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Questions tagged [benchmark]

A software test to quantify various aspects of a system's or application's performance and efficiency

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Performance comparison iOS 12 / iOS 11?

After I upgraded to iOS 11 on an iPhone 6, I noticed different forms of performance loss: lag to start some applications, interface buttons which seems like on slow motion, virtual keyboard starting ...
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Does my Macbook Pro 15" Late 2013 Geekbench 4 score indicate a faulty discrete GPU?

According to my Geekbench 4 results, my discrete GPU Open CL score is ZERO. Additionally, my discrete GPU Metal score is lower than that for the Iris Pro! Does this mean my duscrete GPU is faulty? ...
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MacBook Air (mid 2013, 13", i5) - Geekbench scores on MacOS and Ubuntu

Today I decided to do a clean install on MacBook Air - did an online recovery, erased the disk and installed MacOS High Sierra. Even clean it didn't behave really good so I decided to try Geekbench - ...
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How to stress a MacBook Pro Retina?

I need to stress my rMBP components (e.g. CPU/GPU/RAM) without loading any additional software tools. Background - My rMBP has a hardware fault (similar to this issue) which causes system freezes ...
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Why Geekbench result is three times lower than another result for the same model

My MacBook Air (13 inch, mid 2012) started to be very sluggish recently: every action occurs after a visible delay (starting app, loading youtube in a browser, startup, etc). Besides, Newer Tech ...
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What is the PDF rendering speed of the iPad Pro 10.5"?

I want know the PDF rendering speed of new iPad Pro 10.5", most preferably in units of Megapixels per second. I have an iMac which scored a score of 107.8 Megapixels/sec at single core and 343.6 MP/...
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Does an iPhone throttle its CPU under heavy load?

I noticed some Android devices clock down after a while. So they only may perform at peak performance for a single benchmark. Is this also true for iOS devices? How do they behave under heavy load, ...
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How to quickly drain iPhone's charge to compare batteries

I have two iPhone batteries, and I'm having doubts as to their apparent metrics regarding max charge capacity. I want to compare their real life performance by putting a high load on them, but I ...
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iPhone 6s noticeably slower (geekbench)

I have got an iPhone 6S on October of 2015. Sometime in 2016, I downloaded Geekbench 3, to benchmark the device. My baseline results are: (5 runs) Single: ~2500 (2450-2550) Multi: ~4400 Now, I ...
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Lower Geekbench scores for 15“ MacBook Pro late-2016 versus the 15” MacBook Pro mid-2014

I've been asked to help troubleshoot why someone's MacBook Pro (late-2016 with Touch Bar) would be producing lower Geekbench results than their MacBook Pro (mid-2014) laptop. Now I wish to add ...
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How long to boot on El Capitan

I have a mac mini (Late 2012) 2,3 GHz Intel Core i7, 8 Go 1333 MHz DDR3 with bluetooth keyboard and trackpad. Since I upgraded to El Capitan many tasks are incredibly slower than before. For example, ...
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SSD: howto clear disk cache on MacBook Air? I measure disk IO with jDiskMark

Screenshot from jdiskmark Simple Java utility to help bench mark disk IO. Benchmark is done by creating and reading data files to a user directory that can be configured. Howto clear disk ...
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Is there a meaningful performance index to compare various MBP generations?

Is there a simple but meaningful performance index for comparing various generations of MacBooks, and their different configurations, with a focus on everyday graphics and web development work? I ...
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How can I determine the battery impact of using scaled resolutions on my MB Pro Retina?

(My machine is a stock mid-2014 MB Pro Retina 13") I noticed a definitive drop in how long my battery lasts when I switched to the largest resolution available (to have more space to work with) ...
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Is OS X 10.10.2 faster than Windows 8.1 on same hardware?

I run geekbench on some computer on 10.10.2 get 7500,and on windows on same computer get 7200,does this mean OS X 10.10.2 faster than Windows 8.1 on same hardware?
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How to comprehensively benchmark SSDs on OS X?

I want to benchmark my SSD under different circumstances. Connected through USB3, Thunderbolt and internally (S-ATA). Unfortunately I can only find benchmarks which concentrate on measuring read and ...
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Can hard-drive benchmark apps damage your hard-drive?

I want to measure the read/write speed of my hard-drive. I came accross this page recommending Blackmagic Disk Speed Test. There is a frame saying this: Note: Blackmagic Disk Speed Test puts hard ...
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How to run a performance benchmark on my MacBook Pro?

I need to run some sort of performance benchmark to measure how slow my MacBook Pro is (and why)—a 15" MacBook Pro (late 2008) with a 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 4 GB of DDR3 memory, and ...
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Is my SSD drive faulty when Blackmagic disk speed test shows decreasing write speed as low as 10 Mb/s?

I have old plastic white MacBook 13'' 2007 mid late. In previous year I have bought SSD and replaced old one (HDD). Everything was Ok, but in last month i started seen how sometime OS become stuck ...
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iPad 3 max framerate

Has anyone tried to test the maximum frame rate one an iPad 3 connected to a 120Hz screen for example? I would like to know if it's possible to achieve more than the 60fps using the any benchmark/...
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What is a good http benchmark program for Mac OS X?

What is a good http benchmark program for Mac OS X? I have Apache's 'ab' installed, but it's buggy and there doesn't seem to be a Mac OS X package for Apache as an upgrade. I don't like compiling and ...
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MacBook Air mid 2011 Geekbench results too low

My MacBook Air from mid 2011 recently only scores about ~1800 on geekbench vs 5300+ that it was before. I'm starting the benchmarking right after reboot, and the CPU seems initially calm. Any points?
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How fast should my MBP internal drive be?

I'be been experiencing an ongoing (if not precisely measurable) feeling that my MBP is underperforming, and it seems to be related to disk IO. I recently downloaded a disk benchmarking tool, to see ...
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How do I determine the speed of a disk drive?

I'm looking for a way to determine the read/write speed of a disk drive, either by looking up some system information or running a simple benchmark test utility.