Geekbench
Geekbench 3.1.5
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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.
What's New
Version 3.1.5:
  • Added support for BlackBerry 10.
  • Added support for Android devices with MIPS processors.
  • Added Android CPU governor to system information.
  • Added L4 cache information to system information.
  • Fixed an issue where results uploaded to Dropbox were given meaningless names.
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.6.6 or later



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Mcr commented on 12 Jan 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.
[Version 3.1.4]


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Invalid commented on 01 Dec 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
[Version 3.1.2]

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MacUpdate-Jess replied on 01 Dec 2013
Thanks, Invalid! I've changed the SysReqs to reflect the earlier OS.
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Rardin commented on 20 Sep 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.
[Version 3.1.0]

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Simonm replied on 20 Sep 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 replied on 20 Sep 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 replied on 21 Sep 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 commented on 19 Aug 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.
[Version 3.0.2]

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Frank-O'Connor replied on 19 Aug 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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Anon42 commented on 16 Aug 2013
The system requirements for Geekbench 3 appear to be 10.7.5 or greater, not 10.5.8 or greater as listed by MacUpdate.
[Version 3.0.0]


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Radus reviewed on 16 Aug 2013
best tool for cross platform comparison, fair pricing policy over the years, recommend it highly, bought version 3 (cross platform)
[Version 3.0.0]


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Aargl commented on 03 Aug 2013
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 ;-)
[Version 2.4.3]


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Maximas reviewed on 13 Apr 2013
Great to compare my old slow iMac with the latest models. It remembers me I have to buy a new one asap. :-)
[Version 2.4.3]


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THEE:LEE reviewed on 18 Jun 2012
Use it everytime I get a new mac, a great tool!
[Version 2.3.3]


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Miocinq reviewed on 11 Apr 2012
Whats new:

Removed support forPowerPC-based Macs.......

Requirements:

PPC/Intel, MacOS 10.4...
[Version 2.3.0]

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Miocinq replied on 11 Apr 2012
sry, was too fast with my post. Thanks for the correction.
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L0xby had trouble on 08 Sep 2011
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.
[Version 2.2.0]

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Aargl replied on 03 Aug 2013
Hi!
A little late for answering you but you might be interested in my comment in the Reviews/Comments tab. :-)

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SpiessensMark rated on 19 Sep 2013

[Version 3.1.0]



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Gitteboy rated on 26 Aug 2013

[Version 3.0.2]



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russelladam rated on 15 Aug 2013

[Version 3.0.0]



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SylvainLacroix rated on 10 Mar 2013

[Version 2.4.2]



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Old_guy rated on 08 Mar 2013

[Version 2.4.2]



gosmond rated on 13 Feb 2013

[Version 2.4.0]



Wmumpower rated on 04 Feb 2013

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Scotty_Beam_Me_Up_Again rated on 19 Nov 2012

[Version 2.4.0]



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Genimac rated on 16 Nov 2012

[Version 2.4.0]



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Chocky rated on 17 Sep 2012

[Version 2.3.4]


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