|Developer(s)||Primate Labs Inc.|
|Written in||C, C++, Objective-C, Python, Ruby|
|Operating system||Linux, macOS, Windows, , Android and iOS|
|Platform||x86-64, ARM (Android/iOS only)|
|Size||89 MiB (archive) / 129 MiB unpacked|
Geekbench 5 is a cross-platform CPU benchmarking application that tests single and multi-core CPU performance. The Linux version will run in a terminal and output some information about the system and the name of the benchmarks it runs and finish off by printing a link to a web page where results can be viewed. It is not exactly exciting to watch.
Geekbench 5 for Linux will not show any cool graphics or anything else beyond some text output in a terminal when it runs.
The Linux version
Geekbench for Linux can be acquired from geekbench.com/download/linux/.
The Linux version will only test CPU performance, Geekbench 5 for Linux does not touch the GPU when it runs. Geekbench website story is:
"Test your GPU's power with support for the OpenCL, CUDA, and Metal APIs. New to Geekbench 5 is support for Vulkan, the next-generation cross-platform graphics and compute API."
The Geekbench website story does not hold water, it does no GPU testing what so ever.
The tests it will claim to run are ran twice with one pass testing single-core and the second pass testing multi-core performance. The tests it runs are:
Running AES-XTS Running Text Compression Running Image Compression Running Navigation Running HTML5 Running SQLite Running PDF Rendering Running Text Rendering Running Clang Running Camera Running N-Body Physics Running Rigid Body Physics Running Gaussian Blur Running Face Detection Running Horizon Detection Running Image Inpainting Running HDR Running Ray Tracing Running Structure from Motion Running Speech Recognition Running Machine Learning
The GPU remains steady at 0% load during all of these tests. The tests that sound like they would be using the GPU, such as "Image Inpainting", "HDR" and "Ray Tracing", are all done on the CPU.
The single and multi-core tests do load one CPU thread or all CPU core threads with a 100% load.
The results are not shown in a terminal, nor is anything else of interests beyond the names of the tests it runs. Geekbench 5 will simply show a link like https://browser.geekbench.com/v5/cpu/3743803 where you can go and view the actual results when it is done running tests.
Verdict And Conclusion
Geekbench 5 is probably the least exciting benchmark there is. The numbers are perhaps interesting to some, and they can perhaps be used to compare one Linux machine to another. The numbers don't really say all that much since they are limited to a few CPU specific tests.
Geekbench does run on Linux, and it does produce some numbers, so there's that.