Geekbench 3 is now live in the Play Store, measures real world performance

August 17, 2013
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Geekbench 3

If you’ve been looking for a new way to benchmark your device, then Primate Labs Inc has just launched an app for you. It’s called Geekbench 3 and its claim to fame is it tests your device based on real world performance as opposed to just graphics performance. So there are still apps like AnTuTu and Quadrant Standard for graphics, but now there is another for actual, real world performance benchmarks.

Geekbench 3 boasts a lot of features that tests your devices in a way that they aren’t usually tested. Here are a few according to their official website.

  • Geekbench 3 includes 15 new benchmark tests that are designed to model real-world processor intensive tasks. The new tests cover a number of different application domains, including encryption, image processing, signal processing, and physics simulation.
  • Geekbench 3 also includes 12 completely rewritten benchmark tests from Geekbench 2. These tests are now more representative of real-world applications and usage scenarios.

Along with that, Geekbench 3 has been specifically designed to test multi-core processors, but it also still tests single-core performance. This is because many apps and processes use only a single core, making it an important metric. So Geekbench 3 helps you not only determine which devices have the best overall performance, but the best performance per core as well.

Primate Labs Inc also noted that since Geekbench 3 uses totally new tests than Geekbench 2 did, the scores from each one are not comparable. Any discrepancies found between the two apps are due to the difference in programming and nothing more. For those that do care about such things, there is also a brand new interface.

Will anyone be giving the new Geekbench 3 a shot? More importantly, should this be a benchmark that devices reviewers use instead of (or alongside) graphic benchmarks like AnTuTu to give a better perspective on how devices run? If you have a moment, let us know in the comments. If you want to give it a shot, you can find it in the Google Play Store here.

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