Geekbench for Mac

Geekbench for Mac

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Date Added:
September 08, 2014
Free to try; $9.99 to buy
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Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
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Editors' review

Geekbench for Mac measures the performance of your processor and memory, providing extensive results. Don't expect to be able to easily interpret those results, though, unless you're a computer expert. But then this app, as its name suggests, is made for geeks, so we can't really blame it for that.

Geekbench for Mac automatically detects the model, processor, memory, and operating system of your computer. For the tests to run effectively, you have to close other apps, and this is clearly noted. The progress bar, timer, and text keep you updated with how the testing is going. Once the test is completed, a Web page with the results automatically opens. This provides a lot of information, but it has no frame of reference, making the results difficult to interpret unless you're an expert. If you are an experienced user, though, you'll love all those figures. We ran Geekbench on our MacBook Air and the application took around three minutes to complete the benchmarks. In order to share our results via the Geekbench Result Browser we needed to register for a free account, which only required us to provide a valid e-mail address.

The free trial version of Geekbench for Mac limits testing only to 32-bit processors. To unlock 64-bit benchmarks and hardware stress tests you will have to buy the full version of the app.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Geekbench for Mac 3.0.2.

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  • 3 stars

    "works fine, but expensive"

    July 14, 2009   |   By Man Cubus

    Version: Geekbench 2.1.2


    This review was originally posted on
    This is quite nifty program.
    Works well on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X (tried both PPC and Intel models).
    Will test it out on Solaris soon.
    But I think it's rather expensive, though for my zoo... I might get it if $20 covers ALL flavours.
    If not, no go.

    For the folks who run it only on couple of macs, price not justified IMO.
    It would make sense to sell 'whole deal' for $20 while allowing to buy 'single-flavour' at $5-$7...
    That would complicate license checks of course...

    On a second note, it's not easy now to 'compare apples to suns' - there's no graphs supported as was in old trusty MacBench 5 (Mac OS 9), neither it is possible to have windows automatically lined up and expanded, nothing to aid that, just pure manual window-fumbling.
    That, and of course, extension beyond benchmarking just the core (CPU+memory) would be my only two wishes for version 3 release.

    Keep up the great (and important, among some folks) work!

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  • 5 stars

    "Much Better Than XBench!!!"

    September 19, 2007   |   By Tesselator

    Version: Geekbench 2.0.6


    This review was originally posted on
    Not only is this benchmarker supported on a plethora of platforms (Not just Mac or PC) but it gives some pretty interesting information about your system and CPU. It doesn't weight it's scores on drive speed that can vary greatly even across otherwise identical systems! Nice!

    The results can be compared between hundreds of thousands of systems already benchmarked and recorded for your browsing pleasure.

    Extremely small footpring and absurdly easy to use!

    Highly recommended over xbench!

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