Simple and useful benchmark tool that makes it easy to measure your PCs performance and compare it against other systems
Platform: Mac OS X
Geekbench is an easy-to-use benchmark that will quickly deliver a verdict on your CPU and memory performance.
If you're overclocking your system, then Geekbench can be used to reveal how much extra speed you've squeezed out of your system. If you're thinking of buying a used PC or laptop then the program will show you just how fast it really is. You can also use Geekbench Result Browser to see how well your system performs in comparison to others, which could help you to identify how well optimised it is, as well as telling you what sort of improvement you might see from upgrading different components.
Unlike other benchmarking tools Geekbench is really straightforward to use and understand. Rather than being bombarded with numbers and other details, the application provides you with a single single values for CPU performance, memory and memory bandwidth speeds. And if you need more, you can view the individual tests that are used to calculate these figures.