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) SP4/a Update: Retpoline and hardware support

We are pleased to release SP4/a (Service Pack 4/a – version 28.61) 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 discovered vulnerabilities: Kernel Retpoline mitigation status in recent Windows 10 / Server 2019 … 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…