Geekbench 4

By: Doug S (, July 29, 2016 7:59 pm
Room: Moderated Discussions
John Poole ( on July 29, 2016 11:57 am wrote:
> Doug S ( on July 29, 2016 9:08 am wrote:
> > anon ( on July 28, 2016 10:58 pm wrote:
> > > Can you then provide a description of the benchmark here or somewhere that doesn't require sign up?
> >
> >
> > Agreed. If you have to sign up and participate in the beta just to learn what components are in the
> > benchmark, then the odds of it being discussed here are pretty low. RWT is probably one of the best
> > places to find people who could make good suggestions and provide constructive criticism. We certainly
> > have provided a lot of criticism (some of it even constructive :)) about Geekbench in the past, though
> > it isn't as though other benchmarks like SPEC and TPC have escaped criticism here either.
> >
> > Obviously there is still a need for testing as descriptions of the benchmark
> > components can only take you so far, comparing results you get on different
> > hardware is also necessary to see how it really works is also needed.
> >
> > But the starting point should be "what is in it, and how
> > much will each component figure into the overall score?"
> Sure thing. Here's some preliminary documentation on the CPU workloads included
> in Geekbench 4:

On first glance, this looks like it will be a major improvement over previous versions of Geekbench! I'll probably have more comments later, but the first thing that jumped out at me were the delays inserted in the tests to give the CPU some time to cool down. While I think that's an excellent idea, I hope there will also be a mode that lets you do the same test without the delay. It would provide an idea of how quickly thermal effects cause the CPU to throttle or drop down from turbo mode.

On PCs that's less of a concern, because you can always improve cooling if you consider it an issue, but on phones there's really no way around it.
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