Sparse Ising problems can be found in application areas such as logistics, condensed matter physics and training of deep Boltzmann networks, but can be very difficult to tackle with high efficiency and accuracy. This report presents new data demonstrating significantly higher performance on some longstanding benchmark problems with up to 20,000 variables. The data come from a new heuristic algorithm tested on the large sparse instances from the Gset benchmark suite. Relative to leading reported combinations of speed and accuracy (e.g., from Toshiba's Simulated Bifurcation Machine and Breakout Local Search), a proof-of-concept implementation reached targets 2-4 orders of magnitude faster. For two instances (G72 and G77) the new algorithm discovered a better solution than all previously reported values. Solution bitstrings confirming these two best solutions are provided. The data suggest exciting possibilities for pushing the sparse Ising performance frontier to potentially strengthen algorithm portfolios, AI toolkits and decision-making systems.