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SiSoftware Sandra 2020 Build 30.77 R10 Update

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SiSoftware Sandra 2020 Build 30.77 R10 Update

SiSoftware Sandra 2020 – the latest version of its award-winning utility. It includes remote analysis, benchmarking and diagnostic features for PCs, servers, mobile devices and networks.

SiSoftware Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is an information and diagnostic utility. It should provide most of the information (including undocumented) you need to know about your hardware, software and other devices whether hardware or software.

SiSoftware Sandra works along the lines of other Windows utilities, however it tries to go beyond them and show you more of what’s really going on. Giving the user the ability to draw comparisons at both a high and low-level.

Added new Overall Performance benchmarks for all major components (CPU, GPGPU, Video/Graphics, Memory/Cache and Disk) and thus simplified the Overall Computer Performance benchmark.

Also added hardware support and optimisations for brand-new CPU architectures (AMD Ryzen 2, AMD Vega GPGPU, future Intel) not forgetting GPGPU architectures across the various interfaces (CUDA, OpenCL, DirectX ComputeShader, OpenGL Compute).

SiSoftware Sandra, founded in 1995, is one of the leading providers of computer analysis, diagnostic and benchmarking software. The flagship product, known as “SANDRA”, was launched in 1997 and has become one of the most widely used products in its field. Nearly 700 worldwide IT publications, magazines and review sites use SANDRA to analyse the performance of today’s computers. Over 9,000 on-line reviews of computer hardware that use SANDRA are catalogued on our website alone.

Feature list of SiSoftware Sandra 2020:

  • Processor Overall Index. A combined performance index of all major CPU-related benchmarks: Multi-Media, Scientific Analysis, Financial Analysis, Image Processing, Multi-Core Efficiency
  • GPGPU Overall Index. A combined performance index of all major GPGPU-related benchmarks: Processing, Scientific Analysis, Financial Analysis, Image Processing, Memory Bandwidth, Memory Latency
  • Video/Graphics Overall Index. A combined performance index of all major video benchmarks: Shader Processing, Memory Bandwidth, Media Transcoding
  • Memory/Cache Overall Index. A combined performance index of all major memory and cache-related benchmarks: Memory Bandwidth, Cache Bandwidth, Memory Latency.
  • Disk Overall Index. A combined performance index of all major disk-related benchmarks: File System Bandwidth, File System I/O, Physical Disk Bandwidth
  • Overall Computer Index. A combined performance index of all component overall indexes (CPU, GPGPU, Video/Graphics, Memory/Cache and Disk)

While each benchmark measures the performance of a specific device (CPU, Memory, (GP)GPU, Storage, etc.), there is a real need for a benchmark to evaluate the overall computer performance: this new benchmark is a weighted average of the individual scores of the existing benchmarks:

  • Native CPU Arithmetic, Cryptographic, Multi-Media (SIMD), Financial and Scientific: measures native processing performance using the very latest instruction sets (AVX512, AVX2/FMA, AVX, SSE2)
  • .Net/Java Arithmetic: measures software virtual machine performance (e.g. for .Net WPF/Silverlight/Modern applications)
  • Memory and Cache Bandwidth and Latency: measures memory and caches performance
  • File System/Storage Bandwidth and I/O: measures storage performance
  • GP (General Processing) / HC (Heterogonous Compute) (GPU/APU) Arithmetic, Cryptographic, Financial, Scientific: measures (GP)GPU/APU processing performance
  • GP (General Processing) / HC (Heterogonous Compute) (GPU/APU) Memory Bandwidth and Latency: measures (GP)GPU/APU memory performance

Key features of Sandra 20/20

  • 4 native architectures support (x86, x64, ARM64** – Windows; ARM, ARM64, x86, x64 – Android)
  • Huge official hardware support through technology partners (AMD/ATI, nVidia, Intel).
  • 4 native (GP)GPU/APU platforms support (OpenCL 2.1+, CUDA 10.1+, DirectX Compute Shader 11/10+, OpenGL Compute 4.5+, Vulkan 1.0+).
  • 4 native Graphics platforms support (DirectX 11.x/10.x, OpenGL 4.0+, Vulkan 1.0+).
  • 9 language versions (English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese (Traditional, Simplified), Russian) in a single installer.
  • Enhanced Sandra Lite (Eval) version (free for personal/educational use, evaluation for other uses)

SiSoftware Sandra 20/20 (2020) Build 30.69 R9 Update:

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 all benchmarks (GPGPU Processing, Cryptography, Scientific Analysis, Financial Analysis Image Processing, etc) to 64-bit for large VRAM cards (12GB and larger)
  • Increased limits allowing bigger grids/workloads on large memory systems (e.g. 24GB+ VRAM, 64GB+ RAM)
  • Optimised (vectorised/predicated) some image processing kernels for higher performance on VLIW GPGPUs.

CPU / SVM Benchmarks

  • Vectorised CPU Multi-Media 128-bit integer benchmark to support ADX/BMI(2) instructions as well as vectorised to support AVX512-IFMA (integer FMA 52-bit) on Intel “IceLake” and newer CPUs (also supporting AVX512-DQ, AVX2 and SSE4).
  • Optimised .Net and Java Multi-Media 128-bit integer benchmarks similar to CPU version.
  • Increased limits/addressing allowing bigger grids/workloads on large thread/memory systems (e.g. 256-thread, 256GB RAM)

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed incorrect rounding function resulting in negative numbers displayed for zero values(!) Display issue only, actual values not affected.
  • Fixed display for large scores in GPGPU Processing benchmarks (result would overflow the display routine). Display issue only, scores stored internally (database) or sent/received from Ranker were correct and will display correctly upon update.
  • Fixed (sub)domain for Information Engine. Updated microcode, firmware, BIOS, driver versions are displayed again when available.

SiSoftware Sandra 20/20 (2020) Build 30.57 R8 Update:

SiSoftware Sandra 20/20 (2020) Build 30.49 R7 Update:

  • 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): Updates manufacturer list.
  • Support & Fixes
    • Internet Benchmarks: Fix website access due to obsolete agent string.
    • Disk Benchmarks: Fix crash on fragmented media (HDD/SSD).
    • Database: Fix update/insert issues with specific benchmark results.

SiSoftware Sandra 20/20 (2020) Build 30.45 R6 Update:

  • Benchmarks:
    • New: Internet DNS Benchmark: measure cached & un-cached DNS query latency for local and public DNS servers.
    • New: Internet Overall Score: using the existing Internet benchmarks (Connection, Peerage and brand-new DNS), compute an overall score denoting the Internet connection quality.
    • Internet Connection, Internet Peerage Benchmarks: updated list of top (300) websites to test against; additional multi-threading optimisations
  • Hardware Support:
    • Additional future hardware support and optimisations.
    • Additional CPU features support
    • Various stability and reliability improvements

SiSoftware Sandra 20/20 (2020) Build 30.41 R5 Update:

  • 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 Core) AVX512, VAES, SHA-HWA support (see CPU, GP-GPU, Cache & Memory, AVX512 improvement reviews)
    • Additional CPU features support
    • Various stability and reliability improvements

SiSoftware Sandra 20/20 (2020) Build 30.39 R4a Update:

  • Benchmarks:
    • Crypto AES Benchmarks: Optimised AVX512/AVX2-VAES code to outperform AES-HWA where possible.
    • Crypto SHA Benchmarks: Select AVX512 multi-buffer instead of SHA-HWA where supported.
    • Network (LAN), Wireless (WLAN/WWAN) Benchmarks: multi-threaded transfer tests and increased packet size to better utilise 10Gbe+ (and higher) links. [Note: threaded CPU required]
    • Internet Connection, Internet Peerage Benchmarks: multi-threaded transfer tests and increased packet size to better utilise Gigabit+ (and higher) connections.
  • Hardware Support:
    • Updated IceLake (ICL Gen10 Core), Future (RKL, TGL Gen11 Core) AVX512, VAES, SHA-HWA support (see CPU, GP-GPU, Cache & Memory, AVX512 improvement reviews)
    • Updated CometLake (Gen10 Core) support (see CPU, GP-GPU, Cache & Memory reviews)
    • Updated CPU features support
    • Updated NVMe support
    • Enhanced Biometrics information (fingerprint, face, voice, audio, etc. sensors)
    • Updated WiFi support (WiFi 6/802.11ax, WPA3)
    • Various stability and reliability improvements

SiSoftware Sandra 20/20 (2020) Build 30.35 R4 Update:

  • Hardware Support:
    • Updated IceLake (Gen10 Core) AVX512, VAES, SHA support (see CPU, GP GPU, Cache & Memory reviews)
    • Updated CometLake (Gen10 Core) support (see CPU, GP GPU, Cache & Memory reviews)
    • Updated NVMe support
    • Enhanced Biometrics information (fingerprint, face, voice, audio, etc. sensors)
    • Updated WiFi support (WiFi 6/802.11ax, WPA3)
    • Various stability and reliability improvements
  • Benchmarks:
    • Network (LAN), Wireless (WLAN/WWAN) Benchmarks: multi-threaded transfer tests and increased packet size to better utilise 10GBe (and possibly higher) links. [Note: highly threaded CPU required]
    • Internet Connection Bandwidth, Internet Peerage Benchmarks: multi-threaded transfer tests and increased packet size to better utilise Gigabit (and possibly higheer) connections.

SiSoftware Sandra 20/20 (2020) Build 30.31 SP3 Update:

  • 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 size changed to ~1500 bytes similar to Ethernet packet
    • Various stability and reliability improvements

SiSoftware Sandra 20/20 (2020) Build 30.27 SP2 Update:

  • Hardware Support:
    • PCIe extended capabilities support
  • Software Support:
    • ReFS format Disk benchmark issues
  • CPU Benchmarks:
    • Tools (Visual C++ compiler 2019) Update
  • GPGPU Benchmarks:
    • CUDA: Updated SDK 10.2/10.1
    • OpenCL: Updated SDK support

SiSoftware Sandra 20/20 (2020) Build 30.21 SP1 Update:

Major changes

  • All connections to website engines (Ranker, Information, Price) are now secured by SSL through HTTP.
  • Sandra client (management console) is now installed as native 64-bit (on x64 and arm64) and thus needs 64-bit Access components (2016, 2013, 2010, etc.) or SQL Server (2017, 2016, 2014, etc) for its database

Brand-new benchmarks (AI/ML), hardware support

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, benchmarking and diagnostic features for PCs, servers, mobile devices and networks.

It adds two Neural Networks AI/ML (Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning) benchmarks for both CPU and GP (GPU) to measure both CNN (Convolution Neural Network) & RNN (Recurrent Neural Networks) performance on modern hardware.

It also adds hardware support and optimisations for brand-new CPU architectures (AMD Ryzen 2 (3000 series); Intel IceLake, CometLake) not forgetting GPGPU architectures across the various interfaces (CUDA, OpenCL, DirectX ComputeShader, OpenGL Compute).

As SiSoftware operates a “just-in-time” release cycle, some features were introduced in Sandra 2017 service packs: in Sandra Titanium they have been updated and enhanced based on all the feedback received.

Broad Operating System Support

All current versions supported: Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7; Server 2019, 2016, 2012/R2 and 2008/R2

Brand new AI/ML benchmarks featuring both CNN & RNN networks testing both inference/forward and training/back-propagation performance.

Processor Neural Networks (AI/ML)

A combined performance index of CNN (inference/forward & training) & RNN (inference/forward & training) for all precisions (single/FP32, double/FP64 floating-point) and instruction sets (AVX512, AVX2/FMA, AVX, SSE4, SSE2, RTM/HLE with NUMA and large-page support)

Ranker: Processor Neural Networks (Normal/Single Precision)
Ranker: Processor Neural Networks (High/Double Precision)

GP (GPU) Neural Networks (AI/ML)

A combined performance index of CNN (inference/forward & training) & RNN (inference/forward & training) for all precisions (half/FP16, single/FP32 floating-point) and platforms (CUDA, OpenCL, DirectX Compute)

GP (GPU) Neural Networks (Normal/Single Precision)
GP (GPU) Neural Networks (Low/Half Precision)

CNN (Convolution Neural Network) Architecture

Detailed document on the CNN architecture, data-sets and results that underpin our choices for the new benchmarks.
The new Neural Networks (AI/ML) Benchmarks: CNN Architecture

RNN (Recurrent Neural Network) Architecture

Detailed document on the RNN architecture, data-sets and results that underpin our choices for the new benchmarks.
The new Neural Networks (AI/ML) Benchmarks: RNN Architecture

Homepage – https://www.sisoftware.co.uk

Supported Operating Systems:

  • Windows Client 7, 8.1, 10 (32-bit x86, 64-bit x64)
  • Windows Server 2008/R2, 2012/R2, 2016, 2019 (64-bit x64)

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