Geekbench
Geekbench
5.0.4

3.0

Geekbench free download for Mac

Geekbench

5.0.4
07 November 2019

Measure processor and memory performance and more.

Overview

Geekbench provides a comprehensive set of benchmarks engineered to quickly and accurately measure processor and memory performance. Designed to make benchmarks easy to run and easy to understand, Geekbench takes the guesswork out of producing robust and reliable benchmark results.

The published price is for a single-user license for OS X only, see the pricing page for other license options.

What's new in Geekbench

Version 5.0.4:
  • Re-introduce support for Windows on ARM devices.

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steveoliver360
04 September 2019

Most helpful

Geekbench is a great app and does exactly what it's designed to do. I really like to compare my computer to others to see where I can focus on any improvements possible. It's on sale on their site for $4.99, a no brainer.
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Version 5.0.0
steveoliver360
04 September 2019
Geekbench is a great app and does exactly what it's designed to do. I really like to compare my computer to others to see where I can focus on any improvements possible. It's on sale on their site for $4.99, a no brainer.
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Version 5.0.0
Helmo-Hass
03 September 2019
Frankly very hard to understand what improvements have been done.... - the benchmark inteface (on 10.13) rolled back to light instead of dark as it was on v.4.4.2 - the scores... (tested on i3 Haswell) with v.4.4.2 scores 6.185 multi with v.5 scores 1.185 multi Now what implementations or improvements can cause a loss of +5000 points on same machine a little different score maybe would have more sense since some values have changed into the application, BUT +5000 points its simply ridicolous Giving 1 star since there's no way I can call this "reliable" now
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Version 5.0.0
2 answer(s)
steveoliver360
steveoliver360
04 September 2019
Read all about it. https://www.macworld.com/article/3435781/geekbench-5-is-released-with-all-new-tests-modes-and-scores.html?fbclid=IwAR3yE6YB5NSkqm64_xI8jv5l9DJZs1cI6VAcraBfDYl2LFO6pX8H6g_N6RA
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Version 5.0.0
Helmo-Hass
Helmo-Hass
12 September 2019
@steveoliver360 thanks for the link... somehow it clarify a bit more...
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Version 5.0.1
ashishcompuiting
20 July 2018
Best in class
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Version 4.2.3
Wombat
04 April 2017
WTF?! You have to let it snoop your machine unless you pay first. No go.
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Version 4.1.0
rardin
31 August 2016
It's unfortunate that versions of OS X prior to El Capitan are no longer supported. It would be nice if they made the system requirements for all platforms more obvious to keep users from wasting time trying to get Geekbench working on systems running operating systems that don't meet the software's requirements.
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Version 4.0.0
4 answer(s)
rardin
rardin
03 September 2016
A few days later and Primate Labs still hasn't budged on posting system requirements on their download pages. They've responded to a couple support threads initiated by Mac users struggling to get Geekbench working on Macs that are running < OS X 10.11.4, but have seemingly been completely unwilling to reveal system requirements for Windows or Linux.
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rardin
rardin
05 September 2016
They've added system (OS and hardware) requirements for all platforms to their download page.
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Big Johnson
Big Johnson
17 September 2016
The requirements are listed right here on this MU page, and some OS's prior to El Capitan ARE supported.

Intel, 64-bit processor
OS X 10.10.5 or later
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rardin
rardin
19 September 2016
The OS requirements are listed here because Primate Labs eventually made them available, as I wrote previously. Support for OS X 10.10.5 was added last week with the release of version 4.0.1. Prior to that, Geekbench 4 required OS X 10.11.4+.
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Shk747
15 May 2014
why comes the "direct" update later than with this thread here ?! my geekb. shows 3.1.5 curently the "newest" ...
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Version 3.1.6
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Grandpa-John
Grandpa-John
16 May 2014
Ditto. There seems to be no way of getting 3.1.6 since every avenue leads to 3.1.5. Is 3.1.6 even available?
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Mcr
12 January 2014
Mactracker provides CPU benchmarks for the majority of the Mac models, including the variants within the same model line, where the CPU speed differs. Since the list of Apple models is finite (large, but finite) and the specs are consistent between models, I would think there would be little variance in benchmark results for a specific model, once a particular model (for example, a "iMac10,1") is tested and the results posted, whether posted by Mactracker or just other users with the same model. So if I own a iMac10,1 at 3.06GHz for example, why should I or should I not expect that my benchmark result would be significantly different from that listed in Mactracker, for the same iMac10,1 @ 3.06GHz? If the answer is yes, it could be significantly (+/- 5%) different, then I would say, why? if the answer is no, i should expect pretty much the same result, then running the same benchmark when test results for a model have already been posted, seems redundant? If one suspected there was a problem with their system, yes, running a benchmark might help troubleshoot a problem, but if it's just to gauge and compare between models, I would think the results posted in Mactracker are sufficient for comparison. BTW, I'm not advocating that you shouldn't use Geekbench. I can see a use for memory benchmarking, as people do buy third party memory and would want to compare brands or the impact of more/less memory.
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Version 3.1.4
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Mysticalos
Mysticalos
08 October 2014
BTO. CPU and GPU upgrades exist. Different memory amounts matter. of course the big particular here is mac pros with interchangeable parts. I actually use geekbench for a little bit of thermal testing too. Run stress test for a while and test CPU OC on hackintosh. I test with even better tools in windows too but some of those tools are also unrealistic of typical bench scenarios. xbench is pretty decent on showing me the max temp cpu will hit with anything NORMAL thrown at it. IE, linx can run my cpu up to 100C, but I've never seen cpu go over 70C even if i am maxing all cores with a video encoding. outside of a hackintosh though the benchmarking is a bit less useful since it's going to be more about memory than testing different cpu clocks on an unlocked cpu. Still a decent way to test an imac or macbook temperature levels on different surfaces and ambient temperatures though.
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fukurokujo
fukurokujo
29 April 2017
you can also benchmark whether everything works correctly especially when you notice slow downs (could be thermal paste problems or other hardware failures)
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Invalid
01 December 2013
Can someone at MacUpdate amend the system requirements to OS X 10.6.6? Geekbench re-added Snow Leopard just one day after the 3.0.0 release, in version 3.0.1. http://www.primatelabs.com/geekbench/release/geekbench3.html
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Version 3.1.2
1 answer(s)
Jess-MacUpdate
Jess-MacUpdate
01 December 2013
Thanks, Invalid! I've changed the SysReqs to reflect the earlier OS.
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rardin
20 September 2013
Is 3.1.0 being pushed via the automatic update mechanism? Even a day after MacUpdate announced that 3.1.0 was available, 3.0.2 is still the latest version available on the Primate Labs web site.
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Version 3.1.0
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Simonm
Simonm
20 September 2013
Very strange. MacUpdate claims (and lets you download) a new version but PrimateLabs, makers of Geekbench don't! MU have gotten into the annoying habit of reporting beta versions as updates so maybe that's happened here. Both the in app update checker in 3.0.2 and the PrimateLabs website don't report 3.1 as of this posting.
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rardin
rardin
20 September 2013
I also wondered if 3.1.0 might be a beta. The MacUpdate folks usually attempt to indicate when software is beta, but every now and then an update slips through the cracks.
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Pcbogert
Pcbogert
21 September 2013
Using the automatic update feature of the program indicates that it is a new version, but will not install because "the update is improperly signed." Primate Labs' version is 3.1.2. That installs and runs with no problems.
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Grandpa-John
19 August 2013
Just to let folks know, updating to version 3.0.2 via the usual update process through the application update menu item will not work. You get a dreaded "not properly signed" alert. But updating through MacUpdate Desktop works just fine.
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Version 3.0.2
1 answer(s)
Frank-O'Connor
Frank-O'Connor
19 August 2013
Yeah ... I'm getting REALLY SICK of in-app updates that fail (not only for Geekbench, but also for other packages. As Grandpa John says, and despite what the blurb above says, the version 3.03 updater fails with an 'improperly signed' error. Perhaps toasting the goolies of the Sparkle or other update software supplier may rectify this increasingly common problem ... it may be worth a try.
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