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…

Mali T760 GPGPU (Exynos 5433 SoC): FP64 Champion – Adreno Killer?

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What is Mali? What is Exynos? “Mali” is the name of ARM’s own “standard” GPU cores that complement the standard CPU cores (Cortex). Many ARM CPU licensors integrate GPU cores from other vendors in their SoCs, e.g. Imagination, Vivante, Adreno rather than the default Mali. Mali Series 700 is the … Read more…

Exynos 5433 64-bit Cortex A57/A53: Krait Killer?

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What is Exynos? “Exynos” is the family of mobile SoCs from Samsung; the CPU cores in the modern versions are Qualcomm’s own “Krait” (though some are standard ARM Cortex cores) while the (GP)GPU core is Qualcomm’s own “Adreno” – unlike competing ARM SoCs which generally contain standard ARM CPU and … Read more…

SiSoftware Sandra 2015 Released

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Press Office SiSoftware Sandra 2015 Released: Windows 10/Server 2016 (Beta) Support, New Benchmarks Superseded: This version has been replaced by Sandra 2016. Updates: SP4 (Nov 19th 2015), SP3 (Sep 17th 2015), SP2b (Jul 6th 2015), SP2 (Jun 1st 2015), SP1a (Mar 17th 2015), SP1 (Feb 16th … Read more…

SiSoftware Sandra 2014 Released

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Press Office SiSoftware Sandra 2014 Released: Updated Device Performance Certification, New Benchmarks, Windows 8.1 support Superseded: This version has been replaced by Sandra 2015. Updates: SP6a (Mar 17th 2015), SP5 (Jan 19th 2015), SP4 (Nov 26th 2014), SP1a (Feb 17th 2014), SP1 (Jan 28th 2014). London, … Read more…

SiSoftware Sandra 2013 Released

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Press Office SiSoftware Sandra 2013 Released: Updated Device Performance Certification, New Drivers/Firmware Notification, Windows 8 support NB: This version has been replaced by Sandra 2014. Updates: SP6 (October 2nd 2013), SP4 (June 15th 2013), SP3 (March 26th 2013), SP2, SP1 (December 7th 2012). London, UK, November … Read more…

SiSoftware Releases Support for DirectX 11 Compute Shader/DirectCompute

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Press Office SiSoftware Releases Support for DirectX 11 Compute Shader/DirectCompute   London, UK, 30th November 2009 – SiSoftware releases its suite of DirectX 11 Compute Shader/DirectCompute GPGPU (General Purpose Graphics Processor Unit) benchmarks as part of SiSoftware Sandra 2010, the latest version of our award-winning utility, … Read more…

SiSoftware OpenCL Support Released

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Press Office SiSoftware OpenCL Support Released London, UK, 30th November 2009 – SiSoftware releases its suite of OpenCL GPGPU (General Purpose Graphics Processor Unit) benchmarks as part of SiSoftware Sandra 2010, the latest version of our award-winning utility, which includes remote analysis, benchmarking and diagnostic features … Read more…