StressTest vs Benchmark

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23 Dec, 2012 04:07 PM

I'm using Version 2.4.0 (204000) on Mac OS 10.6.8

I notice that on my system the results in the stress test are better then in a single benchmark ( ST 38xx BM 36xx ).

In both situations the system/cmputer isn't doing anything else.

Seems illogical to me


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by John on 25 Dec, 2012 12:42 AM

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    Marc -

    Thank you for your message. Geekbench's benchmark runs both single-threaded and multi-threaded tests, while Geekbench's stress tests run only multi-core tests. Since multi-core tests score higher than single-core tests, this leads to the overall stress test score being higher than the overall benchmark score.

    This is by design. Stress test scores aren't meant to be compared against benchmark scores. Both run similar, but different sets, of tests. However, the fact that both scores can be similar can lead to user confusion. We'll investigate an alternative way of scoring stress tests to eliminate this confusion.


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