SiSoft Sandra 2014
SiSoftware Sandra is a 32- and 64-bit client/server Windows system analyzer that includes benchmarking, testing and listing modules. It tries to go beyond other utilities to show you more of what is really going on under the hood so you draw comparisons at both a high and low-level in a single product. You can get information about the CPU, GPGPU, chipset, video adapter (GPU), ports, printers, sound card, memory, network, Windows internals even .NET and Java.
It’s no surprise that the Athlon 5350 lands at the bottom of the pack in the Sandra benchmarks, particularly in the memory bandwidth test, where the AM1’s single channel hurts it. That being said, the Athlon 5350 does keep up pretty well with the i3-3220, which costs roughly twice as much.
The Athlon 5350 actually outperforms the i3-3220 in the arithmetic benchmarks, but falls back to the bottom of the stack in multi-medand GP processing. The GP processing is a bit of a surprise, considering the much better graphics on the 5350.
CINEBENCH is a cross-platform testing suite that measures hardware performance and is the de facto standard benchmarking tool for leading companies and trade journals for conducting real-world hardware performance tests. With the new Release 15, systems with up to 256 threads can be tested. CINEBENCH is available for both Windows and OS X and is used by almost all hardware manufacturers and trade journals for comparing CPUs and graphics cards.
In the pure CPU benchmark, the Athlon 5350 gets destroyed by the other processors in our test bench. The 5350 is really in a different category altogether, but this test gives you an idea of where it stands performance-wise.
Next, let’s look at DX-11 performance.