Geekbench 6, the latest version of the best cross-platform benchmark, has arrived and is loaded with new and improved workloads to measure the performance of your CPUs and GPUs. Geekbench 6 is available for download today for Android, iOS, Windows, macOS, and Linux.
A lot has changed in the tech world in the past three years. Smartphone cameras take bigger and better pictures. Artificial intelligence, especially machine learning, has become ubiquitous in general and mobile applications. The number of cores in computers and mobile devices continues to rise. And how we interact with our computers and mobile devices has changed dramatically – who would have guessed that video conferencing would suddenly surge in 2020?
To keep up with these advancements, we’ve released Geekbench 6. This latest version of Geekbench has been designed with the modern user in mind, reflecting how we actually use our devices in 2023.
So, what’s new in Geekbench 6? Let’s take a look!
New and Updated Real-World Tests
Geekbench tests have always been grounded in real-world use cases and use modern. With Geekbench 6, we’ve taken this to the next level by updating existing workloads and designing several new workloads, including workloads that:
- Blur backgrounds in video conferencing streams
- Filter and adjust images for social media sites
- Automatically remove unwanted objects from photos
- Detect and tag objects in photos using machine learning models
- Analyse, process, and convert text using scripting languages
Modern Data Sets
We also updated the datasets that the workloads process so they better align with the file types and sizes that are common today. This includes:
- Higher-resolution photos in image tests
- Larger maps in navigation tests
- Larger, more complex documents in the PDF and HTML5 Browser tests
- More (and larger) files in the developer tests
The multi-core benchmark tests in Geekbench 6 have also undergone a significant overhaul. Rather than assigning separate tasks to each core, the tests now measure how cores cooperate to complete a shared task. This approach improves the relevance of the multi-core tests and is better suited to measuring heterogeneous core performance. This approach follows the growing trend of incorporating “performance” and “efficient” cores in desktops and laptops (not just smartphones and tablets).
Praise for Geekbench 6
Geekbench has long been the industry standard in benchmarking for customers and device manufacturers, used by semiconductor technology companies like Arm, chipset and CPU manufacturers like Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., MediaTek Inc., and AMD, device manufacturers like ASUS, Lenovo, Microsoft, Motorola, Vivo, and even by car manufacturers like Mercedes Benz AG.
“Geekbench has been and will continue to be an important benchmark that our teams have utilized in the architectural design and implementation of our Snapdragon platforms.”
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
“Geekbench is heavily used by MediaTek for its easy access and fairness in comparing cross-platform results. R&D can put less effort into checking software differences on diverse processor architectures and pay more attention to identifying actual hardware bottlenecks. Geekbench 6 reduces system services’ impact. This helps us and our customers better analyze the performance differences over the competition.”
We’re celebrating the release of Geekbench 6 with a launch sale. From now until February 28, we’re offering 20% off Geekbench 6 Pro on the Primate Labs Store.
Meanwhile, Geekbench 6 is free (and will remain free) for personal use.
Whether you’re a tech enthusiast or in charge of a computer lab or IT department, Geekbench 6 is the benchmark tool you need. With its improvements in workload tests and multi-core measuring, you can be sure that you’re getting accurate and reliable results that reflect how your computers and devices perform in real-world settings.
Via Primate Labs