What is a Geekbench 5 Score?
Posted on November 17 2020
Geekbench is a processor benchmark for macOS, iOS and many other platforms. A processor benchmark is a program that runs a number of standardised tests that mimic real world tasks in order to obtain a performance score for your device's processor.
Geekbench 5 is the latest iteration of the program and provides both single-core and multi-core scores. As all Macs now feature two or more cores the multi-core score provides the clearest indicator of the processor performance, this is the figure we provide in blue text at the bottom of each product description.
Geekbench 5 scores are calibrated against a baseline score of 1000 (with 1000 being the score of an Intel Core i3-8100). The higher score the higher performance the processor. A score that is twice as high will mean the processor is twice as powerful.
When a device runs Geekbench the score can be uploaded to Geekbench Browser that allows for the crowdsourcing of scores from across many different devices. As benchmarks for two identical devices may differ slightly due to differing background processes an average of each score submitted is displayed. You can view the Mac specific scores in Geekbench Browser here.
If you would like to run Geekbench on your own device you can download the app for macOS or iOS here.