Colin on 22 Dec, 2017 09:14 PM
Thanks for reaching out to us. The CPU benchmark in Geekbench 4 runs the same workloads twice -- once with a single processor core, and once with multiple cores. A lower than expected multi-core score indicates that your device could have lower performance for applications that take advantage of multiple cores on a system.
Note that lower than expected scores can also be caused by running your device in low-power mode; if your device entered low-power mode during the multi-core part of the CPU benchmark, your results may not accurately reflect your device's performance.
Colin on 29 Jun, 2018 07:44 PM
I'm afraid that it's difficult to provide a good rule of thumb for this. Ideally, reviewers would explicitly say which scores they are referring to.
In many cases the average single-core and multi-core scores for a device will be substantially different, so you can compare the score provided by the reviewer with scores for similar devices to get an idea of if the score is a single-core or multi-core score. You can find average scores for a variety of devices on the Benchmark Charts of the Geekbench Browser.