Defined as a cross platform processor benchmark, the Primate Lab’s new application ‘Geekbench 3’ can be used on your computer to check whether it is working at the requisite speed or not. “With a new scoring system that separates single-core and multi-core performance, and new workloads that simulate real-world scenarios”, the current version calculates the scores against a baseline score of 2500, and uses it to put forward a relative representation of the performance of Intel Core i5-2520M at the rate of 2.50 GHz.
The procedure to operate and use the application is simple and hassle-free and easily comprehensible. An update from the previous Geekbench 2, this new form of the application allows you to use 15 completely new benchmark tests that mimic real world processor tasks like encryption, image processing and much more. The scores are also displayed on a results page and can be conveniently compared with the performance reports of other devices that are used by other users. John Poole, from the Primate Lab, has also justified their inclusion of a single core and multi core processor system –
“While multi-core performance is becoming more relevant as applications are rewritten to take advantage of multi-core processors, single-core performance is still a very important metric because every application benefits from great single-core performance.”
For iOS users, to ensure greater usability and customer satisfaction, the application has an integration of the Dropbox feature, in which everyone can share their results, and a history or archive feature where users can view the results of their previous tests. The Geekbench 3 software also features stress tests that help to detect ‘a needle in the haystack’ – small problems with the processor that mostly go unnoticed but could easily bundle into a greater problem. They help you to determine the stability of the system that you are using and act as a brilliant precautionary measure against a probable or impending danger. Available at a price of $0.99, the new version 3.3.4 has fixed a crash that could occur on the latest iOS 8 version.
With a history of creating user friendly software for the analysis of desktop and mobile platform performances, this new software of Primate Lab can prove to be immensely beneficial to many users. It’s robust, reliable and affordable and can help protect your system from many impending dangers. To top it all, it’s assessments can be interpreted in such a manner that a person can derive valuable inputs to improve the performance of his system.