Benchmarking your system is essential if you want to get to the bottom of hardware performance issues or simply measure performance over time.
Geekbench is a processor and memory benchmark that's been especially designed for 64-bit operating systems and multicore processors. The application provides a comprehensive set of benchmarks to measure processor and memory performance. Geekbench is refreshingly easy to use for a benchmarking application and runs testing very quickly.
What's great about it is that you don't have to configure it. Within just a few clicks, you can not only benchmark your system, but share the results with other users via the Geekbench Result Browser although you have to register for a free account to do this. This is a very handy way to see if users on similar machines are getting more out of your system than you are.
Geekbench provides a user friendly way to test your system for either diagnosing problems or simply comparing it with other users.
- Added support for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and Gatekeeper. Added support for Retina Display. Added 'geekbench' tool to Geekbench for Linux. Improved support for Windows systems with more than 32 cores. Improved results display on iPhone, iPod touch, and Android. Improved handset and processor detection on Android. Fixed spurious high-resolution timer errors on older Windows systems.