SiSoftware Sandra 20/20 (2020) Released!

Sandra 20/20

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Press Office SiSoftware Sandra 20/20 (2020) Released: Brand-new benchmarks (AI/ML), hardware support Superseded By: SiSoftware Sandra 20/21 (2021). Updates: R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9, R10, R11, R12, R13, R14, R16. London, UK, July 18th, 2019 – We are pleased to announce the … Read more…

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X (Zen2) Review & Benchmarks – CPU 8-core/16-thread Performance

AMD Zen 2 CPU

What is “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 APU … Read more…

AMD Ryzen 9 3900X (Zen2) Review & Benchmarks – CPU 12-core/24-thread Performance

AMD Zen 2 CPU

What is “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 version … Read more…

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

RNN (Recurrent Neural Network)

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

CNN (Convolution Neural Network)

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

Spectre Vulnerability

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

Amd Ryzen 2500U

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

Amd Ryzen 2500U

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

Amd Ryzen 2500U

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

Core i9 9900K

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

Service Pack 3 (SP3) Download

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

Service Pack 3 (SP3) Download

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

Core i9 9900K

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…