My Geekbench Scores...Slightly lower than average, normal?

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  1. MacbookPr015R, Nov 16, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2013

    MacbookPr015R macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2013
    Whats up everyone, I did one of those Geekbench scores just for the fun of it, and I got the scores of 3,115 for single core, and 11,985 for the multi core.

    I noticed they are slightly under the average posted bench mark scores of 3,340 for the single core and 12,656 for the multi core of my specific model. Is that normal? What can be done to improve my computer and get them up to bar with average.

    Computer: Late 2013 Macbook Pro 15 inch Retina, 2.3GHZ I7 Quad Core, 16GB RAM, 512GB storage. 2 days old.
  2. kwokaaron macrumors 6502a


    Sep 20, 2013
    Your score is perfectly fine. There will always be variations in scores when running benchmarks on the same hardware, its inevitable. I also believe the slight difference will not be noticeable in everyday use anyway.
  3. Orr macrumors 6502


    Oct 8, 2013
    Those scores are well within the norm. Geekbench scores should be taken with a heavy grain of salt.
  4. MacbookPr015R thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2013
    Alright, thanks to the both of you; I just asked because downloading things took longer to download than I remember than the other Macbook's...might just me though. For example took me 7 minutes to download flash player, which seems off to me. It also took me 10 minutes to dowload pages/keynote/spreedsheet app.

    20 minutes for that software update of the osx, itunes, iphoto clump, etc.
  5. donato Suspended

    Jun 3, 2008
    How is that relevant???
  6. aiyaaabatt macrumors 6502

    Aug 25, 2013

    Those scores are 32 bit scores. run it on 64bit and they will be much higher. the 12,656 average is the average between 32bit and 64bit scores, I am assuming.

    You need to pay for the full version to run 64bit scores. If you do, you will see 3400 single and 13500 multi scores (average)
  7. MacbookPr015R thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2013
    I was under the impression that the hardware and the geekbench score affect the download speeds, but I may be wrong. I'm not exactly knowledgeable with computers.
  8. Unhyper macrumors regular


    Apr 7, 2010
    No. I suppose if there was a driver issue or a hardware problem with the network adapter, but these aren't something GB could indicate anyways.

    Run the test at and post the results, just for kicks.
  9. Orr macrumors 6502


    Oct 8, 2013
    Any download issues are almost surely related to your internet connectivity and bandwith speeds. Even the best computers are at the mercy of their internet routers and cable plans.
  10. MacbookPr015R thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2013
    Here are my results from; Ping= 11 ms, Download Speed= 18.60 mbps, Upload Speed=4.77 Mbps.

    So again with these speeds, took my 6 minutes to download adobe flash player, and 9 minutes for pages, keynote, and numbers.

    Is this normal?
  11. devilcm3 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 3, 2011
    South Melbourne, Australia
    There are always variance between machines,
    I find out nowadays that a lot of users are too paranoid about their machines.
  12. john123 macrumors 68020


    Jul 20, 2001
    This x1000.

    The very question the OP is asking flies in the face of mathematics and common sense. Any variable that has an average and a non-zero variance—like benchmark scores—means that some values must be above the average, and some values must be below the average. If you suddenly made all the below-average values disappear, the average itself would go up.

    Because common sense.
  13. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    Download speeds are going to be limited really by the server. 9 mins for all three iWork apps is pretty damned good.

    18mbps is 2.25MB/s or 135MB/min.

    9 minutes at the speed = ~1.2GB at max speed all the time.

    Pages + Numbers + Keynote = ~1GB.

    Sounds fine to me.

    Your computer will also have been downloading the updates and stuff too so that will change the rate at which everything downloads.

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