Sisoft Sandra XII just came out this month and it was included, so our readers would be able to compare their modules to this kit if they are using the just released version of Sandra! With Sandra XII you can now easily compare the performance of the tested device with its speed and its (published) power (TDP)! Sandra XII also has SSE4 (Intel) and SSE4A (AMD) benchmark code-paths, which is great for those of you testing next-generation AMD & Intel chips.
Results: Sandra XII showed significant performance increases over the years with the biggest being the move to dual-channel memory that happened on out Socket 939 and AM2 test systems. With the AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ breaking 8,000 MB/Sec of bandwidth it’s tough for the Athlon XP 1800+ to compete with it’s measly 1,600 MB/Sec of bandwidth.