Geekbench 5 for M1 Macs Has No Compute Test for Metal

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19 Nov, 2020 03:44 AM

On the new Macs with M1 processors, there is no option for doing a Compute test for Metal. It only offers Compute for OpenCL. Is this an oversight or perhaps something that is still being worked on? It seems like a rather prominent omission.

  1. 1 Posted by Greg Smith on 19 Nov, 2020 10:26 PM

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    I was able to run one using 5.3.1 today:

    Not sure what's different about your setup. Everything I run on M1 seems a little less reliable than I'm used to. I've had to reboot the Mac and run Geekbench multiple times to get results I trust.

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by John on 01 Dec, 2020 06:33 PM

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    This was a known issue with Geekbench 5.3.0 and is fixed in Geekbench 5.3.1.

  3. 3 Posted by Just Me on 03 Dec, 2020 01:58 AM

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    Thanks for the response. Do you have any idea when the Mac App Store version will get updated?

    Best Regards,


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