SiSoftware Sandra 21/20/1 (2021 R1) Updates and Fixes

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We are pleased to release R1 (version 31.17) update for Sandra 20/21 (2021) with the following changes: Sandra 20/21 (2021) Press Release Note: We have also back-ported most of the changes to the R16 (version 30.99) update for Sandra 20/20 (2020) that has also been released at the same time. … Read more…

Processor Multi-Core Efficiency: Inter-Thread Latency & Bandwidth Benchmarking

What is the “Processor Inter-Thread Efficiency” Benchmark? The “processor inter-thread efficiency” benchmark (ex. “multi-core Efficiency“) in SiSoftware Sandra has been specially designed to measure inter-thread/core/module/node/package communication efficiency of modern processors. It has been designed back in the days of the “Intel Pentium-D” (effectively two Pentium 4 in the same package) … Read more…

SiSoftware Sandra 20/21 (2021) Released!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Press Office SiSoftware Sandra 20/21 (2021) Released: Brand-new benchmarks & modules Updates: R1. London, UK, March 3rd, 2021 – We are pleased to announce the launch of SiSoftware Sandra 20/21 (2021), the latest version of our award-winning utility, which includes remote analysis, benchmarking and diagnostic features … Read more…

SiSoftware Sandra 20/20/14g (2020 R14g) Future Hardware Support

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Updates R14e/g 30.96 (3-Feb-2021): Optimisations to AMD Ryzen 5000-series and older. R14c 30.95 (31-Jan-2021): Resolves possible crash issues on older AMD (Kabini, etc.) systems. R14b 30.94 (27-Jan-2021): Resolves issues on future Intel Rocketlake (RKL)/Alderlake (ADL) systems. R14a 30.93 (26-Jan-2021): Resolves issues on older Intel Haswell (HSW)/Broadwell (BRW) systems. As we … Read more…

SiSoftware Sandra 20/20/13 (2020 R13) Optimisations & Fixes

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As we continue to move towards Sandra 20/21 release, we are pleased to release R13 (version 30.88) update for Sandra 20/20 (2020) with the following changes: Sandra 20/20 (2020) Press Release Optimisations & Fixes GPGPU Crypto Benchmarks Hashing (SHA1, SHA2-256/512) performance optimisations across CUDA, OpenCL, DirectX CS, OpenGL CS SHA2-512 … Read more…

SiSoftware Sandra 20/20/12 (2020 R12) Updates & Fixes

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As we move towards Sandra 20/21 release, we are pleased to release R12 (version 30.85) update for Sandra 20/20 (2020) with the following changes: Sandra 20/20 (2020) Press Release Optimisations & Fixes: CPU Crypto Benchmark: AES HWA acceleration not used when available. [30.81 fix] VAES / AVX2 HWA acceleration may … Read more…

SiSoftware Sandra 20/20/11 (2020 R11) Update – Cache Bandwidth & Latency measurements

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We are pleased to release R11 (version 30.80) update for Sandra 20/20 (2020) with the following changes: Sandra 20/20 (2020) Press Release Benchmark: CPU Cache & Memory Latency Increased entropy for in-page & full random access patterns. Worst-case latency reported not average (as used by memory bandwidth). TLB optimisations for … Read more…

SiSoftware Sandra 20/20/10 (2020 R10x) Update – optimisations and fixes

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Note: Original R10 release article has been updated with R10x update. We are pleased to release R10x (version 30.77) update for Sandra 20/20 (2020) with the following changes: Sandra 20/20 (2020) Press Release Latest Sandra Version We are moving towards a tiered system where different versions (R numbers) are provided … Read more…

AVX512-IFMA(52) Improvement for IceLake and TigerLake

CPU Multi-Media Vectorised SIMD

What is Sandra’s Multi-Media benchmark? The “multi-media” benchmark in Sandra was introduced way back with Intel’s MMX instruction set (and thus Pentium MMX) to show the difference vectorisation brings to common algorithms, in this case (Mandelbrot) fractal generation. While MMX did not have floating-point support – we can emulate them … Read more…

SiSoftware Sandra 20/20/9 (2020 R9) Update – GPGPU updates, fixes

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We are pleased to release R9 (version 30.69) update for Sandra 20/20 (2020) with the following updates: Sandra 20/20 (2020) Press Release GPGPU Benchmarks CUDA SDK 11.3+ update for nVidia “Ampere” (SM8.x) – deprecated SM3.x support OpenCL SDK updated to 1.2 minimum, 2.x recommended and 3.x experimental. Increased addressing in … Read more…

SiSoftware Sandra 20/20/8 (2020 R8t) Update – JCC, Hypervisors, Future Hardware

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Note: The original R8 release has been updated to R8t with future hardware support. We are pleased to release R8t (version 30.61) update for Sandra 20/20 (2020) with the following updates: Sandra 20/20 (2020) Press Release JCC Erratum Mitigation Recent Intel processors (SKL “Skylake” and later but not ICL “IceLake”) … Read more…

SiSoftware Sandra 20/20/7 (2020 R7) Released – updates and fixes

Internet Overall Benchmark

We are pleased to release R7 (version 30.49) update for Sandra 20/20 (2020) with the following updates: Sandra 20/20 (2020) Press Release Updates & Optimisations CPU Benchmarks: AMD Ryzen 4000 series (APU) preliminary support. GPGPU (CUDA/OpenCL) Benchmarks: nVidia Ampere preliminary support. Database: Optimise performance when accessing/updating benchmark results. Branding (Benchmarks/Ranker): … Read more…

SiSoftware Sandra 20/20/6 (2020 R6) Released – 2 brand-new benchmarks!

Internet DNS Benchmark

We are pleased to release R6 (version 30.45) update for Sandra 20/20 (2020) with the following updates: Sandra 20/20 (2020) Press Release Internet DNS Benchmark Benchmark the performance of the DNS service. Measure the latency of both cached and un-cached DNS queries to local and remote DNS servers. Internet Overall … Read more…

SiSoftware Sandra 20/20/5 (2020 R5) Released – Updated Hardware Support

We are pleased to release R5 (version 30.41) update for Sandra 20/20 (2020) with the following updates: Sandra 20/20 (2020) Press Release Benchmarks: Internet Connection, Internet Peerage Benchmarks: updated list of top websites to test against; additional multi-threading optimisations Hardware Support: Additional IceLake (ICL Gen10 Core), Future* (RKL, TGL Gen11 … Read more…