Geekbench not consistent?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by joot, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. joot macrumors member

    Nov 3, 2006
    I have a Mac Pro 5,1 2009 flashed to 2010 with dual 3.33mHz X5680 cpus along with a GTX 670 gpu running El Capitan on a SSD HD. I got different Geekbench scores on different occations. Sometime I get ~28,800 and other times I get ~30,000. Just wondering as to why the vast difference if the scores at different times?
  2. h9826790, Jul 29, 2016
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2016

    h9826790 macrumors G4


    Apr 3, 2014
    Hong Kong
    You always use the 64bit mode?

    Anyway, sometime the background process (e.g. Time machine, indexing, etc) can tax the CPU quite a bit and cause the lower than normal score.
  3. joot thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 3, 2006
    Always ran in 64 bit mode...nothing is running in the background when Geekbench is running...
  4. flowrider macrumors 603


    Nov 23, 2012
    With nothing running in the background, my scores are pretty consistent. Though they sometimes vary a bit from OS to OS.


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