Here at the HotHardware labs, we like to make use of SiSoftware's Sandra benchmarks for quick and dirty measurements on relative performance of a product versus another in its class. While the benchmark suite is virtually all synthetic testing, we've found that results and measurements generally scale pretty well with real-world performance in many cases. Regardless, this release nearly sneaked past us yesterday but it appears SiSoftware has launched Sandra 2009 and this time, they've stepped up to 3D graphics and GPGPU benchmarking as well.
London, UK, September 1st 2008 - We are pleased to launch SiSoftware Sandra 2009, the latest version of our award-winning utility, which includes remote analysis, benchmarking and diagnostic features for PCs, servers and networks....
Sandra Benchmark Modules
Sandra Video (GFX) Rendering Benchmark
Grab a trial copy here and see what your rig can do. Other version details are here.
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Cool new feature
crypto performance :) don't have to use truecrypt to test anymore
will definitely try out the GPGPU and GFX modules