Raspberry Pi version? Apple M1 SoC native support

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Rich Sadowsky

25 Nov, 2020 07:03 PM

Hi, with Apple coming out with M1 SoC now, and Raspberry Pi 4 with 8GB RAM available, I would love a benchmark that would be compiled or built for any combo SoC/CPU or OS combination. I see you sell this at a reasonable price. Does it come with source code so you can build your own version on a platform such as Pi 4 on Raspberry Pi OS (32-bit) or Ubuntu 20.04 (64-bit running on Pi 4)? I'm fine with having to run ./configure and then make, then make install. I can also fix simple compilation errors.

Assuming you don't offer source to allow recompiling ourselves, this would still have value to me if there was an Intel MacOS version, an M1 MacOS version, and Raspberry Pi versions for 3b+ and 4 with Raspberry Pi OS (formerly Raspian). If this isn't the right tool for my use case (establishing baseline benchmarks for Intel/ARM Apples, Raspberry Pis), is there anyone aware of something like what I describe?

  1. 1 Posted by scott on 29 Nov, 2020 12:22 AM

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    Looks like the latest version (5.3) is a universal binary that supports Apple Silicon:
    https://www.geekbench.com/blog/2020/11/geekbench-53/

    I too would like a version for Linux on ARM for Raspberry Pi and similar devices. I doubt we'll be able to build it ourselves (since it's closed source) but I imagine it shouldn't be too difficult for Primate Labs to offer a compiled ARM CLI version alongside the compiled x86 CLI version.

    Even if it's offered as a 'beta' or untested build with no guarantees it could be useful.

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by John on 01 Dec, 2020 06:11 PM

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    The wide variety of SBCs (and the distros that run on them) make providing a single Geekbench for Linux/ARM binary difficult. That said, we're hoping to release something that supports the RPi by the end of the year.

  3. 3 Posted by scott on 01 Dec, 2020 07:17 PM

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    Great news!

    Let me know if you need a beta tester with a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B Rev. 1.1 running Raspberry Pi OS 10! :-)

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