What does it measure?

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30 Dec, 2012 06:09 PM

The front page states: Geekbench provides a comprehensive set of benchmarks engineered to quickly and accurately measure processor and memory performance..."

So it seems to me, that"
This is a test of base hardware and would have LITTLE to do with performance of a particular OS. Therefore, while a useful guideline, especially in comparing different machines with the same OS, it has little relevance across OSs since it masks the relative efficiencies/inefficiencies of the systems.

Is that a correct statement?

  1. 1 Posted by JMMX on 30 Dec, 2012 06:10 PM

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    I would appreciate a definitive answer.

    Thank you!

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by John on 07 Jan, 2013 12:47 AM

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    From the operating system you're running, to the compiler developers use to build applications, software can have a significant impact on the performance of your computer. Geekbench measures the performance of the entire system, including the operating system, and not just the performance of the underlying hardware.


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