Geekbench METAL scores

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by AndreeOnline, Apr 3, 2017.

  1. AndreeOnline, Apr 3, 2017
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2017

    AndreeOnline macrumors 6502

    AndreeOnline

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2014
    Location:
    Zürich
    #1
    Let's see where we're at in terms of MacPro Metal scores! Geekbench 4.1+ required.

    I'm getting the ball rolling with a single RX 480 8GB card:

    Screen Shot 2017-04-03 at 15.26.32.png

    EDIT: for reference my MacBook Pro 2016, Radeon 460 gets roughly 32800 points.
     
  2. Synchro3 macrumors 65816

    Synchro3

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2014
  3. H2SO4 macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2008
    #3
    Single 4GB RX470 with more CUx enabled using the mods found on this forum;
    Screen Shot 2017-04-03 at 20.35.42.jpg
    My OCL result is 119,889.
     
  4. cpnotebook80 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2007
    Location:
    Toronto
    #4
    can you run 4k monitors or even 4k media with that card on that machine? I'm looking to upgrade my 7950
     
  5. Synchro3 macrumors 65816

    Synchro3

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2014
    #5
    4K monitors (with 10 Bit color): Yes. With boot screen on 4K (MVC flashed card).

    4K media: Depends on the bitrate: https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/cant-play-4k-videos.2033874/

    Neither the CPU nor the GTX Titan X have HEVC hardware acceleration.

    If you want HEVC hardware acceleration I would recommend a GTX 950 or GTX 960.
     
  6. cpnotebook80 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2007
    Location:
    Toronto
    #6
    oh ok. Thanks.
     
  7. h9826790 macrumors 604

    h9826790

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2014
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    #7
    Just want to know if anyone can confirm that the HEVC hardware acceleration work in MacOS? I know the card can do that, but does it require software support (OS, driver, apps)?
     
  8. splifingate macrumors regular

    splifingate

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2013
    Location:
    ATL
  9. flowrider, Apr 3, 2017
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2017

    flowrider macrumors 601

    flowrider

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2012
    #9
    Geekbench 4 doesn't work with Nvidia cards for the GPU Benchmark. Are you folks saying that it works for Metal and Cuda?

    Lou
     
  10. splifingate macrumors regular

    splifingate

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2013
    Location:
    ATL
    #10
  11. Yahooligan macrumors 6502a

    Yahooligan

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2011
    Location:
    Illinois
    #11
    I'm not sure what you're talking about here, the CPU benchmarks have nothing to do with the GPU. Compute (GPU) benchmarks in 4.1 are OpenCL, Metal, and, if you have an Nvidia GPU, CUDA.
     
  12. flowrider macrumors 601

    flowrider

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2012
    #12
    ^^^^Mistyped. Post corrected. Meant GPU. Specifically OpenCL.

    Lou
     
  13. Yahooligan macrumors 6502a

    Yahooligan

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2011
    Location:
    Illinois
    #13
    Gotcha, no worries. Yeah, the OpenCL benchmarks fail with Nvidia and the web driver. If you're able to use the native macOS driver then the OpenCL benchmarks complete fine. Known issue.
     
  14. flowrider macrumors 601

    flowrider

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2012
    #14
    ^^^^Yep, I know it's a known issue, hence why I asked the question. However, still don't have an answer to my question:

    Does the Geekbench Metal and Cuda test work with an Nvidia card and Nvidia drivers?
     
  15. Synchro3, Apr 4, 2017
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2017

    Synchro3 macrumors 65816

    Synchro3

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2014
    #15
    Yes. Only OpenCL benchmark does not work.
     
  16. Synchro3 macrumors 65816

    Synchro3

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2014
    #16
    Ok, new Metal Benchmark with GTX Titan X, this time on Sierra, and latest Nvidia web driver:
    Metal 1.png

    Metal 2.png
     
  17. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 68040

    SoyCapitanSoyCapitan

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2015
    #17
    Are the tests for Metal the same as the tests for OpenCL?
     
  18. Tucom macrumors 65816

    Tucom

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2006
    #18
    What are the comparative OpenGL scores? These scores don't have much meaning without something to compare them to; if there's a way to view the OGL scores vs. these that would be awesome.
     
  19. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 68040

    SoyCapitanSoyCapitan

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2015
    #19
    GL isn't useful for the background tests Geekbench uses. It's a compute testing app.
     
  20. Tucom macrumors 65816

    Tucom

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2006
    #20
    Ah, I see. Makes sense why you were talking about the OpenCL then. My mistake.
     
  21. mammal macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2002
    Location:
    Norway, Trondheim
    #21
    Adding two results for Mac Pro (GTX 680) and an iMac (M295X). Skjermbilde 2017-04-04 kl. 23.32.08.png Skjermbilde 2017-04-04 kl. 23.32.33.png
     
  22. linuxcooldude macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2010
  23. H2SO4 macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2008
    #23
    Benchmark suites are odd things. My RX470 has a higher teraflop output than both of your D700s combined yet gets a lower score.
     
  24. Yahooligan macrumors 6502a

    Yahooligan

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2011
    Location:
    Illinois
    #24
    Gaming GPU vs workstation GPU, the gaming GPUs are great for gaming but don't do as well at computations. Workstation GPUs do better at computations but aren't as good for gaming.

    My D700 and my wife's GTX 680 are both in the 3.1-3.5 tflop range, my D700 kills her GTX 680 in computational benchmarks like OpenCL, her GTX 680 wins when doing rendering benchmarks like Valley.
     
  25. linuxcooldude, Apr 5, 2017
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2017

    linuxcooldude macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2010
    #25
    Good observation. I wish there were better benchmarks geared more toward workstations rather than gaming benchmarks with a few other ones added. I see a lot of people remark workstation graphics are just consumer versions with a higher price. But I do think there are a few slight GPU hardware tweaks that differentiates consumer and workstation cards along with drivers/support ect. Of course it helps if you own/control the platform/ecosystem/hardware/OS rather than third party hardware and drivers.

    Doing a quick lookup of the Radeon RX470 I'm showing 4.9 TFLOPS rather than 7 TFLOP's for the D700's. Thats 3.5 TFLOPS for one depending if Geekbench supports multiple GPU's.
     

Share This Page