Sandra 2010 – the latest version of its award-winning utility which includes remote analysis, benchmarking and diagnostic features for PCs, servers, PDAs1, Smart Phones1, small office/home office (SOHO) networks and enterprise networks.
SiSoftware Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is an information & diagnostic utility. It should 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, PCI, PCI-X, PCIe (PCI Express), database, USB, USB2, 1394/Firewire, etc.
SiSoftware, founded in 1995, is one of the leading providers of computer analysis, diagnostic and benchmarking software. The flagship product, known as “SANDRA”, was launched in 1997 and has become one of the most widely used products in its field. Nearly 600 worldwide IT publications, magazines and review sites use SANDRA to analyse the performance of today’s computers. Over 8,000 on-line reviews of computer hardware that use SANDRA are catalogued on our website alone.
Since launch, SiSoftware has always been at the forefront of the technology arena, being among the first providers of benchmarks that show the power of emerging new technologies
Key Features of Sandra Lite 2011b (17.25):
Measures the transcoding bandwidth converting media from one format to another. The benchmark can compare the performance of hardware accelerated media transcoders (e.g. GPUs) with multi-threaded software (CPU) transcoders.
Measures the encryption, decryption and hashing bandwidth of GPGPUs.
Measures the performance of Blu-ray optical drives.
AVX/FMA instruction set support for future CPUs
Processor Multi-Media, Processor Cryptography, Memory Bandwidth, Cache and Memory Benchmarks.
Measure each operation report min-max score as well as average
The maximum time an operation can take is just as important as the average time
Geometric mean for aggregate scores
When combining components of very different magnitudes, a geometric mean is more meaningful than an arithmetic one.
Ranker Engine improved
The 2011 Ranker now provides additional reference results by aggregating submitted results from users.