SiSoftware Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is an information & diagnostic utility capable of benchmarking the performance of individual components inside a PC.
The CPU arithmetic test ascertains the processor's capabilities in terms of numerical operations. Two subtests named Dhrystone and Whetstone are carried out respectively. This is not a measure of latency and thus higher is better.
Close enough it seems as the two Fusion APU motherboards kickstart our testing regime with near identical scores. As we had previously shown, the Atom D510 simply can't keep up here.
The CPU Multimedia Test focuses on CPU based operations that may occur during multimedia based tasks. The magnitude of the score depends on the processor's ability to handle Integer, Float and Double data types
Tables can turn and this is certainly what happened with the CPU Multimedia test. A little fun fact for you all; these scores are ~10% of that produced by AMD's range topping Phenom II X6 1100T BE processor.
AIDA Extreme Edition
Returning to its roots by re-estabilishing the AIDA name, the latest iteration of the popular benchmark suite now includes optimisations over previous editions. With this in mind, remember not to compare these results against those conducted with older Everest software.
CPU Queen is all about branch prediction and the penalties that, well "misprediction" can bring.
Another win for the Atom but does that really make it the better processor?
PhotoWorxx as the name may suggest tests processors by means of invoking functions that are common to Photo Manipulation including Fill, Flip, Crop, Rotate, Difference and Colour to B&W conversion.
Photoworxx swung things around again. These sorts of processors are less than ideal for regular image editing usage and the scores represent that rather well.
This is an integer based benchmark that will test the CPU and Memory by means of the CPU ZLib compression library.
Another win for the AMD Fusion APU. Once more, the two models are evenly matched.