More than 64 Core Support?

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04 Jun, 2012 10:06 PM


I stated a discussion earlier but I cant seem to find it anywhere so lets try again. I noticed in this discussion from last November that there will need to be an update to geekbench in order to utilize more than 64 cores... Is this still the case and if so when might a patch be available? Reason being, I'm seeing scores on 80 core systems that are lower than the new Dual SandyBridge systems with 32 cores. Please fix this soon, otherwise I will need to find a different benchmark utility to use and it took me forever to land on this one as my preferred utility (very few if not any include a command line tool)


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by John on 05 Jun, 2012 11:55 PM

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    Hi Scotty,

    Thanks for your message. Right now Geekbench only supports 64 hardware threads on Windows. While we might add support for more hardware threads in the future we don't have any immediate plans to do so (it's, unfortunately, a significant change).

    Could you send me Geekbench Browser links for results from both systems that are causing you concern?


  2. 2 Posted by Scotty_W on 22 Jun, 2012 04:30 PM

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    Sorry for the super late reply to this but here is the link for the system
    which has 80 total cores. As you can see in the first link, it's only
    picking up 64 threads and it scores lower than a server having only 32
    threads (second link)

    Let me know what you think.


  3. 3 Posted by Scotty_W on 22 Jan, 2013 08:52 PM

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    Did we have any movement on this? Is there a projected date that support for more than 64 cores will be added?


  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by John on 22 Jan, 2013 11:18 PM

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    Scotty -

    Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I believe this issue has been fixed in Geekbench 2.4.0, which is available for download on the Geekbench website:

    Could you try it out and let me know if you still have problems with Geekbench scaling past 64 cores?


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