Here you can download SiSoftware Sandra 2015 which includes remote analysis, benchmarking and diagnostic features for PCs, servers and networks.
We are pleased to announce the launch of SiSoftware Sandra 2016, the latest version of our award-winning utility, which includes remote analysis, benchmarking and diagnostic features for PCs, servers, mobile devices and networks.
We have expanded our portfolio with brand-new CPU and GPGPU Image Processing benchmarks (testing common filters) that support all modern instruction sets (FMA, AVX, SSE2) as well as GPGPU interfaces (CUDA, OpenCL, DirectX 10/11 ComputeShader). Since Compute is now supported in the very latest versions of OpenGL (4.3+) we have also ported the GPGPU benchmarks to this new interface.
With the public release of Windows 10 RTM we have transitioned to the brand-new tools in order to use the very latest technologies, including future DirectX 12 (both shader and compute).
As SiSoftware operates a "just-in-time" release cycle, some features were introduced in Sandra service packs: in Sandra they have been updated and enhanced based on all the feedback received.
New Benchmark Module: GPGPU Image Processing (common filters: blur, sharpen, sobel, median/de-noise) supporting all modern interfaces (CUDA, OpenCL, DirectX ComputeShader)
New Benchmark Module: CPU Image Processing (common filters: blur, sharpen, sobel, median/de-noise) supporting all modern vectorised SIMD instruction sets (FMA, AVX, SSE2)
New OpenGL Compute Support: Ported GPGPU benchmarks to OpenGL (4.3+) Compute Shader (Fractals, Crypto, Image Processing)
New GPU Precision: FP16/half-float precision benchmarks (Financial, Scientific)
New CPU Test: 64-bit Integer Dhrystone measuring 64-bit integer workload performance.
New Transcode Test: HEVC/H.265 media transcode test, brand-new high-bitrate master AVC1 media file 1080p and UHD/4K (commercial versions) for UHD/4K, 3K, 1440p transcoding benchmarking.
Updated Benchmark: Updated Overall Score (2016) by adding new benchmarks to the index.
New Operating System Support: Full support for Windows 10 RTM, 8.1, 8, 7 as well as Server 2016*, 2012/R2, 2008/R2.
New Hardware Support: Modern and future hardware support
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 (AVX2, FMA3, AVX, SSE2)
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).
This release introduces initial AVX512 benchmarks with all SIMD benchmarks due to be ported once compiler support becomes available: – CPU Multi-Media (Fractal Generation): single, double floating-point; integer, long benchmarks ported to AVX512.