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Developer(s)Primate Labs Inc.
Stable release
4.4.0 / 16 July 2019; 4 days ago (2019-07-16)
Written inC++, C, Objective-C, Python, Ruby
Operating systemmacOS, Windows, Linux, Android and iOS
Platformx86-64, ARM
Available inEnglish
TypeBenchmark (computing)

Geekbench is a cross-platform processor benchmark, with a scoring system that separates single-core and multi-core performance,[1][2] and workloads that simulate real-world scenarios. The current version, Geekbench 4, uses scores that are calculated against a baseline score of 4000, which represents the performance of an Intel Core i7-6600U @ 2.60 GHz. The software benchmark is available for macOS, Windows, Linux, Android and iOS. Geekbench 4 also measures GPU performance in areas such as image processing and computer vision.

Linus Torvalds, who is the creator and principal developer of the Linux kernel, criticized Geekbench versions 3 and earlier for showing partiality for ARM64 devices and being a bad performance measure of x86-based systems. He called Geekbench as bad a benchmark as Dhrystone, which he and others have ridiculed for years.[3] When version 4.0 of Geekbench was released his comment was, "Looks much better."[4]

Major Versions

v2.0 - released in 2007. [1]

v3.0 - released in 2013. [2]

v4.0 - released in 2016. [3]


  1. ^ Marco Cornero, Andreas Anyuru (ST-Ericsson) (2013). Multiprocessing in Mobile Platforms: the Marketing and the Reality (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 2016-08-13.CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)
  2. ^ Prakash P.; Biju R. Mohan (2013). "Evaluating Performance of Virtual Machines on Hypervisor (Type-2)" (PDF). National Institute of Technology, Karnataka, Department of Information Technology. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2016-08-18.
  3. ^ "Real World Technologies - Forums - Thread Charlie re Apple and ARM". Archived from the original on 2017-04-21.
  4. ^ "Real World Technologies - Forums - Thread: Geekbench 4". Retrieved 2018-01-05.

External links[edit]

Official website