Geekbench
Geekbench
5.2.3

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Geekbench free download for Mac

Geekbench5.2.3

24 July 2020

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 5.2.3:
  • Improve processor identification on Windows on ARM devices.
  • Fix a bug that prevented benchmark comparisons from working on iOS.

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30 Reviews of Geekbench

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steveoliver360
04 September 2019
Version: 5.0.0

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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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steveoliver360
04 September 2019
Version: 5.0.0
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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Helmo-Hass
03 September 2019
Version: 5.0.0
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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ashishcompuiting
20 July 2018
Version: 4.2.3
Best in class
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Wombat
04 April 2017
Version: 4.1.0
WTF?! You have to let it snoop your machine unless you pay first. No go.
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rardin
31 August 2016
Version: 4.0.0
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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Shk747
15 May 2014
Version: 3.1.6
why comes the "direct" update later than with this thread here ?! my geekb. shows 3.1.5 curently the "newest" ...
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Mcr
12 January 2014
Version: 3.1.4
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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Invalid
01 December 2013
Version: 3.1.2
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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rardin
20 September 2013
Version: 3.1.0
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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Grandpa-John
19 August 2013
Version: 3.0.2
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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Anon42
16 August 2013
Version: 3.0.0
The system requirements for Geekbench 3 appear to be 10.7.5 or greater, not 10.5.8 or greater as listed by MacUpdate.
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Radus
16 August 2013
Version: 3.0.0
best tool for cross platform comparison, fair pricing policy over the years, recommend it highly, bought version 3 (cross platform)
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Aargl
03 August 2013
Version: 2.4.3
How fair is geekbench? To all the GB enthusiasts here: One thing to consider is that scores can be very different between two versions of GB! I've tried v220 against v227 on an iMac G5 running OS 10.5.8: - v220 score = 1044 - v227 score = 1365 This is apparently because they introduced new tests for newer computers and OSes. I had to use v220 because it's the last one supporting Tiger and that's funny to notice that my 10.4 partition gave a 1281 score, which appears a lot better than Leopard in v220 and slightly worse in v227... Other trials on a more recent Intel mac gave worse results with OS 10.8 than with 10.6... In the end, the most important thing is the day to day ‘feeling’ in current tasks and those benches are not really telling you much about that. ;-) (the same applies for a given app that may be not optimized for your system, which ruins its performance, no matter the amazing score it has... the worse being the Finder, the all-time weakest and slowest part of OSX) Anyway, when comparing OSes or computers, be sure to use the same version everywhere, if you want coherent results! (and possibly use the root user to be sure you haven’t anything running in the background ;-)
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Maximas
13 April 2013
Version: 2.4.3
Great to compare my old slow iMac with the latest models. It remembers me I have to buy a new one asap. :-)
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THEE:LEE
18 June 2012
Version: 2.3.3
Use it everytime I get a new mac, a great tool!
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Miocinq
11 April 2012
Version: 2.3.0
Whats new: Removed support forPowerPC-based Macs....... Requirements: PPC/Intel, MacOS 10.4...
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Thomas1977
19 January 2012
Version: 2.2.6
Great to compare your machine with others. The price is a bit steep though.
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L0xby
08 September 2011
Version: 2.2.0
is it normal for the 64-bit test in 2.2.0 to be 4-5% lower than what's reported in 2.1.13? i've run both versions several times back to back and the 2.2.0 score is consistently lower.
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Haliomaster
16 August 2011
Version: 2.2.0b7
I just love benchmarking. It is cool to compare with others on-line. Price is a bit high imo
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d-tisdal
09 April 2011
Version: 2.1.13
I thought this would be a good idea. However, once you use it once...what good would the app be to use later? Plus, the numbers generated are too abstract to have any usefulness. Too complicated for someone like my wife or kids to use.
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Smactron
11 February 2011
Version: 2.1.12
This could really use the Sparkle framework for update checking and self-updating.
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John-Sawyer-CJS
21 November 2010
Version: 2.2.0b1
I'm getting a message at launch saying the 2.2.0b1 build is already expired, though it was just posted here yesterday. I don't see a link at the developer's website for downloading any beta versions, so I can't try the latest version.
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Gitte79
20 November 2010
Version: 2.2.0b1
Actually fun to play with. Comparing is always fun. :) But paying for an benchmark tool?
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Mredrup
09 November 2010
Version: 2.1.9
Purchased this on MacUpdate promo - no my serial is no longer valid... this is the last PROMO item I buy. This update is supposed to be free to all registered users.... expect those who bought the promo that is.
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Diblo
01 November 2010
Version: 2.1.9
No work on iMac 2006.: Process: Geekbench [3757] Path: /Users/Ordenador/Desktop/Geekbench 2.1/Geekbench (64-bit).app/Contents/MacOS/Geekbench Identifier: ca.primatelabs.Geekbench2 Version: ??? (2.1.9) Code Type: X86-64 (Native) Parent Process: launchd [89] Date/Time: 2010-11-01 22:01:19.534 +0100 OS Version: Mac OS X 10.6.4 (10F569) Report Version: 6 Interval Since Last Report: 169952 sec Crashes Since Last Report: 5 Per-App Interval Since Last Report: 5 sec Per-App Crashes Since Last Report: 5 Anonymous UUID: 57FD33D9-9E63-4FBC-990B-EC4E74658386 Exception Type: EXC_BAD_INSTRUCTION (SIGILL) Exception Codes: 0x000000000000000c, 0x0000000000000000 Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
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truthhurts
22 April 2010
Version: 2.1.6
Four things I hate about GeekBench: 1) Frequent updates, yet no way to check for updates from within the program, let alone install them. Come on, Sparkle isn't new folks. 2) No universal binaries. There is absolutely no reason to have separate x86, x64, and PPC applications. If they were in the same app, we could even change the mode with a quick trip to "Get Info". Instead, we have to keep around multiple copies - which don't autoupdate. 3) $20 so I can run 64-bit tests? What if I just want to run a a test on my new machine to compare to my old one? Nope, $20 for something that metaphorically will be tossed to the back of the junk drawer afterwards - and probably be out of date by the time the next upgrade comes around. 4) No publishing of 64-bit test results on blog posts? All of the scores on the "official" system table and in any post the dev makes are 32-bit, with no disclaimer that any machine from the last few years is being gimped. For the Core i5 and i7, that's shaving a good 20% off of test scores. Given how many years these things have been unaddressed, I have little hope of seeing any changes. And with support like that, I'm MUCH less inclined to purchase it.
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Shk747
19 March 2010
Version: 2.1.5
what goes on with this update, it doesnt open ?!
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Helmo-Hass
03 September 2008
Version: 2.0.19
mmm intersting comments.. becose since version 2.0.15 any other release i tried crashes during benchmark... on ppc & intels machine.. looks they still have some issues on making it compatible with different cpus.. or there's something else??? I just wonder what.. :D for instance not very usefull
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Michael Riechert
23 January 2008
Version: 2.0.10
Geekbench 2.0.10 chrashed upon launching on my iMac G5 with MACOS 10.4.11. Version 2.0.0.9 is running very well on different Macs and in Parallels with Windows XP and Vista
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Neonblue2
07 March 2007
Version: 2.0
Thanks for letting me be a beta tester and putting my name in the "About" box. Geekbench 2.0 is great!
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