Sandra Platinum (2017) SP1

We are pleased to announce SP1 (Service Pack 1 – version 24.27) for Sandra Platinum (2017) with updated hardware support and benchmark optimisations: Sandra Platinum (2017) Press Release Updated hardware support to including: Intel HEDT/Workstation/Server Skylake-X/Kabylake-X Intel Core Cofeelake AMD HEDT/Workstation/Server Threadripper Updated DDR4, NVMem (non-volatile), PMem (persistent) memory support … Read more…

Intel Core i9 (SKL-X) Review & Benchmarks – 4-channel @ 3200Mt/s Cache & Memory Performance

Intel Skylake-X Core i9

What is “SKL-X”? “Skylake-X” (E/EP) is the server/workstation/HEDT version of desktop/mobile Skylake CPU – the 6-th gen Core/Xeon replacing the current Haswell/Broadwell-E designs. It naturally does not contain an integrated GPU but what does contain is more cores, more PCIe lanes and more memory channels (up to 6 64-bit) for … Read more…

Intel Core i9 (SKL-X) Review & Benchmarks – CPU 10-core AVX512 Performance

Intel Skylake-X Core i9

What is “SKL-X”? “Skylake-X” (E/EP) is the server/workstation/HEDT version of desktop/mobile Skylake CPU – the 6-th gen Core/Xeon replacing the current Haswell/Broadwell-E designs. It naturally does not contain an integrated GPU but what does contain is more cores, more PCIe lanes and more memory channels: Server 2S, 4S and 8S … Read more…

Sandra 2016 SP4 and 2017 RTMc

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We are pleased to announce two updates: SP4 for Sandra 2016 and RTMc for Sandra 2017, both with updated fixes and optimisations. Sandra 2017 Press Release Sandra 2016 Press Release Updated hardware support to current Sandra 2017 standard including: AMD Ryzen (and future arch) Intel Core KabyLake (and future arch) … Read more…

SiSoftware Sandra Platinum updated to RTMa

We are updating Sandra Platinum (2017) to RTMa (version 24.18) with a few important fixes and optimizations. Please update to this version as soon as applicable. Sandra 2017 Press Release * Windows 7/Server 2008 R2: failure to launch due to missing TPM support. If the BitLocker/TPM2 update was not installed … Read more…

FP16 GPGPU Image Processing Performance & Quality

GPGPU Image Processing

What is FP16 (“half”)? FP16 (aka “half” floating-point) is the IEEE lower-precision floating-point representation that has recently begun to be supported by GPGPUs for compute (e.g. Intel EV9+ Skylake GPU, nVidia Pascal) while CPU support is still limited to SIMD conversion only (FP16C). It has been added to allow mobile … Read more…

Intel Graphics GPGPU Performance

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Why test GPGPU performance Intel Core Graphics? Laptops (and tablets) are still in fashion with desktops largely left to PC game enthusiasts and workstations for big compute workloads; most laptops (and all tablets) make due with integrated graphics with few dedicated graphics options mainly for mobile PC gamers. As a … Read more…

AMD Ryzen Review & Benchmarks – 2-channel DDR4 Cache & Memory Performance

What is “Ryzen”? “Ryzen” (code-name ZP aka “Zeppelin”) is the latest generation CPU from AMD (2017) replacing the previous “Vishera”/”Bulldozer” designs for desktop and server platforms. An APU version with an integrated (GP)GPU will be launched later and likely include a few improvements as well. This is the “make or … Read more…

AMD Ryzen Review & Benchmarks – CPU 8-core Performance

What is “Ryzen”? “Ryzen” (code-name ZP aka “Zeppelin”) is the latest generation CPU from AMD (2017) replacing the previous “Vishera”/”Bulldozer” designs for desktop and server platforms. An APU version with an integrated (GP)GPU will be launched later and likely include a few improvements as well. This is the “make or … Read more…