AVX512 Improvement for Icelake Mobile (i7-1065G7 ULV)

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 20/20/4a (2020 R4a) Released

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

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

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 20/20/1a (2020 R1a) Released

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…

Intel Core Gen10 CometLake ULV (i7-10510U) 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 “WhiskyLake”/”CofeeLake” 8/9-gen current architectures for mobile (ULV U/Y) devices. The “real” 10th generation Core arch is “IceLake” (ICL) that does … Read more…

AMD Radeon 5700XT: Navi GPGPU Performance in OpenCL

What is “Navi”? It is the code-name of the new AMD GPU, the first of the brand-new RDNA (Radeon DNA) GPU arch(itecture) – replacing the “Vega” that was the last of the GCN (graphics core next) arch(itecture). It is a mid-range GPU optimised for gaming thus not expected to set … Read more…