Here you can download SiSoftware Sandra 2015 which includes remote analysis, benchmarking and diagnostic features for PCs, servers and networks.
SiSoft Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is an information & diagnostic utility.
SANDRA will provide most of the information (including undocumented) you need to know about your hardware, software and other devices whether hardware or software.
It 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. You can get information about the CPU, chipset, video adapter, ports, printers, sound card, memory, network, Windows internals, AGP, ODBC Connections, USB2, 1394/Firewire, etc.
SiSoftware Sandra, the latest version of the award-winning utility, includes remote analysis, benchmarking and diagnostic features for PCs, servers, mobile devices and networks.
At SiSoftware from version to version we focus four key areas of software development to make sure we give our users the best software experience. Quite simply our four drivers are:
Inclusion of new technologies that ensure our tools remain current.
Increased hardware and software support for existing modules.
Improving the user interface to make it a richer easier user experience.
Filling gaps in the product line in response to our customers' needs.
This is a platform update release that includes tool, SDK and library updates. Overall, the benchmark scores should still be within variation range - at least on the platforms we have tested.
While it was always possible in Sandra to disable hyper-threading (HT) to use only physical cores/modules or disable multi-core (MC) to use only sockets/packages or just 1 thread - by using Options - we decided to make it easier to use.
So now you can test either MT, MC, ST - which can be useful on processors that use Turbo/dynamic overclocking and can boost fewer threads to higher speeds.
You can also run on all APs (application processors) - but not the BSP (boot processor, aka thread 0) just in case the BSP causes AP threads to wait for it to finish and thus delay the completion of the test (even now there are some problematic systems).
Single-thread will use an AP not the BSP as generally the BSP is loaded with other tasks (e.g. interrupts).
Note Sandra uses its own scheduler - thus does not depend on Windows to schedule the threads on specific socket/core (and perhaps park the rest). NUMA is also fully supported and the right NUMA node will be selected as appropriate for the package/core the thread should run on.
Benchmark: GP Arithmetic
CUDA optimisations on SM5.x hardware, up to 20% improvement in single-float.
Benchmark: GP Scientific
Reduced CPU check time of results on CUDA - on high-end GPUs the CPU may be fully utilised for minutes.
Benchmark: CPU Cryptography
Optimised x86 AES HWA code path similar to x64, up to 25-50% improvement especially on AMD hardware (e.g. Kaveri). Further updates to x64 AES HWA code path, minor 2-5% improvement.
Benchmark: CPU Scientific: FFT (SFFT/DFFT) further SIMD code-path optimisations (AVX2+FMA, FMA, AVX).