Before we hit the interview, a bit of introduction is in order. Sandra was one of the first popular benchmark suites, but it's evolved considerably over the past 14 years. While we tend to use it for straightforward CPU and memory tests, it's capable of much, much more—particularly when it comes to exploring specific aspects of CPU or GPU performance.
The other major use for Sandra, particularly if you do a lot of tech support, is as a handy hardware identification tool / troubleshooter when working with folks who don't know much about their own equipment. While it isn't as focused as, say, MemTest86+, it can be invaluable for exploring a knotty problem.
After nearly fifteen years of work, you might think SiSoftware would have declared Sandra a finished product and moved on to other projects, but that's not the case at all. In our interview, Silasi discussed his long-term plans for the venerable software suite...