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Sisoft Sandra 20/20 (2020) adds new AI and machine learning benchmarks

24 July 2019, Nick Peers
SiSoftware Sandra 2014

UK-based SiSoftware has released SiSoftware Sandra Lite 20/20 (2020), a major new release of its system information, diagnostics and benchmark tool for Windows PCs.

The 2020 version adds two new Neural Network benchmarks covering AI and machine learning, plus extends support to the latest CPU architectures, including AMD Ryzen 2 (3000 series) and Intel IceLake and CometLake.

The new release adds two brand new AI/ML (machine learning) benchmarks, based on measuring both RNN (Recurrent Neural Network) Architecture and CNN (Convolution Neural Network) Architecture.

New AI/machine learning benchmarks are the main highlight in SiSoft Sandra 20/20 (2020).

The first – Processor Neural Networks (AI/ML) combines both CNN and RNN inference/forward and training for both normal/single and high/double precisions. The second tracks the same benchmarks across the GPU, supporting CUDA, OpenCL and DirectX Compute platforms.

The Sandra client will now automatically install the native 64-bit version on x64 and arm64 hardware platforms – users will need to ensure the prerequisite Access or SQL Server components are 64-bit.

The benchmarking tool’s connection to all website engines – Ranker, Information and Price – are now all secured using SSL over HTTP.

Hardware support has been extended – and optimised – to support all the latest platforms, including brand-new CPU architectures from both AMD (Ryzen 2 – 3000 series) and Intel (IceLake and CometLake). Similar updates have also been applied across GPGPU architectures.

SiSoftware Sandra Lite 20/20 (2020) v30.14 is available now as a free-for-personal-use download for PCs running Windows 7 or later. Some features are disabled in this version – a variety of licenses from Personal to Enterprise are available.

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