Geekbench 'reliability'

Discussion in 'iMac' started by diegobgr, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. diegobgr macrumors 6502

    Nov 22, 2009

    I'm trying Geekbench.

    I have an 21'5" 2010 i5 3,60 Ghz. I usually have 69xx points, so it's like the normal results for this computer. Over 7000 if I do it just after boot.

    But, it's normal that if I'm using Safari it goes down to 68xx?

    Now I'm copying for an external disk drive to Mackintosh HD about 110 GB and downloading two big files with Safari, and it scores over 66xx. Or about 6500 if I'm browsing with Safari too.

    It's normal?
  2. wessew macrumors member

    Feb 4, 2010
    Geekbench measures only processor and memory performance. The most reliable way to measure is with nothing else running. If you run applications which are processor or memory intensive while running Geekbench your Geekbench score should go down.
  3. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    You have to quit all other applications. Doing something else at the same time uses the CPU and memory which leads into worse result
  4. TMRaven macrumors 68020


    Nov 5, 2009
    I never really understood macrumors' obsessiveness with geekbench.

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