Tuesday, September 3rd 2019

Primate Labs Introduces GeekBench 5, Drops 32-bit Support

Primate Labs, developers of the ubiquitous benchmarking application GeekBench, have announced the release of version 5 of the software. The new version brings numerous changes, and one of the most important (since if affects compatibility) is that it will only be distributed in a 64-bit version. Some under the hood changes include additions to the CPU benchmark tests (including machine learning, augmented reality, and computational photography) as well as increases in the memory footprint for tests so as to better gauge impacts of your memory subsystem on your system's performance. Also introduced are different threading models for CPU benchmarking, allowing for changes in workload attribution and the corresponding impact on CPU performance.

On the Compute side of things, GeekBench 5 now supports the Vulkan API, which joins CUDA, Metal, and OpenCL. GPU-accelerated compute for computer vision tasks such as Stereo Matching, and augmented reality tasks such as Feature Matching are also available. For iOS users, there is now a Dark Mode for the results interface. GeekBench 5 is available now, 50% off, on Primate Labs' store.
Source: GeekBench
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12 Comments on Primate Labs Introduces GeekBench 5, Drops 32-bit Support

#4
Vya Domus
Looks like the scores scale in a more realistic way one but id still not look at this benchmark as a genuine way to compare CPUs.
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DeathtoGnomes
with all the other free bench mark programs available what makes this one special?
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kapone32
DeathtoGnomes
with all the other free bench mark programs available what makes this one special?
It is made by Geekbench lol
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#9
Athlonite
will only be distributed in a 64-bit version..... And yet still wants to install itself in the Program files (x86) directory on an x64 bit version of windows and being an x64 bit program it should be installing in the Program files folder which is for the 64 bit programs
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DeathtoGnomes
kapone32
It is made by Geekbench lol
Thats no excuse !
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R-T-B
DeathtoGnomes
with all the other free bench mark programs available what makes this one special?
Mostly known as a phone benchmark... So I'd say crossplatform.

kapone32
It is made by Geekbench lol
Primate Labs, actually.
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DeathtoGnomes
R-T-B
Mostly known as a phone benchmark... So I'd say crossplatform.



Primate Labs, actually.
ahhh phone benchmark... I think I have one of those around here.
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