Our favorite Linux benchmarking platform has just been updated to Geekbench 5 which has just been released. The latest version of the popular, albeit somewhat controversial multi-platform benchmarking utility has been updated to reflect recent changes in CPU and GPU performance and capabilities, such as machine learning, computational photography, and Vulkan. For those running the tool’s macOS version, there’s also new support for Dark Mode.
Geekbench 5’s CPU Benchmark models the challenges your system faces when running the latest applications. We’ve added new workloads that measure CPU performance in cutting-edge technologies, including machine learning, augmented reality, and computational photography. We’ve also updated existing workloads to use larger data sets to better measure the effect memory performance has on CPU performance.
Geekbench 5’s GPU Compute Benchmark now includes support for Vulkan, the next-generation cross-platform graphics and compute API. Geekbench 5 also includes new Compute workloads that measure the performance of computer vision and computational photography algorithms that are typically GPU-accelerated in applications.
Geekbench 5 is available for Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, and Android. We run the benchmark on every new Linux server we install and provide the results to the ordering customer, as well as for our own edification as well as that of the purchasing public (all results are anonymized – and you can ask to be excluded).