New Sandra. . .

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SiSoft Sandra 2003 has just come out. Here’s the download page.

The CPU Benchmark test yields much different scores than the “old” Sandra.

PIV Northwood scores get a little over 40% boost in ALU, a little less than 10% FPU:

Old Sandra:

New Sandra:

Pre-TBredBs get about a 35% boost in ALU, about 10% even in FPU:

Old Sandra:

New Sandra:

It doesn’t look like they changed the scores for some older processors. . . .

Old Sandra:

New Sandra:

. . . but not all of them.

Old Sandra:

New Sandra:

Multimedia CPU score are up a couple percentage points for PIV, a couple more than that for Athlons.

The memory benchmarks appears to be unchanged.

What To Think

I don’t see any pattern of bias in this particular change. Some items benefit Intel, some benefit AMD.

They ought to update all their reference CPUs, though. 🙂

Ed

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