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. SANDRA is used by almost 400 world-wide IT publications, magazines, review sites to analyse the performance of today?s computers.
Multi-Core Support: As well as SMP (multi-processor) and SMT (multi-threading/Hyper-Threading) support we have added multi-core support for future AMD and Intel CPUs. The benchmarks have been optimised to schedule the optimum number of threads on the optimum (virtual) CPU on both multi-core and Hyper-Threaded computers.
Taking a look at the CPU multi-media benchmark results we see that the Intel 955 and Intel 840 processors take the lead on this one. The AMD FX-60 is not too far behind though.
In terms of memory bandwidth the Intel processors love the 1066MHz FSB and the Intel 955 and Intel 3.73 are nearly identical because of the same bus speed. The AMD FX-60 with it’s dated DDR1 memory hold tight at 5,876MB/Sec to lead the AMD processors.