CUDA/OpenCL) Benchmarks: nVidia Ampere preliminary support. Database: Optimise performance when accessing/updating benchmark results. Branding (Benchmarks/Ranker): … Read more…

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

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 – Updated Hardware Support

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)

Ice Lake

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 20/20/4 (2020 R4a) Released – Updated Benchmarks

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 – Updated Benchmarks

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 – Stability Fixes

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 20/20/1 (2020 R1a) Released – Updated Hardware Support

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…