MBP15 2017: Radeon 560 too slow in Geekbench?

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  1. jb-net macrumors member

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  2. New_Mac_Smell macrumors 65816

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    I wouldn't pay that much attention to those things. Use it and if it's noticeably slower then sure, pay attention then.

    A look at the list here https://browser.primatelabs.com/opencl-benchmarks shows that it's clocking a lot higher on aggregated scores.

    There's also the more likely issue with the test itself. Either way, don't look at numbers, look at function.
     
  3. Brookzy macrumors 68040

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    I found the score increases when an LG 5K monitor is connected. It's as is the graphics chip is being throttled down when not 'in use' and Geekbench isn't unleashing its full potential for some reason, and that connecting the monitor un-throttles it.
     
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    Does depend it the laptop is powered or not too.
     
  5. jerryk macrumors 68020

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    It's a single benchmark suite. Treat that reading a big grain of salt. You want to compare a set of independent benchmarks to see a trend.
     
  6. KGB7 macrumors 6502a

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    Benching is almost pointless, because it's mainly used as a marketing tool.
    It can be used as a tool to detect potential hardware issues if the scores aren't similar across the board vs same exact machines and configurations.

    If your mac works and gets the job done as intended, benchmark scores won't make you more productive or smarter.

    So don't worry about scores and just use your mac.
     

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