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

Update Wizard

We are pleased to release R11 (version 30.8X) 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

Update Wizard

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

Update Wizard

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, bigLITTLE, Hypervisors + Future Hardware

Sandra 20/20

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…

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

Intel Ice Lake

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…

SiSoftware Sandra 20/20/4 (2020 R4a) Released – Updated Benchmarks

Service Pack 4 (SP4) Download

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…

SiSoftware Sandra 20/20/3 (2020 R3) Released – Updated Benchmarks

Service Pack 3 (SP3) Download

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 – Stability Fixes

Service Pack 2 (SP2) Download

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 20/20/1 (2020 R1a) Released – Updated Hardware Support

Service Pack 1 (SP1) Download

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…

SiSoftware Sandra 20/20 (2020) Released!

Sandra 20/20

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Press Office SiSoftware Sandra 20/20 (2020) Released: Brand-new benchmarks (AI/ML), hardware support Superseded By: SiSoftware Sandra 20/21 (2021). Updates: R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9, R10, R11. London, UK, July 18th, 2019 – We are pleased to announce the launch of SiSoftware Sandra … Read more…