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,
PCIe, ODBC Connections, USB2, 1394/Firewire, etc.
Sisoft Sandra offers two tests, unbuffered and buffered. We sum them, devide them in half and present you the test results.
this test packet was created there was no proper software for measuring
vital system parameters such as CPU/Chipset/RAM providing steady and
reliable (reproducible) test results and allowing for changing test
parameters in a wide range.
Vital low-level system characteristics include latency and real RAM
bandwidth, average/minimal latency of different cache levels and its
associativity, real L1-L2 cache bandwidth and TLB levels specs.
Besides, these aspects are usually not paid sufficient attention in
product technical documentation (CPU or chipset). Such test suite,
which combines a good deal of subsets aimed at measuring objective
system characteristics, is a must have for estimating crucial objective
RightMark offers a variety of tests, including both read/write performance from synthetic and performance tests: