SiSoftware Sandra Titanium (2018) Released!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Press Office SiSoftware Sandra Titanium (2018) Released: Brand-new benchmarks, hardware support Updates: RTMa, SP1b, SP2, SP2b, SP2c. London, UK, April 27th 2018 – We are pleased to announce the launch of SiSoftware Sandra Titanium (2018), the latest version of our award-winning utility, which includes remote analysis, … Read more…

AMD Ryzen2 2700X Review & Benchmarks – 2-channel DDR4 Cache & Memory Performance

What is “Ryzen2” ZEN+? After the very successful launch of the original “Ryzen” (Zen/Zeppelin – “Summit Ridge” on 14nm), AMD has been hard at work optimising and improving the design: “Ryzen2” (code-name “Pinnacle Ridge”) is thus a 12nm die shrink that also includes APU – with integrated “Vega RX” graphics” – … Read more…

AMD Ryzen2 2700X Review & Benchmarks – CPU 8-core/16-thread Performance

What is “Ryzen2” ZEN+? After the very successful launch of the original “Ryzen” (Zen/Zeppelin – “Summit Ridge” on 14nm), AMD has been hard at work optimising and improving the design: “Ryzen2” (code-name “Pinnacle Ridge”) is thus a 12nm die shrink that also includes APU – with integrated “Vega RX” graphics” – … Read more…

Sandra Platinum (2017) SP4 – Updates for ‘Meltdown’ and ‘Spectre’

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NB: SP4 has been refreshed to version 24.61 vs. the original 24.55 a day later. We are pleased to release SP4 (Service Pack 4 – version 24.61) update for Sandra Platinum (2017) with the following updates: Sandra Platinum (2017) Press Release Reporting of Operating System (Windows) speculation control settings for … Read more…

Sandra Platinum (2017) SP3 – Updates and Fixes

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We are pleased to release SP3 (Service Pack 3 – version 24.50) update for Sandra Platinum (2017) with the following updates: Sandra Platinum (2017) Press Release Fix start-up crash with non-AVX older systems (both x86 and x64) Tools update allowing further optimisations to AVX512 benchmarks Other hardware information fixes depending … Read more…

Sandra Platinum (2017) SP2 – NUMA for ThreadRipper, AVX512 for SKL-X

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We are pleased to release SP2 (Service Pack 2 – version 24.41) update for Sandra Platinum (2017) with the following updates: Sandra Platinum (2017) Press Release Tools update allowing further ports of benchmarks to AVX512, e.g.: CPU Multi-Media: 128-bit (octa) floating-point benchmark CPU Scientific: GEMM, FFT N-Body (single and double … Read more…

AVX512 performance improvement for SKL-X in Sandra SP2

Intel Skylake-X Core i9

What is AVX512? AVX512 (Advanced Vector eXtensions) is the 512-bit SIMD instruction set that follows from previous 256-bit AVX2/FMA3/AVX instruction set. Originally introduced by Intel with its “Xeon Phi” GPGPU accelerators – albeit in a somewhat different form – it has finally made it to its CPU lines with Skylake-X … Read more…

NUMA performance improvement for AMD ThreadRipper in Sandra SP2

What is NUMA? Modern CPUs have had a built-in memory controller for many years now, starting with the K8/Opteron, in order to higher better bandwidth and lower latency. As a result in SMP systems each CPU has their own memory controller and its own system memory that it can access … Read more…

AMD Threadripper 1950X Review & Benchmarks – CPU 16-core/32-thread Performance

What is “Threadripper”? “Threadripper” (code-name ZP aka “Zeppelin”) is simply a combination of inter-connected Ryzen dies (“nodes”) on a single socket (TR4) that in effect provide a SMP system-on-a-single-socket – without the expense of multiple sockets, cooling solutions, etc. It also allows additional memory channels (4 in total) to be … Read more…

AMD Threadripper 1950X Review & Benchmarks – 4-channel DDR4 Cache & Memory Performance

What is “Threadripper”? “Threadripper” (code-name ZP aka “Zeppelin”) is simply a combination of inter-connected Ryzen dies (“nodes”) on a single socket (TR4) that in effect provide a SMP system-on-a-single-socket – without the expense of multiple sockets, cooling solutions, etc. It also allows additional memory channels (4 in total) to be … Read more…