Linux 64 bit showing much lower scoring then 32 bit?

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28 Jan, 2013 07:50 AM

I still cannot figure out why Geekbench is scoring my system lower in 64 bit Linux distros. Does it matter where the program is installed on the system? I haven't bothered with Geekbench on Linux but out of curiosity since I was seeing big numbers on Windows 8 I figured what the heck go for it but was confused with results. It seems to run 32 bit just fine, I posted a response on another discussion but no responses. Just any help would do or a direct response from Primatelabs or something taking my license is cross platform, I cannot figure out the error if done on my side when it should be a simple un-tar etc I did follow all the guidelines on linux install page as well. There is a lot more scores etc on my account as well under fortinuex and my email is [email blocked]:

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  1. 1 Posted by thstclair on 06 Feb, 2013 09:17 PM

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    I ran into the same thing. Maybe they're working on a solution. ???

  2. 2 Posted by FORTINUEX on 06 Feb, 2013 10:15 PM

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    Yeah I sent a tweet and actually got something that their looking into it. It is just really odd my system scores 20K now but 14K in 64 bit linux and 15-16k in 32 bit idk whats up with that lol

  3. 3 Posted by FORTINUEX on 10 Feb, 2013 04:07 PM

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    I don't know why but I tried responding to you like 10 times they wont approve my responses or something rather rude and illogical on their part to not approve my reply but I have to say support is rather terrible with this product already when I have tried to get a response the only thing I have gotten from them/anyone is from their official twitter that stated that they are looking into it and that's all I got. No replies on other post nor my own no further updates sent via email/twitter etc. The only thing I could think it is, is they need to keep everything up to date for Linux users. I use Windows 8 for bench-marking because they cannot seem to get Linux side fixed. Just increasingly annoyed that the lack of a response by even anyone on a support page but one single reply on twitter of all things. I am showing even worse scores on Ubuntu which is even more odd other users have reflected the same results I am getting. Just abnormal I am getting such low scores on 64 Linux then W8 which is honestly the fastest version of Windows to me thus far etc, I tried 5 distros different versions and same results seems to be 2.4x Geekbench problem because their is no reason my system should be scoring under 15k when it gets 20-23k on Windows.

    -PrimateLabs For the love anything at least don't keep people in the dark, if you sell a product at least have more then 1 person on support responding just shows lack of support and the lack of letting anyone reply is annoying as hell.

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by John on 19 Feb, 2013 06:45 AM

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    I'm sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Your responses were automatically flagged as spam by our support system.

    We've been able to reproduce the problem you reported. From what we can tell it's a problem with the compiler used to build Geekbench for Linux; the 64-bit code it generates is slower than the 32-bit code it generates. We're looking into ways to work around this issue.

    In the meantime if you're not satisfied with Geekbench please let me know and I would be happy to refund your purchase.


  5. 5 Posted by FORTINUEX on 19 Feb, 2013 08:47 AM

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    John it is perfectly fine, you just have to understand it can be really annoying when you wanna just tell someone what is going on. I actually love Geekbench for testing things out. I just wished there was more of a timely response for things because in the time it took to get an official response I guessed it was my system when it wasn't and swapped distros etc. like times. No need for a refund just happy it is actually getting looked into =D!!! CHEERS! If their is anything more I can do to help, I would be happy to. But my technical knowledge behind linux is really basic otherwise.

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by John on 20 Feb, 2013 01:31 AM

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    We're working on making our support more timely and I appreciate your patience. I'm glad you find Geekbench useful and if you ever have any other questions about Geekbench please let us know.


  7. John closed this discussion on 20 Feb, 2013 01:31 AM.

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