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…

AMD Radeon VII: Vega2 GPGPU Performance in OpenCL

What is “Vega2”? It is the code-name of the updated “Vega” GPU arch(itecture), the last of the GCN (graphics core next) arch (version 5.1) shrinked to 7nm before being replaced by the forthcoming “Navi”. Originally for the professional/workstation high-end market, “Vega2″/”big Vega” designed for compute (scientific, machine learning, etc.) workloads … Read more…

SiSoftware Sandra 20/20 (2020) Released!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Press Office SiSoftware Sandra 20/20 (2020) Released: Brand-new benchmarks (AI/ML), hardware support Updates: RTMa (30.16, August 8th). London, UK, July 18th, 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, … Read more…

AMD Ryzen2 3700X Review & Benchmarks – CPU 8-core/16-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…

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…

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

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

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

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…