Why the significant range Geekbench scores with the exact same setup?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by LurkinTuff, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. LurkinTuff macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I've got an early 2011 MBP (15" 2.2 750GB @ 5400.RPM 8GB RAM) and I consistently get a (32 bit) Geekbench score of 10,100. Using the Geekbench result browser, I see a pretty huge range of scores for the same machine, from 7400 to 11400.

    Why is there such a wide range of scores?

    Thanks
     
  2. grahamnp macrumors 6502a

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    Perhaps not all people run the benchmark on a "load free" cpu. I've run Geekbench in a variety of situations between 10 apps open and none and I get scores ranging from 9 - 11k.

    Also, it may be the turbo boost. Running two Cinebench benchmarks back to back heats my CPU up high enough to affect the 2nd benchmark. The CPU is probably not turbo-ing up as aggressively so internal + ambient temps could probably play a part as well.
     
  3. theSeb macrumors 604

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    That would account for most of the variances. Others could be due to different RAM.
     
  4. daftpunkstu, Nov 23, 2011
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    daftpunkstu macrumors member

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    Not all of the devices have exactly the same internals (some have different hdd producers/ram producers) Temperature plays a difference and background apps plays a difference (things like dropbox and magicprefs etc (ALWAYS on))
     
  5. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    Geekbench doesn't measure or utilize HDD performance though.
     
  6. daftpunkstu macrumors member

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    Yes it does. Or am I thinking of XBench?
     

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