Does Geekbench version impact on results (32 bit tryout verses 64bit) ?

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Danny M

25 Jan, 2013 12:50 AM

I recently tried Geekbench tryout (32 bit test) here, score of 11582:

Looked for a close comparison (exact same hardware and OS level etc) and found this record, score of 16194:

I'm curious as to the large difference - the only thing I can see that is different in the comparison (second link above) is that they are using the 64 bit version of Geekbench; would that impact so much on the benchmark outcome ? Seems to be big differences in the floating point performance in particular.

  1. 1 Posted by FORTINUEX on 27 Jan, 2013 01:38 AM

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    The reason the big jump in Floating point in 64 bit test is the lack of restriction from 32 bit processing when you have a multithreaded processor, seems self explanatory but that is probably the simplest answer. I can tell you personally RAM speed and Stream performance, though there is a slight point increase maybe 500-1000 on overall score but this improves your final score a lot more then some think. If you are running a 64 bit system on a 64 bit Operating System you have to take the 32 bit tests with a grain of salt per say. Blur Image multi-core scalar thrives on cores and threads in 64 bits with the extra "pipelines". I personally think the other Multi-core tests need tweaked and the barely noticeable increase doesn't help with proving 64 bit is much better.

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