SiSoftware Sandra 20/21 benchmarking and diagnostic utility gets Intel Rocket and Alder Lake support

Published: 4th Mar 2021, 09:07 GMT   Comments

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SiSoftware Sandra 20/21 (2021) Released:

Brand-new benchmarks & modules

London, UK, March 3rd, 2021 – We are pleased to announce the launch of SiSoftware Sandra 20/22 (2021), the latest version of our award-winning utility, which includes remote analysis, benchmarking and diagnostic features for PCs, servers, mobile devices and networks.

As SiSoftware operates a “just-in-time” release cycle, some features were introduced in Sandra 20/20 service packs: in Sandra 20/21 they have been updated and enhanced based on all the feedback received.

  • Broad Operating System Support
    All current versions supported: Windows Client 10/X, 8.1*, 7* / Server 2022/2019/2016, 2012/R2*, 2008/R2*

New benchmarks: “Crypto-Processor (TPM) Cryptography”, “Internet DNS”, “Overall Internet”, “Overall Software VM (SVM) Java/.Net” benchmarks.

  • Crypto-Processor (TPM) Benchmark
    Benchmark the cryptographic performance of the crypto-processor (TPM). Measure the random number generator, hashing (SHA, etc.), encryption/decryption (AES) bandwidth.
  • Internet DNS Benchmark
    Benchmark the performance of the DNS service. Measure the latency of both cached and un-cached DNS queries to local and remote DNS servers.
  • Internet Overall Score
    A combined performance index all Internet benchmarks (Connection (Bandwidth/Latency), Peerage (Bandwidth/Latency) and DNS (cached/un-cached Query Latency). Rate the overall performance of your Internet connection.
  • Overall Software VM (.Net/Java) Score
    A combined performance index all software VM engine benchmarks, .Net (CLR) Arithmetic, Multi-Media and Java (JVM) Arimetic and Multi-Media. Rate the overall software VM (.NET/Java) performance of your processor(s)

New hardware information modules: “Crypto-Processor (TPM)”, “Biometrics” (fingerprint, etc. sensors, “Virtual Machines” (Hyper-V), “Storage Spaces” (software RAID), “SQL Servers” (database servers).

  • Crypto-Processor (TPM)
    Information about the crypto-processor installed in your computer.
  • Biometrics
    Information about the biometric identification devices connected to your computer.
  • Storage Spaces (Direct)
    Information about the storage clusters, nodes, pools (software RAID) and the virtual disks connected to your computer.
  • Virtual Machine Computers
    Information about the virtual machine (VM) guests hosted by your computer (MS Hyper-V, VmWare Workstation)
  • SQL Servers
    Information about the SQL Server database servers hosted by your computer. (MS SQL)

Dark Mode

Brand-new “dark-mode” using native operating system (Windows 10+, Server 2019+) theme and colours, with automatic “light/dark” switch based on schedule. The Official SiSoftware Ranker has also been “dark-mode” enabled with theme selected based on web-browser setting.

New hardware support and optimisations for brand-new CPU & GP-GPU architectures:

  • AMD
    • AMD Ryzen CPU 5000-series (Zen3)
    • AMD Radeon RX 6000 GP-GPU (RDNA2, Navi2)
    • Hygon/AMD CPU (Zen)
    • All the fixes in the very latest Sandra 20/20
  • Intel
    • Preliminary Intel Core Gen 11 (“RocketLake” RKL), Gen 12 (“Alderlake” ADL)
    • Intel Core Gen 11  (“TigerLake” TGL), Iris Xe (Gen12) graphics
    • Intel DG1 (Iris Xe Max) dedicated graphics
    • All the fixes in the very latest Sandra 20/20
  • nVidia
    • nVidia GeForce RTX 3000-series (Ampere) CUDA 8.x
  • Zhaoxin/Centaur
    • ZHAOXIN KaiXian KX-6000, KX-5000

Key features of Sandra 20/21

  • 4 native architectures support (x86, x64, ARM64** – Windows; ARM, ARM64**, x86, x64 – Android)
  • Huge official hardware support through technology partners (AMD/ATI, nVidia, Intel).
  • 4 native (GP)GPU/APU platforms support (OpenCL 2.1+, CUDA 11.x+, DirectX Compute Shader 12/11/10+, OpenGL Compute 4.5+, Vulkan 1.x+).
  • 4 native Graphics platforms support (DirectX 12/11/10, OpenGL 4.3+, Vulkan 1.x+).
  • 9 language versions (English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese (Traditional, Simplified), Russian) in a single installer.
  • Enhanced Sandra Lite (Evaluation) version (free for personal/educational use, evaluation for other uses)

Learn more here.

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