Retina MBP Geekbench score low

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  1. Pipper99, Jun 29, 2012
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    Pipper99 macrumors 68000

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    My geek bench 32 bit score is around 6000 consistently when it should be around 10000 to 12000 per the geekbench benchmarks overall. I have a 2.6/8/512. I've run Apple Hardware Test, ClamXAV, and BlackMagic, and all of those tests come out normal: no malware or hardware problems. BlackMagic shows my SSD speed to be around 400 to 450 which seems to be what most retina users are getting. I've turned off graphic switching.

    Any ideas?
     

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  2. nhein macrumors newbie

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    Did you ever get this figured out? My rMBP has a similar issue.
     
  3. iDutchman macrumors 6502a

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    That's bad. I have the exact same machine and it gives a solid 11500 ~ ish with the 32-bit Geekbench.

    I'd say a hardware fault.
     
  4. gokart mozart, Aug 9, 2012
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    Was the discrete graphics turned off before or after you got this score?

    I just ran mine for the first time and got a 10989. It is a base retina with 16GB RAM. Something is certainly amiss. Your score would put you in the range of a 2008 Mac Pro and the 2011 Air. :/
     
  5. PhoenixMac macrumors 65816

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    Is it feel fast enough for you? Just because it does not reach these magic benchmark numbers does not compare to your everyday tasks.
     
  6. x-machine macrumors newbie

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    I dont think Geekbench measures to GPU performance - but turning it on might free up the shared video memory from the HD3000?
     
  7. gokart mozart macrumors 6502

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    HD4000, but yes, I think it may. One of them would need to run the retina display scaling in the background while the other runs the GB test. I could be way off, but for the purpose of bench testing the system, I don't see why you would hold back the GPU.
     
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  9. swamyg1 macrumors regular

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    I'm getting nearly 12000 with my 2.3/16/256.

    I would definitely want to find out why my rig is reporting those numbers, if I were you. Something's not right.
     
  10. spdntrxi macrumors regular

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    2.3/16gb for me... nearly 11k.. plenty of programs running in the background too.
     
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    Wow. My MacBook Air is faster than that. 7700. It makes me so happy to find out that my MacBook Air is faster than a professional computer.
     
  13. iAustralian macrumors newbie

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    I had the exact same issue with my rMBP, it is indeed mysterious.

    It seems to be the issue described in the review by Anand Shimpi: "I also had a strange experience where the CPU clocks on the system magically decided to get clamped down to around 1.2GHz on battery power. A simple reset of the PRAM and SMC fixed the problem but it was odd behavior for sure. I can’t completely fault Apple for this one, as I know I subjected the rMBP to a bunch of strange tests over the course of the past week and a half."
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6023/the-nextgen-macbook-pro-with-retina-display-review/9

    Sure enough, a reset of the PRAM and SMC has cured the issue the two times it has occurred for me. I first noticed general UI sluggishness and verified CPU clamping with Geekbench. Maybe those experiencing UI sluggishness should try PRAM and SMC resets!
     
  14. Blackberryroid macrumors 6502a

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    Reminds me of my old MacBook. Had the same issue. While the charger is connected, it runs smooth. But when you disconnect it, it's freaking slow.
     
  15. Pipper99 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I was surprised to see my thread resurrected this morning. :)

    I never could figure out the issue. I even erased the drive, reinstalled Lion, verified permissions, and ran the Apple Extended Hardware test. After doing the clean install, I still got the low scores consistently.

    I returned the machine and got a replacement within the 14 days, and the replacement is scoring in the 10,000 -12,000 no matter how many other programs are open/running and with the integrated graphics on. The replacement is running beautifully.
     
  16. ducnguyen1688 macrumors newbie

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    i've the same problem.But actually i dont know what happened.yesterday my score was 8000 and today is kinda better 9500.Anyone knows how can i fix it.thanks :(
     
  17. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    No idea, my own base always hits 11K plus repeatedly
     
  18. locoboi187 macrumors 6502a

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    I got the base rMPB and i got a score of 11,000. But the test was done on Intel 32-bit mode, since I didn't want to purchase it for the 64-bit version test
     
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