Memory Rate no longer in GeekBench?

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Andrew Shaw

21 Feb, 2020 05:25 PM

Hi,
I bought GeekBench 5 in the AppleStore, but it doesn't seem to measure Memory Transfer rate like the older version my friend has.

Am I misseding something?

  1. 1 Posted by Artem S. Tashki... on 22 Feb, 2020 01:09 PM

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    You're not missing it - RAM throughput benchmarks are not included in GB5.

  2. 2 Posted by lkgreenwell on 25 Feb, 2020 10:11 AM

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    Any particular reason? I’ve suffered from faulty RAM, personally

  3. 3 Posted by Artem S. Tashki... on 26 Feb, 2020 08:34 AM

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    RAM bandwidth calculation will not help you determine faulty RAM and there are better specialized benchmarks for RAM, e.g. Aida64.

    The test was included previously because ostensibly RAM speed affected your CPU performance quite a lot but nowadays it's no longer the case. Also, it skewed results considerably, i.e. very slow CPUs with overclocked RAM showed unnatural scores which didn't really reflect computation speed.

  4. 4 Posted by Andrew Shaw on 26 Feb, 2020 09:55 AM

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    This is true, but RAM speed does give an indication as to whether you have installed the correct DIMMS in the correct slots and they are behaving correctly.

    If you have 2x16GB DIMMS and 2x8GB DIMMS, no matter how to install them Mac Diagnostics say good, but you get twice the speed if you

    Bank0-Slot0 - 16GB
    Bank0-Slot1 - 8GB
    Bank1-Slot0 - 16GB
    Bank1-Slot1 - 8GB

    It would just be nice to determine whether the RAM modules are install correctly by seeing their throughput rather than “trusting” the systems RAM display.

  5. 5 Posted by lkgreenwell on 26 Feb, 2020 10:08 AM

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    Thanks. “Alles klar” (delighted with gb5 app btw)

  6. 6 Posted by Artem S. Tashki... on 27 Feb, 2020 11:25 PM

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    Again, Aida64 comes in handy for that.

    It has a very nice cache and memory benchmark.

  7. 7 Posted by lkgreenwell on 28 Feb, 2020 11:15 AM

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    Got it - thanks for the hint

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