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SiSoftware Sandra Lite R26 (2021.12.31.137)

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"System analyser, diagnostic and benchmarking."


SiSoftware Sandra Lite is probably the oldest and most renowned benchmarking software utility available and that, with each new edition, it seems to become increasingly capable of diagnosing and estimating the power of your system components and your program environment. Whether you are trying to check out the potential of your graphics card, verify the functionality of your USB ports, the speed of your network, or anything else you have in mind, SiSoftware Sandra Lite is the freeware tool for the job.

It is worth noting that SiSoftware Sandra Lite does not resume the benchmarking solely to the computer you have installed it on. In fact, this application can be employed in conducting surveys across the network or even for remotely accessed computers, smartphones that incorporate the Windows Phone OS, and even on PDAs. Moreover, the 2011 version has been updated and optimized to all the changes present in the modern architecture of PC components, for more accurate measuring results.  


The first window that pops up when you start the SiSoftware Sandra Lite installation will enable you to choose one of the six available language packs. Following this you will be performing quite a bit of clicking through terms and agreement conditions before you reach the screen that allows you to opt between scanning via the server approach or local computer approach. Even though the developers of SiSoftware Sandra Lite guarantee that access to your computer is limited to the administrator, the decision on choosing between them is entirely up to you. Furthermore, you will have to decide whether the SiSoftware Sandra Lite software can access the internet search engines in order to provide references and price comparisons, should you want to upgrade your hardware. It is advisable to opt for the full installation of this benchmarking utility, especially if you have never used it before. Rest assured that all the components of SiSoftware Sandra Lite can provide valuable information about your computer and the operating system environment.


At first glance, the interface of the SiSoftware Sandra Lite, even though pleasant to the eye, may seem a bit intimidating for novices or first time users of benchmarking and diagnosis applications. However, in almost no time at all, you will notice that the tools required for performing the aforementioned tasks are bundled together in the appropriate categories. For example, the seven categories of utilities included in the upper section are as follows:

  • Home (lists all the categories in the lower window)
  • Tools, Benchmarks (listing all the component and subcomponent benchmarks available on your system)
  • Hardware (displays the main categories of hardware components that can be benchmarked)
  • Software (shows the main categories of software components that can be analyzed)
  • Support (in case you have any trouble)
  • Favorites (a list of the most commonly used benchmarking and diagnosing procedures in your case)

Moreover, in case you are not happy with how the available functions are displayed in the lower sub-window of your screen, then SiSoftware Sandra Lite will enable you to select between the large, small, list and detailed modes. Another plus for the display of this benchmarking utility comes from the exquisitely designed and intuitive icons associated with the options.


Unlike other similar benchmarking tools, SiSoftware Sandra Lite displays all the actions it has taken and the exact components that are being subjected to tests or diagnosed, in real time. Furthermore, during the tests, a gauge in the upper left corner displays the overall progress. The accuracy of this utility in locating both minor and major problems with your hardware is unsurpassed, second only to its paid version, which includes some additional testing functions. SiSoftware Sandra Lite excels at determining the limits of a wide diversity of GPU units, which are part of different types of basic architectures. However, it is no less competent in measuring the transfer rates of RAM memory or HDDs to and from the CPU units.


The diagnosis list will output irrelevant data at times.


Freeware programs with similar functions to SiSoftware Sandra Lite are GPU-Z, PC Wizard, Belarc Advisor or Hardinfo, but the latter ones are nowhere near as extensive benchmarking applications.   


SiSoftware Sandra Lite is the kind of program that can alert you to any issues with your hardware and software components accurately. It can assess their capabilities and suggest the best upgrade alternatives. We highly recommend this app so give it a try Today!

Reviewed by Chad Faith

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