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 that while socket compatible it introduces many design improvements over both previous cores. An … Read more…

SiSoftware Sandra 20/20 (2020) Released!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Press Office SiSoftware Sandra 20/20 (2020) Released: Brand-new benchmarks, hardware support Updates: N/A. London, UK, July 1st, 2019 – We are pleased to announce the launch of SiSoftware Sandra 20/20 (2020), the latest version of our award-winning utility, which includes remote analysis, benchmarking and diagnostic features … 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…

AMD Ryzen 2 Mobile 2500U Review & Benchmarks – Cache & Memory 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…

AMD Ryzen 2 Mobile 2500U Review & Benchmarks – CPU 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…

Intel Core i9 9900K CofeeLake-R Review & Benchmarks – 2-channel DDR4 Cache & Memory Performance

What is “CofeeLake-R” CFL-R? It is the “refresh” (updated) version of the 8th generation Intel Core architecture (CFL) – itself a minor stepping of the previous 7th generation “KabyLake” (KBL), itself a minor update of the 6th generation “SkyLake” (SKL). While ordinarily this would not be much of an event … Read more…

SiSoftware Sandra Titanium (2018) SP3a/b Update: Pushing the Limits

Note: This article originally announced SP3a (28.45); it has since been updated to SP3b (28.49). We are pleased to announce SP3b (version 28.49 for Sandra Titanium (2018) with updated hardware and software support: Sandra Titanium (2018) Press Release Sandra has always pushed the limits of hardware, optimising the workload based … Read more…

nVidia Titan V/X: FP16 and Tensor CUDA Performance

What is FP16 (“half”)? FP16 (aka “half” floating-point) is the IEEE lower-precision floating-point representation that has recently begun to be supported by GPGPUs for compute (e.g. Intel EV9+ Skylake GPU, nVidia Pascal/Turing) and soon by CPUs (BFloat16). While originally meant for mobile devices in order to reduce memory and compute … Read more…

SiSoftware Sandra Titanium (2018) SP3 Update

We are pleased to announce SP3 (version 28.40 for Sandra Titanium (2018) with updated hardware and software support: Sandra Titanium (2018) Press Release GPGPU Benchmarks: Enable FP16/half support in CUDA benchmarks* Enable low-precision FP32 shader support in DirectX Compute benchmarks Enable Tensor support for CUDA/GEMM/FP16 Note: FP16 is already supported … Read more…

Intel Core i9 9900K CofeeLake-R Review & Benchmarks – CPU 8-core/16-thread Performance

What is “CofeeLake-R” CFL-R? It is the “refresh” (updated) version of the 8th generation Intel Core architecture (CFL) – itself a minor stepping of the previous 7th generation “KabyLake” (KBL), itself a minor update of the 6th generation “SkyLake” (SKL). While ordinarily this would not be much of an event … Read more…

SiSoftware Sandra Titanium (2018) SP2c Update

We are pleased to announce SP2c (version 28.34 for Sandra Titanium (2018) with updated hardware and software support: Sandra Titanium (2018) Press Release Hardware Information Ryzen 1/2 &  Threadripper: fix crash when Hyper-V / “Windows Core Isolation – Memory Integrity” (VBS) –  are enabled Ryzen 2 &  Threadripper: enabled display … Read more…

Intel Core i7 8700K, 9900K CofeeLake Review & Benchmarks – UHD 630 GPGPU Performance

What is “CofeeLake” CFL? The 8th generation Intel Core architecture is code-named “CofeeLake” (CFL): unlike previous architectures, it is a minor stepping of the previous 7th generation “KabyLake” (KBL), itself a minor update of the 6th generation “SkyLake” (SKL). As before, the CPUs contain an integrated GPU (with compute support … Read more…

Intel Core i7 8700K CofeeLake Review & Benchmarks – 2-channel DDR4 Cache & Memory Performance

What is “CofeeLake” CFL? The 8th generation Intel Core architecture is code-named “CofeeLake” (CFL): unlike previous architectures, it is a minor stepping of the previous 7th generation “KabyLake” (KBL), itself a minor update of the 6th generation “SkyLake” (SKL). The server/workstation (SKL-X/KBL-X) CPU core saw new instruction set support (AVX512) … Read more…

Intel Core i7 8700K CofeeLake Review & Benchmarks – CPU 6-core/12-thread Performance

What is “CofeeLake” CFL? The 8th generation Intel Core architecture is code-named “CofeeLake” (CFL): unlike previous architectures, it is a minor stepping of the previous 7th generation “KabyLake” (KBL), itself a minor update of the 6th generation “SkyLake” (SKL). The server/workstation (SKL-X/KBL-X) CPU core saw new instruction set support (AVX512) … Read more…

SiSoftware Sandra Titanium (2018) SP2b Update

We are pleased to announce SP2b (version 28.31) for Sandra Titanium (2018) with updated hardware and software support: Sandra Titanium (2018) Press Release CPU Benchmarks: Multi-Media, .Net Multi-Media, Java Multi-Media: optimised fractal picture size selection for better scaling. Crash fix upon loading large fractals. Image Processing: optimised picture size selection … Read more…

SiSoftware Sandra Titanium (2018) SP2 Update

We are pleased to announce SP2 (version 28.28) for Sandra Titanium (2018) with updated hardware and software support: Sandra Titanium (2018) Press Release GPGPU: nVidia Series 2000 (Turing) GPGPU support (still on SDK 9.2 for broad compatibility) Fixes workgroup sizes for Scientific benchmarks CPU: Support for Intel 9000-Series CPU Crypto … Read more…

SiSoftware Sandra Titanium (2018) SP1b Update

We are pleased to announce SP1b (version 28.26) for Sandra Titanium (2018) with updated hardware and software support: Sandra Titanium (2018) Press Release GPGPU: Updated nVidia CUDA 9.2 SDK with FP16 support for all benchmarks nVidia Volta arch GPGPU support CPU: Support update for AMD ThreadRipper v2 CPU: Support update … Read more…