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NovaBench lets you test the main components of your Mac quickly.

Testing generally takes only 1-2 minutes, and produces detailed information and an overall system score.

  • Floating Point Test - Tests CPU's floating point arithmetic speed
  • Integer Test - Tests CPU's integer arithmetic speed
  • MD5 Hashing Speed - General CPU test
  • 3D Graphics Test - Tests GPU with a heavily shader dependent 3D scene
  • RAM Speed - Tests RAM read and write speed
  • Disk Write Speed - Test write speed of primary or selected storage device

Results can be submitted to more...

What's New

Version 1.1:
  • Fixed GPU test scoring to bring inline with Windows
  • Score submission over SSL
  • App is now using OS X sandboxing
  • Hard drive size no longer contirbutes to score
  • Fixed OS X 10.7 Lion SSD write speed bug
  • Message displayed before opening Internet speed test site
  • Changed branding from Novatech Network to Novawave Inc.
  • New NBR file icon
  • Graceful graphics test failure


Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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Moog Modular Member IconReview+41
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Weird. Every test I performed went on to perform other unrelated tests.
When I chose floating point CPU tests, it went on to test the hard drive.
The hard drive tests appear to lock up with the progress bar always maxed. There appears to be no local display of test results and no instructions or guides either.

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Pepelepugh Member IconReview+84

Nice having a 64-bit support however appears single threaded so not a lot of use for multicore setups.

The results and comparison website is just about unusable - which is a shame because that's usually the most interesting part about running benchmark tests.

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Downloads 23,449
Version Downloads 21,678
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 10 Nov 2011
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price Free
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