Software Update: Geekbench 5.3

The developers of Primate Labs released an update to Geekbench last month with 5.3 as the version number. This program is a cross platform benchmarker that subjects the working memory and the processor(s) to various tests. Then the program calculates the benchmark score and the result obtained in the Online Result Browser be put. The results can then be compared with other systems of Geekbench users. The announcement of version 5.3 looks like this:

Geek Bench 5.3

Geekbench 5.3, the latest version of Primate Labs’ cross-platform benchmark, is now available for download.

Geekbench 5.3 features the following changes:

  • Introduce support for Apple Silicon Macs. Geekbench 5.3 is a Universal binary and can now measure the native performance of Apple Silicon Macs and Intel Macs. Geekbench 5.3 can also measure the Rosetta 2 performance of Apple Silicon Macs.
  • Introduce support for VAES256 instructions. Geekbench 5.3 includes a VAES256 implementation of the AES-XTS workload, which will improve performance on processors that support VAES256 instructions but not VAES512 instructions (eg, the AMD Zen 3 processors). Processors that support both VAES256 and VAES512 instructions (eg, the Intel Ice Lake and Tiger Lake processors) will use the existing VAES512 implementation of the AES-XTS workload.

Geekbench 5.3 CPU Benchmark scores are compatible with Geekbench 5.1 and Geekbench 5.2 scores (except when run on Apple Silicon Macs or AMD Zen 3 processors, in which case 5.3 scores will be higher than 5.2 scores). Geekbench 5.3 Compute Benchmark scores are compatible with Geekbench 5.2.

Geekbench 5.3 is a recommended update for all Geekbench 5 users.

Version number 5.3
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Android, Linux, macOS, iOS, Windows 8, Windows 10
Website Primate Labs
License type Shareware