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SiSoftware Sandra 2021 R3 Build 31.29

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SiSoftware Sandra 2021 R3 Build 31.29

SiSoftware Sandra 2021 – 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 2021:

  • 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 20/21

  • 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 21/22-R23 Build 31.29 Updates and Fixes:

  • All CPU Benchmarks: internal stability fixes; additional AVX512 optimisations.
  • All GP-GPU Benchmarks: internal stability fixes; additional “Ampere” Ti optimisations.

SiSoftware Sandra 21/20/2 (2021 R2x) Build 31.25 Updates and Fixes:

Benchmark Support, Updates & Fixes

  • CPU Scientific Benchmark: improved AVX512 GEMM (SGEMM, DGEMM) performance by using the larger 48kB L1D cache (on RKL and ICL-SP) and better prefetch. [note AVX2/FMA3 performance is also improved to some extent]
  • CPU Inter-Thread Efficiency Benchmark: improved AVX512 inter-thread transfers by using larger transfer blocks that take advantage of the larger 48kB L1D cache (on RKL and ICL-SP). [note AVX2/FMA3 performance is also improved to some extent]
  • Memory Bandwidth Benchmark:  improved AVX512 bandwidth transfers by using the larger 48kB L1D cache( on RKL and ICL-SP) and smarter prefetching. [note AVX2/FMA3 performance is also improved to some extent]

Please see our article Processor Multi-Core Efficiency: Inter-Thread Latency & Bandwidth Benchmarking for an in-depth look at the benchmark and an example of its results from a modern processor.

Hardware Support, Updates & Fixes

  • All CPU Benchmarks: support Intel Pentium & Celeron (Atom “JasperLake”).
  • All CPU Benchmarks: preliminary support Intel Xeon (“IceLake-SP”).
  • All CPU Benchmarks: optimised Intel Core/Atom Hybrid (“Lakefield”) performance.
  • All CPU Benchmarks: initial fixes for detection that fails to detect TDP/other power values on AMD Mobile Ryzen all series.
  • Please accept our apologies if you have been affected by the above issues; they are due to incorrectly skipped testing that has been addressed.

Additional Support, Updates & Fixes

  • Branding update: all brand images have re-done in high resolution for modern displays.
  • SiSoftware Official Benchmark Ranker: graphics update with new logo and rosette for #1 (gold), #2 (silver), #3 (bronze) and lower ratings.
  • All websites: Cloudflare CDN (HTTPS/3) to reduce client load times and support times of high load that would overwhelm the Ranker servers and cause DDOS.

SiSoftware Sandra 21/20/1 (2021 R1c) Build 31.20 Updates and Fixes:

Benchmark Support, Updates & Fixes

  • Multi-Core Efficiency Benchmark: renamed to “Inter-Thread Efficiency” Benchmark as it now measures and displays inter-thread/core/module (CCX)/node (die)/pakage (socket) thread latencies.
  • Inter-Thread Efficiency Benchmark: enabled 512-bit/AVX512 inter-thread transfers for higher bandwidth utilisation.
  • Inter-Thread Efficiency Benchmark: reduce latency reported to just one of the
  • All CPU Benchmarks: expanded CPU microcode version from 2 digits to 8 digits (i.e. MC–<8V>).
  • All GP-GPU Benchmarks: latest nVidia run-time (v456+ CUDA/OpenCL) now includes company name in device name which results in duplicated company name (e.g. “nVidia NVIDIA 2080Ti“) that is pretty ugly.

Hardware Support, Updates & Fixes

  • All Benchmarks: initial fix scheduler that fails to detect additional modules/CCXes on AMD Ryzen 3000-series.
  • All Benchmarks: initial fixes for detection that fails to detect TDP/other power values on AMD Mobile Ryzen all series.

Additional Support, Updates & Fixes

  • Branding update: all brand images have re-done in high resolution for modern displays.
  • Benchmark Ranker: server has been replaced with a newer/faster server with the latest HTTP updates (HTTP2, BR(otli), etc.)
  • Benchmark Ranker: larger number of reference benchmark results (150/300 from 15/100) downloaded thanks to server update.
  • All websites: Cloudflare CDN to reduce client load times and support times of high load that would overwhelm the Ranker servers and cause DOS.

SiSoftware Sandra 21/20/1 (2021 R1) Build 31.17 Updates and Fixes:

Benchmark Support, Updates & Fixes

  • Multi-Core Efficiency Benchmark: renamed to “Inter-Thread Efficiency” Benchmark as it now measures and displays inter-thread/core/module (CCX)/node (die)/pakage (socket) thread latencies.
  • Inter-Thread Efficiency Benchmark: enabled 512-bit/AVX512 inter-thread transfers for higher bandwidth utilisation.
  • Inter-Thread Efficiency Benchmark: reduce latency reported to just one of the
  • All CPU Benchmarks: expanded CPU microcode version from 2 digits to 8 digits (i.e. MC–<8V>).

Please see our article Processor Multi-Core Efficiency: Inter-Thread Latency & Bandwidth Benchmarking for an in-depth look at the benchmark and an example of its results from a modern processor.

Hardware Support, Updates & Fixes

  • All Benchmarks: initial fix scheduler that fails to detect additional modules/CCXes on AMD Ryzen 3000-series. Please contact us if you have such a processor and can help with troubleshooting. [Note that Ryzen Series 1000, 2000 & 5000 are *not* affected]
  • All Benchmarks: initial fixes for detection that fails to detect TDP/other power values on AMD Mobile Ryzen all series.

Additional Support, Updates & Fixes

  • Branding update: all brand images have re-done in high resolution for modern displays.
  • Benchmark Ranker: server has been replaced with a newer/faster server with the latest HTTP updates (HTTP2, BR(otli), etc.)
  • Benchmark Ranker: larger number of reference benchmark results (150/300 from 15/100) downloaded thanks to server update.
  • All websites: Cloudflare CDN to reduce client load times and support times of high load that would overwhelm the Ranker servers and cause DOS.

SiSoftware Sandra 20/21 (2021) Build 31.12:

Brand new benchmarks:

  • “Crypto-Processor (TPM) Cryptography”,
  • “Internet DNS”,
  • “Overall Internet”,
  • “Overall Software VM (SVM) Java/.Net” benchmarks.

Brand-new hardware information modules:

  • “Crypto-Processor (TPM)”,
  • “Biometrics” (fingerprint, etc. sensors,
  • “Virtual Machines” (Hyper-V),
  • “Storage Spaces” (software RAID),
  • “SQL Servers” (database servers).

Brand-new hardware support and optimisations for brand-new CPU & GP-GPU architectures:

  • AMD
    • AMD Ryzen CPU 5000-series (Zen3)
    • AMD Radeon RX 6000 GP-GPU (RDNA2, Navi2)
    • Hygon/AMD CPU (Zen)
    • Platform Security Processor (PSP) / TPM support
  • Intel
    • Preliminary Intel Core Gen 11 (“RocketLake” RKL), Gen 12 (“Alderlake” ADL)
    • Intel Core Gen 11  (“TigerLake” TGL), Iris Xe (Gen12) graphics
    • Intel DG1 (Iris Xe Max) dedicated graphics
    • Management Engine (ME) PTT / TPM support
  • nVidia
    • nVidia GeForce RTX 3000-series (Ampere) CUDA 8.x
  • Zhaoxin/Centaur
    • ZHAOXIN KaiXian KX-6000, KX-5000

SiSoftware Sandra 20/20 (2020) Build 30.96 R14g Update:

Additional Support

  • Processors
    • Preliminary Intel Alderlake (ADL-S/P/M) support; optimised RocketLake (RKL-S/U) support
    • Preliminary Intel PCH series 500, 600 support
    • Preliminary AMD Ryzen (Zen3 Mobile) support; optimised Zen3 (series 5000) support
    • Preliminary Zhaoxin/Centaur KX-5000, KX-6000, KX+ support
    • Preliminary Hygon/AMD (Ryzen-like) support
    • Resolved CPU speed detection for some Atom “Goldmont” SoCs
  • CPU Benchmarks
    • Preliminary big/LITTLE hybrid system workload optimisation*
    • Select only “big”, only “LITTLE” or “All” cores to benchmark

SiSoftware Sandra 20/20 (2020) Build 30.88 R13 Update:

Optimisations & Fixes

  • GPGPU Crypto Benchmark
    • Hashing (SHA1, SHA2-256/512) performance optimisations across CUDA, OpenCL, DirectX CS, OpenGL CS
    • SHA2-512 hash will only be available if native 64-bit integer is available (DirectX 11 CS, OpenGL CS)
    • OpenGL CS – ARB 64-bit integer support (SHA2-512)
    • OpenGL CS – fix run issues for hashing benchmarks.
  • Overall GPGPU Benchmark
    • Fix selection of interface (CUDA, OpenCL, DirectX CS, OpenGL CS)

SiSoftware Sandra 20/20 (2020) Build 30.85 R12 Update:

Fixes:

  • CPU Crypto Benchmark:
    • AES HWA acceleration not used when available. [30.81 fix]
    • VAES / AVX2 HWA acceleration may not be used on AMD Zen3. [30.85 fix]
  • CPU Support:
    • Intel TigerLake (TGL) memory details system crash (blue screen).
  • GP-GPU Support:
    • Intel TigerLake (TGL) video/GP details system crash (blue screen).
    • Updated AMD video detection support.
  • Disk Support:
    • Microsoft Storage Spaces (Direct) storage pools support.
    • Micron NVMe SSD detection.

Reviews using Sandra 20/20:

  • SiSoftware
    • AMD CPUs/GP-GPUs
      • AMD Radeon RX 6000 (RDNA2, Navi2) Review & Benchmarks – GPGPU Performance
      • AMD Ryzen 9 5950X (Zen3) – CPU 16-core/32-thread Performance
      • AMD Ryzen 5 5600X (Zen3) – CPU 6-core/12-thread Performance
      • AMD Ryzen 7 5800X (Zen3) – CPU 8-core/16-thread Performance
    • nVidia GP-GPUs
      • nVidia 3090, 3080 RTX: Ampere GPGPU performance in CUDA and OpenCL
    • Microsoft
      • Performance Impact of Hyper-V virtualisation (Windows 10 Pro) – Compute
    • Intel CPUs / APUs
      • Intel DG1 Discrete (Iris Xe Max Gen12) Review & Benchmarks – GPGPU Performance
      • AVX512-IFMA(52) Improvement for IceLake and TigerLake
      • Intel Core Gen11 TigerLake ULV (i7-1165G7) Review & Benchmarks – CPU AVX512 Performance
      • Intel Iris Plus G7 Gen12 XE TigerLake ULV (i7-1165G7) Review & Benchmarks – GPGPU Performance
  • BabelTechReviews
    • The RTX 3070 FE Arrives at $499 to Match the RTX 2080 Ti’s Performance
    • The RTX 3090 Founders Edition Performance Revealed – 35+ Games, SPEC & Workstation & GPGPU Benchmarked
    • The RTX 3080 Arrives – Ampere Performance Revealed – 35+ Games & GPGPU Benchmarked

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

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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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