SiSoftware Sandra 2016 RTMa Released

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We are providing an update to Sandra 2016, RTMa (version 22.15) with various updates and fixes: .Net native Vector support: (floating-point single/double) in latest 4.6 CLR RyuJIT. the CLR automatically uses AVX/SSE2 SIMD as supported by the CPU. (see .Net Vectors (CLR 4.6 RyuJIT) Performance article for more information) CPU … Read more…

SiSoftware Sandra 2016 Released

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Press Office SiSoftware Sandra 2016 Released: Brand-new benchmarks, OpenGL CS, RTM Windows 10 and future Server 2016* support Superseded By: Sandra Platinum (2017) Updates: RTMa, SP1, SP1a, SP2, SP3, SP4. Articles: .Net Vector Performance, AVX512 Future Performance. London, UK, November 16th 2015 – We are pleased … Read more…

AMD A4 “Mullins” APU CPU: Time does not stand still…

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What is “Mullins”? “Mullins” (ML) is the next generation A4 “APU” SoC from AMD (v2 2015) replacing the current A4 “Kaveri” (KV) SoC which was AMD’s major foray into tablets/netbooks replacing the older “Brazos” E-Series APUs. While still at a default 15W TDP, it can be “powered down” for lower … Read more…

AMD A4 “Mullins” APU GPGPU (Radeon R4): Time does not stand still…

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What is “Mullins”? “Mullins” (ML) is the next generation A4 “APU” SoC from AMD (v2 2015) replacing the current A4 “Kaveri” (KV) SoC which was AMD’s major foray into tablets/netbooks replacing the older “Brazos” E-Series APUs. While still at a default 15W TDP, it can be “powered down” for lower … Read more…

Intel Atom X7 (CherryTrail 2015) CPU: Closing on Core M?

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What is CherryTrail (Braswell)? “CherryTrail” (CYT) is the next generation Atom “APU” SoC from Intel (v3 2015) replacing the current Z3000 “BayTrail” (BYT) SoC which was Intel’s major foray into tablets (both Windows & Android). The “desktop” APUs are known as “Braswell” (BRS) while the APUs for other platforms have … Read more…

Intel Atom X7 (CherryTrail 2015) GPGPU: Closing on Core M?

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What is CherryTrail (Braswell)? “CherryTrail” (CYT) is the next generation Atom “APU” SoC from Intel (v3 2015) replacing the current Z3000 “BayTrail” (BYT) SoC which was Intel’s major foray into tablets (both Windows & Android). The “desktop” APUs are known as “Braswell” (BRS) while the APUs for other platforms have … Read more…

ARM big.LITTLE: The trouble with heterogeneous multi-processing: when 4 are better than 8 (or when 8 is not always the “lucky” number)

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What is big.LITTLE? ARM’s big.LITTLE arch made big waves on launch way back in 2011; it was heralded as a great way to combine performance with power: a “big” (computationally powerful but power hungry) core was to be coupled with a “LITTLE” (slow but low-power) core – and switched as … Read more…