Note: This article originally announced SP3a (28.45); it has since been updated to SP3b (28.49).
We are pleased to announce SP3b (version 28.49 for Sandra Titanium (2018) with updated hardware and software support:
Sandra has always pushed the limits of hardware, optimising the workload based on the capablities of the device (compute performance, memory/storage size, etc.) ensuring that both low-end devices and high-end devices are used to their best of their capability.
This new version pushes the workload even higher with better scaling across all GPGPU benchmarks allowing low-end devices to work (e.g. integrated graphics, emulation on CPU) and high-end professional GPGPU accelerators with very fast, very large memory.
- All Benchmarks: increased workload size on all benchmarks to up to maximum device capacity.
- FP16/half optimisations for AMD Vega and Radeon VII (vectorisation)*
- FP16/half optimisations for nVidia Volta/Turing (half2) [CUDA 10]
- Workgroup and workload optimisations for AMD Vega and Radeon VII*
- Updated DirectX and OpenGL compute to match CUDA and OpenCL
- Resolved “out of memory” issues on low-end hardware**
- Resolved long running time of CPU test-paths (that the GPGPU test paths are checked against) by enabling SIMD implementation (FFT/GEMM)**
Note: At this time we have not personally tested Radeon VII to confirm improvements.
Note2: Applies to SP3b update.
- Intel Core v8/9 Mobile WhiskyLake (WHL), AmberLake (AML) support (based on public information)
Reviews using Sandra 2018 SP3a/b
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB Review: Turing Without The RTX @ Tom’s Hardware
- AMD Radeon VII Review @ TechGage
- nVidia Titan V/X: FP16 and Tensor CUDA Performance
Ranker Hardware Results
Note: FP64 rate on Radeon VII is 1/4 not 1/8 as stated in some places. FP16 rate is 2x with vectorisation, 1x with scalar.
Commercial version customers can download the free updates from their software distributor; Lite users please download from your favourite download site.