Yesterday I installed the new Developer Beta Build 19D62e.
Directly after installing the Beta Geekbench ran without hitch. The Appstore version (5.02) as well as the one from your website (5.1.0).
But after the first restart, both versions showed blank windows only.
Can you tell me where the string is supposed to come from NVRAM, gobbled together from system features, stored in a plist or part of the Apps resources. So I could check whether there is an error related to that (permissions for files, cleared/overwirtten NVRAM etc.).
In the IORegistry you will find a name entry for the PCIe Device that is your graphicscard.
This can be changed for different reasons - especially on a Hackintosh.
The entry has a datatype. Usually Data or String.
Geekbench fails if the datatype is anything but String.
To check start IORegistryExplorer find the entry for your Graphicscard and check the name field of its name entry.
If it is not String, find out how the name ist set and change the datatype.
E.e. often the new name is taken from a plist file. The datatype of the entry in this file will be copied into the IORegistry. Change the datatype in the plist and you will be fine.
Might be any other IORegistry Entry Geeckbench is not happy with.
Thank you for the quick and detailed reply. We do have a custom video driver that is loaded on the system. IOHardwareModel is set to a String and appears that way in IORegistryExplorer as well as in the About This Mac dialog.
I have tried booting without the driver and it does indeed fix the problem. As does booting with the driver modified to not set IOHardwareModel. Its strange that it fails with it set though, as we do set it to a String and IORegistry clearly shows it set to the String type.
Sorry guys - don't understand any of the I/O registry stuff.
Stupidly imagined that Geekbench just required me to buy a license,
install and run it.
I have a new GPU arriving in the next couple of days and installing that
is almost above my pay grade.
Just want Geekbench to work and give me a "Before" picture of my system
so I can actually check against an "After" assessment.
Too much to ask ?