Geekbench on hi-end 2011 MBP

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  1. johnywalker1989 macrumors regular

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    Hi friends. I have the 2011 MBP with 2.3, 8G Ram, Hi-Res and 128 Apple SSD.
    I bought today geekbench 2. With free geekbench i have +-10550.
    With Geekbench 2 (32 bit) i have +-9600 and in 64bit 10450+-.

    Isn't this results low for my machine i have seen MBP's with lowest configuration and results 11000+.
    Why?
     
  2. lesyork macrumors member

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    This is normal. Your computer will be slightly different to all the others, it's still a great score.
     
  3. johnywalker1989, May 31, 2011
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    johnywalker1989 thread starter macrumors regular

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    What do you mean with: slightly different to all the others?

    That score means, my computer is slower than others with 2.2 and 4G ram and HDD 5400?

    I cannot understand how is this possible.
     
  4. lavrishevo macrumors 68000

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    Scores fluctuate all over the places and are almost never the same. IMO, the only thing your slower then you could be is that you have a sata 3 SSD and not sata 6 correct? I would not fret on the scores but if you want to truly analyze what part of your machine is "slower" you going to have to look at the scores per component.
     
  5. johnywalker1989 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have apple's ssd 128. i have seen better scores with simple hdd's and 4g ram and lower CPU. i cannot understand how is this thing possible.
     
  6. daneoni macrumors G4

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    You're putting too much stock into a bench tool thats never pin point accurate/whose results are often guesstimations.
     
  7. johnywalker1989 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have seen the most sites using this tool for benchmarking.
     
  8. corvus32 macrumors 6502a

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    You could have a SATA 10000 SSD in there, but it's not going to make your Geekbench scores any higher.
     
  9. MacMojo1 macrumors member

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    Tad slow, my 2.2 with a 7200 drive scored 11060
     
  10. johnywalker1989 thread starter macrumors regular

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    obviously the test is wrong then. it's not possible simple drive and slower cpu to have better result...
     
  11. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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    I don't think a slightly lower score from a not always accurate benchmark is something to get too worried about
     
  12. johnywalker1989 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Exacly that i want to know. If it's accurate. But i don't think it is from this results.
     
  13. phpmaven macrumors 68040

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    Geekbench is a processing speed test and is not effected by whether you have a SSD or not. I have a Vertex 3 SSD running at 6GB/s on my Early 2011 17" 2.20GHz and my score is 10134 which is about the same as a system running a 7200 RPM HDD.

    If your score is in the 10000 range, you are just about right.
     
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    OP listen to this guy. Surprised it took this long for someone to mention that geekbench only looks at CPU & MEMORY! Doesn't matter if you have a 5400, 7200, SSD, raid, blah blah blah
     
  16. johnywalker1989 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok for the ssd then. But systems with 2.2 and 4G ram with 11+++ or the man above with higher result. I just want to know from what depends the score..
     
  17. MH01 macrumors G4

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    Do not get so hung up on a few points here or there. If you bought the MBP to show off and Bench, then its a bit of a bummer that your getting a lower score then you expect. If you are really that concerned, make sure you have a fresh install, all your software if upto date and close all applications while running geekbench.
     
  18. johnywalker1989 thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's unreal with lower cpu speed and ram to have better results so i want to know why this happening. what the **** you sayin about show off
     
  19. johnnj macrumors 6502a

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    I think there are several variables which could influence results, including the possibility that the benchmarking application itself is inaccurate.

    Does Geekbench force the CPU into Turbo Boost mode? If so, do certain copies of the same chip have their own individual limits, like the OC capability of a chip on the PC side of the world? Maybe sloppy thermal paste prevents maximum performance?

    Do background processes influence results? I have pretty much nothing running in the background when I'm not actively using the computer, so maybe that enabled a higher score?

    Memory quality? Some copies of the same DIMMs can function normally but then not function as efficiently at full load. Again, I've seen that on the OC on PC world.

    Whatever the reason, like the previous posters have said, it doesn't matter. SSDs aside, I would imagine that you'd notice no practical difference between another machine with the same hardware specs and mine with the higher score.
     

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