Primate Labs Releases Geekbench 3 for Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android

Posted August 16, 2013 at 7:53pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 16295 views

Geekbench 3, the first major upgrade to the popular benchmarking software in six years, is now available for download.

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.

New Benchmark Tests
Geekbench 3 includes 15 new benchmark tests that are designed to model real-world processor intensive tasks. The new tests cover a number of different application domains, including encryption, image processing, signal processing, and physics simulation.

Geekbench 3 also includes 12 completely rewritten benchmark tests from Geekbench 2. These tests are now more representative of real-world applications and usage scenarios.

New Scoring Systems
Geekbench 3 includes a completely new scoring system that separates single-core performance and multi-core performace into two separate scores.

While multi-core performance is becoming more relevant as applications are rewritten to take advantage of multi-core processors, single-core performance is still a very important metric because every application benefits from great single-core performance.

With Geekbench 3, if you know your applications can't take advantage of the latest multi-core processors, you can use the new single-core scores to find the fastest machine for your tasks.

Note that Geekbench 3 uses a different baseline system than Geekbench 2, so Geekbench 3 scores are not comparable to Geekbench 2 scores.

New iOS Interface
Geekbench 3 has a completely new iOS interface that's optimized for iOS 7. With a new design that matches the "flat" aesthetic of iOS 7, Geekbench 3 looks great on both iOS 6 and iOS 7.

There are also a couple of new features in Geekbench for iOS:
● Geekbench now automatically archives each benchmark run, allowing you to go back and view past benchmark results.
● Geekbench now integrates with Dropbox, allowing you to share results between your devices and your computers without going through the Geekbench Browser.

New File Format
Geekbench 3 uses JSON as its native file format. JSON is a lightweight format based on JavaScript. Not only is JSON is easy for people to read and write, but it's also easy for computers to understand. Parsing a JSON file only takes one line of code in most languages. This will make writing scripts that use Geekbench data easier than ever.

Geekbench 3 also includes more information about each benchmark test in its file format, allowing users to dig deeper into their benchmark results.

You can purchase Geekbench 3 from the App Store for $0.99. Geekbench for individual desktop operating systems is available for a limited time price of $9.99.

[App Store] [Primate Labs Store]

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Saul - August 16, 2013 at 8:13pm
I have geekbench 2.
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