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. Sandra is a (girl) name of Greek origin that means “defender”, “helper of mankind”. We think that’s quite fitting.
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.
Here in Sisoft Sandra for the first time we see the Vengeance kit (at 2666 MHz) above the Ripjaws so it seems Sandra is favoring Vengeance kit a little. We retested 3 additional times but the result in the Cache/memory bandwidth test stayed the same.
The Cryptographic Bandwidth test shows the Corsair Vengeance kit in its normal spot at 2666 MHz and just ahead of the Kingston kit. When we pumped the Vengeance kit up to 2800 MHz it dropped one spot and came in behind the Patriot kit by 0.19 MB/s.
In the Memory Latency test the Vengeance kit takes it’s spot above the Kingston Fury Kit and Sandra’s Latency test stirred up the kits traditional spots and the Corsair kit also popped ahead of the Patriot Viper kit. The Kingston 3 GHz kit gave up first place to the Ripjaws 4 and the Vengeance kit came in behind the Ripjaws but held its ongoing second place at 2800 MHz.
Things were so neck and neck in the Sandra Memory Bandwidth test that no more than 2 MB/s variance between the bottom kit on the chart and the top kit on the chart, if you scored it like a horse race it’d be a photo finish